Best Weight Gain Supplements For Women

Are you a woman looking to gain weight? Believe it not, you’re NOT alone. There are loads of women out there that have trouble gaining quality weight. By quality weight I mean muscle tone with a little bit of fat, to get that curvey look.

There’s a plethora of information out there about women’s weight LOSS supplements, but hardly any good guides for women weight GAIN supplements. So today I’m going to run you through 3 of the best weight gain supplements that you should try to help put on some healthy weight. These are basic supplement staples which don’t cost very much, and go a long way in helping you gain quality weight quickly.

Bear in mind, that supplements alone are not enough to gain weight. You need to do some working out as well. I’m not saying you need to spend hours in the gym every day, just some short quality resistance training would be great. You also need to have a well-rounded diet. If you don’t get enough calories in your diet, you won’t gain weight, period! You should eat a balanced diet in conjunction with these products.

OK, so let’s get to it!

3 Top Weight Gain Supplements For Women

1. Whey Protein

Protein is essential for building good quality sexy muscle. Most women are AFRAID of gaining muscle because they think they’ll bulk up and look like a female bodybuilder, this couldn’t be more wrong! Those women take much more to raise testosterone levels, but that’s for another article :)

Whey protein will help you put on lean muscle and recover from your workouts faster. The best thing about whey protein is it has around 23g-25g of protein per serving, with only about 130 calories. So you’re putting in everything your body needs after a workout, without any excess junk.

For weight gain, choose a whey protein powder that is a blend of isolate and concentrate, or a straight concentrate. These powders have slightly more calories than pure isolates, but are much cheaper! And considering your goal is weight gain, those 20 extra calories aren’t going to matter much in your overall plan.

Take whey protein 2-3 times daily, between meals and after your workout.

2. Carbohydrate Powders

Carb powders are great for women’s weight gain. Why? Because you can control exactly the amount of carbs that you’re taking in and they contain zero fat. When eating most carbohydrate heavy foods you also consume a good portion of fat. Carbohydrates and fat are not good to be eating in large quantities together, this will cause your body to store FAT quickly. Remember, we’re looking for quality weight gain using supplements, not just ballooning.

You can add carb powders to your protein drinks, or drink them by themselves. If you are going to consume them without mixing with other products, then definitely choose a flavored product. Believe me, unflavored carb products taste like drinking chalk!

Word of warning, don’t overdo it with the carbs. If you take in too much, you’ll put on fat quickly and find yourself getting out of shape. Keep an eye on your weight, if you’re not gaining enough, add more carbs. If you’re gaining too much, pull back on the carbs.

Take carbs with your protein, or between meals. Start by adding about 60g of carbs per day, split into 2 doses. If you find that makes little or no difference, increase the dose to 90g per day for a week and then re-measure your results. Like I said, you don’t want to do too much carbs or you run the risk of gaining pure fat.

3. Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine is often touted as a “Man’s Supplement”, this couldn’t be further from the truth! Creatine can help men and women gain weight. What is creatine? Think of it as a fuel source that’s at the ready when your body needs energy quickly. Let’s say you did a set of bench presses in the gym. In the first 8 repetitions, your body would use creatine for energy. The next 7 would use another fuel like glycogen.

Why does this matter? Because taking creatine give you more explosive energy. It means you can train harder using weights, and this will result in excellent (and fast) weight gain results for women. Creatine also draws water and nutrients into your muscle cells, this makes you look “fuller”. Skinny women who have trouble gaining weight should have great results with creatine especially.

Take 3g of creatine per day, with your protein shake or in the morning.

Well, there you have it. Those are my top supplements for women’s weight gain. I just want to reiterate, you need to do some working out in order to gain quality weight and not just pure fat. 20-30 minutes of weight training, 3 times a week would be great.

Also, you’re going to need to eat. Eat a well-balanced diet of protein, slow digesting carbohydrates and good fats. Mix in diet, a good workout, and the supplements I mentioned above and you’ll be on you way to gaining weight the healthy way!

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About Katie

Katie has transformed her body from a flabby 186lbs, to a fit & toned 124 pounds through healthy diet and exercise. Katie joined the Lean Curves team in 2007 and has posted hundreds of articles on fitness, fat loss and healthy eating.

Comments

  1. VANITHA says:

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    • Leslie says:

      Hi Vanitha,

      Can you tell us a bit about your current eating habits, and if you have any restrictions – like you are a vegetarian?

      • VANITHA says:

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        • VANITHA says:

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  2. riya says:

    hi its riya here I am 29 year old I am very weak only 45 kg also I am married and mother of one child but day bi day I am loss my weight plz tell me any good supplement to gain my weight also I eat vegetables and meal both. thanks

  3. geno says:

    hi

    Eat three meals per day, as well as two snacks. Eating on a regular schedule can help you make sure you’re getting enough calories every day. Aim to have generously-portioned breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as two snacks in between.

