Thanks, Jan! If you’re still making strength gains you can be confident that you’re moving in the right direction, except you’re right—if your weight is staying the same and your strength is only very slowly increasing you’ll be heading there very very slowly (and at some point you’ll need to gain weight). A protein shake might cut it! Depends how close to a surplus you are, and how large that protein shake is. If it causes your weight to move up on the scale each week, perfect, but if not you’ll need more calories. Maybe that means mixing a couple scoops of whey with milk instead of water, blending up a fruit smoothie instead, having a handful of nuts, etc.
Consume Meal Replacement Drinks
You have probably heard that it’s a good idea to eat 5-6 small meals per day, but the truth is many people don’t have time to do that. However, you can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner, and those will be actual meals. The other 2-3 meals can come in the form of meal replacement drinks. Make sure you choose a meal replacement drink that is high in protein and contains various nutrients, and it should be low in fat and only contain a moderate amount of carbohydrates. Also, the drink you choose should contain low or moderate calories.
Take A Caffeine Pill Before Working Out
If you do not have a caffeine intolerance and you’re healthy enough to do so, then take a caffeine pill before exercising. However, only do this maybe 1-2 times per week. This will give you some extra energy you can use for your workouts. If you don’t want to take a caffeine pill, then take a fat burner instead.