The Faster Way to Fat Loss is a 6-week online fitness program that I am currently going through. Created by Amanda Tress, the Faster Way to Fat Loss helps you learn to fuel your body effectively and maintain energy throughout the day while you naturally burn fat. The reason I’m so excited about it is because it’s a proven method of restructuring and repairing your metabolic system and increasing your metabolism – something that I have struggled with since having kids very closely together!
I love this program because it is extremely easy to follow and lays everything out for you step by step. During the course of the 6 week program you receive a full program guide complete with daily workouts for the 6 weeks, nutritional guidelines, webinars, meal plan information and access to a facebook group to get all of your questions answered.
Registration is open for the next round! I will still be doing my 6 week program when that group starts and will be happy to answer any questions you might have!
Reasons I Love It:
ONE – It is spelled out for you. You get access to a website with every week planned out for you with your workouts, your calorie goals, etc. The workouts have exact directions for weights and sets and links to see the moves. There is literally no burden on you to do anything other than get your butt in the gym with a phone and go to town. (There is an at-home plan too).
TWO – It is realistic. We use My Fitness Pal to track calories and macros but there isn’t a mentality of perfection. The goal is to eat dairy free, grain free and gluten free as much as possible but if something fits into your macros and it’s not trash food then it’s ok. I’ve always failed with the all or nothing eating plans or either I’ll crush it and cut a bunch of weight only to have it slowly creep back up when I resume “real life” again. I’m so excited to have found something I can maintain that is helping me cut fat and gain lean muscle while still being able to live my life.
THREE – It is a proven system that works for helping women lose fat. I have friends that have done it and not random girls on pinterest. Plus a lot of these women are moms. Not that you have to be a mom but nobody understands losing stubborn body fat quite like a momma. Amanda is a mom herself and looks amazing and I’m highly motivated by something that has worked on women who have body fat to lose and/or have lost the baby fat!
Is this a bootcamp in your town? No. This is an online program that anyone can do anywhere! You get access to a website and there are daily workouts with videos for you to watch.
Do you have to have access to a gym? Nope. You will have the option of gym workouts, home workouts and beginner workouts! And it’s not like a track you pick. Everyone gets access to all three which is great if you want to take the gym route but then can’t make it one day and need to workout at home.
What are the workouts like? They are great!! So easy to follow and they have enough variety that you don’t get bored. There are a few cardio days, a few lifting days and a few rest days. Nothing has taken me longer than 45 minutes yet and the cardio days are around 20-30 minutes. I like to lift so I enjoy the gym days and have to make myself push through the cardio days. One of the days is sprints and you can do it on a bike, elliptical or running outside. I’m telling you there are options and modifications galore to help this become a true lifestyle change.
What are the meals / food plan like? You get a sample weekly plan, sample dinners and lunches as well as access to a facebook group where everyone shares recipes. I’ve been eating a lot of lettuce wraps, salad bowls, quinoa bowls, protein and veggies. You can follow the sample meal plan to a tee or eat what you want and log everything in My Fitness Pal.
Is it a lot of meal prep? You don’t have to meal prep at all!! You can even eat out every meal as long as you log your calories in the app. I like to meal prep just because it helps me make healthier decisions during the day when I’m dying of hunger and stressed from my kids.
Do you have to count macros? Are they the same for everyone? The whole program is based on eating the right foods at the right times for the right reasons so macronutrients (eating the proper portions of proteins, fats and carbs) is crucial. You put in your weight and your goals into My Fitness Pal and it calculates everything for you! All you have to do is add in your foods and watch the chart change and try to hit your goals.
What is intermittent fasting and is it hard? Intermittent fasting is essentially eating at dinner and then waiting again to eat at lunch the next day. Your body is either in a fasted or a fed state and when you are in a fasted state you burn fat. You will learn all about it. I don’t personally think it’s hard because I’m not a breakfast person but if you are like dying of hunger you can work your way up to it. You will learn that it isn’t hard if you’ve eaten the right foods the day before!
How long do you fast? From dinner to lunch the next day.
Can you really not eat breakfast? Yes people, no breakfast. But if you are a breakfast person I would say try to eat a late breakfast and an early dinner so you’re technically still fasting. The key is to work out before you eat for the day. Again, that’s not mandatory either. The reason this program is so great is because it is a lifestyle and there aren’t any hard fast rules. It’s all about getting better every day and the support you get is awesome!
Can I do it while pregnant / nursing / running a marathon / training for a race? Yes! You would just adjust your calorie goals and workouts as necessary!
Can you drink wine? Yes! And I did (do). As long as it fits into your macros and is done in moderation you’re fine!
Is it doable if you are a busy mom / work all the time? If I can do it. Anyone can do it. I do some workouts at home with my girls, others on my lunch break, others at the gym. You can make it work!
Can you have anything in your coffee in the am? Yes there are a certain number of calories you can have but I’ve never paid attention bc I drink my coffee black!
What is the VIP membership? After you have done two rounds of Faster Way to Fat Loss you can sign up for a monthly plan called the VIP membership. It’s cheaper and the same thing essentially… workouts every day, a facebook group plus access to videos and webinars to learn more in-depth topics.
How do I sign up? Registration is open for the next round! You can sign up here. I know $200 might seem like a lot of money for 6 weeks but it’s less than 6 weeks at most Pure-Barre studios, Cross-Fit Gyms and way less than you would pay for a personal trainer which is essentially what you are getting. Plus you get to keep everything you pay for! I fully intend on repeating the program but even if you only did it once it would be workouts and nutritional info you could keep repeating for the rest of your life! (Also full disclaimer…. this post isn’t sponsored in any way but I will receive commissions if you sign up through this post due to affiliate sales. I would never lie to you just to try to get you to sign up and I really believe that it’s a great program. I just always try to be up front with you guys and it’s kind of the law so….)
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