Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to follow the meal plan?


Our meal plan offers both non-vegan and vegan options as a guide for our clients' convenience but there is no requirement to follow the meal plan.




Do I have to have a gym membership?


No, you do not have to have a gym membership. We offer at-home, gym and low impact versions of all our workouts.




Do I have to purchase any special shakes, pills or wraps?


Absolutely Not! Throughout the FASTer Way we talk about the importance of whole food nutrition and while we are happy to share the supplements we use and love, you are not required to take any of them to participate in the program.




I don't have any weight to lose, can I still do the program?


Of course! The FASTer Way is about training our bodies to become fat burning machines with the goal being to build lean muscle, establish hormonal health and lose excess fat. Weight loss may be experienced as you transition to a more lean physique.




I am pregnant or nursing/breastfeeding, can I still do the program?


Yes! Some of our top coaches have gone through the program pre and postpartum. Check out this BLOG for more information.




When should I work out?


You should work out when it's convenient for you and will enable you to establish a consistent, sustainable routine.




Do I need to fast daily?


Yes, we will be fasting daily. This is one of the cutting-edge strategies that we use within the program.




What is carb cycling?


Carb cycling is the intentional variation of carbohydrates curing the week. We base our carb cycle on the workouts we will be doing to maximize fat burn and energy.




What is intermittent fasting?


Intermittent fasting is not a type of diet, but an eating schedule. Your body is always in one of two states: fed or fasted. In the fed state (anytime your body is digesting food), your body’s insulin levels make burning fat a challenge. However, in the fasted state (8-12 hours after your body finishes digesting), your insulin levels are lower and better able to reach into your fat stores. People rarely go into a fasted state throughout the day. In fact, the traditional theory of several small meals per day keeps us from ever reaching the fasted state. In addition, that type of eating schedule regularly spikes our insulin levels which also hinders fat loss. So, while eating several small meals per day can lead to weight loss (calorie deficits always do), you will likely be losing both muscle and fat. When you lose calorie burning muscle, you lower your metabolic rate and make it harder for your body to burn fat. You also might become frustrated because you never feel toned and fit, even though you are working out and eating clean.





*If you have any additional questions, please email me at FASTerWayWithRachael@gmail.com

Danvers, MA 01923

hello@rachaelnovellofitness.com

T: 978-766-8287

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