Today I wanted to share my results from my second round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss! If you’ve been following for a while, you may remember I did my first round back in October of 2018. Since then, I have spent a lot of time doing my own thing both in the kitchen and the gym and still enjoying a healthier lifestyle. However, the holidays hit me extra hard this year between travel and treats, and I knew I wanted to kick off the new year on the right foot. Luckily, Allie had a round starting in January so I immediately hopped on board.
If you’re unfamiliar with FWTFL, the program has two parts: a 16/8 intermittent fasting schedule (fasting for 16 hours, digesting for 8) and carb cycling by counting your macros. The intermittent fasting part is so important because your body is either digesting or healing. When you’re fasting you are allowing your cells to regenerate, which is crucial for so many body functions. I love that this is an element that requires no equipment, no fact sheets, nothing. You can do it at any point in your life, and start and stop whenever you want. Anytime you allow your body to do it is a good thing. The second part, the carb cycling, is done via My Fitness Pal, which is a free app. You input what you’re going to eat for the day and it calculates your macros. In the program, you’re given macro goals for each day and a workout to correspond with the macro goal to optimize your fat-burning. You can choose to do the workouts that the program provides or do it on your own, but you’re highly advised to stick to both elements of the program since they’re paired together for a reason. The best part is that they give you workouts whether you’re a beginner, a member of a gym, or need to do it at home. The absolute greatest part I took from this round was the new APP that the program has, with LIVE videos of EVERY workout for you to follow along. And there are videos for all 3 levels, whether you’re in the gym or at home. The portal is seriously so awesome and having videos made the workouts so fun. The entire program is so customizable to work for your life and your coach is always there to ask questions. You can even do it if you’re breastfeeding! There is a whole week before the program kicks off that is full of information and the Facebook Group becomes a great resource throughout the program.
Probably the best part of the program is that even if you fall off for a day of two, you can hop back on and your coach will be there to support you. I had a ton going on during the 6 weeks of this program, and I still utilized all the elements to look and feel my best but still LIVE my life.
Here are my before pics:
And here is the after! While it may not look astonishing to the naked eye, I feel SO incredible after this round. My clothes fit better than ever and my stomach feels somewhat flat for once! I can definitely see strong definition in my arms and my quad are popping out now!
Overall, I lost 4 lbs and 7 inches in just 6 weeks! I absolutely love this program and can’t recommend it enough. Even if you feel like you have a strong knowledge of fitness and diet, this program is so eye-opening for your overall well-being. I definitely will continue to intermittent fast and keep my macros in mind as I make food choices.
Thank you to Allie and FWTFL for comping my round in exchange for an honest review. I truly love this program and hope you are encouraged to give it a chance!