Low Carb Meal Ideas + Faster Way To Fat Loss Questions and Update

I wanted to share an update on the FWFL program that I have been doing and also share some recent meals I have been eating.  As part of the program we have 2 low carb days and I have actually really enjoyed those days and brain storming low carb meal ideas.  These are a few recent meals I really loved.   Keep in mind they are not carb free, I am just focusing on lower carbs.

Chopped Chinese Chicken Salad

Tacos with a lettuce shell- this is ground beef, refried beans, tomatoes, jalapenos, cheddar cheese and avocado.

Tuscan Kale Salad + Roasted Salmon + Hard Boiled Egg + Avocado

Roasted Chicken + Hummus + Herb Quinoa + Red Cabbage Kraut

Herbed Quinoa- cooked quinoa+ chopped cucumber, green onion, tomato, fresh basil, fresh mint, olive oil and lemon juice.

White Bean Tuna Salad + GG Crackers + Scoop of Hummus

Turkey Meatballs + Roasted Zucchini + Arugula and Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Dressing

Earthfare Live Green Salad + Chicken Salad and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

Cauliflower Rice + Chicken + Salsa + Avocado + Jalapenos + Arugula and Green Goddess Dressing

Chopped Cobb Salad + Salmon (see below)

Kale + Shaved Turkey + Cheddar Cheese + Hummus + chopped tomatoes + banana peppers + whole grain mustard and cottage cheese

Brussels Sprouts Salad + Chicken Sausages + Deviled Eggs + Roasted Sweet Potatoes

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I have had several questions about the Faster Way to Fat Loss Program I have been doing so I wanted to answer them here and share my thoughts.  A new session starts on Feb 12th if any of you are interested in signing up.   I want to mention how amazing my coach Lindsey Bush is!  She has made this whole program easy for me.  She inspires me, encourages me,  and answers every single question I have.  If you are looking to sign up she is the BEST and such a great support during this program- you can see her site and sign up for the new round HERE.

I will say I have tried many diets and I like that this one is not a diet.  You have the freedom to eat what you want you just plan it out.  I actually eat more on this program than anything else I have done.  I have had more energy and just felt really good.

Frequent questions:

How often do you fast? 

You fast every single day.  The purpose of this program is to only eat within an 8 hour window each day.  So typically you just eat between 11-7 or 12-8.   This was hard at first but I swear it has helped shrink my appetite.  The purpose of fasting is to train your body to burn stored fat.  If you are always eating and digesting that does not happen.  By allowing your body to rest for 16 hours at a time you are then able to tackle and burn stored fat.  This is the one aspect of the program I plan to continue in some way after I am done.

What are the workouts?

The great part about this program is each workout is laid out for you each day.  It is like having your own personal trainer.  You can workout at home or a gym.  The workouts are synced up with your diet each day.  For example on low carb days we sprint and do high intensity workouts and on regular carb days we do weights.  I like that each workout is different and they have challenged me. You workout 5 days a week.  Not going to lie I do skip workouts sometimes that is just life but I try my best to fit them in when I am able.  My goal is always at least 3 workouts a week.

What is the diet?

The diet varies each day and I use the term diet loosely because you can really eat what you want,  you are just trying to balance carbs, proteins, and fats.  I have been using the My Fitness Pal App to track what I eat and it has been eye opening.  It makes it so easy to see exactly how many carbs, fats and proteins you are getting.  Days one and two of every week are low carb days and I honestly love it.  It is a great way to re set and start my week.  You then have regular carb days and one low calorie day.  You truly can eat what you want but of course are encouraged to eat primarily whole foods and not processed foods.  You want a diet kind of similar to Whole 30.

Can you drink wine?

Yes, I certainly do.  I just try and have it on regular carb days.

Have you lost weight? 

You are really not supposed to weigh yourself until the 6 weeks are over.  However I have had two doctor appointments this week since I have been sick and had to be weighed.  So far I have lost 3 pounds in 3 weeks.  For me it is unrealistic to loose more than a 1 pound a week so I am thrilled.   5-10 pounds was my goal to lose- although this is more about building muscles which weighs more than losing weight.  My weight may not change much more but I know my body will be tighter.

Do you have cheat days?
Yes I do for sure.  I will never do a diet or program where I can’t have cheat days.  If I have dinner plans I am going to try and eat healthy but I am also not going to restrict myself.  That is the great thing with this program you can have cheat days and then just get back on it the next day.  You have to live your life.  I don’t want to be restricted so much I can’t enjoy dinners and lunches out.

Would you recommend this program?

Absolutely.  I will say it is tricky at first, that is why a great coach is so important to help guide you and help you track your macros. Lindsey has helped teach me so much.  After the first week you really kind of get a good grasp of how to balance your foods at each meal and get used to the fasting.

Once again the new program starts the 12th, so sign up HERE if you are interested.  and please message me if you have other questions these are just the main ones I have received.

 

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. February 8, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    All of these look so yummy + good for you. I’ve never heard of the Faster Way to Fat Loss, but I’m definitely interested now. I like the idea of fasting to burn fat!

  2. Kristen
    February 9, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Are you allowed to have coffee or tea during your fasting in the morning? I’m intrigued but I get up really early in the morning so I would need something to hold me over.

    Also, did you see that Trader Joe’s has a GG like crisp? I picked it up the other day and I’m obsessed! I haven’t tried the original yet, but I was wondering if you’ve tried the TJ version and how it compares.

  3. Leigh Cline
    February 10, 2018 / 1:13 am

    How do you roast your salmon? It looks perfect!

  4. Jay
    February 10, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    Well done Natalie…you re turning your life around……eating healthier……and it’s good fall of us!
    Thank you soooooo much…..j

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