    Focus on hefty foods. You don’t have to exclusively eat high-fat foods to gain weight. Actually, you’ll gain weight more steadily and safely if you adjust your diet slightly to include denser foods and extra condiments.

    Drinks — Try protein shakes, juices or whole milk. Avoid diet sodas.
    Breads — Hearty and dense breads, such as whole wheat, oat bran, pumpernickel and rye, are more nutritious than white bread. Cut thick slices and spread generously with peanut butter, jam, honey, hummus, or cream cheese.
    Vegetables — Look for starchy vegetables (potatoes, peas, corns, carrots, winter squash, beets). Avoid vegetables that are mostly water (broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, green beans, cucumbers).
    Fruit — Choose dense fruit (bananas, pears, apples, pineapple, dried fruit) over watery fruit (oranges, peaches, plums, berries, watermelon).
    Soups — Go for hearty cream soups instead of broth-based soups. If you have trouble with edema or high blood pressure, you may want to avoid store-bought soups that are high in sodium.
    Added oils — When you’re cooking, add a generous amount of oil to your food. The healthiest oils are unrefined (extra virgin) oils such as olive, coconut, canola, palm, and (of course) butter. Less healthy but still acceptable sources of oil are those high in omega-6 fatty acids (pro-inflammatory) such as safflower, sunflower, and peanut oils. Unhealthy oils that contain trans fats include shortening and soybean oil (aka vegetable oil).
    Spreads — Spreading delicious calorie-rich toppings on toast, crackers, pitas, and any other carbohydrate source is an excellent way to increase caloric intake. Some good high-calorie spreads are guacamole, olive oil, cream cheese, hummus, butter, nut butters, sour cream, cheese slices, and mayonnaise. For even more calories, mix these with shredded meats like chicken or fish.
    Supplements — Some nutritional supplements are designed specifically for weight gain. Investigate brands and products that are suggested for people suffering from illnesses that lead to weight loss, such as Crohn’s disease or hyperthyroidism.

    Eat more protein. A lack of protein in your diet can lead to the loss of lean body mass, even if you’re consuming excess calories[4]. Here are some foods to consider [5]:

    Boiled soybeans
    Soy or whey protein powder
    Peanuts or peanut butter
    Steak or hamburger
    Chicken
    Tuna

    • Love charms says:

      Hi Kate

      I’m 5ft 6 inches and I weigh 62kg. I look fairly lean but store most of my weight on my waist which does bother me and and can be uncomfortable in tight dresses.

      I’m trying to gain lean muscle to have more of a sexier shape but I’m struggling with what sort of diet I need to be maintaining in order to achieve my desired look. On the one hand I feel I need to gain weight to change my lean shape but on the othe other hand I’m trying to loose inches from my waiste.

      I lift weight twice a week and do 20 mins of cardio before each session. Can you give me more advise on my diet? Thanks

  4. lynn says:

    Hi, I’m 27 years old and around 5’5, I weigh 43kg and have for such a long time been this weight. I used to be 45kg but got sick and lost 2 kgs and never put them back on. I eat well and often, breakfast, lunch, dinner, something before bed, and snacks in between. However, I am quite active and enjoy lots of outdoor activities. I feel fine too, never weak, tired etc… but I am sick of being this weight and people always go on about how skinny I am, which is VERY annoying. I love my meats, veg, fruit, potatoes, pasta, curries, rice etc. I’ve been to my doctor about it and all they did was say that if I was that concerned to go get blood tests done for different things, but that if I did have any of those things I would feel weak, so I didn’t bother going for the tests. I really want to gain weight, preferably fat rather than muscle gain. I absolutely hate those shake things, and when I did try them they didn’t do anything for me. I live in Australia and there is never anything for gaining weight, only weight loss stuff. Is there a tablet form that I can take to pile on the kgs?

  5. oshini says:

    Can you tell me the best (Brand) weight gaining protein shakes for women in the market? I would like to know the Whey protein brands?

    Thank You

  6. Dev says:

    Hi, Sir,

    My Age 26 year old married man. My Weight 82 Kg. Sir I do want weight loss supplements so effect in my body. no side effect.
    every morning workout in GYM.

    pls sir help me

  7. Tiffany says:

    Hey ! Thank you so much for this article. Seems to be very informative.
    Well, I am pretty skinny, and I’d like to gain weight on my thighs, hips, and arms… Making me a lot fuller I guess is the right way to put it. I have muscle on my arms and legs naturally and it seems to be very hard for me to gain weight because of my fast metabolism. What exactly do you recommend that I take?

  8. ahalya says:

    hi i m 20 yrs old n my weight is oly 38kgs…can u pls tel me wich protein powder is good to put on weight faster….n i dont want 2 go 2 gym

  9. mmakosha says:

    hi im a woman of 24 years and om weighting 36 which supplements can I take?

  10. yhanie says:

    hi im yhanie 24 years old, how can i gain my weight? It is so hard for me to gain weight…… :(

  11. kesh says:

    Can I mix the carbohydrate powder with the weigh protien supplement?

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