Client Spotlight – Ali Foronjy

What did your health and fitness look like before the FASTer Way to Fat Loss

My health and fitness have always been up to par. Being in the health and fitness industry myself I’ve always had a good handle on the tools I needed to keep myself healthy, trim and lean. Once I became pregnant with my first baby everything changed. The expectations I had postpartum was not what my body had in line for me. I found my self stuck, unhappy and trying everything on the marketplace to get myself back to where I use to be! Fast forward to baby #2. My mentality was much better being I worked really hard and spent lots of money on programs and shakes that helped me get somewhat close to my pre pregnancy self after #1. I thought for sure I could do it again. Well number 2 was much more exhausting and much more of a juggle. I had little time for meal prep and no patience for anything. I decided to give my body time to rest and recover before I decided what to do next.

How did you find out about FASTer Way to Fat Loss with Brittiney Landis and what made you invest and join?

I had been following Brittiney for a few years since we are both so similar. I had dove into intermittent fasting on my own. I kept seeing her post about FASTer Way to Fat Loss® but I thought it was just another program to spend money on. Well thankfully I signed up last minute before registration closed! I was intrigued and wanted to see what it was all about. I trusted her knowledge and knew she wouldn’t promote something that wasn’t worth my time. It was the best thing I ever did for myself!

What do you love about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss experience?

What I love about FASTer Way to Fat Loss® is the mental shift it has provided me. Along with seeing results in just a short 2 weeks, I had given myself permission to eat again. Under eating is a serious thing! Learning how to fuel my body in such a strategic way was life changing. Enjoying carbohydrates to the capacity I have been would of never happened years ago! I feel alive and happy again! I no longer look at food as my enemy but as my survivor to life.

What do you love about intermittent fasting?

Fasting helps control my picker type eating! I love to snack at night so it helps me shut off those feelings of wanting to eat. I know I have all I need during my eating window. Also waking up without a feeling of bloat and heaviness is a great feeling as well.

What do you love about using macro counting?

Macro counting has shown me that food is fuel. People get scared of this and think it’s too much and too time consuming. For a beginner a little work needs to be put in to understand and get the hang of it but after that it’s magic! I can’t wait to see how many carbs I have left for the day and decide what to eat.

What do you love about carb cycling?

Carb cycling has been fun to change up my food! Lower carb days gives me variety to eat foods I might not want to eat everyday but enjoy so much! Peanut butter is a real love type thing! So changing up the cycle everyday keeps things less boring!

What’s your favorite part of the workouts & which do you use (beginner, home workout, gym workout)?

My favorite part about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® workouts is they are just enough. I don’t have to over extent myself and feel tanked after. I can get a good calorie burn without stressing my body so much. I chose the at home workout.

How was your overall experience with the FWTFL? Did you decide to become a coach? Affiliate? Do you recommend Brittiney Landis as your coach?

I loved it so much that I applied to be a coach! Just going into it I knew I was going to love it. This has been my passion as well so to have an awesome program to offer people makes nutrition coaching less exhausting and much more fun!

Yes Brittiney is a phenomenal coach. She meets the needs of her clients, provides excellent content, and shows exceptional confidence and passion for what she does! She doesn’t want you to be a slave to your food! Enjoy your food, it’s the best freedom we can give ourselves.

You can follow Ali and her health and fitness journey on Instagram!

The Benefits of Sole Water and How to Make It

SOLE WATER

Sole water (pronounced solay) is when you add natural salt to your filtered water and it becomes completely saturated. Believe it or not, salt is not the enemy we’ve made it out to be.  In fact, natural salts can have amazing health benefits, and drinking sole water is one way to reap those benefits.

THE BENEFITS OF SOLE WATER

The Benefits of Sole Water and How to Make It

After having my third baby, I was in serious adrenal fatigue.  I knew I needed to make some changes in my life, and I had heard about some of the benefits of drinking sole water.  I’ve already seen the benefits of drinking a gallon of water each day, so I figured taking things one tiny step further wouldn’t hurt.  I decided to try adding sole water to my daily routine and I absolutely love the benefits I’ve seen from making this tiny change.

