RE: help my friend
Tell him he's a tit and stop thinking that steroids are a quick way out of it, tell him he's a lazy ignorant c*nt for hanging up on you and not doing his own research, then print this page out give it to him walk off and let him get on with it and not do anything else for him.
He will require carbohydrates in his diet, and a nice amount of them if he intends on packing any size on.
Shakes are not food - they are a supplement, an improvisation when it comes to solid foods. However shakes in water is a good thing during the day as it has a faster release rate compared to that of Milk which is best used before sleep as it has a slower rate.
He knows nothing of diet, supplementation or steroid use. And I highly doubt he has any clue of lifting properly.
He should not be using steroids. If he throws your concerns and advice back at you then I wouldn't even bother helping out tbh.