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The objective of mass gainers is in the name – to help you gain mass. And the way to add mass is to put your body in a calorie surplus. In other words, consume more calories than you burn. Mass gainers are designed to pack a large number of calories into a single serving. They are a blend of carbohydrates and protein in a ratio of 2:1 or 3:1, and sometimes up to 5:1 (usually in lower quality products).
While commercial mass gainers are loaded with carbs (which are far cheaper than protein, particularly whey protein), they tend to be very expensive. But high-quality carbs are easily available and at low cost, so why waste money? Make your own mass gainer!
Watch our one-minute video to find out how to make a mass gainer. Need a reason? We have four.
Reason 1 – Cost. Our home-made mass gainer costs Ksh 164 and provides 800 calories, 47g protein, 80g carbs and 34g of high-quality fats. An 800-calorie serving of a commercial mass gainer costs Ksh 400-600; a 47g-protein serving costs Ksh 500-900!
Reason 2 – Carbs-to-Protein Ratio. Our DIY gainer has a carbs-to-protein ratio of 1.7 to 1. Four of the most popular mass gainers available in Kenya have ratios of 5 to 1 (they load up on cheap carbs and charge you a premium price).
Reason 3 – Type of Carbs. The majority of the carbs in our DIY gainer come from oats and banana – both low-GI, slow-releasing energy sources. The four most popular mass gainers in Kenya use predominantly maltodextrin – a low-cost artificial sugar that spikes blood sugar levels more than table sugar (read our blog, Maltodextrin: a sugar in disguise).
Reason 4 – Buy Local Products. The only ingredient that needs to be imported is whey protein – why pay a premium for carbs that we produce locally?
|Peanut butter||30g||185||8.5g||3.6g||15.2g||Ksh 12|
|1 Banana||90g||80||1.0g||20.7g||0.3g||Ksh 10|
|Whey Protein 80||25g||95||19.0g||1.5g||1.5g||Ksh 85|
|Creatine Monohydrate (optional)||5g||0||0g||0g||0g||Ksh 23|
|Whole milk||350ml||225||11.9g||16.8g||12.3g||Ksh 35|
|Total (excl. Creatine)||550g||800||47g||80g||34g||Ksh 164|
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