Here are some of the benefits of drinking sole water:

  • Helps with Hydration – Drinking sole water first thing in the morning is a great way to get your body up and running. Your body uses a lot of water to repair itself during sleep, so rehydrating with sole water is an excellent way to start the day.
  • Helps with Detox– We take in so many toxins during the day. The minerals in natural salts help detoxify your body.
  • Boosts Energy – Who doesn’t wish they had more energy? Drinking sole water can help boost your energy throughout the day.
  • Improves Digestion– If you have trouble “going”, sole water will help stimulate your bowels and keep you regular.
  • Helps with Muscle Aches– If you’re working out to help with your weight loss, sole is a wonderful way to prevent muscle aches.
  • Healthy Veins– If you’re someone that suffers from varicose veins, try drinking sole water to reduce the look of varicose veins or avoid them altogether.
  • Fat Loss – Sole water helps your digestive system on a cellular level. Adding sole to the Faster Way lifestyle will turn you into a fat loss machine.
  • Healthy Hair, Skin, and Nails – The minerals in natural salts also help those luscious locks and beautiful strong nails.

While table salt is terrible for you, the 84 minerals in natural salt have amazing health benefits.  Sole water is an extremely inexpensive way to boost your health.

My Favorite Natural Salts

The Real Salt

Celtic Salt

How to Make Sole Water

Quart Sized Glass Mason Jar

Plastic Lid (make sure you don’t use the metal lid that comes with the mason jar)

1-2 Cups of Natural Salt (see my favorite salts above)

Filtered Water

Instructions:

  1. Fill the jar about 1/4 of the way with Himalayan Salt, Real Salt or Celtic Salt (or a mixture of the three).
  2. Add filtered water to fill the jar, leaving about an inch at the top.
  3. Put on the plastic lid and shake the jar gently.
  4. Leave on the counter overnight to let the salt dissolve.
  5. The next day, if there is still some salt on the bottom of the jar, the water has absorbed its maximum amount of salt and the Sole is ready to use.
  6. If all of the salt is absorbed, add more salt and continue doing so each day until some remains. This means that the water is fully saturated with the salt (which is what we’re aiming for)!

Be sure to ease into the sole, and only use ½- tsp – 1 tsp at first.  To use: Mix 1 tsp of the sole in to a glass of water and consume every morning on an empty stomach. Do not use a metal utensil to measure or touch the sole with any metal object.

I hope this simple tip can help you see some major health benefits in your life.  I’ve been shocked by how much sole water has increased my energy, helped with fat loss, and helped keep my body regular.  If you’re looking for other easy ways to make big health changes in your life, don’t forget to join my free Facebook group, Wellness and Weight Loss.

Ready for a bigger change?  Join me for the next round of The FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  Learn how cutting edge strategies like intermittent fasting and carb cycling can help you lose weight and completely change your life.  You can learn more and register for the next round here!

If you try sole water, let me know what you think in the comments and share this post with a friend!

5 Reasons You’re Fat for No Reason

As females, we tend to hang onto fat in our mid-section.  Whether it’s your belly or  your back, our excess fat tends to end up there.  Sometimes, we feel like we are doing the right things, but not making any progress.  Here are five reasons why you’re fat for no reason.

5 REASONS YOU'RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT

5 Reasons You’re Fat for No Reason

1. Your Body is Never Going into Digestive Rest

You’re could be eating too frequently.  In the past, we have been told that we need to kick start our metabolism by eating every two to three hours, starting right when we wake up. By doing this we are never letting our bodies fully rest and we aren’t burning through our carbs, proteins and fats. If we never burn through the fats we ingest, we never burn off fat!  Try implementing intermittent fasting for a quick way to lose fat.

2. You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water

Water is vital to losing fat and keeping it off.  Getting in a gallon of water each day has amazing benefits for many different facets of your health.  If you’re not drinking a gallon of water each day, it’s likely that you’re constantly in a state of dehydration and not flushing out the foods you are eating.

