Faster Way to Fat Loss Review: Week 1
I received access to the FWTFL Program in exchange for my Faster Way to Fat Loss review. All opinions are my own.
About a year ago, one of my blogger friends kept talking about the FWTFL program in her Instagram stories. I was intrigued, but not enough to pay the registration fee. Despite not pulling the trigger last year, I’m finally starting and I am going to share my Faster Way to Fat Loss review each week of the program.
A whole year after first talking to my friend about the program, I wish I had joined back then and paid the fee. Why? Because, only a few days in, I can already see why people love this program. There are a few things that make the program so great, so I’ll explain what I love so far.
Have You Tried Intermittent Fasting?
One thing that really differentiates FWTFL from other programs is that you have an 8-hour feeding window. You are only supposed to eat during an eight hour period. Then, you should not eat for the other 16 hours each day. For me, this aspect of the program is actually super easy. I’ve done many 24 hour fasts, and even a 3 day fast, so 16 hours is a piece of cake for me (no cake was involved ;)).
If you are new to fasting, this might be the toughest part for you. I promise it does get easier. I usually drink black coffee and a lot of water early in the day if I’m feeling extra hungry. Or I’ll move my breakfast up an hour and just make sure to stop eating an hour earlier that night.
Generally, I eat my first meal at 11 or 12 and my last meal around 6 pm. I do often have something small right before my feeding window ends. So far on the program, I’ve only been eating two full meals and one or two smaller snacks during my window.
The FWTFL App Is User-Friendly
I love how easy it is to navigate the app. Each day, there is a short amount of information you can read to learn about a new aspect of the program. All of the information is written in a totally approachable and understandable way. You don’t have to know a lot about nutrition or exercise to follow along and I like how the app is organized. Everything is easy to find, read through and review again, if you need to.
The FWTFL Meal Ideas Are Helpful
Each week, there is a new meal plan available. You don’t have to eat those meals, but they do give you ideas for cooking and prepping your foods each week. I have tried a few of the recipes, and they are easy to make, super healthy and quite tasty. I’ve had overnight oats for breakfast a few times, and I love them! I can’t believe I never tried them before joining this program.
Another great thing about their meal plans is that they offer a vegan option as well as a standard omnivore option. Although I’m not a vegan or vegetarian, I do often like to incorporate those types of meals into my eating. I’m not a huge meat-lover, so it’s nice to change it up.
The FWTFL Workouts Are Challenging But Doable
Of all of the aspects of my Faster Way to Fat Loss review, I did not expect to be excited by the workout plan. I’ve done a few meal plans in the past, and I generally haven’t loved their workout plans. But I do like the FWTFL workout plan because it is super easy to follow, the videos are great, and the workouts are challenging, in a good way. I also like that the workouts are strength-training based more than cardio-based. They include a lot of full-body moves, like squats and burpees, so you don’t have to do a ton of extra cardio. Each work out is about 30-40 minutes, so it fits easily into my lifestyle. I also love that they have at-home or gym options, so you can work out in your home or at the gym.
The FWTFL Eating Plan is Flexible
Unlike most of the diets I’ve tried in the past, this one is doesn’t limit carbs. I have been on some version of a low carb diet for a long time, and I guess it’s not really paid off because restrictive diets do tend to backfire. the FWTFL plan calls for measuring your macronutrients. Forty-five percent of your diet should come from carbs, 30% from fat and 25% from protein. At first, I struggled to get to 45% carbs. I’m so used to restricting carbs that seemed like a lot to add. I easily hit my fat and protein targets but was well-under my carbs.
This plan is helping to retrain my carb-restrictive brain and also remember that fruit is not the enemy! I still have a ways to go to hit my targets consistently. But, it is nice that it’s less about calories and more about macros.
I’m only four days into the Faster Way to Fat Loss program, but so far, I’m a fan. I’m actually looking forward to each morning to see what the meal plan and the workout is going to be, that’s a nice way to start, for sure. Make sure to check back next week! I’ll share more on my experience with week two.