FWTFL VS BBG: How They Compare & Overall Thoughts

Getting real and talking FWTFL vs BBG. How they’re similar, different, and my overall thoughts on the two fitness + nutrition programs. 

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Last week I shared my experience with the first round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss. A fitness and nutrition program I have been doing for a little over seven weeks now (currently doing round one again). Prior to FWTFL, I was going along with the BBG – Bikini Body Guide program from Kayla Itsines. BBG was my program of choice for majority of 2018. First kicked off the workouts in January of 2018 and stopped around October. Before I dive into how they compare and overall thoughts on the two programs, let me tell you a little about each one. 

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FWTFL vs BBG: How they compare and overall thoughts on the two programs | Faster Way to Fat Loss & Bikini Body Guide | Louella Reese
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BBG – Bikini Body Guide

BBG is a 12 week program. BBG is available for purchase online as an ebook or you can purchase and download the app. I personally purchased the program online and downloaded the ebook to my phone. You can also choose to purchase just the workout plan or eating plan or go all in with the bundle guide.

The workout guide begins with smaller challenges, then ramps you up over the following weeks, to higher levels. Which allows your body to continue adapting, and helps to avoid plateau. The workout guide does provide you with images to make sure you’re completing each workout correctly.

The workouts change weekly and every four weeks you change things up a little more (intensify). However, to give you an idea, the first four weeks you do 2-3 sessions of resistance training and 2-3 sessions of low intensity cardio training. 

The eating plan details why you should eat clean, and the best way to start. Including why you should eat particular foods and when you should be consuming them. Additionally, there is a 14 day meal plan, with substitutions and recipes to help inspire you. 

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FWTFL vs BBG: How they compare and overall thoughts on the two programs | Faster Way to Fat Loss & Bikini Body Guide | Louella Reese

FWTFL – FASTer Way to Fat Loss

FWTFL is a six week program with an additional week tacked in the front for learning and preparation. FWTFL is available for purchase online. Once purchased (or shortly after, depending on when your round starts) you’ll receive an email with information to download as well as a login to an online portal for you to access workouts, tutorials, and more. Lastly, you’ll be assigned a coach to lead you through this program.

FWTFL focuses on three things – carb cycling, intermittent fasting, and macro tracking. During your on boarding week you’ll learn all about each of these three. What they are, why they’re important, and how to do them. As well as daily workouts. FWTFL focuses on maximizing fat loss and increasing lean muscles mass, which means you’ll lose weight and inches as you get stronger.

Aside from the portal and information you downloaded, you also gain access to a supportive online community where you can ask questions, learn from others, and check in with your daily progress. Also, your coach will provide you with meal ideas, grocery lists, and recipes. 

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FWTFL vs BBG: How they compare and overall thoughts on the two programs | Faster Way to Fat Loss & Bikini Body Guide | Louella Reese

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Below I have put together a chart comparing the two a little more cut and dry. Hopefully that helps you figure out which one would work better for you! If you have any questions about either, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Whether it’s via email (louellareese@gmail.com) or DM on Instagram. I will be sure to get back to you!

As for my personal experience and the program I have liked best, I would have to say FASTer Way to Fat Loss. To me, it is more of a lifestyle change. One that is attainable and sustainable. I have throughly enjoyed it and have seen INCREDIBLE results. Wednesday on Instagram, I shared the news I am down not one, not two BUT three denim sizes since starting the program (December 4th). Talk about results! Upon starting the program I was a size 27 and I am now wearing a 24. Never in my life have a worn a 24 until NOW!

With FWTFL, I do not feel I’m missing out on any of my favorite foods or being deprived. I also look forward to my workouts where as with BBG I was starting to really dread them. Which then lead to me skipping them. 

Due to the results I’ve experienced and how much fun I have had with FWTFL, I have a serious passion about it. I’ve also convinced several friends and family members to sign up! Three of which will be part of the February 4th round. So if you want to join in on that round, I can definitely introduce you! Y’all can be FWTFL buddies (and we can be too). Definitely let me know if you decide to give it a try or opt to try out BBG. Would love to hear your thoughts and opinions either way! 

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34 Comments

  1. Lisa Autumn
    January 25, 2019 / 8:18 am

    Oh this is so motivating girl!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  2. January 26, 2019 / 7:59 am

    This is so helpful! I’ve always wondered which one to go for and looked for a good review, thanks for sharing!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  3. January 26, 2019 / 1:46 pm

    Laura, I like your new length. It is very stylish, & professional!

    Joanne N.

  4. dana mannarino
    January 28, 2019 / 2:08 pm

    I am in AWE of your incredible results, my friend! Definitely going to pick your brain when you’re here in NYC!

    The Champagne Edit

    • January 28, 2019 / 4:01 pm

      Thank you so much lady! I will be more than happy to answer all your questions and chat about it!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. January 29, 2019 / 12:22 pm

    This is great! I was wondering about these programs, I may try the fwtfl program!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • January 29, 2019 / 12:32 pm

      Thanks Cathy! So glad you found it to be helpful. Definitely let me know if you have any questions about fwtfl!

      xo Laura Leigh

  6. January 29, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    I have been doing the BBG workouts for while and I am loving it. So glad you’re sharing it here

  7. January 29, 2019 / 2:43 pm

    Glad you’ve gotten such great results and you feel like it’s a lifestyle you can maintain, that is always far more important!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • January 29, 2019 / 4:41 pm

      Thank you lady! And I completely agree – I believe that is most important!

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. January 29, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    this is so helpful! Like you I got to the point where I HATED the BBG workouts and dreaded doing them… not because they were hard, but because I felt like my body ached (like bones and joints!) afterwards. Overall BBG wasn’t for me, it actually made me GAIN weight… which I’m not struggling to get rid of. I may consider FWTFL!

    • January 29, 2019 / 4:43 pm

      I am seriously so happy to have you say that! Thank you so much! Glad I wasn’t alone in my growing hate for BBG workouts. They were just too much and too repetitive in my opinion. Maybe the app is different but the PDF definitely became repetitive. That is NO good about your bones and joints – definitely too much! You should give FWTFL a try – it is so much more of lifestyle and in my opinion easily to maintain. Highly recommend!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. January 29, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    You go girl! You look AMAZING and that’s so awesome about dropping 3 pants sizes. I keep hearing such great things about the FWTFL and it sounds like an awesome program.

    xoxo,
    Kim

    • January 29, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you so much Kim! I really appreciate it lady 🙂 it is a truly wonderful program!

      xo Laura Leigh

  10. Stephanie
    January 29, 2019 / 8:22 pm

    I’ve been doing BBG for a little while now (when I feel up to it) and wondered about the differences when I saw you first posting about FWTFL. Thanks for sharing this guide!

  11. January 29, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Love this post and so glad you compared these! I have also done BBG, will definitely check FWTFL now!

    Kileen
    cute & little

  12. Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley)
    January 29, 2019 / 11:30 pm

    Wow, love this comparison! SUPER helpful! Also you look AMAZING!

  13. January 30, 2019 / 12:04 am

    This is such a helpful guide! I’ve been thinking about doing both of these programs for a while and it’s nice hearing about both from someone.

    • January 31, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      Thrilled to hear that! Hope this helped you figure out which one will be best for you!

      xo Laura Leigh

  14. February 12, 2019 / 6:50 pm

    You look amazing gal and so thankful you recommended FWTFL to me! So excited for the changes to come!!

    • February 13, 2019 / 9:27 am

      Oh my goodness, thank you lady! I am SO excited for you to kick it off and see the amazing results.

      xo Laura Leigh

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