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Are you ready to be inspired? Tune in each week to hear real-world stories from successful intermittent fasters, including their best tips to help you find success. Intermittent Fasting Stories is hosted by Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle and Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle.
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Robin January

Robin January

2021-05-0658:282

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Robin January from Fayetteville, AR.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com. Robin works at a university lab in the Food Science Department. In the summer of 2018, Robin was diagnosed with a torn artery in her neck which resulted in several mini-strokes. She then developed a brain aneurysm. Her doctor immediately ordered her to go on bed rest for the next four months, with the warning “do not gain weight.”That same summer, Robin's mother had her watch a talk show segment on IF. Robin's response: "IF is a fancy word for starvation." But as she began to gain weight, Robin decided to give IF a try. For the first several months, Robin added cream to her coffee, having no knowledge of the clean fast. Robin stumbled upon Delay, Don't Deny, and learned about the clean fast. The transition to the clean fast made the fast easy. Robin eventually moved to a morning eating window. She currently follows 20:4, with a weekly longer fast. She has lost 25 pounds, going from a size 14 to a size 6. Robin's health has radically improved. Her brain aneurysm has healed. Her psoriasis, which covered her entire body, is now almost gone completely. She also has improved gum health after a 14-year battle with gum disease. Robin's advice to new IFers: "Find a reason to fast that is completely independent of weight loss. Look for small victories. Be content with health benefits if you're not losing weight at first. Don't be afraid to try things that seem scary."Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Marty Kendall

Marty Kendall

2021-04-2957:511

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to special guest Marty Kendall from Brisbane, Australia. Marty is both an engineer and biohacker. He is the creator of Data Driven Fasting and runs the Optimising Nutrition website.Gin and Marty have a fascinating conversation about Food Insulin Index and its importance. Marty explains how he developed Data Driven Fasting, and also how he applies it to his own life. He shares a few myths about dietary fat and Keto, and the importance of choosing nutrient-dense food when it comes to both health and satiety. Marty found intermittent fasting after diving headfirst into the research of nutrition, insulin, and blood sugar levels to better understand his wife's Type 1 Diabetes. He came across Dr. Jason Fung's videos, and began IF in 2013. Besides helping others with their own intermittent fasting practices, he has gone from 250 pounds to 187 pounds.  You can find Marty Kendall at this link: Connect with Data Driven Fasting Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html 
Sarah Sanger

Sarah Sanger

2021-04-2201:01:07

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sarah Sanger from San Diego, CA.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free!  That’s just one reason to join.  Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind.  You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.  Sarah found that she struggled in her relationship with food: she was either feeling guilty or deprived, no matter what she ate. Diet mindset controlled her.Sarah first learned about IF from her dad, who is an Anesthesiologist. He shares IF with everyone who will listen, but Sarah always opposed it. After a food-indulgent vacation in December of 2019, she finally decided to give 16:8 a try. She has lost 12 pounds, and currently follows a 21:3 protocol.Sarah has had many non-scale victories. Her tastes have dramatically changed. She now craves all sorts of veggies and loves to cook! Her anxiety has drastically improved, as IF helps her to feel more calm. Sarah's advice to new IFers: "The first few weeks are hard, but you'll be so glad that didn’t give up. Give IF a chance!"Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Cynthia Guerra