3. You Aren’t Getting Enough Micronutrients 

In the health and fitness industry, you hear so many people talk about their “macros”.  But, did you know that micronutrients are just as important?  Your body needs vitamins and minerals to function properly.  You have to make sure you’re getting in your daily micronutrients.  My favorite way to make sure I’m hitting this target is to take daily greens.  They help keep your digestive system regular, kill bad bacteria, and help you function better on a cellular level. (I’ve dedicated an entire post to daily greens.  You can read it here!)

4. You Aren’t as Active as you Think

Just because you’re working out 30 to 40 minutes a day doesn’t mean you’re considered an “active” person.  Make sure you’re getting in some additional physical activity throughout the day especially if you the rest of your day is relatively sedentary (like working a desk job or being a stay at home mom).  Try to get your heart rate up several times a day by taking walks, taking the stairs, parking at the back of the parking lot, ect.

5. You are Logging your Activity Wrong

The settings on your activity trackers can be making you fat.  Even if you’re grinding at the gym 5 – 6 days a week, you should not have your activity level set as “active” if you work a desk job or some other sedentary job.  I set mine to “not very active” even though I work out several times a week.  You should also make sure you don’t have your food log (My Fitness Pal or otherwise) synced to your activity tracker.  That will trick your food log into thinking you’re able to consume far more calories each day.

Try making some small changes in your daily life and I can guarantee they will add up to big results.  If you’d like some more guidance and motivation, join my free Facebook community, Wellness and Weight Loss!

 

Daily Greens Challenge

DAILY GREENS CHALLENGE

We chat a lot about macronutrients (your carbs, fats, and proteins) in the health and fitness industry, but what most of us who are holding onto fat are actually lacking MICROnutrients.  Micronutrients are truly the building blocks of getting healthy, burning fat, and keeping it off for good. I don’t know about you, but I am TERRIBLE about getting in my veggies. I have no desire to chomp on peppers and cucumbers all day, and to be honest, even when I have the greatest intentions, I just don’t have time to get in all my veggies every day.  As I’ve gotten older, I’ve looked for ways to simplify my life, and my health.  I discovered daily greens, which is a superfood drink powder that contains farm fresh greens, wholesome fruits and veggies, and nutrient rich superfoods.  Instead of spending loads of time and money making sure you get in your micronutrients every day, why not do a quick morning drink and guarantee the amazing benefits?

The Daily Greens Challenge

daily greens challenge

What Greens to Get

There are a ton of greens on the market and I have tried many of them.  My favorite is Amazing Grass Greens.  They’re priced well, come in different flavors, and taste the best in my opinion.

How to Prepare your Greens

Mix 8oz of room temp water

1 scoop of greens

Top Tips for Greens

Always stir your greens (never shake).  Use 8 ounces of room temp water and add Apple Cider Vinegar and Aloe Vera or get a flavored greens like sweet berry!

My Personal Daily Detox

8 oz of room temp water

1 scoop of greens

1 T Apple Cider Vinegar

2 T Aloe Vera

Join the Challenge

I am challenging you to get healthy and stay healthy (and maybe even shed a few pounds) over the holidays with my Daily Greens Challenge.  In this challenge we will focus on getting our daily dose of Micronutrients (no need to count this in your daily food log).  All you have to do is join my free Facebook group, purchase your daily greens, and check in with the group for daily accountability!  Throughout the challenge, I’ll also be sharing weight loss tips, recipes, and motivation to get you through the holiday season.  Join hundreds of others who are taking on this game changing challenge by joining today!

Benefits of Daily Greens

Getting in your micronutrients will help your fiber intake, which will help digestion, help increase muscle mass, keep your bowel movements regular, and destroy that unhealthy bacteria in your gut.  Greens will leave you feeling healthier and less bloated.  Your energy is going to noticeably increase throughout the daily greens challenge.  Getting in your daily dose of greens will also help fight off cold viruses during this busy season.

Sometimes with fad diet like Keto and Atkins, we restrict a single macro nutrient, like carbs.   We start eliminating healthy foods because of their carb count.  This can be detrimental to our health.  We should NEVER eliminate a micronutrient because we need them for our bodies to function properly.

