The FASTer Way to Fat Loss has helped countless women get lean and fit...but it’s also helped them find freedom.
While I’ve never personally struggled with an eating disorder, being in the fitness industry has certainly tainted my view of diet and exercise. For years, those of us in the industry were told that it’s all about small meals scattered throughout the day, insane-hour-long workouts, 5-6 days a week and regular weigh-ins to keep people motivated and on track. We not only learned that this was the best approach to getting in shape, but we preached these methods to our clients.
Today, we know better, but it’s still a fight to break past traditionally accepted methods of losing weight and staying fit. However, my clients and I have both found freedom through the FASTer Way and that freedom is priceless.
Here’s how it happens:
I define food freedom as feeling in control of the food you eat instead of food controlling you. Indulging when it’s worth it, passing when it isn’t, and never feeling guilt or shame regarding your food choices.
Food freedom is feeling like I can maintain this lifestyle for the rest of my life.
Food freedom is feeling like food can be fun again.
Food freedom is not having to worry about mini-meals shoved into containers every. single. day.
Food freedom is not stressing about what to eat and when to eat on my busiest days.
Food freedom is having no guilt or shame over my favorite indulgences or treats with my family.
Food freedom is not having to worry about eating as soon as I get up, and then again every two hours thereafter.
Food freedom is not feeling enslaved to calorie counting.
The FASTer Way to Fat Loss has given me the freedom to eat a whole foods based diet, full of the nutrients I need to feel full of energy every day, but it doesn’t consume me. It doesn’t overwhelm me. It doesn’t stress me out. I don’t have to eat first thing in the morning. I don’t have to plan ahead with a hundred little containers stuffed full of food every day. I can just live and enjoy my food!
Freedom from weigh-ins.
For years, I was told to do regular weigh-ins and I preached that to my clients as well. Some trainers did daily weigh-ins, no one did them less than weekly. The Biggest Loser and Weight Watchers are based around weigh-ins. Weigh-ins were the standard in the industry for YEARS. However, the FASTer Way has given me total freedom from having to weigh in. In fact, if I could, I would make everyone all across America throw out their scales. The scale truly can not measure your health, wellness or confidence. How you feel, how you look, and how much space you take up in your pants are far better indicators of overall well being than a number on the scale. I no longer weigh myself, and don’t allow my clients to step on a scale at all. The FASTer Way has given me freedom to ditch the scale and start focusing on my non-scale victories instead.
Freedom to feel proud of yourself.
The FASTer Way to Fat Loss has given me the freedom to be confident in how I look and the progress I’ve made. If you are seeing progress toward your goals, there is nothing wrong with being proud of that progress! My clients are learning to celebrate that progress and the small wins on their journey toward the healthiest, strongest versions of themselves.
Freedom to rest and permission to scale back from workouts.
After years of grinding in the gym for hour-long-insane workouts, 5-6 days a week, the FASTer Way has finally given me the freedom to rest and scale back on my workouts. In fact, I’ve learned that it is absolutely imperative to take time to rest and listen to our bodies. The type of workouts we’ve been told to do are actually what cause the symptoms of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and burnout.
Through the FASTer Way, my clients and I have learned to work out smarter. We pair our food cycle with the workouts that will give us the most bang for our buck. We eat enough to fuel our more challenging workouts. I only ask FASTer Way clients to really grind in the gym 2 days per week.
I’ve gained total freedom to step into the gym, realize I’m not feeling it, and scale back or just go home. I tell clients to do the same; if they haven’t slept well, have had a particularly stressful day or are feeling under the weather, then they too have the freedom to call it a day and get some rest.
The FASTer Way will get you lean, fit and strong, but more importantly, it will give you the same kind of freedom that my clients and I have found over the last year and a half.
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