If you don’t already own a food scale, I’d highly recommend getting one prior to starting the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®. Weighing your food is much more accurate than using measuring cups and spoons and it’s so much easier too.
Plus, fewer dishes! I’m all about fewer dishes to clean!
While not necessary, stability balls add a little extra something to your workouts. Sure you can do a chest press on a bench, but when you do it on a stability ball, your body has to work to keep itself balanced and.. well, stable. I also love to stretch out my back on them!
Loop resistance bands are an incredible way to add a bit of difficulty to your workouts! We use them a TON in our VIP workouts to really maximize our efforts.
My favorite way to use them is to loop them around my thighs when doing squats - the extra resistance really amps up the burn!
Fit Girl Resistance Hip Band
Think of this resistance band as the Lululemon version of the bands above. Definitely priced a bit higher, plus it’s one band vs. five.. but this one band is going to replace those five, no doubt. It also doesn’t slide or roll up while you’re working out which makes it my favorite band to use.
I ordered the L-XL size, I’ve been told the smaller sizes are too small!
Similar to the resistance loops, these resistance bands will allow you to take your strength training workouts to the next level. They’re also really great for when you’re traveling and do not want to lug your weights around with you.
These are the dumbbells that I use and love. I have them in 5lb, 10lb, 15lb, 20lb, and 25lb. They are perfect for our workouts and I love the tower to store them on to keep them up off the floor and out of the way!
These come in a variety of weights and I recommend starting with one heavier than your heaviest dumbbell. These are definitely in the “nice to have” category but not necessary. Most of the moves you do with a kettlebell can be accomplished with a dumbbell and a bit of creativity.
If you suffer from muscle soreness following your FASTer Way workouts, then you just met your new best friend. I discovered foam rollers when I was marathon training and now, I don’t know how I lived without one. It’s one of those “hurts so good” feelings when you roll out your sore muscles. It helps to break up the lactic acid build up and alleviate the soreness quicker.
This is the protein powder that I use in my shakes every day. I prefer to buy the organic one, but there is a non-organic version available as well that is a bit cheaper.
I like this one because it is a plant-based protein powder (pea protein) so it is dairy-free, gluten-free, and organic. I blend mine with almond milk, pbFit, ceylon cinnamon, and ice. On regular macro days I’ll also throw in a banana.
Yes that’s a cow and yes I’m a vegetarian. This is NOT a vegetarian product, however, it is something that I recommend to my clients who are not living a plant-based lifestyle.
Two scoops has 18g of pure protein (no fat, no carbs) so I recommend adding two scoops to your protein shakes, oatmeal, acai bowls.. It has no flavor at all so it’s an easy way to add in some protein to almost anything.
This stuff is amazing. All the flavor of peanut butter with hardly any fat!
I add PB Fit to my shakes on regular and low macro days. For those of you keeping score - that means every day, my shake contains Vega protein powder, ceylon cinnamon, almond milk, and PB Fit. On regular macro days I also toss in a banana.
It’s a great way to boost your protein intake and give your protein shake that yummy peanut buttery flavor!
These little babies are probably my most favorite food of all time.
My favorite flavors are peanut butter, dark chocolate peanut butter, and almond butter. If you were to come to my house right now, you’d find a serious stash of them in our refrigerator because my husband and I go through them like crazy. They are SO, SO good.
If you’re a fan of pancakes and you’ve never tried Kodiak Cakes, I’m going to need to you hop on over to Amazon right now and order some. Better yet, make a Publix or Target run so you get them sooner!!
These are my favorite pancakes and they are FULL of protein!! No worries about that weird chalky flavor, these are delicious. Even my kiddos and their friends love them.
Do yourself a favor and order the dark chocolate muffins too. You can thank me later.
I take two teaspoons of this per day to help me relax and sleep better. Just a warning, it REALLY helps me sleep better!! I have to take it early in the day or else I struggle to get out of bed the next morning!
I like the raspberry lemon flavor, it’s pretty tart though.
In the FASTer Way, we recommend drinking herbal tea while you are fasting and these are three of my favorites! The glazed lemon loaf is the one I reach for most often. It’s amazing!
Christy, the owner of Tiny Little Chef, is also a FASTer Way coach. She got me hooked on her seasoning blends. Not only are they delicious, but they’re also gluten free and contain no sugar, dairy, additives, or preservatives.
Make sure you use promo code “KRISTINS” to save 20%!
Many of our clients are LOVING the nutpods coffee creamers. They will not break your fast (be mindful of the serving size though!) so if you’re not a fan of black coffee, give these a shot.
I prefer black coffee, but when I want something a little different I do enjoy hazelnut nutpods!
While we try to stay away from artificial sweeteners, we understand that sometimes you just need a little sweetness in your life. Stevia is a natural sweetener that will not break your fast. If you need something sweet in your morning coffee, this is your new best friend.
Stevia is also available in powder form, I just prefer the drops.
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