I am beyond excited for you take your health to a new level and incorporate daily greens into your diet.  I encourage you to take side photos weekly to see your progress from this simple change in your diet.  You can share your progress shots in the Facebook group or on Instagram by tagging @brittineylandis!

 

 

Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs

After having my third baby, I knew I had to try something new when it came to losing weight and getting back in shape.  I didn’t have time for crazy workouts and hours of meal prepping.  I was a mom of three, with a busy schedule, and lots of weight to lose.  That’s when I discovered the FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  I absolutely love this program because it allows me to carb cycle.  Instead of going full on keto and losing my beloved carbs completely, the FASTer Way to Fat Loss gives me the opportunity to cycle through low carb and high carb days.  It’s amazing for weight loss and I find it a much more sustainable lifestyle.

I absolutely love this recipe for my low carb days.  If you are on the keto diet, this fat bomb recipe can still be used!  There’s nothing that says fall like pumpkin pie and this fat bomb is absolutely delicious.

Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs

Pumpkin Pie Fat Bombs

60g Fat  |  5g Carbs

Ingredients

3/4 c Zero Carb Heavy Whipping Cream
1/4 c Canned Pumpin
1/2-1 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2-3 Tbsp Swerve

Instructions

1. Add all the ingredients to a small bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat on high until it starts looking like whipped cream. Don’t overbeat.

2. Place is a cute little mason jar and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!  For more recipes, tips, and motivation, join my free Facebook community, Wellness and Weight Loss!

How To Properly Weigh Yourself

First things first… I don’t believe that the scale is the best way to track your weight loss.  The scale lies… a lot!  There have been plenty of times that I’ve had clients that have gained weight, but wear smaller clothes and look so much better.  When you’re strength training and eating the right foods, the best way to judge your progress is by how you feel, how your clothes fit, and my favorite, progress shots (we’ll talk about those a little later).  However, I’ve been working with weight loss clients for over 10 years, and I know that no matter what I say, women are going to keep stepping on the scale.  So, in an effort to try to get that number on the scale to be as accurate as possible, here are step by step instructions on how to properly weigh yourself.

HOW TO PROPERLY WEIGH YOURSELF

How to Properly Weigh Yourself

Do Not Weigh Everyday

Please do not weigh yourself every day.  You’re going to drive yourself crazy because the number on the scale is going to be constantly moving.  There are so many factors that determine what that number is going to be.  How much did you drink?  How much did you eat?  How much sleep did you get?  Are you getting ready to start your cycle?  All of these things have an impact on your day to day weight.  If you’re constantly stepping on the scale, you’re doing nothing but discouraging yourself.

Weigh yourself Once a Week

Try weighing yourself once a week (and once a week ONLY).  It might be a hard habit to break, but it will only benefit you in the long run.  I always weigh myself on Friday mornings.  I typically eat better and stick to my workout routine more during the weekdays.  The last thing I want to do is hop on the scale on Monday morning when I’ve been at cookouts, restaurants, and indulging in dessert all weekend.  Nothing kills your spirit and your desire to stay on track more than stepping on the scale after a long weekend.

How to Weigh Yourself

Step 1: Wake up

Step 2:Empty your bladder

Step 3: Get naked

Step 4: Step on the Scale

Step 5: Record your weight

Repeat this once a week.  At the end of every four weeks, take the average of those four numbers, and that’s how much you weigh.  If you’re looking for a quality scale, I really love the Biggest Loser Scale.  It tracks your weight and BMI.

A Better Way to Track your Progress

Now that you know how to properly weigh yourself, let’s talk about the best way to really gauge your weight loss… progress shots!  I always have my clients take before, during, and after photos when they’re in The Faster Way to Fat Loss.  Photos do a much better job of showing you how far you’ve come.  They’re extremely motivating and give you that extra boost of confidence to keep going.  My best advice is to take a photo from the front, a photo from the side, and a photo from the back.  When you’re taking progress shots, wear the exact same outfit, stand in the exact same spot, and take the exact same photos.  Put them side by side to see the difference!  Check out this before and after of my sister!  She was feeling discouraged in her weight loss journey until she put these two photos side by side!

