Hey, there! I get questions all of the time about FastBlast and intermittent fasting (IF) in general so I thought I would share the answers to the “top 10” that I’ve received thus far. Here’s what I’ve got:
1. Is FastBlast going to work for me? I’m willing to give it a shot but I’m skeptical.
I hear you and I completely understand.
To be candid, the number one problem that I see with weight loss, and the pursuit of health and wellness in general, is beginning with a defeated mindset.
I hear people say that they’re willing to “try it out” or “give it a shot” but they’re not really committed and subconsciously they’re giving themselves an “out” when they inevitably fail. They think to themselves, “Welp, I tried yet again, and it just didn’t work for me.”
If you’re going to be successful with FastBlast, you can’t give yourself the option to fail or make excuses.
You have to commit to the FastBlast lifestyle for at least three months if you’re going to attain sustainable results…it’s really that simple.
As I said, I understand the attitude and mindset all too well because I tried all sorts of programs and failed constantly. That sort of failure added up for me over time and it made me doubt myself, become less confident, and I became more hesitant to put in any sort of effort over time.
However, you have my word that I will be by your side through this process and you will see huge results when you put in the effort. You’re going to accomplish some huge goals and the entire FastBlast community is here to support you!
If you’d like some extra motivation and to meet people that are having a lot of success with FastBlast, I highly recommend that you join our private Facebook group for even more tips, tricks, and insider information to help get the results that you desire: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fastblast.
2. Why does fasting work to burn fat and help lose weight?
There are two primary reasons:
i. Caloric restriction.
ii. When only consuming highly digestible calories, your body enters into a state of autophagy (where cellular repair and restoration occurs) where it will begin to use stored body fat as its primary source of fuel rather than the food and drink that you’re consuming.
Remember: your body can only be in a state of digesting or resting but never both at the same time. If you’re constantly eating and/or consuming foods that are difficult to digest then it’s nearly impossible to reach this state of repair and recovery.
3. Will I go to the bathroom more or less on fasting days?
Not to be crass but the typical rule is, “nothing in, nothing out.” There will be a lot of number one visits as you flush the toxins out of your body.
4. Will I feel faint, tired, or hungry while fasting?
You might feel all three of these effects or none of them as every person is different. Personally, I have felt all three of them and have found that hunger and its effects come in waves. I typically satiate myself with green tea, black coffee, water, and/or a walk.
5. Can I drink anything other than the FastBlast pouches and a lot of water?
To prevent caffeine withdrawal, you can drink a cup or two of black coffee or hot tea. You can add stevia, honey, and/or So Delicious creamer with your coffee if you’d like. Personally, I like straight black coffee or green tea with lemon and fresh ginger.
Obviously the less you consume; the easier it is for your body to enter into a state of rest and rejuvenation so this is your call.
6. Can I drink alcohol on fasting days?
Optimally, no, you don’t want to do this. A glass of red wine, a very low caloric beer, or a vodka water cocktail won’t destroy your results though.
7. Can I replace a FastBlast pouch with leafy vegetables or a green juice?
Yep! The whole idea of FastBlast is to restrict calories and make your balanced diet consist of highly digestible [albeit predominantly fermented] fruits and vegetables. We believe that we’ve found a solution that makes this healthy blend as easy and convenient as possible but there are some people that want to customize the FastBlast approach which I understand.
If anything, I highly suggest consuming fresh, organic leafy vegetables and green juices/smoothie recipes that have a healthy balance of healthy fats, protein, carbs, and fiber.
Just as a side note, we use fermented foods because they are in the process of being broken down and are simple for your body to digest (common examples include: miso, yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, etc.). If you’re interested in learning more about fermented foods, you can check out https://fastblastdaily.com/research as we provide a lot of great information on this subject matter.
8. Should FastBlast be refrigerated?
Yes, absolutely. I love our product and I find it significantly more enjoyable when it has been refrigerated. Personally, I like to refrigerate one box of FastBlast at a time and rip off the top of the box for quick access. If I’m traveling, I’ll often put a few FastBlast pouches on ice.
9. Can I add FastBlast to my own smoothie?
Yes, and I’m going to sound like a broken record here, but the whole concept revolves around restricting calories and only consuming a highly digestible blend of healthy fats, protein, carbs, and fiber.
A few clients have told me that they squeezed the contents of a refrigerated FastBlast pouch into a blender and blend it with four-eight ounces of water and/or ice. You might want to fill the pouch back up with some water, put your finger over the top and shake it to ensure you’re getting all of the nutrients out.
10. What should I eat on the other five days?
You know, to increase the likelihood of staying on the FastBlast plan, I always advocate sticking to your normal diet. Now there are those that feel that their whole diet is out of whack in general and they need help sticking to a routine which I understand. Here are my best suggestions:
i. If you’d rather spend money to get variety and value your time, then use [an actually healthy] home meal subscription service such as purplecarrot.com, sunbasket.com, and hellofresh.com. These services are expensive but you’re paying for variety and the convenience of having the exact ingredients mailed to your home. If you search the company name and “coupon codes” or “discount” then you can try many of them out much cheaper and see what you like the most.
ii. If you want to spend less, don’t care as much about variety, and don’t mind taking 2-6 hours per week then you can meal prep. There are literally thousands of great programs out there for you. Here’s an example of two great programs from SweetPea and Isolator.
iii. If you value variety, and don’t mind spending a bit more money and a fair amount of time preparing each meal then you can elect to join a healthy cooking program that emphasizes simple recipes. We’ll have a book out shortly that will break all of this down for you, but I highly recommend Authority Nutrition’s program in the meantime, Authority Meal Plans.
Personally, I’m lazy and don’t like thinking haha. I fast three times per week and eat simple salads, consume green juices, eat a lot of organic fruit, and vegetables. If I eat out, I avoid processed wheat, dairy, sugar, and alcohol.
I typically eat a fair amount of Greek and Mexican food. I also splurge about once or twice per week to shock and confuse my system so that I don’t torture myself.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email me at annettefastblast.com. Thank you ahead of time!