What are the best protein supplements for skinny guys?
Drink Wholesome makes the best protein supplements for skinny guys. They’re made (by hand in the USA) with 100% real foods – no chalky protein isolates, no added junk, just real foods.
This is the skinny guy’s guide to protein powder.
Although protein powder is often championed as a weight loss food, it can also help you gain weight. Protein shakes in particular are an excellent way to add additional calories and protein to your diet. This is simply because it is easier to drink your food than it is to chew it.
There are many reasons why someone would want to gain weight. Perhaps you are experiencing weight loss due to a loss of appetite. Perhaps you are recovering from an illness. Perhaps you are an athlete looking to build muscle. Whatever the reason, adding a scoop of protein powder to your diet is a convenient way to promote healthy weight gain.
A single serving of Drink Wholesome protein powder, for example, contains 20 grams of protein and anywhere from 170 to 210 calories, depending on the flavor. Add some milk and you are looking at about 30 grams of protein and 300+ calories. This is an impressive total considering how easy it is to make and drink a protein shake.
Remember, gaining weight (or building muscle) is all about maintaining a calorie surplus – consuming more calories than you burn. Adding a scoop of protein powder to your diet is a great way to achieve a calorie surplus. That said, not all protein supplements are created equal.
There are two types of protein supplements, ready-to-drink protein shakes and protein powder. We recommend the latter because almost all ready-to-drink protein shakes contain food additives. You want to steer clear of products made with ingredients like these. At best they have little to no nutritional value and at worst they can upset your stomach.
Although food additives are not necessarily bad for you in small quantities, they can add up quickly, especially if you drink a protein shake every day. At higher quantities, food additives can cause nasty side effects.
One of the most common side effects caused by food additives is stomach pain. Because food additives look nothing like real foods, we have trouble digesting them. As a result, the trillions of bacteria in our guts have more time to eat and more time to release gas. This gas can cause bloating and discomfort.
Unfortunately, many protein powders also contain food additives. You therefore must read the ingredient label. As a rule of thumb, avoid ingredients you cannot pronounce or find in your kitchen.
Not sure what to look for? Here is a list of the most common additives in protein powder:
acacia gum, acesulfame potassium, artificial flavors, aspartame, carrageenan, cellulose gum, dextrin, dextrose, erythritol, guar gum, gum arabic, inulin, locust bean gum, “natural” flavors, maltodextrin, rice syrup solids, soy lecithin, silica, sucralose, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum, xylitol
*Natural flavors are NOT natural.
Finding an additive-free protein powder is hard. Finding an additive-free protein powder that actually tastes good is next to impossible. This is because most protein powders are made with protein isolates stripped of everything but the protein.
Unlike real foods, protein isolates are missing the healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and other nutrients that make food taste good. If you have ever had a chalky protein shake, you know exactly what I am talking about.
Protein isolates are listed on the ingredient list as “whey protein,” “pea protein,” and “soy protein,” as opposed to “milk,” “peas,” and “soybeans.”
It goes without saying that you want a protein powder that tastes good. This is because protein powder is just food and food that does not taste good does not get eaten, which defeats the purpose of buying it in the first place. Think twice before spending your hard earned dollars on a supplement that tastes like chalk. Avoid protein isolates.
What makes Drink Wholesome the best protein powder for skinny guys to gain muscle or weight?
Drink Wholesome makes the best protein supplements for skinny guys because we use 100% real food ingredients. Other protein powders are either made with protein isolates, full of added junk, or both!
Our chocolate protein powder, for example, is made with egg whites, coconut, cocoa, and monk fruit. Real food ingredients like these are better for you and better tasting. Protein isolates and food additives are NOT real foods, not even close.
Order samples of Drink Wholesome to see if it can help you gain weight.
You are reading an article by Drink Wholesome, a small company from New Hampshire. Drink Wholesome has taken a fundamentally better approach to protein powder by using 100% real food ingredients. Research suggests that ingredients like these are better for you than the highly processed food additives found in most protein supplements. They are also far better tasting than the chalky protein isolates that you are probably used to. Order samples to see for yourself.
This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.