For more tips like this, join my Wellness and Weight Loss group on Facebook.  It doesn’t matter where you are in your fitness journey, you are welcome to join and I’d love to have you.  If you join, feel free to introduce yourself and share your weight loss goals!

If you’re interested in working with me one on one to reach your weight loss goals, I would love to have you join the next round of The FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  Learn how to create a sustainable weight loss plan through intermittent fasting, carb cycling, and intentional workouts.  Register for the next round today!

Sample Carb Cycling Meal Plan

Carb Cycling Sample Meal Plan

After trying the Ketogenic diet for a  few months, I found myself desperately missing my carbs.  If carbs are wrong, I don’t want to be right.  That’s when I discovered a not-so-drastic way of losing weight while still enjoying my favorite foods… carb cycling.  Carb cycling is when you enjoy high carb days and low carb days each week.  I follow the plan outlined in the Faster Way to Fat Loss.  High carb and low carb days are intentionally planned and align with what types of exercise are planned for the day (an added bonus is that all the exercises can be done at home!)  I absolutely love the program (I actually love it so much I became a coach and now help other women work their way through the Faster Way to Fat Loss).  I no longer have to completely eliminate carbs from my diet and I hit my post-baby body goals in record time.  So many people freak out when they hear the words “low carb day”, but The Faster Way to Fat Loss has completely changed my way of thinking.  I think of low carb days as high fat days.  No, I’m not eating fried foods and candy bars, but I do get to enjoy some things that I would have never eaten before I discovered the low carb life (like bacon, lots of cheeses, and sour cream!)

Here are two examples of what I eat on an average low carb day and an average high carb day.

CARB CYCLING SAMPLE MEAL PLAN

Sample Carb Cycling Meal Plan

Low Carb Day Example

Break my fast Noon or later:

Huge Cobb Salad with romaine and spinach, hardboiled egg, avocado, almond slivers, feta or goal cheese, and grilled chicken

OR

Taco Salad with lean ground turkey, romine, lactose free sour cream, tomato, onion, and avocado

Right after my salad I have my daily dose of greens

Snack

 310 shake or other vegan shake mixed with Keto Kreme, lots of Ice, and water

You could also do a fat coffee as a snack on low carb day

 Dinner

Bacon wrapped grilled chicken with jalapeño and feta cheese with a side of  cucumber and tomato salad and a side of cauliflower rice

Snack

Handful of almonds

Regular Macro/High Carb Day Example

Gluten free oats with almond milk and strawberries

Egg whites with mushrooms and spinach

Snack

Rice Cakes topped with natural peanut butter and sliced bananas

Greens Shake

The Perfect Bar – Peanut Butter

Dinner

Banza pasta with organic marinara sauce and grass fed ground beef

Sound like a meal plan you can follow?  Sign up for the next round of the Faster Way to Fat Loss!  I’d love to introduce you to a weigh loss plan that is doable and sustainable!

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Daily Home Workout Plan

As a busy mom of three, I don’t have the time or the energy to lug three kids (and myself) to the gym everyday.  I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to be a gym rat to look great.  I also believe that it’s possible to squeeze a workout in at home, with my kids running around.  I love being a good example, showing them what a healthy lifestyle looks like, and encouraging physical activity.  You’ll even see a couple cameos of crazy kids in the videos below!

Here is a week long workout schedule you can follow in the comfort of your own home.  No travel time, no gymtimidation, and no expensive gym membership!

Daily Home Workout Plan

Daily Home Workout Plan

MONDAY

18 Walking Pump Lungs (each leg 18)

18 Dumbbell Squats

18 Burpees

1 Minute of Air Squats

Repeat Three Times

Tuesday

18 shoulder press

18 High Knees

18 Deadlift

1 Minute Burpees

Repeat Three Times

Wednesday

18 Wide Squat Step Up

18 Toe Touch

18 Decline Push Up

1 Minute Tricep Dips

Repeat Three Times

Thursday

18 Stiff Leg Deadlift

18 Bicep Curl

18 Jumping Jacks

1 Minute AMRAP One Arm Dumbbell Deadlift

Repeat Three Times

Friday

20 Glute Thrust

18 Dumbbell Rows

18 Tricep Extension

1 Minute Jog in Place AMRAP

Repeat three times

If you enjoy these workouts, don’t forget to join my free Facebook community, Wellness and Weight Loss.  You’ll find tons of weight loss tips, motivation, support, monthly challenges, and more!