Cynthia Guerra

2021-04-1501:04:483

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Cynthia Guerra from Missouri City, TX. Cynthia has lost 110 pounds thanks to intermittent fasting.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com. Cynthia is a stay-at-home mom of two kids. She always struggled with her weight. While she was successful with diets, she would always gain back whatever she lost.By July of 2019, Cynthia had reached her highest weight of 240 pounds and felt miserable. The turning point came for her while on a trip to New York with her husband. A woman on their Brooklyn Bridge tour had to stop because she was out of breath and could not continue. The entire group had to wait for her, and Cynthia realized she herself was on her way to the same scenario. It was time do something different.Her doctor had suggested intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight, and Cynthia began immediately once they returned. Cynthia found the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group and listened to the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. Hearing the success of others was very motivating for Cynthia. She began with a 16:8 protocol, gradually moving to 18:6. Cynthia has lost an astounding 110 pounds!!The health benefits Cynthia has experienced: improved sleep, her joints no longer ache, she has sustained energy throughout the day, and her allergies have improved.Cynthia's advice to new IFers: "Give yourself time to try it. IF is going to take time. Don't just try it for a few days. It's a process, not a sprint. Tweak things if you're not losing. And remember: IF is not always about weight loss."Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com Check out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Beth Wray

Beth Wray

2021-04-0801:01:01

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Beth Wray of Sammamish, WA.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com. Beth is a moderator in the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, and is currently attending school to become a health coach.Beth struggled with her weight after having her now-grown children. She yo-yo dieted for many years, counting calories, trying various diets, and maintaining a vigorous exercise routine. She would lose weight easily, but could never maintain the loss.By July of 2019, Beth was about to give up. Discouraged, she heard about intermittent fasting from a friend. At first, Beth thought it sounded crazy, but she decided to give it a shot. She eased her way into IF, and never had a set window. Varying her fasts has made IF feel like a flexible lifestyle. Beth has lost 35 pounds, and easily maintains within a comfortable weight range. Her relationship with food has completely changed. She no longer obsessed with food, and it no longer controls her. Beth's advice for new IFers: "While you want to be consistent overall, it's okay to switch things up. You don't have to have the same schedule every day, because this is a lifestyle."Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens
Erin Giles

Erin Giles

2021-04-0144:46

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Erin Giles, an optometrist from Phoenix, AZ.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests.I’m mentoring new IFers in the 28-Day FAST Start group, and you can also connect with me personally in the Ask Gin group. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.Erin does telemedicine related to diabetic retinopathy, which is blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. She works for Indian Health Services.At two years-old, Erin was diagnosed with a blood disease, known as ITP. She had to take steroids, which caused increased appetite and weight gain. Always snacking, she was known as the 'snacking chubby kid.' Erin eventually outgrew this, and would not struggle with her weight again until after pregnancy.  While pregnant with her son, Erin gained 75 pounds. Despite restricting calories and working out, she could not lose the weight. Concerned she may be insulin resistant, Erin did some research on how to reverse it. Intermittent fasting came up, along with Gin's Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. She read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code, and learned about the clean fast. In June of 2019, she began with a 16:8 protocol. She currently follows a daily 18:6 (or more) IF protocol and has lost 25 pounds. One of Erin's health benefits has been improvement in her dental health. Prior to IF, she had severe cavities. Her asthma is gone, her stretch marks have disappeared, her blood markers have normalized, and she is no longer controlled by food. Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Langston Moore

Langston Moore

2021-03-2501:02:571

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Langston Moore. Langston is a writer and podcast host who played football professionally in the NFL.Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to over 100 groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com. Langston played for the University of South Carolina, and was then drafted to play for Cincinnati, Arizona, and Detroit. He played in the NFL for a total of seven years. Langston is also an author of two books for children and hosts a podcast.Langston uses IF to help keep himself "in check." While playing football: "we consume a lot of calories and expend a lot of calories." After football was over, he used intermittent fasting to get the weight off. IF has helped him with reducing inflammation, easing his joint pain due to football injuries, improved digestion, and better sleep. Langston got his weight below 290 pounds by following 16:8.Langston's advice to new IFers: "Just try! See how long you can make it. Take incremental steps."Langston Moore co-hosts The Butt and Gut Podcast, where football guys talk about IF, the football lifestyle, and share stories, workouts, and advice. You may also find him at: athletesandartists.netGet Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Anne-Lise Jasinski

