Today I want to chat about the Faster Way to Fat Loss program that I’ve been doing for the past three weeks. I’m a little more than half way through my first round and really loving it. Have you heard of it yet? So many people are talking about it and it’s gaining popularity for good reason. Unlike a lot of fad diets, FWTWL is pretty simple and focuses on changing how you eat, rather than cutting calories. I’m getting questions about it, so I thought that this would be the perfect place to answer those and give you an overview of the program.
What is FASTer Way to Weight Loss
This is a whole foods program based on intermittent fasting, carb cycling and eating a whole foods diet. I’ll be honest, it sounds intimidating, but I promise you that it is not. The biggest takeaway I have from almost a month of this is that this is not a diet, but a habit. And a habit becomes a mindset or a way of life. It is a seven week program, with the first week being a prep week to get the hang of the program and learn the information to set you up for success.
There are daily workouts based on your carb and macro intake for each day. I’m not following the workouts exactly because I have a trainer that I work with and I haven’t been allowed to work out for a while based on doctor’s orders. Still, I have tried all of them and really, really like them. The program includes access to the workouts with options for the gym or home. Each workout has a tutorial linked so that you can see exactly what to do. Plus, there are different level options and nothing that I have tried has been too hard or too easy. I try my best to stick to the schedule. So far, I’m doing HIIT at least one day a week, lifting weights or doing toning two days, and doing some lower intensity steady state (LISS) cardio two days a week. This week I’m easing back into all of this after a mandatory workout break. I plan to add some barre3 and hot yoga into the mix, too. When I can’t workout, I don’t beat myself up over it and stick to my eating plan. Every day is a fresh start, and listening to my body is respecting it.
Food and Eating on FWTWL
Eating out at restaurants or getting takeout is definitely more of a challenge, but I try my best to track it and be as mindful about my choices as I can. There’s a lot of training in the prep week (the week prior to starting) that helps to teach you about counting macros and tracking your food. Avoiding gluten and dairy is recommended, but skipping wine is not mandatory. Here is the carb cycling schedule that I currently follow:
The low carb and low macro days get easier to do every week and I honestly can’t imagine not having them regularly when I finish this round. I’m also not sure how I will stop tracking my food. It’s really eye-opening and helps me make more mindful choices about what I eat.
My Experience So Far
I’m not weighing myself, but I do feel lighter and tighter. My clothes are starting to fit better, and I have had to go down a size in some things. The most odd thing is that my feet seem to have finally gone down to their pre-pregnancy size since starting FWTWL. I can’t tell you all how much I missed some of my favorite shoes! My body is still really off from everything going on medically, especially my stomach bloating. However, my post-baby swelling overall is starting to go down finally. I’m also not waking up completely ravenous, or snacking late at night. I’ve definitely slipped a couple of times and snacked way too late at night and I really notice a huge difference when I wake up. And not in a good way. My afternoon slump is starting to go away, and my overall energy levels are so much higher. I’m really loving working out on an empty stomach and not constantly wondering when Moral of the story? FWTWL is really helping me feel great overall in the best way.
How To Join FWTWL
If you’re interested in signing up for the FASTer Way to Weight Loss or learning more, you can do that here. My coach is Stacy Davis and she is so, so awesome! Let me know if you’re thinking of joining or if you have any questions. Don’t forget, you can always shoot me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.