I thought it was time to do an update to my Faster Way to Fat Loss results. I have been doing this program since February. If you haven’t had a chance to read my first post with my Faster Way to Fat Loss results you can read it here. I have been doing this program for 16 weeks. Some of this information may be a repeat if you have been following me for some time now. You can skip down to the before and after photos, because I know that’s why you’re here.;)
Let me first start out by saying before starting this program I thought I was in really good shape. I was eating healthy and working out at least 3 days a week. It wasn’t until starting this program that I realized I wasn’t at all what I thought I was.
What is Faster Way to Fat Loss?
Faster Way to Fat Loss is an online 6-week fitness and nutritional program that focus on Intermittent fasting, Carb Cycling, and Tracking Macros. Amanda Tress is the creator of this magnificent program. She’s brilliant!
Why I Love this program?
It’s made for real people who want real results. This program is a Lifestyle that allows flexibility as well as cheat days. You are not restricted from carbs. This is not a fad diet, it’s actually a way of living a healthy lifestyle while still being able to enjoy the foods we like. I like to call it Balance.
Here’s why it works.
The program was designed to teach you how to fuel your body correctly by counting your Macros. By carb cycling and intermittent fasting, we teach our bodies how to burn fat the right way. Each workout is designed to work with our daily macros.
What are Macros?
Macros are your protein, carbs, and fats. Each day you will use MyFitnessPal app to keep track of your Macros. This app will allow you to add your food and it will calculate your Macros for you. Don’t let this overwhelm you, once you get started it will start to make sense.
Do you actually Fast?
Yes, it’s called intermittent fasting. This will help you burn fat while developing muscle. I break my fast at noon every day and then have my dinner by 7 every night. So I have an 8-hour eating window and 16-hour fasting window. It’s not as hard as it may sound. And you can adjust your eating window to what works best with your schedule.
What are the workouts like?
The program gives you exercises for 5 days per week and 2 rest days. You will receive the workouts each week via an online portal. You can pull the portal up on your phone and even print the workout if desired. The workouts are written out and each move is linked to a video demonstration. The video demonstrations are so helpful.
Some workouts may only take 30 minutes and some are closer to 45 – 60 minutes. There are days where you will use weights and some days will incorporate HITT exercises. You are NOT expected to spend hours in the gym. FASTer Way to Fat Loss is big into nutrition and the workouts will only help maximize your results. Follow me on Instagram to see some of the exercises in my stories.
This is after one of my workouts. London has so kindly decided to be my workout partner.
Do I need a Gym Membership?
No, you don’t. Each week you are given three sets of exercises. One for home, another for the Gym and one for Beginners. So if you just started working out, it has you covered. Don’t forget you will also be able to see a demonstration for each move in the online portal. I no longer workout in the gym nor have a personal trainer. I strictly workout at home doing the Faster Way to Fat Loss workouts.
What equipment do I need?
All you really need is a set of 5, 8 and or 10 lbs. dumbells. And maybe a yoga mat. That’s optional. I have wood floors in my living room, so I like to have a mat for floor exercises.
What do you eat each day?
Monday and Tuesday are low carb days so one of my favorite things to eat is salads, my egg casserole, low carb chicken cauliflower rice, Philly stuffed pepper (recipe coming soon). I eat roasted Brussel sprouts every day. I also have a protein, vegetable and healthy fat at each meal. On regular macro days, I eat things like fish tacos, my healthy taco bake, salmon BLT, an egg sandwich and my Black Bean Quinoa Burger. I also eat fish a couple times a week. I love fish. I also have FWTFL recipes I’ve created especially for FWTFL followers. You can see it here. I am adding more recipes each week.
I drink kombucha every day. I also drink a BCAA powder mixed with Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.
Can I have wine?
This is still my most asked question and rightfully so. The answer is Yes! If you follow me on my Instagram stories you know my love for wine. You will need to add it into your macros. Also, I drink white wine which is actually low in carbs. That’s a win for me. I try to have my wine on regular macro days. In case you were wondering, yes that is pizza I am eating. It’s a gluten-free pizza with pesto sauce, spinach, red onion, olives, tomatoes, mushrooms and goat cheese. This is on a regular macro day.
Now it’s time for my before and after photos. The first photo is my before, the next is after Round One (6 weeks) and the last photo is my most recent (16 weeks). I am still blown away by my results.
Before and After Round One (6 weeks).
My Before and After doing the FWTFL program for 16 weeks.
Here are my overall thoughts since going through the Faster Way to Fat Loss program. I am in my best shape of life. I feel better than I have in years. I am stronger, leaner and the most tone I’ve ever been. And I am Not done. Now is Your time. Stop thinking and start doing. The first step is always the hardest. You can do this! You won’t regret it! Sign up and don’t look back. One of the favorite quotes is from Mary Engelbreit “Don’t Look Back, You’re Not Going That Way.” ~ Mary Engelbreit
If you have any questions you can send me a DM on Instagram, Facebook or via email. If you sign up be sure to let me know so I can cheer you on.
Amy, you look great!
Amy Tinnin says
Awe thank you so much Delayna!! I really appreciate your kind comment! xoxo
Congrats you look great ! But how do you have time for anything else like family. This dedication seems like s full time job.
Tell me your secret
A Cup Full of Sass says
Hi Arlene, Thank you so much! It’s definitely not a full-time job but does take a little extra time. I have found just making it a part of my day and a priority really helps me. Once you start, you will feel so good you won’t want to go back to the before. Trust me, you can do it. Once you start seeing results, you will wonder why you waited so long to start. 🙂 xoxo
I am also a type 1. Did you experience any lows during the intermittent fasting periods?
Jason Tinnin says
Hi Amy, I did experience some, lows but very very few. My blood sugar has been the Best since starting this. You will want to first check with your Endocrinologist to get his or her okay. When I have lows I just fix them the most natural way possible. Like eating a little almond butter and or turning off my pump. But again, speak with your Endocrinologist and get their feedback before starting. xoxo
Cheryl Cullen says
You look VERY healthy!!
Amy Tinnin says
Thank you, Cheryl! 🙂
Marsha A Lovan says
You look fabulous and I’m sure you feel the same! I just signed up for my FWTFL Starter Kit, Can’t wait! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy 2019!!
Amy Tinnin says
That’s wonderful Marsha! The program is amazing! And you are so welcome! Happy 2019!
Another wine question Do you have to consume your wine during your fasting hours? I usually eat my first meal around 1pm and last at 6pm but I do have a couple glasses of white wine around 10 a few nights a week. Is that going to be a problem? Thanks
Amy Tinnin says
Great questions! You will need to have your wine during your eating window. I hope that helps. 🙂
Does the program teach how to calculate your exact macros?
Amy Tinnin says
Yes, it does. You will learn everything during prep week. 🙂