If you’re ready to get serious about your weight loss journey, I encourage you to look in to my next round of the FASTer Way to Fat LossThe FASTer Way to Fat Loss is a six week weight loss program that fits into your lifestyle.  There is no crazy meal prepping, no depriving yourself, and all of the workouts can be done at home.  Spots for the next round are filling up quick, so register today!

5 Must Have Supplements for Women who Want to Lose Weight

5 best supplements for women who want to lose weight

Every six weeks, I lead a group of ladies through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss.  This amazing program teaches you how to lose weight through carb cycling, intermittent fasting, and intentional workouts (by intentional workouts, I mean we’re not working out for hours each day and we’re not doing tons of crazy cardio).

As we work through the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, lots of ladies ask me about the supplements I use to burn extra fat, stay in shape, and give myself an extra boost of energy when I need it.  Here are the best supplements for women who want to lose weight.

5 must have supplements for women who want to lose weight

The 5 Best Supplements for Women who Want to Lose Weight

Greens

Your micronutrients are key and the most important supplement you can take.  I take Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens.  They’re made up of five raw organic greens, including wheat grass, kale, alfalfa leaf, barley grass, and spinach.

After I break my fast, I take my greens with 1 tablespoon of Cholorfresh, an natural deodorizer and cleanser.  However, you can mix your greens into almost anything including water, other beverages, smoothies, soups, or sauces!

Collagen

Collagen helps prevent saggy skin and helps with gut repair.  I personally love Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides.  Collagen Peptides come in powder form so you can mix them into any drink or smoothie.

Vital Proteins also offers a sampler pack if you’d like to try some of their different collagen options before buying the full sized version!

Pruvit Ketones

Pruvit Ketones are amazing.  They are exogenous ketones that almost instantly get you into ketosis (if you don’t know what ketosis is and you’re trying to lose weight, you need to check out this post).  The MAX Ketones do not break your fast, but the other versions do.  I have been drinking these for almost a year and they have replaced my BCAA (almost), and pre-workout drink.  Most of my clients who drink these along while following the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program are dropping 10-30 pounds in 12 weeks.  I typically mix the MAX ketones with my collagen first thing in the morning and use it as a pre-workout.

BCAA

BCAA’s are the essential amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, which make up about 35% of your body’s muscle protein.  Your body can’t make these amino acids on it’s own, so taking them in powder form is a great way to give your body an extra boost.  In short, BCAA’s help you get more out of your daily workouts by fueling your muscles and minimizing protein breakdown.  The only downfall is that they can have a lot of sugar.  This is the cleanest brand I have found that tastes decent.  BCAA’s aren’t really necessary if you’re also taking ketones, but if you need an afternoon pick me up or just want something other than water these are great!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has a ton of health of benefits.  Apple cider vinegar can help with weight loss, reduce cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels, and improve symptoms of diabetes, just to name a few.  I like to make a small drink out of apple cider vinegar and have a shot of it in the morning.  You can drink up to 1 Tablespoon of this drink without breaking your fast.

1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
4-6 oz of water
1/2 a fresh squeezed organic lemon
Mix all together and take a quick shot

If you’re ready to take your weight loss to a new level, I highly recommend you check out the FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.  I’m always sharing tips, like the ones you’ve read here, with my clients.  The FASTer Way to Fat Loss program will walk you through everything you need to know about how to create a sustainable weight loss plan that works with your life.  From carb cycling, to intermittent fasting, and meaningful workouts you can do at home or in the gym, this program is a must try for anyone who is ready to make a change!  And, as always, you’re welcome to join my FREE Facebook community, Wellness and Weight Loss for daily tips, motivation, and inspiration on your weight loss journey.

