Originally Posted by Greg Geis
Thanks, that helps especially that the pre workout nutrition is more just "to comfort." So do you think some gainer, whey and milk is a decent combination to mimic a meal? Is there anything in particular you would look for in any part? Eg whey contains certain proteins, or something to look for in a gainer?
I think you're overthinking it a bit. A mass gainer supplement is just the sum of it's parts, nothing more - most contain a protein source (usually whey), a carb source (waxy maize, dextrose, etc) and a fat source. If you need them combined to be convenient then fine, but for the most part you can put your own together (whey powder, dextrose is cheap, creatine in bulk is cheap and most mass gainers have it) with a similar nutrient profile and probably more actual food sources (whole milk, nut butter, oats, etc) that will be a whole lot cheaper.