If there’s one thing I’m guilty about, it’s about negative self talk to myself. I’ll be the first person to admit to you that loving my body is a major struggle for me. Maybe it’s because in some ways I feel like it’s failed me. Or maybe it’s because I’m not happy with my health nowadays. So I did something CRAZY (for me) and I want to talk about it a little. Today’s post is going to be about my FASTer Way To Fat Loss Introduction. Let me explain…
If you’ve listened to my IG stories or listened to my Podcast, Influenced The Podcast, then you’ll know that we’ve talked about FASTer Way To Fat Loss before. It’s not like I hate it, I just see it advertised by a thousand different influencers a day. Yet, here I am talking about it myself.
OMG.. I Signed up for Faster Way To Fat Loss
What made me sign up for the program? I had this random idea one afternoon that rather than talk sh%$ about something I don’t know a single thing about, why don’t I try it myself? At the time, here’s what was going on in my head:
- Feeling so tired all of the time, no matter how much sleep I am getting
- Just had an unexpected trip to the ER for a migraine (hello, stress)
- The people at Chick-fil-A know me by name and know my order
- Rob took a picture of me in the pool and I silently screamed
- My latest round of bloodwork wasn’t where I wanted it to be
- I’m getting older and I realize that my health hasn’t been my top priority (it should be)
- My anxiety has been getting worse and I hate that
- I’m going to Europe next year and I’d like to be in decent shape
- I’m on blood pressure medicine and I’m only 38
- PCOS is my personal hell
So I pulled the trigger and I signed up for the August 19th round of FASTer Way To Fat Loss. I’m currently on day three of the prep week part of the program and I thought that I’d talk a little bit about it incase anyone else rolls their eyes (like I used to) when I saw it mentioned AND what my thoughts are about it so far.
FASTer Way To Fat Loss Introduction
So what the heck is FASTer Way To Fat Loss anyways? It’s basically a fitness and nutrition program (80% nutrition and 20% workouts) that helps you lose fat. It introduces the idea of carb cycling, intermittent fasting, and tracking macros. It also focuses on whole-food nutrition which is something I know for sure I need more of in my life. While I can’t go into what all of that is just yet, as I’m on day three of this and it’s only prep week, I can tell you that it’s been interesting reading about the program.
This program was created by Amanda Tress, who is a fitness professional and certified nutritionist. I was told that she also had issues with blood pressure and the thing that won me over was that she also has PCOS herself. The idea of a woman having an understanding of PCOS herself, is what sold me the most on this program. The other thing that I felt that really spoke to me about this program? When I read that they said “the scale truly cannot measure your health, wellness, or confidence.” AMEN!
What It’s Been Like So Far
Who can take part in FASTer Way To Fat Loss? Women, Men, and yes, even breastfeeding mommas! Honestly, anyone can! I was hesitant as I have several health issues and also an injured knee, but what I’ve realized is that I can modify parts of the program that I need to and that’s been beneficial.
The start of this week has been what they consider prep week and it’s taken a bit of getting used to. I’ve started intermittent fasting (I don’t eat as soon as I get up…) and focusing on whole-food nutrition. Yes, I will admit that I’m missing Chick-Fil-A, but I’m sticking with the meal plan they provided me.
I’m pretty sure my body is detoxing as I’ve had some headaches and my stomach has been hating me. TMI, sorry. Also, I feel like I have brain fog, which isn’t fun when I have to run a blog and social media. HOWEVER, I’m giving it my best.
I’m trying to drink tons and tons of water a day. They suggest half of your body weight. I’m not quite there YET, but I’m working my way towards that goal. I pee all day long. All. Day. Long. I haven’t had a single diet coke this week, which is incredible. I’m also loving the results of drinking more water for my skin benefits. My skin has been even more radiant and I’ve noticed a difference in my redness.
Do I Have To Work Out?
They do provide you with workout plans and ideas. You don’t have to have a gym membership or fancy equipment. I’m just focusing on the nutrition aspect of this program right now. I haven’t worked out yet, but I plan to start bumping that up and including walks and such soon. Even my coach (yes, you have a coach through the whole 8 week program) has said that you can just concentrate on the nutrition aspect and thats ok!
If you’re already working out, you’ll be glad to know that in the portal (You’ll have a log-in) there are tons of information on workouts and even live workouts on certain days. I love that they don’t force this down your throat and throw hour long workouts at you. Instead, they’re quick workouts aimed at fat loss.
There are three workouts available in this program:
What Do You Eat on The Program
It’s all whole food nutrition that’s dairy free and gluten free! I’ve had tons of eggs, salmon, steak, chicken, and A LOT of vegetables. It’s not all salads all day long. In fact, I’ve only had one salad and it was delicious! I’ve snacked on almonds, hardboiled eggs, turkey jerky and almond butter.
I haven’t felt like I’m starving, but yes, I will admit I do miss some of the foods that we get into a habit of eating. They prefer your foods be “from the ground” or ” has a mother. Basically, not processed foods. If you’re vegan or even vegetarian, you can do this program. I know people who have specific foods that they can’t eat and they just adjust their meals accordingly.
There is a meal plan that you can follow and they even provide you with a grocery list for each week of the program. I didn’t mention this before, but my husband is also doing this with me. So far, he’s loved the foods we’ve had.
Another thing to mention, I am a VERY picky eater. This is a learning experience for myself and I’m trying things I probably wouldn’t have before. I will NEVER eat Brussels Sprouts ever though, sorry.
Can an “Obese” Person Participate in FASTer Way To Fat Loss?
Well, according to my doctor (and the stupid BMI chart that they follow) I fall into the obese range. Honestly, typing that makes me want to go into a dark hole and hide. However, I know a lot of my you reading this blog might possibly fall into that same category OR you are wanting to lose a bit of weight yourself. I’m trying to be open about all of this, even when I feel humiliated.
As an obese person who is trying the FASTer Way To Fat Loss, I plan on keeping you updated on my results and how I’m doing on this program. I promise I won’t shove it down your throat, or ask you to sign up for this a thousand times a day. I WILL NOT BE THAT PERSON. However, if you’re interested, know that you can reach out to me and I’ll be glad to answer anything you’re curious about.
One thing that they preach is progress over perfection and as a type 1, this is important to me. In the past, I’ve done some intense programs and I felt so overwhelmed. I quickly gave up or as soon as I quit, the weight just came right back. Life happens and I have to be real and admit that I have to give myself grace. I’m not going to be perfect every single day, but I’ll do my best.
Will I succeed?
So how has my introduction to FASTer Way To Fat Loss going so far? I’m three days in and going strong. I’m not necessarily focusing on the weight, but instead, focusing on learning things about intermittent fasting and what the hell macros are. I’m taking it day by day. Will I succeed? I guess I’ll let you know in another seven weeks!
I know a lot of you are probably rolling your eyes at this post, hell I rolled my eyes when I even signed up for the program. Yes, I paid $199.00 out of my own pocket! This IS NOT A SPONSORED POST! I plan to keep my updates as honest as possible. The good and the bad. So if you’re curious, I hope you’ll follow along this journey.
I’m not sure what I’m expecting out of all of this, but hopefully I’ll feel more confident in my eating choices. If I lose some weight, that would be great. Most of all, I want to see what all the hype is behind this program. Is it worth the money? Do the coaches really help? Can I stick to this program or will it be an overwhelming nightmare like the rest of the programs I’ve tried. Is it doable? Those are the questions I will be answering for you!