So, here we go with my back story and experience with Faster Way to Fat Loss! For years I could eat whatever I wanted and I truly mean whatever. Having a full size candy bar a couple of times a week was not a big deal for me. Then my 30’s hit and I couldn’t do that anymore. I would gain some extra weight and then go on Weight Watchers and it would come off, but I would dread the whole experience. I hated having to get weighed every week, I hated all of the counting, I hated how the program constantly changed. I would get use to one way of counting points and then it would change. Eventually I would stop it once I hit my goal weight and then it would creep up again. It was never a lifestyle change for me. For almost a year now I had been hearing a buzz about Faster Way to Fat Loss, but it totally scared me. I didn’t know what a macro was, I didn’t think I could handle intermittent fasting and wasn’t sure I would like the food options. The before and afters I would see were amazing, but all of my fears would pop into my head and I would never commit to doing it. Then Christmas came and I knew I had to make a change. I pushed the fear aside and signed up for Faster Way to Fat Loss with Kristen Mills at my coach. Now it’s all second nature to me and I could honestly see myself doing this my whole life. It will be a lifestyle change for me. Are you ready for some before and afters? Ah! I know I’m not ready, but seeing them is what finally made me give it a go! Ah! I feel like I should put a big warning label on the photos!
FASTER WAY TO FAT LOSS BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS:
Isn’t it crazy! That’s just 6 weeks! My boobs have always been on the big side and in the photos they look similar, but I lost 4 inches on them and things fit so much better! Everything zips up!
I had to give my boobs a little lift to get a better side profile photo! Haha. I never thought I would type those words!
Guys, I haven’t seen my stomach that flat in ages!
FAQ for FASTER WAY TO FAT LOSS
What exactly is FASTER WAY TO FAT LOSS?
It’s a 6 week online program that will help transform your body thru a nutrition and exercise plan that focus on macros, carb cycling and intermittent fasting.
What is a macro?
A macro is actual a macronutrient and they are the energy giving components of food that fuel your body. They include carbs, proteins and fats. So basically that is what you are focusing on when picking out food to eat. Calories have nothing to do with it.
What is carb cycling?
Some people think Faster Way to Fat Loss is a keto diet, but it’s not that at all! You can have carbs every single day! With carb cycling you will have 2 days of low carbs where you need to stay under a certain amount (it varies depending on your starting weight) and then 3 days of normal carbs and 2 days where your carbs/proteins/fats are slightly lower than your normal days.
What does intermittent fasting mean?
On Faster Way to Fat Loss it means we work on a 16/8 window. This means we eat for 8 hours and then allow our body to rest and process our food for 16 hours. Yes, 16 hours, which I know seams scary for some, but a big amount of those hours are when you are sleeping. Basically my eating window is 12pm-8pm. Before 12pm and after 8pm if I’m hungry then I will have a cup of tea with a little bit of liquid stevia. I’m a big breakfast person and I thought it would be hard for me, but it was totally doable. I just make sure that I’m hydrated and that helps the morning go by smoothly. I’m normally pretty full after dinner so I don’t feel hungry after 8pm.
Can you change your intermittent fasting window?
Of course! If you work a night shift or are up much earlier than it’s totally doable to swap your window. You just need to make sure you are keeping up with 16/8 window for fasting and eating. Many people have told me they can’t handle the idea of fasting. I’m here to tell you that you can. It’s not difficult. You just need to decide that you want to do it. Now, that I’m in it, I rarely break it! It must be my competitive nature, but I don’t want to fail and break it in any way, because it would feel like all of the other fasting days would have been for nothing. You really just get in the groove to it and it’s so easy that it’s something I could do the rest of my life. The only times I have ever broken it is if I’m out to dinner with other people and the reservations are later than I would have liked. I’m not going to make a big deal about it. I eat after 8pm and then try the next day to break my fast later.
Are you hungry?
No! I find myself eating a good amount of food and getting into finding new recipes to try out and add to my rotation. Also if I want a cookie, ice cream, etc I work it into my macros. I still get to indulge, which is key to me. I love sweets.
Do you miss breakfast?
During the week it’s really easy. On the weekend it can be harder, because everyone is home and it sitting down for eggs, bacon, bagels, etc first thing in the morning. But I simply make myself a cup of tea and wait it out. Normally I will just eat lunch food when I break my fast, but there are days when I do breakfast for lunch of dinner. Eggs and bacon are actually good for fitting in with my macros so, I still get to have my breakfast favorites.
Did you do the exercise plan?
NO! I lost the weight and inches with just the food plan. I wanted to get a handle of the food first, before I stressed myself out with the exercise when I’m not a fitness person. I will say that I did look at the exercises and they were around 30-40 mins, so not a big time commitment. I plan on starting up with them, but I’m not there yet.
Did you eat diary and gluten?
Yes! There are some coaches that go completely diary and gluten free, but my coach is okay with diary and gluten so, I was able to keep it in my diet and still have it work.
What happens during Prep Week?
Prep Week was the most important week for me. During the week you will learn a ton from your coach. They will explain macros, carb cycling, fasting, they will give you examples of meals, the help you set up My Fitness Pal, they will share favorite finds that help them stay on track, they will share what they order at fast food restaurants, Starbucks, etc. They will motivate you and really show you that you can do it and it will work. They are little rays of sunshine that are being the best cheerleaders to get you excited and ready to start. During prep week I personally started fasting to get use to the new eating window, but I still ate what I was normally eating. You don’t need to do this, but it helped me get in the mindset.
Is it expensive?
Ok, so here are my thoughts on the cost. I never had any issues paying $10 a week for Weight Watchers. It wasn’t even thought. However that would make it a lot easier to slip and just give up on it and not care that I was still auto-paying for it every month. The cost for FWTFL is $199 and that includes a coach (The coach I recommend is Kristen Mills), a private facebook group, access to the FWTFL portal that has a massive amount of information, guidance, menu plans, exercise plans for every day of the week depending on whether you are doing it at home or at the gym. The program also runs for 7 weeks with the first week being prep week and then 6 weeks on the program. To me it was money well spent. It was still relatively affordable, but expensive enough that I took it seriously and didn’t want to throw my money away so, I stuck to it!
Ok, I think that’s a good amount of information for my first post on FWTFL. There were a lot of questions and requests for sample meal plans, which I’m working on. If you are interested in trying it out for yourself a new round of FWTFL with my coach Kristen Mills starts on April 8th! Spots are filling up quickly so, I would sign up right away!
Let me know if you end up doing it and I will be there cheering you on and sharing my meals on instagram stories to help you along the way!