Anyone know of a good protein powder for a woman trying to gain weight?

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June 19, 2019 / By Avila
Question: Im 18 yrs old, 5'7 weight about 107 lbs. I've always been really skinny , probably cause of my fast metabolism and my genes but I'm tired of being skinny, i try to force myself to eat more than normal but i just don't gain weight so I've been searching info about weight gaining diet plans and i want to try weight gain powders, any suggestions for a good one? thanks so much!
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Abigale Abigale | 6 days ago
If you're an ectomorph (very thin/skinny) or near ectomorph you will have difficulty gaining weight because of your somatype, not because of metabolism. So, if you wan to change that and add some pounds there are two ways to do it. Both may work and neither may work. Your success is going to ultimately depend on your body chemistry which is inherited (genetic). FAT The difference between naturally fat and naturally thin people is the number of fat cells in their body. An endomorph may have as many as 250 billion adipocytes (fat cells) while the ectomorph may only have about 50 billion. There's no way to change your total adipocytes or their distribution throughout your body. How fat or thin you are has almost nothing to do with metabolism. You can try adding fat by eating more food. You should eat a proper diet which is about 50/20/30 (%calories from carbs/fats/protein respectively) and just consume more food. You should NOT eat junk food, increase your carbs, take supplements, consume more fat, etc. Just eat a proper, well balanced diet in increase the portions (serving sizes). If you are able to add body fat, you will have no control over where the fat goes or how it looks. In other words, the result could be "skinny fat" which is probably less appealing aesthetically than skinny. And, of course, if you don't like the fat, you'll just have to lose it to get back to where you were. MUSCLE You can try adding muscle. It is always good to try to add muscle because muscle is the best metabolic investment you can make. Adding muscle is a very slow and difficult process. Watch this video for more about that ---> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p... . On average males can add no more than about a pound of muscle per month and females can add about 20% less and that is only under ideal circumstances which are rare. However, if you're a teen, you may find adding muscle to be almost impossible because you will not have your lifetime maximum of testosterone (the muscle building hormone) until about your mid20s. Adding muscle means very intense (and painful) training for a few hours per week and usually requires a gym or gym facilities. It also requires some understanding of how to train (exercise physiology, kinesiology, muscle anatomy, etc) which usually means some time spent with a personal trainer. Adding muscle is a difficult and long term process and, once the muscle is added, the training must continue to maintain the muscle. Ectomorphism is an unhappy an occurrence because being very thin can effect self esteem and inhibit social interaction. However, the ectomorph will usually, in adult life, find it easier to achieve and maintain an ideal or close to ideal body weight because people naturally tend to grow fatter and/or more robust as they grow older....especially with proper diet and training. In other words, being underweight now may be paying it forward. You may reap the benefits with a nice body while your midlife peers are fighting the battle of the bulge. Note - Do not use pills, tonics, supplements, shakes, or other products which claim they can help increase body weight without first checking with your doctor. The scammers are very much aware of the plight of the ectomorph and there are scores or companies with products and advertising all designed to capitalize on your misfortune for their profit. Don't be a sucker. So, they may not be ideal. But those are your two options. Fat and/or muscle. Now, read this --> http://www.eatright.org/Public/content.a... And, if you still think you need a supplement, check the following. Read my answer about protein supplements here --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Read my answer about how much protein you need --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AocOxl_9XssWhHrAUe8xbxrty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111220215008AA0RjXM Read my answer about supplements here --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AmA35VDViBrL0y9rSkKcLknty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111001134224AANB0OV Read my answer about supplement scamming here --> http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=Aii1OzUVjBo7o550CXhmvVbty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20111014151252AAak0J4 Good luck and good health!! ♠
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Abigale Originally Answered: is protein powder okay to gain weight?
Unless your diet is protein deficient, you don't need protein supplements. And, using a supplement in place of real food makes no sense. The most popular protein supplements are no more than milk with the nutrition extracted leaving the whey which is then sold for several times the amount you would pay for dehydrated milk. The result is you get less nutrition and spend more money. How does that make sense? Your body does not store protein as it does fat. It makes the protein it needs when it needs it. And, if you're building muscle, it needs it over the entire recovery time between workouts and not just before or just after working out. That makes the idea of dumping a bunch of protein into your system at one time senseless. Most people grossly overestimate the amount of protein they need. Here's how much you need according to the NIH. --> http://www.cdc.gov/nutrition/everyone/ba... . Most people in the developed world get that amount of protein in their daily diet because it amounts to no more than a glass of milk, some beans, and a piece of meat. Excess protein is just wasted and excreted by the body. The secret to building muscle, burning fat and eating healthy is very simply to eat the correct and optimal amount of whole and varied foods as recommended by the US National Institute of Health. That means food, not supplements, and in the proper proportion for your body's needs. Here is what the US National Institute of Health warns about supplements. "Always check with your health care provider before taking a supplement, especially when combining or substituting them with other foods or medicine." Ref: http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information... Check out this video --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4_UY_kIP... And then this one --> http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961#p/search/1/Xcuhi6RaZ24 You didn't say why you wanted to gain weight or if you want to add muscle, fat, or water. And, all three would require slight variations in your diet. A protein supplement is a poor choice for all three if you're getting sufficient protein in your diet as are most people in the developed world. A much better choice is nutritious food. Good luck and good health!! ♠ PS: Check back and see how many thumbs down I get for this answer. Protein supplements are the biggest myth in all of bodybuilding promoted by a multibillion dollar industry of scammers like Weider and GNC. Ref: http://search.usa.gov/search?query=weider&USA.gov+Search.x=0&USA.gov+Search.y=0 Ref: http://search.usa.gov/search?USA.gov+Search.x=31&USA.gov+Search.y=10&format=html&locale=en&m=false&page=3&query=gnc+warning

