Do you ever feel like no matter how much you lift and how much you eat, the scale just doesn't tip the way you would like for it to? Many supplements have been discussed over and over again in every single Flex, Muscle & Fitness and Muscular Development we read, many of which have been proven to be effective most of the time.
The two supplements that seem to stand out most consistently as tried-and-true are creatine monohydrate and protein. Whether you are trying to simply maintain health or be in the best shape of your life, we are all taught from an early age that protein is the most important thing for your body other than water.
Adding Milk To Your Diet
This article is geared towards hardgainers who have tried everything (including creatine) and still can't manage to get the scale to where they want it. A method which has been tried-and-true by yours truly is the incorporation of milk into your diet, and I mean in a big way.
Starting at one 155 pounds and doing everything I could to put on even a small amount of weight, milk was the single most important tool in getting my weight up to 180 in a timeframe of three to four months. This of course came along with hard work and dedication in the gym as well as eating at least a fairly healthy diet along with the introduction of milk.
I am here to tell you that it is possible to achieve the body you want, and to get you one step closer to doing what has seemed impossible for so long. Do you want to drink your way to a bigger body? If so, then read on.
It is often recommended that when attempting to gain weight, one should aim to take in one gram of protein per pound of bodyweight. From a financial standpoint as well as physically, this can be very difficult to some, especially those who just can't seem to eat enough to reach this high number of daily calories. After all, if gaining weight were easy you would not be reading this article!
Whole milk has 150 calories per one cup or serving (8 oz) and eight grams of protein. Along with this comes the disturbing fact that there are also eight grams of fat in just one cup of whole milk, but this is usually not a concern for a hardgainer since we take weight however we can get it by means such as dirty bulking.
If this concerns you, skim milk, contains only 86 calories and 0.5 grams of fat while still maintaining the eight grams of protein per serving. Skim milk is a great alternative since it contains the same amount of protein as whole milk. With that being said, there is no reason anybody should not be drinking milk at least as part of their diet.
As a hardgainer, especially during a bulking phase, I always reach for the whole milk and drink up, on many occasions drinking as much as one gallon per day!