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Home made weight gainer?

Post by Jebus » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:03 pm

I tried making a home made weight gainer using protein powder, Cocoa powder, coconut powder and dextrose. It was disgusting.

I used those ingredients because i wanted a high fat/protein powder.

Theres allot of carbs in the cocoa but its mostly fibre.

Has anyone ever made a home-made weight gainer before?

And also is there anything I could add to it so the powder actually mixes with the milk. It has a really dry after taste.

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Post by hoosegow » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:03 pm

Use a blender?

Okay Jebus - here you go, just for you.

2 cups of whole milk
1 scoop ON whey
1 scoop of ON casein
1/4 cup of olive oil (might be too much for you but you want more than 2 tablespoons. I'd usually poor until I felt guilty)
1 big hunking scoop of smooth peanut butter.
For extra carbs- blend in some chocolate syrup and fruit (eg 1 banana and 1 cup of strawberries).
I also add 1/2 a cup of oatmeal, but I imagine the texture is too much for some.

Enjoy. If I remember right, you are hitting somewhere over 1200 calories here.
Oh and eat Twizzlers.

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Post by nygmen » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:13 pm

hoosegow wrote:Use a blender?

Okay Jebus - here you go, just for you.

2 cups of whole milk
1 scoop ON whey
1 scoop of ON casein
1/4 cup of olive oil (might be too much for you but you want more than 2 tablespoons. I'd usually poor until I felt guilty)
1 big hunking scoop of smooth peanut butter.
For extra carbs- blend in some chocolate syrup and fruit (eg 1 banana and 1 cup of strawberries).
I also add 1/2 a cup of oatmeal, but I imagine the texture is too much for some.

Enjoy. If I remember right, you are hitting somewhere over 1200 calories here.
Oh and eat Twizzlers.
I call this breakfast (with slight variation)...

It will put some serious weight on you. Don't be a pansy in the gym while drinking this though. It is a lot of food if your lazing around.

PS - Hoose, you need to open a comment thread so I can ask questions on your log...

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Post by hoosegow » Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:56 am

Will do nygmen - if I figure it out.

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Post by hoosegow » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:15 am

Okay, I have my calorie book with me now
2 cups of whole milk @ 3.25% fat - 314 calories
The protiein at 23 and 24 grams of protein - 188 calories
Olive oil - Bertolli 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons = 480 calories
Peanut butter - creamy Peter Pan estimated 2 tablespoons - 189 calories
Quaker Old Fashioned oatmea 1/2 cup = 148 calories
1 medium banana - 109 calories
1 cup of strawberries around 70 calories - have to estimate here

total 1498 calories

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Post by aman » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:05 am

Are we talking extra virgin olive oil or olive oil? Which one is recommended for this use?

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Re: Home made weight gainer?

Post by Kenny Croxdale » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:30 am

Jebus wrote:I tried making a home made weight gainer using protein powder, Cocoa powder, coconut powder and dextrose. It was disgusting.
Jebus,

Dextrose is very sweet. That may have been why it was "disgusting".

I use dextose in the past and due how sweet it was, got a gag reflex after drinking the beverage. It was like drinking honey...a little goes a long way.
I used those ingredients because i wanted a high fat/protein powder.
Dextrose takes your beverage out of the "high fat/protein..." catagory, dependent on how much you used.

Dextrose also elevates the release of insulin. When insulin levels are elevated several things occur, two are:
1) Insulin blocks body fat from being burned.
2) Insulin promotes the storage of body fat. "Insulin is a fat maker," (Nutritionist Jay Robb). In a post workout condition, this is unlikely to happen.

One of the easiest ways of increasing you caloric intake is with fat. It has 123 calories/14 grams of fat per table spoon.

There are plenty of good fat to select from:

1) Extra Virgin Olive Oil (as hoosegow had in his formula). It is a healthy monounsaturated fat. 123 calories per tablespoon/14 grams of fat.

2) Peanut Butter (Two tablespoons = 180 calories/17 grams of fat that's primarily monounstarurated/7 grams of protein)

Nutritionist Nancy- "Peanut Butter: A Super Sports Food"
http://www.beginnertriathlete.com/cms/a ... icleid=332

I recommend Skippy Natural. It made with Palm Oil. That means the oil is not floating on the top...so, you don't have to stir it up.

3) Nuts. They contain monounsaturated fats and protein.

There are other monounsaturated fats such as Avacados, Avacado Oil and other nut oils, all a bit pricy.

4) Coconut Oil. A medium chain tryglyceride/fat that is digested in approximately the same amount of time as carbohydrates. It has 123 calories per tablespoon/14 grams of fat.

"Eating foods containing MCT is like putting high octane fuel into your car." http://www.coconutresearchcenter.org/article10612.htm

5) Codliver Oil. High in Omega 3 fats. 123 calories per tablespoon/14 grams of fat.

Kenny Croxdale

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Post by Jebus » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:54 pm

I didnt use that much dextrose, the reason it tasted so bad was because of the coconut powder.

Also I hate peanut butter it's nasty.

I have decided to just eat a paleo diet and take some weight gainer, not that much, just so that I get around 100-150g of carbs.

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