If I knew then what I know now, I never would have dieted to lose weight. Tying your happiness to an aesthetic outcome that requires a lot of strict dieting to attain is dangerous. If you don’t enjoy the process, you won’t be able to keep it up. Before you diet, make sure you know your WHY, and then really question your WHY.
Stop dieting and exercising to lose weight! It doesn't work because it's not sustainable. It just becomes a horrible numbers game of calories in and calories out: You will become tormented by your activity tracker and daily weigh-ins, and before you know it, you are a slave to your endless cardio and severe calorie-restricted diet. STOP IT!!! Instead, I teach you how to tailor your nutrition so you can fuel your training and make favourable changes in your body composition. If, however, you want to diet and exercise, then I show you how to conservatively approach it with calorie and carb cycling so that you won't run your metabolism into the ground or develop an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise.
Metabolic flexibility refers to the ability to switch from using carbs or fat as fuel. People who eat all day long only burn carbs for fuel, making them metabolically inflexible. People who fast; however, can burn fat for fuel, making them metabolically flexible. You want to be metabolically flexible. You don’t want to polarize how your body uses carbs or fats. That’s why I don’t demonize any macros and I fast for at least 16 hours a day. I’m an intermittent faster, I’m metabolically flexible, I eat carbs and I burn my own body fat for fuel. I do squats, deadlifts, pull-ups and other compound exercises. I’m not genetically gifted... I’m an endomorph. I keep it really simple. Simple = sustainable.
Stop the obsession with your bathroom scale. I used to obsess over weighing 120 pounds. Today, I weight 147 pounds and I look lean and strong. Today I eat double the amount of calories I did in 2014 and my body fat percentage is less!! I've been able to build muscle and strength while intermittent fasting (I have chiseled abs and deadlift over 240 pounds for reps). I will teach you exactly how to go about favourably changing your body composition. If you have run your metabolism into the ground from years of yo-yo dieting, I will teach you how to reverse diet to a healthy amount of calories.
I will teach you how to make your diet work for you, instead of against you. It's difficult to please your palate if you are following a strict meal plan. With my flexible approach to dieting, you will learn how to go about eating exactly what YOU want to eat without gaining fat or sabotaging your nutrition. You will learn how to establish and track your daily calories and macros because accuracy allows for flexibility with your diet. Food will become a source of pleasure, rather than a source of angst. You won't have to demonize any food (you can have wine, bread and chocolate) and you won't have to eat tiny hunger-inducing portions. You won't have to eat every 2 to 3 hours, and you also won't have to stop eating after 6pm. If you are like me, and you are a night eater, than I'll show you how to make it possible to eat at night without eating in caloric surplus. Contrary to popular belief, night eating will not make you fat, unless you also ate breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the day.
I put together over 65 recipes for you with a grocery list. Some recipes are higher in carbs and some are lower in carbs and calories. It doesn't matter if you are vegan or unable to eat gluten because you can substitute my ingredients with your favourite ingredients: That's the beauty of flexible dieting.
p.s. Yes, these are my recipes.I don't outsource anything. It's important to me that you get 100% of me.
You will get exclusive access to me in my VIP TeamSS Facebook Group. I call the group of men and women who follow my Fat Loss Fast System, TeamSS. We are an international team who loves to eat, all while shedding fat and building muscle. We are all on the same mission... to become better versions of ourselves and to inspire others to do the same. The single most important factor is having a support system. Everyone on TeamSS provides support, accountability, motivation and even healthy competition.
p.s. To get a sneak peek of my incredible team, follow my @OfficialTeamSS Instagram.
“For 18 months I followed a ketogenic diet. 8 months ago I started to add carbs while decreasing fats and calories. 4 months later, I started reverse dieting using Sara Solomon's recommendations. 5 months have since passed, and I'm now up 500 calories per day and eating 170 grams of carbs (I was previously eating 50 grams of carbs a day). I'm 53 years old and my body fat percentage is 6% as I continue to reverse diet and add calories and carbs! Stay the course and trust the process. Thanks Sara.” ~Dr. Steven K.