Anne-Lise Jasinski

2021-03-1801:04:05

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Anne-Lise Jasinski from Joplin, MO.This episode is sponsored by…well, I’m sponsoring it myself. Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, let’s have a community that is completely separate and just for us. Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to learn about our new membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to over 100 groups to match your interests. Or join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you.Anne-Lise calls herself an "Untherapist" and she helps people with self-improvement. She is also the author of The Untherapist, which is a book about her emotional journey of healing.Anne-Lise was introduced to fasting as a child. She grew up in a religion where children were required to dry fast (no food or water) for 24 hours, once year. This was looked upon as a 'rite of passage,' and Anne-Lise did her first dry fast at age seven. Leaving this religion in her twenties, she never fasted again.In 2017, Anne-Lise officiated her son's wedding. Looking at pictures, she did not recognize herself. At 230 pounds, she realized it was time to do something about it. She found Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code and followed a Keto diet with a 16:8 IF protocol. Anne-Lise eventually lost 65 pounds, but in dealing with some emotional issues in her life, gained back 55 pounds. This was discouraging!In March of 2020, Anne-Lise joined a Keto Facebook group, and found Delay, Don't Deny from another member. She quickly read it and listened to the IF Stories Podcast. She began with a 19:5 protocol, but this time without restrictions. After a year of this, she feels healthy and vibrant and strong.Anne-Lise's NSVs: "Food finally became permissible to enjoy, and I trust my body now." She has compassion with herself, and has healed her relationship with food, discovering the joy of eating. She is also healing the 'diet brain' she has struggled with her entire life. Anne-Lise's advice to new IFers: "Focus on the feeling, not the results. Listen to your body's feedback."Fine Anne-Lise Jasinski at: www.theuntherapist.com and on social media: @theuntherapistHer book, The Untherapist is available on Amazon.Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Krista Thompson

Krista Thompson

2021-03-1101:03:251

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Krista Thompson of Hingham, MA.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef: The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well. Go to GreenChef.com/90ifstories and use the code 90ifstories to get $90 off including free shipping!Krista is a business consultant and executive coach. In September of 2019, Krista's doctor recommended IF. After reading a few of Dr. Jason Fung's books, she then came across Gin's podcast The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. She read Delay, Don't Deny, and learned about the power of the clean fast. Krista began IF with 20:4 and 21:3. Krista has lost 41 pounds, going from 180 pounds to her current weight of 139 pounds. She describes IF as her "wellness journey," and exclaims: "IF has given me back the ability to listen to my body." She learned that both gluten and dairy were inflammatory for her. Krista's advice to new IFers: "Get clear on your why. Why do you want to be healthy and lose weight? Your body will change with IF. So will your window and food. Be flexible."Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com Check out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Tiffany Sayles

Tiffany Sayles

2021-03-0458:592

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tiffany Sayles, who is a school counselor and college professor from Gasden, AL.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef: The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well. Go to GreenChef.com/90ifstories and use the code 90ifstories to get $90 off including free shipping!Tiffany shares that she has been overweight her entire life. Her mother was constantly on a diet, and Tiffany never wanted to follow in her footsteps. Tiffany was always active, ate healthy, never dieted, and learned to love herself the way that she was.However, in December of 2017, Tiffany found herself at what she calls “The Ledge.” About to turn forty, Tiffany experienced an emotional breakdown. She came to the realization that she would not survive if she continued on her current path. Tiffany decided to seek therapy to heal from some emotional issues. This in turn helped her to begin a new health journey. "You can't heal from what you conceal." Tiffany desired to heal from the inside out.In December of 2019, Tiffany found Dr. Fung, and began living a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle. It worked at first, but was not sustainable for her. Tiffany then came across Gin's IF Stories Podcast, read Delay, Don't Deny, and joined the DDD Facebook group. She officially began IF in January of 2020.Tiffany has gone from 324 pounds to 298 pounds, and from a size 22/24 to a size 16/18. She follows 19:5 and 20:4, having lunch and a small dinner.Tiffany has many non-scale victories: "I am healing from the inside out. I never want to go back to The Ledge. I'm more active, have more energy, and I try new things. I have peace. I'm enjoying the IF journey."Tiffany's advice to new IFers: "If you're struggling with closing your window, use an app. Or brush your teeth! Utilize resources and gain knowledge. Use other things to measure progress, not just the scale. Have a healthy mindset."Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com
Justin Claypool

