Most people think of meal replacement drinks as diet products for losing weight. But did you know that meal replacement shakes by ENU Nutrition, which are loaded with whey protein, natural carbs, and quality fats like coconut oil, can help you gain weight, too? Whether you’re close to hitting your weight goals or still have a long way to go, ENU meal replacement shakes are a fast, convenient, and heart-healthy way to pack on those pounds so you can look and feel your best. (Did we mention they taste great, too?) Whether you’re recovering from an illness, trying to bulk up for an athletic competition, or simply want to build muscle before that summertime beach weather arrives, keep reading to learn about three easy and healthy tips for gaining weight with nutritional shakes.
3 Tips to Gain Weight with Nutritional Shakes
Believe it or not, gaining weight can be just as difficult as losing weight – especially if you’ve been diagnosed with a health condition that decreases your appetite, causes digestive problems, or irritates your stomach lining, such as cystic fibrosis, cancer, or an eating disorder. Weight gain gets even harder once you commit to doing it the healthy way, without taking artery-clogging shortcuts like chips, candy, or soda.
While obesity gets more attention in the media, being underweight can be just as harmful to your health. Yet for millions of Americans, maintaining a healthy body weight feels like a constant uphill struggle.
Fortunately, meal replacement shakes can make it easier to gain the weight – and keep it on. Whether you need to gain three pounds or 30, these simple meal shake weight gain tips can help you meet your fitness goals.
- Tip #1: Choose a shake that’s high in calories, but low in sugar. Most sweet drinks are heavy on the calories, usually due to high sugar content. Sugar might give you a temporary boost, but not only are you bound to “crash” mid-day – eating too much sugar can also increase your risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and of course, painful cavities. Worse still, all those calories in sugar are nutritionally “empty,” which means they don’t supply essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. Instead of loading up on the sweet stuff, look for a calorie-dense shake that keeps added sugars to a minimum and derives most of its calories from healthier sources, such as complex carbohydrates, heart-healthy unsaturated fats, and natural flavors like stevia leaf.
- Tip #2: Choose a shake with high protein content. Building up your fat reserves isn’t the only way to gain weight. You can also gain weight by working out and building muscle. However, to do that safely and successfully, you’ll need plenty of protein to fuel your new fitness routine – and repair any tissue damage that occurs in the process. As an added benefit, increasing your protein intake can also help your body synthesize hormones, maintain healthier nails, and even lift your mood.
- Tip #3: Be consistent. If you choose a calorie-dense product – being careful, of course, to follow the health tips above – a single shake can add hundreds of calories to your daily diet. However, you need to stay consistent to achieve the best possible results. Depending on your gender, age, metabolism, activity level, and caloric needs, adding just 500 calories each day can help you gain up to one pound per week, or about four pounds per month. It’s useful to keep a daily food diary, which can help you keep visual tabs on what you’re putting into your body. Of course, you should always consult with your physician before making any changes to your diet, especially if you have any medical conditions, food allergies, or special dietary requirements.
If you follow these tips, you should start to see and feel a difference – not only in the readout on your bathroom scale, but more importantly, in how much strength, energy, and confidence you have. Whatever your weight gain goals might be, ENU can help you get there.
Gain Weight the Healthy Way with ENU Meal Replacement Shakes
ENU weight management shakes deliver a fast, easy, delicious, affordable, and nutritionally complete meal in every bottle. With indulgent flavor options in Creamy Chocolate and Vanilla Cream, our great-tasting, easy-to-digest nutritional shakes deliver 450 calories, 23 grams of ultra-purified whey protein, complex carbs like brown rice and quinoa, and energy-rich fat sources such as oleic sunflower oil. Plus, every shake is fortified with 24 essential vitamins and minerals to promote better bone and immune health.
If you’ve been struggling to put on weight, ENU nutritional shakes can help you achieve your ideal body at a safe and gentle pace. To learn more about our products or place your first order, contact us online or call (855) 266-6733. We’re so confident you’ll love our weight gain shakes, we’ll send you an introductory trial pack for just $7.99 to get started.