How Carb Cycling can Change how you Lose Weight

Carbohydrates.  These macronutrients are the biggest hot button topic in the health and fitness industry.  If you’ve tried losing weight (or you’re just starting to research ways to shed a few pounds), there’s no doubt you’ve encountered the words CARBS over and over again.  Low carb diets (like the Atkins diet) and virtually no carb diets (like the ketogenic diet) have made carbs the enemy.  But, what if you’re like most people who are trying to lose weight and the idea of cutting carbs from your diet seems almost impossible?  Or, what if you successfully cut carbs and saw great results, but quickly realized it’s not a sustainable way to lose weight?  That’s where carb cycling comes in!

Carb Cycling

What is Carb Cycling?

Carb cycling is manipulating your carb intake to increase fat burning.  After years of counting calories, trying new fad diets, and constantly restricting my carbs, I knew there had to be a better way to live my life while maintaining my health.  So, after baby number three, I had lots of weight to lose, and I was ready for a fresh start.  I did an overwhelming amount of research, tried a couple different avenues, and finally stumbled upon the FASTer Way to Fat LossThe FASTer Way to Fat Loss uses cutting edge strategies, like carb cycling and intermittent fasting, to help women find a sustainable way to lose weight and get in shape.  Even though I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years, I’m just like you.  I want to be on a plan that helps me lose weight and look good, but I also want to enjoy a slice of pizza every now and then without that overwhelming feeling of GUILT.  The FASTer Way to Fat Loss was the solution I was looking for.

How does Carb Cycling Work?

A carb cycling program is an intentional variation of carbohydrate intake each week.  Most carb cycling plans consist of high carb days and low carb days.  In the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, the carb cycling is based on the workouts we do to maximize fat burn and energy levels.  Carb cycling helps turn your body from a pro sugar burner to a pro fat burner.  A pro sugar burner is someone who’s body is using sugar (carbs) for fuel.  A pro fat burner is someone who’s body is using stored fat (like jiggly thighs and muffin tops) for fuel.  Obviously, we’d all like to be pro fat burners!

Are you a Pro Sugar Burner?

  • Do you get HANGRY if you haven’t eaten in a while?
  • Do you have increases in energy but your energy levels quickly drop?
  • Do you snack regularly?
  • Do you reach for carbs and sugar when you haven’t eaten in a while?
  • Do you struggle with stubborn belly fat?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are, you’re a pro sugar burner.  But, don’t worry, it doesn’t take long to turn your body into a pro fat burner with carb cycling!

Who is Carb Cycling for?

Carb cycling can benefit everyone, but it’s especially great for women (and especially great for women who love food)!  Carb cycling gives you the benefits of a low carb diet, but doesn’t leave you feeling deprived or left with nagging cravings.

Benefits of Carb Cycling

Carb Cycling:

  • Helps you burn stubborn stored fat
  • Increases your energy levels
  • Helps you sleep better
  • Improves your hormones, mood swings, and mood levels
  • Gives you a nutrition strategy that’s not overwhelming or stressful
  • Allows you to live a flexible lifestyle
  • Provides a sustainable, maintainable way to lose weight

Are you Ready to Try Carb Cycling?

While it is possible to carb cycle alone, I highly recommend that all beginners work with a certified coach the first time around.  Once you get the hang of it, carb cycling is very easy to implement, but it can be difficult to figure out exactly what you’re doing by yourself.  I will be leading a group of 20 women through the next round of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss!  I will help every woman calculate their macros, learn how to carb cycle, provide daily motivation and support, and give you access to a 6 week workout plan that can be done in the gym or at home (I personally love the home program).  Spots for the next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss are filling quickly.  If you’re ready to make a change, experience a sustainable way to lose fat, and still enjoy your guilty pleasures (without all the guilt), I would absolutely love to work with you!

Don’t forget, you can join my free group, Wellness and Weightloss, on Facebook.  Get a real time look at FASTer Way to Fat Loss success stories, weekly videos on carb cycling, intermittent fasting, macro calculations, and other cutting edge weight loss strategies, as well as support, motivation, and helpful tips that will set you on the path to reaching your weight loss goals!