Justin Claypool

2021-02-2556:29

Lori Tilden Leeke

Lori Tilden Leeke

2021-02-1859:25

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lori Tilden Leeke, an intermittent faster from the Dallas, TX area.This episode is brought to you by Grove Collaborative. Making the switch to natural products has never been easier. For a limited time, when my listeners go to grove.co/ifstories, you'll get a special offer from Grove with your first order.Lori is a retired homeschool mom, and recently went back to school to become a nurse. In December of 2018, Lori read an article about lowering glucose in order to access stored body fat using intermittent fasting. At this point in her life, she was desperate to lose weight. She followed OMAD, (One Meal A Day) using a glucose monitor. Lori also read Delay, Don't Deny and Fast Feast Repeat, and learned about the power of the clean fast. Lori has lost more than 20 pounds, going from 160 to 136 She says, "IF is nutrition and health, not just weight loss."Lori's advice to new IFers: "Enjoy the seesaw of fasting and feasting. IF is freeing. You don't have to eat every 2-3 hours, and you don't have to follow any particular diet. IF saves you money, time, and you enjoy food so much more! FAST, FEAST REPEAT!"Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Lucy Marsden

Lucy Marsden

2021-02-1101:02:331

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to Lucy Marsden from Leicestershire, England.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef: The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well. Go to GreenChef.com/90ifstories and use code 90ifstories to get $90 off including free shipping!Lucy is a primary school cookery teacher and also a Delay, Don’t Deny group moderator. Lucy shares: "I never really had a massive weight issue. I was only ever 10-15 pounds overweight." After trying to help her partner lose weight, Lucy realized that calorie reduction was not the answer.In August of 2017, Lucy found Delay, Don't Deny through a friend, and joined the DDD Facebook group. Lucy had followed Michael Mosley's 5:2 protocol, (five days a week 'normal' eating days, the other two were fasting days of 500-600 calories) and decided to switch to OMAD, One Meal A Day. IF feels natural and easy to Lucy.With IF, Lucy has experienced the best sleep of her life. Plus, no weight gain from menopause! The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Eat real food and enjoy it. Relax into the IF lifestyle. You don't need supplements. Your body knows what to do." Lucy has a YouTube channel called Fresher Bites, where she teaches cooking basics. You may also find Fresher Bites on Facebook.Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com Check out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Sunshine

Sunshine

2021-02-0457:00

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sunshine, a psychiatric nurse from Maine.This episode is sponsored by Green Chef: The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well. Go to GreenChef.com/90ifstories and use code 90ifstories to get $90 off including free shipping!Sunshine shares that her weight issues began around the age of 16, when she overheard her grandmother tell her mother that she needed to lose weight. Her mother was not a dieter and did not know how to help Sunshine. After years of following various diets and exercise regimens, Sunshine's weight reached 272 pounds. She had joint pain and was constantly tired. She gave up!In December of 2018, Sunshine's husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. His nurse gave him a copy of The Obesity Code. Sunshine read it and began IF on her own in January of 2019. Her husband joined her two months later, after watching her lose 50 pounds! Her husband followed a 16:8 protocol, and in six months, he lost 60 pounds. His A1C went from 10.5 to 5! He no longer needed daily naps and was no longer considered to be diabetic. Sunshine's health has also improved greatly! She has incredible energy, and her joint pain is totally gone. Sunshine's advice to new IFers: "Fast clean. Listen to the IF Podcast, the IF Stories podcast, and read Fast Feast Repeat!"Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
June and Sarah Canfield

