Trying to gain weight?

drink wholesome can help. 

Adding a protein or meal replacement shake to your diet can help you gain weight and build muscle. Learn more.


a lifesaver

“I was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease and I use this product to gain some of the weight back that I’ve lost over the past few months. It’s been a lifesaver and I can’t say enough good things about how it tastes. It has a rich chocolate flavor with a hint of coconut.” – Enithie

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Gaining weight is all about achieving and maintaining a calorie surplus – eating more calories than you burn. It takes an extra 3,500 calories to gain a pound, and to gain weight at a safe rate – 0.5 pound per week – you need to eat an extra 1,750 calories weekly, or 250 calories daily. For someone who has trouble digesting normal food, eating an extra 250 calories every day can be really hard. This is where drink wholesome can help. Adding a protein or meal replacement shake to your diet is an easy way to boost your calorie intake because:  

• It is easier to drink your calories than it is to chew them.

• It is easier to make a shake than it is to cook a meal.

• It is easier to digest a shake than it is to digest solid food, especially if you suffer from a digestive disease.

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If you are looking not only to gain weight, but also to gain or maintain muscle mass, then you have to eat protein. Muscle growth can occur only if muscle protein synthesis exceeds muscle protein breakdown. This is called positive muscle protein balance, and is regulated by two mechanisms: resistance exercise (lifting weights) and amino acid availability (amino acids are the building blocks of protein). There are 20 amino acids, 9 of which must come from food. These are called essential amino acids.

How much protein you need to eat depends on who you are, but the average person needs to eat 0.36 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. (Use our protein calculator to calculate your recommended protein intake.) Some people need to eat a lot more than 0.36 grams per pound, which can be hard, especially if you have trouble digesting normal food. Once again, this is where drink wholesome can help. Adding a protein or high protein meal replacement shake to your diet is an easy way to boost your protein intake.

Why drink wholesome?

Our protein powders and meal replacement powders are additive-free, dairy-free, and made with real foods, not protein concentrates and/or isolates – 99% of supplements fail to meet at least one of these criteria. They are perfect for people with gut issues and sensitive stomachs, as well as for people just looking to boost their calorie or protein intake without the extra processing and added junk.


3 protein powder samples



chocolate protein powder – 28 servings

$59.99 - or subscribe and save up to 15%


2 meal replacement powder samples



chocolate meal replacement powder

(39) $59.99 - or subscribe and save up to 15%