The FASTer Way food plan is pretty simple. Eat whole foods. If it came from the ground or had a mother, you can eat it!
Avoid dairy and gluten. These are very inflammatory foods, so eliminating them from your diet will help a lot with getting your body healthy!
If you’re interested in trying the FASTer Way but you’re wondering what you can eat when you start the program, this post is just for you!
In a nutshell, the nutritional strategy of FASTer Way to Fat Loss includes intermittent fasting (which is basically an eating schedule that limits your food intake to an 8-hour window) and carb cycling (which is a varying intake of carbs throughout the week—some low carb days, some higher carb days).
On the intermittent fasting schedule, I usually eat two bigger meals and a small snack or two instead of three meals and two or three snacks.
If you really like breakfast foods, you can still have them when you break your fast! Just stick to gluten-free versions of your favorite foods. Some delicious options are:
- Black coffee
- Herbal tea
- Banana pancakes
- Oatmeal with nuts and berries
- Hash browns
- Smoothie/smoothie bowl
- Protein-based shakes
Some snack options include:
- Veggies and clean ranch
- Veggies and hummus
- Dried fruit
- Energy balls
- Fruits (low glycemic fruits like berries, pears, and apples are recommended, but all are approved)
- Kale chips (homemade or store bought)
- Apple chips
- Hard-boiled eggs
Dinner is the easiest meal for me to have the most variety (but you can eat any of these to break your fast, and any of the breakfast foods I listed are great for dinner)
- Any high-quality meats including:
- Grass-fed beef
- Wild-caught seafood
- Free-range Chicken
- Pork (including bacon!)
- All vegetables, especially leafy greens and cruciferous
- Gluten-free grains
If you’re wondering what you’ll eat for dinner without bread, pasta, and cheese, there are still lots of delicious options! A few easy meals include:
- Broiled fish
- Cobb salad
- Blackened shrimp salad
- Pot roast
- Chicken salad
- Pork chops
- Stuffed peppers
- Beef stew
Now that we’ve listed all the healthy foods, we can’t forget about the treats! It is totally okay to have a treat on the FASTer Way eating plan! We just limit how many we have, but go ahead and stop by your favorite bakery and have yourself a donut! I always have my weekly treat on leg day of the workout plan since that’s the highest calorie-burning day of the week.
If you’re still not sure how to put it all together, here’s a sample 7-day meal plan.
Break Your Fast: Cobb Salad
Dinner: Chunky Beef, Cabbage, and Tomato Soup
Break Your Fast: Eggs + Bacon
Snack: Veggies + Clean Ranch
Dinner: Pot Roast + Roasted Brussel Sprouts
Break Your Fast: Protein Pancakes
Snack: Hard Boiled Egg
Dinner: Pork + Baked Sweet Potato
Break Your Fast: Gluten-Free Oatmeal with nuts & berries
Dinner: Tacos + Guacamole
Break Your Fast: Protein Shake or Green Smoothie
Snack: Kale Chips
Dinner: Steak + Roasted Veggies
Break Your Fast: Cobb Salad
Snack: Veggies + Hummus
Dinner: Baked Chicken + Roasted Broccoli
Break Your Fast: Mixed Greens + Tuna
Dinner: Spaghetti Squash + Meat Sauce
Are you hungry yet?? If you’re interested in learning more about the program, you can click here for more information.
Some of the fabulous benefits I’ve been enjoying from participating in FW2FL are:
- incredible fat loss and unbelievable body composition changes
- increased energy, stamina and strength
- better digestion and less bloating
- better sleep and improved mood
This lifestyle has been a blessing for me and I hope it will be for you, too!
Beauty For the Heart~~For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 1 Timothy 4:8
Have a blessed day!
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