June and Sarah Canfield

2021-01-2801:00:35

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to June and Sarah Canfield, a mother and daughter from Billings, MT.This episode is brought to you by Ritual! You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/IFSTORIES to start your Ritual today.June works for a software development firm, and Sarah is a seamstress. In the Summer of 2017, June found out about intermittent fasting on television. With her husband's high school reunion only months away, she decided to give it a try. She followed 16:8, and lost weight. But once she stopped following IF, she gained everything back. She followed it yet again the following Summer, then stopped, and yet again gained back all the weight. In April of 2019, June decided to make IF a lifestyle. She found Delay, Don't Deny, and realized she had not been fasting clean. Switching to the clean fast, she followed 16:8, and finally found IF to be relatively easy! She has lost almost 25 pounds, going from the upper 140s to the mid 120s. She currently follows 18-19 hour fasts, including some 24 hour fasts, and she throws in the occasional longer fast. Her mood and mental clarity have both greatly improved, and she's also lost skin tags!When June shared IF with Sarah, Sarah thought: "There's no way I could do that. I need my morning smoothie!" But after watching her mother lose weight with IF, and seeing all of the health benefits that came with it, Sarah was willing to give IF a try. She read Delay, Don't Deny, and began IF with 16:8, in December of 2019. She had suffered from severe eczema, and dermatologists had been unable to cure it. But with IF, she was able to pinpoint the cause. At this point, her eczema is almost completely gone! Sarah also feels like she is healing her gut. She has lost 10 pounds, and currently follows 20-22 hour daily fasts. The advice June would give to new IFers: Take pictures and measurements. It's never too late to get healthy. Sarah's advice: Start slow, and build that fasting muscle. Be consistent. It gets easier! Open your window with whole foods that are nutrient dense.Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Nikki Mott

Nikki Mott

2021-01-2101:02:151

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Nikki Mott. Nikki is a stay-at-home mom of two young girls, and her family lives in Huntsville, AL.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef: The #1 Meal Kit for Eating Well. Go to GreenChef.com/ifstories90 and use code ifstories90 to get $90 off including free shipping!Nikki shares that she began dieting in junior high when her entire family went on a diet program together. Looking back over life, Nikki realizes, “I was always either on or off a diet.” In 2018, she found IF through carb cycling. She dabbled in it, but was't consistent. She read Delay, Don't Deny in 2019. In May of 2020, after her second pregnancy, Nikki went back to IF. She has lost 20 pounds, has a ton of energy and improved mental clarity, is more active, and no longer needs her afternoon latte!The advice Nikki would give to new IFers: "Be patient. The weight loss may not happen right away. Don't overthink it. It's a lifestyle, not a diet." Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!   Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html  
Suzanne Stone

Suzanne Stone

2021-01-1457:41

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Suzanne Stone from Tarzana, CA.This episode is brought to you by Ritual. You deserve to know what’s in your multivitamin. That’s why Ritual is offering my listeners 10% off during your first 3 months. Visit ritual.com/IFSTORIES to start your Ritual today! Suzanne shares that she began her first diet at age ten. Her father, worried she would be overweight as an adult, put her on a low carb diet. Suzanne recalls, "My father made me do 500 fast jump ropes every day. He would sit there and count every one of them." Years of diet plans, counting calories, and diet pills followed. She would lose, then eventually gain everything back. Suzanne was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2012 and put on thyroid medication. Her thyroid needed to be removed, but before surgery, her doctor gave her an iodine treatment. She was also taken off her thyroid medication for six weeks. This whole process was done twice, causing a 20-pound weight gain each time, along with severe lethargy and major inflammation. After a long recovery, she tried various diets to lose the weight, but struggled to go back to the diets that were once successful.  In March of 2019, her friend Fred (also a DDD Facebook group moderator) shared about intermittent fasting on Facebook. She had heard about IF from another friend, but thought it sounded crazy! Desperate for something to help with her severe allergies, Suzanne decided to give IF a try. She read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code, and began with a 16:8 protocol.Almost two years later, Suzanne has lost 45 pounds. She's gone from a size 14 to a size 6. Her health has greatly improved. She takes very little allergy and thyroid medication now, and no longer needs her inhaler. She has mental clarity, feels more confident, and craves healthier foods. Suzanne started a Facebook group called A Valley Girl's Guide to Intermittent Fasting. The advice she'd give to new IFers: Learn patience. Diet mentality takes a lot of time to change. You have to really work hard to get past it. Weight loss won't be fast. It is a lifestyle, not a diet. When you change the way you look at it, then you're not as worried when it doesn't happen fast! Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!   Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Kelly Llewellyn

