So you’ve probably been hearing all about the Faster Way to Fatloss Program (FWTFL) all over the internet by now, but I wanted to share my experience with you since I just finished up my first round of the program! If you are thinking about doing FWTFL, you are going to want to stay tuned, because for the entire month of April I will be posting ALL about the program. Ill be posting my favorite recipes, some snack ideas and a few other tips and tricks that I learned along the way! I also have several other blogger friends that will be joining me, so be sure to follow along with Heather at My Life Well Loved, Lindsey at Life Lutzurious, Jessica at Happily Hughes and Laura at Walking In Memphis In High Heels as we all share our Faster Way To Fat Loss journeys with you this month!
Back in December I decided to try the Keto diet as a way to jumpstart my baby weightloss journey. One of the reasons I chose to do the Keto diet was that I was (and still am) nursing my daughter Sydney. I read this article about Keto and breastfeeding safely, so I decided to it. I ended up getting really sick in December with an upper respiratory infection, so I did Keto like I had planned but didn’t exercise AT ALL. I ended up losing probably around 4lbs just from the diet itself but knew I need to start exercising too.
Once I was feeling better in January, I decided to start exercising again. I was going to do the Keto diet for one more month and add in actual exercise, but I found that I just couldn’t sustain my workouts on such a small amount of carbs. I really wanted to lose my baby weight, but I was a little lost on how to lose weight, exercise AND keep my supply up while doing this. One of my fellow blogger friends posted about FWTFL in February (who I knew was also breastfeeding) so I decided to join her!
Here are a few reasons why I love the FWTFL Program:
Its a lifestyle and not a diet.
I love how FWTFL teaches you how to track your own macros and teaches you how to live the FWTFL lifestyle. It’s not just a 6 week crash diet where you eat what they tell you to eat and then at the end of the 6 weeks you go back to your old eating habits. The program guidelines are actually sustainable and after the 6 weeks you, you feel educated enough to know what you need to do, even for the rest of your life!
It’s safe for women who are breastfeeding and won’t affect your supply.
If you are nursing, there are a few program modifications for moms who are breastfeeding, but they will keep you from seeing results! I followed all the nursing guidelines that they gave me and was still able to lose lbs, burn fat and make some lean muscle.
The workouts take around 30 minutes to complete.
Since I work from home with two little ones, I can only work out when they go to bed at night. I like that the workouts take around 3o minutes to complete so that I can realistically get them done and actually get to bed by a decent time. They also give you workouts that you can choose to complete at home or at the gym and they also even provide a low impact option as well.
It holds you accountable.
I have to be honest here, I wasn’t thrilled about paying $199 to lose weight. I did tell myself that technically it was only $33 a week and that I could handle. I also knew that if I paid for it (and $199 is a decent chunk of change) that I would actually do it. This is the part that held me accountable in the beginning. Once I started seeing results, the results are what motivated me and kept going.
You can still eat a donut.
I love that while you are on the program, there are days that you are able to have a treat, as long as you are able to fit it into your macros for the day. This helped me on the weekends and helped me understand how this lifestyle would be sustainable even once the 6 weeks were over.
It keeps you from snacking at all hours of the night.
I’m not a big “snacker” but while I was pregnant, I got really used to eating whenever I was hungry; whether that was at 9:00 at night or 9:00 in the morning. FWTFL teaches you how to do Intermittent Fasting where you eat within an 8 hour window and then allow your digestive system to “rest” for 16 hours while you fast.
The support system is awesome.
Once you join the program, you get put into a smaller Facebook group where you will meet your coach. In your group, you get to know your coach, you can ask questions and meet other members of your group. Every day we would send our coach a screenshot of our food for the day for her to analyze it. This was optional, but it really helped me to stay on track.
You not only lose weight, but you get stronger and leaner without having to kill yourself at the gym.
Don’t get me wrong, the FWTFL workouts aren’t super easy, but they are pretty short in length and the program doesn’t require you to do tons of cardio to aid in the process. When I used to train for fitness competitions, I would have to do at least 30 minutes of cardio a day; this program encourages a lot of low-intensity exercises, so that you can really tap into those fat stores.
I really hope you will give the FWTFL a try! I really believe that you will not only love the results, but you will love the whole lifestyle! Follow along for the next few weeks as we talk all things FWTFL! Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about the program!
I haven’t taken my final progress pictures yet (working on that this week) but here are my almost 3 1/2 week progress pictures. It wasn’t easy to post these on the internet, but I wanted to show you how much progress I made only halfway through the program! the next round of FWTFL starts Monday, April 8th so come join me!
3.5 Weeks (halfway) into the FWTFL Program: