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Effective product for underweight people
on 31 July 2016
I've always been slim/athletic but after a serious illness I went under nine stone and stayed there (I'm five foot ten). I have a fast metabolism and eating the required amount of food to healthily gain weight was extremely difficult to sustain. I tried eating junky high calorie snacks but realised it was a stupid way of trying to gain weight.
So after buying this product I went straight in and tried to drink a full serving - mistake! I managed it but felt quite ill afterwards. I highly recommend you start with half or even a quarter serving to begin with, just until your stomach adapts. It's now two weeks later and with trial and error I've found that splitting a full serving into three is best for me. One in the morning, one after lunch, one in the evening. I use full fat milk, ice cream and a banana to boost the calories per full serving to over 2000, and I find a blender works great to give a nice semi-thick smooth shake.
When I started a fortnight ago I weighed 8 stone 12, I now weight 9 stone 8, so I've gained roughly 10 pounds in two weeks, with fluctuations along the way. I've just bought another 5.4kg bag and plan to continue to steadily gain until I reach around 11 stone. I bought some weights and with some advice I've started a light exercise programme with the aim of turning the energy to muscle and shaping my body a bit. I have more modest aims than many who take this supplement, I'm not looking to build huge muscles and train super hard, but if you're like me - underweight and a bit unfit - then I recommend this product along with some sort of exercise programme so it doesn't just go straight to your belly. It really does promote weight gain, I've been very pleasantly surprised with the results, and will continue to use the product as needed in order to achieve and maintain my target weight.
The chocolate flavour is very pleasant, if a little sweet, and I now have no problem ingesting what I need to in order to gain weight. It may seem expensive, but at £2.50 a day it works out an easy, reliable and cost effective way to supplement your diet without resorting to less healthy alternatives. It works for skinny old me, and I don't see any reason why it shouldn't work for skinny old you! :)
Edit - it's now 22 days after I first used the product and I'm now just over ten stone, so that's 16lb in 22 days. People are commenting on the difference and it's done wonders for my energy levels and appetite. So all in all I can't recommend this product any more highly, it genuinely works and, rather unexpectedly, my body fat has actually dropped. Can't say fairer than that!