Kelly Llewellyn

2021-01-0759:43

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kelly Llewellyn, a registered nurse from Williamsport, MD.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef! Go to GreenChef.com/ifstories90 and use code ifstories90 to get $90 off including free shipping.Kelly found Intermittent Fasting through her mother-in-law in March of 2018. Not knowing anything about IF, she watched a video and said,“I can do this!” Her very first day of 16:8, a co-worker shared that he was also an intermittent faster. This encouraged Kelly.She found the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, and listened to the Intermittent Fasting Podcast on the way to work. She also read Gin's latest book, Fast Feast Repeat. As a nurse, Kelly is fascinated with the science of autophagy.Kelly's health improvements since IF: her blood pressure came down, she rarely has migraines, her skin is clear, and her labs have normalized. Her biggest motivation with living an IF lifestyle are the incredible health benefits. She follows an 18:6 protocol, with some days that are OMAD (One Meal A Day) and has lost 15 pounds. She shares IF with everyone.Kelly's advice to new IFers: "Join the DDD Facebook groups to learn more about IF and for the support. Listen to the IF Podcasts and read Fast Feast Repeat. There is so much information out there! Gain as much knowledge as possible."Get Gin’s books, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensVisit Gin’s website at ginstephens.comCheck out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html
Jess Berry

Jess Berry

2020-12-3101:00:581

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jess Berry from Mt. Pleasant, SC.Gin says, “I fast clean, and so it's become important for me to clean up other areas of my life. But, I don't have time to read labels on every product I want to buy or memorize what's safe and what's not. Honestly, it can get confusing. That's why I rely on Beautycounter. They have done the work for me, and I can be confident that every product I buy is safe for me and the environment.” ​When you shop with Gin at beautycounter.com/ginstephens, you are helping to support the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast with every purchase.Jess is the president of a small business. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto's, Fibromyalgia, and as pre-diabetic. After gaining 80 pounds following taking steroids and prescription medications, Jess tried various diets. In March of 2018, she learned about Delay, Don't Deny from a friend who had shared it on Facebook. Jess then recalled the times in her life where she had been at an ideal weight. It was when she was too busy to eat, and would only eat dinner. She realized she had been intermittent fasting! But eventually, she had always listened to everyone around her who told her it was unhealthy. Jess would go back to eating all day, then gain the weight back. Once she learned there was science supporting the health benefits of IF, it was easy for her to transition back into that lifestyle with confidence.Jess keeps 20-22 hour daily fasts, and has lost 27 pounds. She has experienced a great deal of body recomposition. She feels great! Her health benefits with IF: Jess is in clinical remission for Rheumatoid Arthritis, she's off all steroids, she has more energy, she sleeps better, her skin is glowing, she has mental clarity, and she is no longer pre-diabetic! Her overall inflammation has also gone down.Her advice to new IFers: "Patience is key. IF is not a quick fix. Don't give up! Don't punish yourself, cutting out entire food groups, you body knows what to do. Enjoy your life!"Get Gin’s books, including her latest New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens
Rebecca

