The FASTer Way to Fat Loss® nutrition is based on three main principles: CARB CYCLING, INTERMITTENT FASTING, COUNTING MACROS. Let’s address some of the top questions around those topics.
Q: If I participate in fasting does that mean I don’t eat?
A: In our bootcamps we have eating windows, which are combined with our carb cycle. The most common feedback I get is, “ how do I eat all this food!?” We simply confine our eating to a shorter window throughout the day and allow our bodies to enter into the fasted state.
Q:Do I have to live by you to join your boot camp?
A: Nope! The best thing about this program is that you can do it anytime, anywhere. All our material is online and has easy access as long as you have wifi and your phone or laptop!
Q: What is a Macro?
A: The three macronutrients all have their own specific roles and functions in the body and supply us with calories or energy. For this reason, the body requires these nutrients in relatively large amounts to grow, develop, repair and feel good!
Each macronutrient is almost always found in every item of food, whether that’s a healthy snack bar or a raw vegetable; the only difference is how the macronutrients are balanced. As an example, the nutritional composition of an avocado is generally made up of 75% (good) fats, 20% carbohydrates and 5% protein, therefore this is clearly a fat-based food. On the other hand a banana consists of 95% carbohydrates, with only small amounts of protein and fats.
Here is the break down:
Fats: Don’t be scared of fats! Fats are an essential part of a healthy diet and should account for about 30% of what you consume. They help by improving brain development, overall cell functioning, protecting the body’s organs and even helping you absorb vitamins found in foods.
Some examples of healthy fats: Almonds, walnuts, seeds (pumpkin, sunflower), olives, avocados.
Protein: Protein is essential for repairing and regenerating body tissues and cells, a healthy functioning immune system and manufacturing hormones. This wouldn’t be possible without amino acids, which are found in protein-based foods.
Good sources of protein: Beans, legumes, nuts (unsalted), quinoa, avocado, beets, raw greens (kale, spinach).
Carbohydrates: Carbs are comprised of small chains of sugar which the digestive body breaks down into glucose to use as the body’s primarily energy source and therefore need to make up a large percent of a diet.
Carbohydrates to choose: Apples, bananas, cauliflower, carrots, oats, brown rice, quinoa, chickpeas, kidney beans.
Q: What about exercise?
A: You will see both a gym and at-home workout version. Both are equally effective and you are welcome to do either. There is also a beginners/low impact option for those who have not exercised consistently before joining a bootcamp!