"I’ve been doing the Fat Loss Fast system since Feb. 2013. I tried every diet out there but failed miserably. This is the only system that has worked and continues to work to this day. I initially lost 20 pounds and now it is so easy to maintain my weight and I never feel like I'm dieting. During pregnancy and for a year after while nursing, I discontinued intermittent fasting but continued flexible dieting and followed my maintenance level calories and macros. I was able to maintain a healthy pregnancy weight and get back to normal fairly quickly despite being an older mom of 38 years. Now that I’m weaning, I’ve returned to intermittent fasting (16/8) and I’m eating a healthy amount of calories: I’m 5’1” tall and I’m eating 1800 calories a day! This system definitely makes my life easier now that I have a toddler running around." ~Sara Y
"In 2015, I let myself go, eating pizza, fast food, drinking alcohol and smoking”. I decided it was time to make a change. By February of 2016, I had lost 22 pounds and quit smoking and drinking. The only problem was that I was eating almost nothing, doing cardio, and was hungry all the time. In June of 2016, I started to look for a way that I could eat and train for the rest of my life…not a 90 day program. And on YouTube I found Dr. Sara Solomon. I had never heard about intermittent fasting before, and I loved her story… she loves to eat, she has a powerful personality. I consumed all the free info she provides. Three months later, I picked up her Fat Loss Fast System and joined her TeamSS (Sept 22, 2016). My focus now is to be healthy and I listen to my body. Most days I eat around 3pm, but sometimes noon. I am best with my macros when I eat later. I train in the morning (or else I won’t train), and log my macros and I eat whole food (80/20 rule). My upper body is strong and I now have a butt. I want to look healthy and strong… Dr. Sara Solomon taught me that … her mindset is to focus on being strong and powerful… to find the beauty in strength. Today I feel great. I feel beautiful. I feel strong.” ~Nadia F
It takes time to figure out your nutrition and change your body composition, and that is why I want to teach you how to think for yourself when it comes to your food selection. If all you wanted was a quick result from following a cookie-cutter method (i.e. a meal plan), then you will never learn the principles required to achieve a sustainable result. The purpose of my Fat Loss Fast System is to teach you the principles of intermittent fasting and flexible dieting so you will never have to rely on a method or meal plan again. Since you will understand the principles, you will be able to devise methods that work for you. That is why the Fat Loss Fast System is a sustainable solution.
I know so many of you are hopeful for an instant miracle. Instant results. But my system works for people who are willing to focus on the process, instead of the endgame. My system is all about consistency over time with a sustainable approach (I'm not a fan of extra cardio workouts or slashing calories because it's not sustainable). People who desperately want to lose fat quickly will not have long-term success with ANY program ... Quick fixes are unsustainable because they are unpleasant. They promote muscle loss, a slower metabolic rate and bingeing: and all of these things make it really easy to regain the weight and more. They cultivate yo-yo dieters.
My system works for people who are willing to read the e-Book, learn the principles, experiment to establish what works best for them, and then consistently implement it. So if you were looking to be told what to eat, when to eat and how much to eat, then you came to the wrong place. The Fat Loss Fast System is not a method and that's why it's not for everyone. It's only for people who want to master their own nutrition so that they can enjoy a sustainable approach to food for years to come.
You've likely heard the expression, "You cannot out-train a poor diet". Well, the reverse is even more true: You cannot out-diet a poor training regimen. If you are not willing to alter your approach to fitness so that it will complement your dietary efforts, then you will struggle to favourably change your body composition. I explain in my e-Book exactly the type of training that will change your game.
So if your goal is to desperately lose fat quickly, then I can't help you. But I'll be here when you need to undo the damage from crash dieting and excessive exercising. 😉