Rebecca

2020-12-2401:00:18

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Rebecca from Boston, MA.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef!  Green Chef is the #1 meal kit for eating well, and the first USDA-certified organic meal kit company. Go to GreenChef.com/ifstories90 and use code ifstories90 to get $90 off including free shipping!Rebecca was athletic and swam competitively for many years, and was always “body conscious.” When her high school boyfriend told her she needed to lose weight, Rebecca says, "From then on, I became extremely weight-obsessed. It hurt deeply." After college in 2015, she went through another emotional breakup that sent her into deep depression. This traumatic event was the trigger for obsessive thoughts about food, and Rebecca was diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder. She felt like a failure. Desperate to succeed with weight loss, Rebecca began to count calories and track macros, still struggling with binge eating. In 2017, Rebecca broke her foot, and then lost her mom, using food as comfort. As a result, she rapidly gained 20 pounds. By March of 2019, Rebecca's doctor prescribed antidepressants, which helped her to gain another 40 pounds by November of that same year. At this point, Rebecca weighed 212 pounds and felt awful. One day while online, she stumbled across some Dr. Jason Fung YouTube videos on calories and body fat storage. She then came across the Intermittent Fasting Podcast. Rebecca began IF with 16:8, but found it was not enough for her. After learning about other IF protocols on the Intermittent Fasting Podcast, she switched to a OMAD approach. She loves that IF is a flexible lifestyle.Rebecca has experienced many health benefits, such as her skin tags fell off. And most importantly, she hasn't binged in a year! She no longer thinks about food constantly. Rebecca feels mentally better, and is much more productive during the day. She has lost 64 pounds, going from 212 to 148 pounds. Advice to new IFers: "What works for one, might not work for you! Be kind to your body, stick to it, and the results will come." Get Gin’s books, including her latest New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.htmlShare your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens
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Caroline Wanja

Lovely episode.

Mar 31st
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Jonny Jonsta

"nothing changes, if nothing changes" 👊

Oct 13th
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Belen Murillo

this episode is a repeat on castbox it sounds like the last episode for the moderator

Sep 25th
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Monique Conner

Hmmmm? Mr White seems to have a superiority issue. This is the first episode I've stopped before it was over. I love you Gin!

Sep 25th
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Mary Whitaker

I totally related to Dharmesh. Thanks for sharing even though youre a bit of an introvert like me. I also have the resistance bands

Aug 19th
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Arlene Delehanty

We do have dental hygienists in NZ.

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Wendy

Beautiful podcast

Mar 17th
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Michelle Holcomb

loving this podcast!

Feb 17th
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P.J. Watkins

great episode

Feb 17th
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Eileen Check

I just listened to this episode and I want to thank Gin and Dana, as a 50ish, menopausal woman in recovery I found this very helpful! Off to Kindle to look for Dana's books. 🙂

Dec 7th
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Amy Mabe

totally loved this!! the hour flew by.

Nov 7th
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Carrie Rose

I really loved this episode! Thank you for sharing your unique perspective, Rachel!

Jun 27th
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Dara Waldron

Such an inspirational story.

Jun 7th
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Maria Goette

❤️I love everything about this podcast

Jan 25th
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Elaine Jacobson

Eddie was a great guest. I loved his common sense wisdom and related to so much he shared. I I definitely agree about the paradigm shift.

Dec 20th
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Marilyn

No-nonsense podcast. I will listen to this again and again. Both ladies shows you both are intellectual, genuine, kind, humble person thru the conversation. Thank you for sharing your experiences in intermittent fasting. Very inspiring.

Nov 22nd
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Jenifer Harding

I love you ladies so much! I've read all the books, including Kim's & am obsessed with this lifestyle. THANK YOU!

Nov 16th
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Becky McCutcheon

Love this podcast! Great support and motivation! Gin keeping it real and I love it!

Nov 16th
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Carol Vonrekowski

loving this new channel so much! in down 45 pounds in two and a half months! IF has definitely changed my life forever!!

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Patricia Lauzon

Love this podcast!

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