I have been drinking Ensure as an alternative to my mass gainers because it has been upsetting my stomach lately. Not sure why, might be the new brand I bought. Anyways, I decided to grab a pack of Ensure, it has calories and proteins but it is fairly expensive for just a 6 pack. Imagine buying these things in bulk at the regular store price – it will cost more than my weight gainer mix.
I pose the question will Ensure help me gain weight? It has the calories and can also be used as a meal replacement.
In the past I have drank Ensure Plus and I took about 2 bottles a day. One right after my workout and then one right after my dinner. Ensure plus has 350 calories each, almost half of what my weight gainer has, 650 calories. So I figured it can help me gain weight.
Usually anything with a high calorie count can help you gain weight, but not all calories are good calories. For example beer has a lot of calories but it is bad calories. Anyways, Ensure is a healthy meal replacement and for me a replacement for the weight gainer that has been giving me some stomach issues.
Each bottle of Ensure Plus has the right balance of 350 nutrient rich calories, 13 grams of protein and 24 essential vitamins and minerals to help you take charge of your health. This is great because I am lactose and tolerant, so this mixture doesn’t upset my stomach. I think Ensure is mixed with some type of Soy, which is what I usually mix with my weight gainers.
Now that am using Ensure as a source to gain weight, I have notice a small change on a day by day basis. I definitely also feel energized. When I take my weight gainers I am either tired or hyper, it all depends on the brand I guess.Ensure so far has been great to my stomach and hopefully in a couple weeks i can notice a big weight difference.
I am going to start looking for the Ensure powder mix if I can find it. Ensure isn’t sold in GNC or Vitamin Shoppe – I personally haven’t noticed it. It will be expensive if I keep buying the 6 pack every 3 days.
Have you tried Ensure Plus? Has it helped you gain weight?