Stirling Stirling
I don't know so much about weight gain, per se, but due to the amount of calories, etc in weight-loss powders (the meal replacement types), they might be a good thing to look into. Think about it - they are supposed to have all the nutrients, calories, etc to replace a full meal for a presumably overweight adult. If you drink those the way one might consume a regular milkshake or coffee along with food, it may have some effect. Also, beware of too much caffeine and hot spices - they speed your already hyperactive metabolism!
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Palmer Palmer
Dont go to GNC because they will rip you off. Go to prosource.com look up Nytrowhey elite. Best tasting protein only for$30. Gnc sells it for $60. 5stars rating too! Good luck
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Linus Linus
Go into a gnc or supplement store they will have everything you need and they will give you alot of information
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Linus Originally Answered: What type or brand of protein powder or supplements should I use to gain weight?
You will not lose weight if you start lifting and protein will help you gain weight. Of course, yes, calories are the most important thing and you should probably talk to your doctor about ways to gain weight. I don't necessarily recommend eating anything you get your hands on. Sure, you can eat tons of calories to gain weight, but just because you physically cant pack on the pounds does not mean your heart isn’t feeling the unhealthy effects of the junk you are eating. So yes, eat ridiculous amount of food but not necessarily unhealthy food, just make sure you get the calories. You mainly want high quality protein from chicken and lean meat. If you want to pack on the weight via weightlifting, you need to lift everyday for about an hour, alternating muscle groups each day. An example would be chest/triceps/shoulders one day and bicep/back the next day (your typical push-pull routine). You can do sit ups whenever, and work in legs a couple times a week on one of those days. As far as supplements are concerned, you should definitely take protein if you are trying to build muscle. I would also recommend creatine (ethyl ester not monohydrate) as well. When using these supplements you need to be sure to drink A LOT of water, this diminishes the harmful effect these supplements might (not if you take them safely) have on your kidneys. I believe the rule of thumb for protein is that you should not exceed 1 gram of supplemental protein per pound of body weight (some people will say per kilogram, ask your doctor). I'd take two grams of creatine before lifting, although people will say to take 2 before and 2 after, that stuff can be a little more detrimental than the protein so I'd play it safe there. The other supplement I will note, but not not necessarily require you to take, is an N.O./caffeine supplement. This includes, N.O. explode, Nano Vapor, and the brand Wal-Mart carries, NoX Blast. These help with motivation more than anything. The caffeine hit gets you amped to lift and the N.O. (nitric oxide, not to be confused with the gas nitrus oxide) gets your blood flowing. Unfortunately, this supplement is a little pricy. Also, gauge your tolerance carefully when first taking this stuff, you can feel nauseous if you take too much. For protein, take Whey after you lift (and potentially before if you want) to help recovery. If you eat right after you lift, and what you eat is already high in protein, you probably do not need to take the Whey after. At night you could consider taking Caseine protein. This protein is not absorbed as fast as Whey so its feeds your muscles for a sustained time as you sleep. To build muscle you should take in plenty of protein throughout the day, try to spread it out a little and have something high in protein at each meal. As far as lifting is concerned, you probably want to do low reps high weight, but that's a whole different matter. To sum up, if you want to gain weight take the above supplements, consume a crap load of calories, and lift hard everyday and you should be set. - Side note: You can get all these supplements at Wal-mart. If you do go to a weightlifting supplement store, most will do online price matching. You are also going to need to buy a shaker to mix this crap.

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