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FASTer Way to Fat Loss // All about the Bootcamp and Why I Love It

Those of you who follow me on Instagram/Instastories have heard me talk A LOT about the fitness/nutrition program I’ve been doing over the past year called The FASTer Way to Fat Loss. Since I get questions about it constantly, I thought I would share some updates about why I love the program, as well as some of my favorite go-to drinks and snacks while intermittent fasting and carb-cycling.

I explain the background on why I joined the FASTer Way program here.

What I LOVE most about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program is that it is a LIFESTYLE, that allows flexibility, enjoyment of life and food and even cheats! I have literally countless of friends and followers who have and are experiencing freedom and major results with this program, confirming over and over again that this program works and also is a maintainable lifestyle for women of all ages, stages and lifestyles.

Here’s the details and some answers to FAQ’s ::

What is involved with the FASTer Way to Fat Loss Program?

This program involves intermittent fasting every day and carb cycling. Each day you eat in an 8 hour or less “feeding window” and then fast the rest of the day. Most people on the program, including myself, fast each morning until 12noon, and then eat until 8pm. Monday’s and Tuesday’s are “low carb” days and the rest of the week you eat balanced macros…striving to eat the right % of fats, carbs and proteins to fuel your body. {This window can be flexible and made to work with your schedule. I typically eat from 12noon to 8pm. Sometimes on weekend’s when I know I’ll be out with friends and eating later than 8, I try to push back breaking my fast ’til 1 or 2pm.} 

How do you survive the mornings without eating breakfast?

It’s funny how fast your body adjusts! During the morning fast, you can drink black coffee, herbal tea, BCAA’s and, of course, water. I love that I save time in the morning by not having to fix myself breakfast! My personal morning routine is that I wake up, mix a scoop of these BCAA’s {I love both the watermelon and grape flavors} or Advocare Spark into a large glass of water and then take 3 Advocare Catalyst pills, which help my protect my body from eating muscle while in a fasted state and help develop lean muscle tone. I also make iced black coffee via my Nespresso and add a little of this sugar-free vanilla syrup or a tablespoon of Nutpods creamer. {I am OBSESSED with Nutpods and they make drinking coffee while fasting SO MUCH BETTER!!} Then the rest of the morning I sip on iced green tea and water.

What do you eat each day?

The answer to this is my favorite :: A delicious variety of REAL food! Most days I actually have a difficult time consuming enough food! The program stresses that we all need enough calories to efficiently burn fat, and I have realized how myself, like so many women, often don’t consume enough calories and enough carbs each day! Wednesday-Sunday are normal macros days so you get to eat a great variety of anything you want that is nutritious food that works in your macros percentages. This means you can even eat sandwiches!! Monday and Tuesday are low carb days so I eat a lot of salads, eggs, cheese and meat on these days. Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti is a weekly low-carb dinner favorite in our house! I also drink one or two of this Vanilla protein shake, mixed with PB2 powder, just about every day. It tastes great and is also low carb so works on those days.

Can you eat out on this program?

YES! Admittedly, I am not much of a cook, and my family eats out or carries out food a lot. I’ve been able to make this program work for me without cooking in each day and I love that! I eat at places like Chipotle and Zoes Kitchen at least once a week. A salad at Chipotle without beans is perfect for low-carb days, as are the new cauliflower bowls at Zoe’s! Both are delicious, satisfying and low-carb!

Can you drink wine?

Funny enough, this is one of the most asked questions I receive! Yes, you can build wine into your macros. I try to limit drinks to Friday and Saturday nights. Most white wine is actually low on carbs. I also enjoy skinny margaritas out and like to make a “light” vodka drink with fresh grapefruit juice and La Croix when entertaining at home. I have also found that making a “wine spritzer” by filling a glass with half wine and half La Croix makes  a refreshing drink while cutting the calories in half!

Can you have any cheat meals?

YES! Amanda encourages us to have a fun meal on Saturday’s since it is “leg day” and we have earned discretionary calories. If you want doughnuts, a cocktail, a fun dinner out…this is that day! I was honestly able to enjoy fun foods in moderation on Saturdays {as well as some Friday nights} and still get results! To me, this has made the program sustainable as a lifestyle because you don’t feel deprived!

What are the workouts like?

Each week of the program, you receive a detailed workout for each day of the week. {Two days a week are rest days.} There is both a gym and a home version of the workouts provided. Since my goal with this program was to simplify my life and spend less time at the gym, I chose to do home workouts the entire program. Literally the only equipment I have needed is a pair of 8 and 10 pound dumbbells and a 20 pound kettle bell, which I purchased at Target. I can complete most workouts in my living room in 30-40 minutes, which is SO freeing and has built a lot of extra time into my daily routine! Most of the girls in my group do gym workouts and love them, too! I’ll add that the premiss behind that workouts is that we are not killing ourselves working out, and its been so cool to get results without going crazy! 

Also, if you are like me and love the group workouts at Orange Theory, I still incorporate about two class workouts a week, and make it work with the program. Once you register and are assigned a coach, you can ask them to help you customize the workout plan.

The next round starts NEXT MONDAY, MAY 21st! Spots are flying, so I recommend signing up ASAP, since the round will probably fill up my middle of this week!

Get all the info and register here.

As always, feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com with any questions.

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Stylishly yours,

P.S. Some of my favorite other go to snacks for low-carb and macros days ::

Raw Rev Glo Bars in either Creamy Peanut Butter Sea Salt or Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt. These are DELISH and good for both low-carb and regular macro days! I have only found them on Amazon, and usually order them in bulk since both my hubby and I love them!

Clif Bar Nut Butter Peanut Butter Filled bars :: I enjoy these on regular macro days and they taste like a dessert! YUM!

– String Cheese :: If you are okay with eating dairy, string cheese is a go-to for me, especially on low-carb days!

– Raw Almonds :: I keep a bag of almonds in my car for on the go snacks at all times.

Celsius Energy Drinks :: These yummy drinks are a new discovery, and perfect to sip on while fasting since they are calorie free!

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