I am sure by now you know how passionate I am about health and fitness. I receive emails several times a week asking about what I do to stay in shape. I have been very open about how I struggled in the past with my weight. The ups and downs and constant battle I fought for many years. It wasn’t until I changed what I ate and starting working out consistently when I started to finally lose weight.
**I have a new updated post with before and after photos from my Faster Way to Fat Loss journey. See it here.**
I have been working out consistently and eating clean for a long time now. I was really looking to tone my body and get rid of some of my problem areas. Yes, I have those too. With summer coming, I knew now was the time. I came across The Faster Way To Fat Loss and was intrigued by what I learned. Amanda Tress is the creator and she is amazing! After reading up on the program, I decided this was for me. Let me just say I LOVE this program and I have already seen results in only 4 short weeks! I still have two more weeks to go and I know I’m only going to get better. I plan on signing up for a second round too.
Please note I am not finished with my first round (6 total weeks), but so many of you have reached out to me asking when I was going to share my review as well as photos. I decided I could not leave you hanging any longer. So here it is. My results just after 4 weeks.
In this program, you will do Intermittent fasting, Carb Cycling, and Tracking Macros.
What is Intermittent Fasting?
Intermittent fasting is not a type of diet, but an eating schedule. I repeat this is not a diet. You will be confining your eating to a shorter window throughout the day, allowing our bodies to enter into the fasted state. Your body is always in one of two states: fed or fasted. When your body is is the fed state or the state when you are digesting food, your body’s insulin levels make burning fat a challenge. However, in the fasted state 8-12 hours after your body finishes digesting, your insulin levels are lower and better able to reach into your fat stores. So I break my fast around noon every day and stop eating around 7 p.m. This is something I have been doing long before I started this program, but did not know it. How crazy is that?
What is Carb Cycling?
Carb cycling is alternating carb intake. Carb cycling allows for planned high carb days that increase your thyroid output and help you control hunger. Because you are cycling your carbs, you will also have low carb days that offset your high carb days. Carb cycling you help your body store less fat as well as improving your insulin levels. When you pair intermitting fasting, carb cycling and the workouts provided, you can break the typical plateau that so many of us hit with trying to lose weight.
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 intermitting 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.
What foods do you eat?
This program is not like the typical program. I don’t even like to call it a program because truly is just a healthy lifestyle. Don’t worry, you CAN eat carbs. You CAN have a treat day (it’s actually recommended every Saturday). You CAN Eat! You can have carbs every day, but there are low carb days and regular macro days. Each exercise is designed to work with the eating schedule. My daily calorie intake is actually hard for me to hit. I always have more than enough food and have never felt hungry. We focus on eating lean meats and lots of vegetables. If you watch my Instagram Stories you will see I share a lot of my food and exercises. Be sure to follow along if you’re not already. You can also purchase the FWTFL Cookbook with 21 approved meals.
On low carb days, I eat lots of vegetables, salads, and protein. I even make a great low carb egg casserole with turkey sausage and vegetables. On regular macro days, I eat things like fish tacos, a veggie flatbread pizza, quinoa, steel cut oatmeal or an egg sandwich. I always have a vegetable with my meals. I love roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussel sprouts.
I know sometimes salad can get boring. Here are some great salad recipe ideas. On my low carb days, I leave out the quinoa and couscous.
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. There is also a link to a video of every exercise demonstrating how to do it. I do some of my workouts at home and some at the Gym. It’s so convenient.
What are the workouts like?
The program gives you exercises for 5 days per week and 2 rest days per week. 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.
If I’m already doing regular classes or if I am meeting with a personal trainer, can I continue doing so?
Of course. Over the last 14 months, my husband and I have been seeing a personal trainer. I would workout with her and then do the FWTFL workouts on the other days. I know several people who take spin classes and or doing Orangetheory classes as well as the FWTFL program.
Can I have coffee in the mornings?
You will be fasting in the morning, but coffee is okay to have. I also drink my BCAA in the mornings because there are no calories in it. This is the one I use and recommend. There are no artificial sweeteners, preservatives, or dyes. It’s made by women for women.
Can I have wine?
One of the most popular questions I get asked. Yes, you can. You will just add into your Macros.
Here are some photos after 4 weeks.
I seriously haven’t had abs since I had my first child. So this next photo really got me excited! I am finally getting abs again!
I decided to try on a pair of my swimsuit bottoms with my sports bra. It is almost swimsuit season and we are going to the beach for vacation this year. One of my goals this year is to feel more comfortable in a swimsuit.
- A convenient 6-week program that fits your busy schedule
- A comprehensive program guide with resources to help you thrive including sample meal plans, a detailed program overview, and video interviews
- Prep week with training to set you up for success
- Weekly workout plans which can be completed at the gym or at home
- Accountability and a supportive approach that keeps you on track to accomplish your goals
- Affordable package option that is among the lowest cost option you’ll find (only $199 total)
- The focus, quality, intensity, and commitment you’d expect from me, a trainer with 10+ years of success!
**I have a new updated post to my Faster Way to Fat Loss journey. See it here.**
If you are looking to lose weight, tone your body or if you recently hit a plateau, this could be the program for you. If you are interested you can Sign Up Here. They open up groups every few weeks and the next group opens soon. Once you sign up you will be asked to join a private Facebook group where you will have support and accountability. I love this feature! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me via email or social media if you have any questions. I love connecting with my readers!