The FASTer Way to Fat Loss, Much More than the Best Weight Loss Program for Women

This past July I decided to join Amanda Tress for her FASTer Way to Fat Loss program.

Many of my friends and clients who immediately noticed all my social media postings with the hashtag #FASTerWayToFatLoss wondered why.  I am a personal trainer after all, and super fit so why was I

What is the FASTer Way To Fat Loss?

The FASTer Way To Fat Loss is a wellness program designed specifically for women by Amanda Tress.

It is a program that centers around the following core

  • Intermittent Fasting
  • Carb Cycling
  • Carefully Crafted Workouts
  • Community
  • Accountability
  • Positive Mindset

Each round of the FASTer Way To Fat Loss is

Is the FASTer Way To Fat Loss Right for You?

Whether any program is the right program for you is a question only YOU can answer.

Everything about you is unique — your lifestyle, food preferences, medical history, fitness level, motivation… and only YOU can

The FASTer Way To Fat Loss, Something for Every Woman

Brianna’s Story

Like many young women in my generation, I’ve been struggling with my weight and negative self-perception since middle school, and I’ve been going on diets for almost as long. I’ve done nearly all of them at this point. There hasn’t been a time in my adult life where I wasn’t constantly worried about what I was eating and how it would affect how I looked.

At the beginning of the summer before my junior year of college, I found that eating a low carb, low sugar diet worked well to get the weight off. I wasn’t someone who’d ever learned how to incorporate working out into a busy life, and giving up sugar and carbs seemed the best possible solution. I saw the weight drop off simply by changing what I ate, and the extreme control over what I put in my body made me feel more powerful, something I confused with feeling more healthy for a long time.

However, I quickly discovered that the diet I was on was incredibly restrictive for a young person, and in the end, my low carb, low sugar diet turned into a cycle I couldn’t break. I’d be eating well for a few weeks, would see the pounds start to drop, then would “go off” for any number of reasons: to have a night out with friends, to go on vacation, to just deal with a stressful week where I didn’t have time to cook. Going off the diet always left me feeling guilty for eating something that wasn’t allowed, which led to extreme disappointment in myself and blame for the way I looked, which often led to other kinds of unhealthy eating. A few weeks later, I’d start the diet again with renewed vigor, determined to make it stick this time. And so the cycle would continue.

In the five years I was on this diet, my weight fluctuated wildly. I was both at my thinnest and my heaviest, and there were rarely moments when I felt comfortable in my own skin. So much of my life seemed defined by food, and I was honestly scared of eating anything that I saw as having the potential to make me fat. Logically, I knew it wasn’t healthy, but I still managed to condition myself to fear certain kinds of food, and to emotionally punish myself whenever I fell off the wagon.

When I heard about the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, I knew I needed a change. I loved the idea of having a community of women beside me and I was excited to have a trainer to start teaching me ways to work out effectively at home. But the program still terrified me. Amanda was telling me she expected me to eat carbs. Lots of carbs. The MyFitness Pal app recommended a daily intake of 165 grams of carbs for my regular calorie days, which was almost a 700% increase over the amount of carbs I was eating on my low sugar diet. This fact alone led to significant anxiety in the week leading up to the start of the program. I spent hours obsessively planning out menus, counting calories, and feeling utterly terrified about the fact that I was going to willingly be eating all of things I had trained myself for five years not to eat.

But I was committed to trying, and I was inspired by all the women in my group who were doing this with me – strong, powerful women who weren’t afraid to try and who empowered each other constantly. And so, that first week, I bought a sweet potato for the first time in five years. I bought honey and fruit and quinoa. I had to literally force myself to eat these things, to tell myself it would be ok, but I did it. And every time I did, whenever I posted about my win for the day, Amanda and the women in my group told me I was dong an amazing job, and slowly, I started to believe it.

Now, six weeks later, I have never felt better about myself. Yes, Amanda taught me how to love working out, which is impressive in and of itself, but the biggest, most amazing thing this program has given me is the freedom to love myself regardless of what I eat. I’m no longer scared of food, or defined by it. It’s the most invigorating feeling, and I feel more healthy and in control than I ever have in my life. The other day, I even caught myself standing in front of the mirror just a moment longer, for the first time really loving how I look, which is such a powerful and moving thing for me.

About Valerie 

Valerie Remy-Milora is the mother of 3 amazing girls, an author, public speaker, coach and founder of Scrumptious Moms. She is passionate about empowering moms to embrace self care and live a vibrant, joyful life with their loved ones. A health and fitness nut, she is an advocate for chemical-free living, real food and GMO labeling. She believes in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death.

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