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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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Tammy Roach

Tammy Roach

2020-10-2201:00:02

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tammy Roach from Louisville, KY.This episode is brought to you by Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative and Feals Premium CBD Oil. Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative: Are you looking for the highest quality meat? Look no further than Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative! Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass. No hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Go to grassrootscoop.com/IFSTORIES to get $35 off your first order and receive free shipping!Feals Premium CBD Oil: The world of CBD oil can be confusing. For premium CBD oil that you can trust, go to feals.com/ifstories. Become a member and get 50% off your first order plus free shipping.Tammy is the Director of Testing Services at the University of Louisville. On the day this interview was recorded, it was also her 50th birthday!Tammy shares that she was heavy her entire life. She tried countless diets, even having gastric bypass surgery. In October of 2019, Tammy ran into a girlfriend who had lost weight with IF. She told Tammy about Delay, Don't Deny. Tammy ordered it that very day and began IF almost immediately. Within three days of IF, she noticed her knee pain was gone. "I felt amazing!" Tammy has lost 50 pounds, and has gone from a size 2X to a size 12. She can now go into her closet and put anything on because everything fits! Her relationship with food has completely changed, which is definitely something to celebrate.Tammy and a friend created a Facebook group called "Measure Me L-if-E." The group is to support and encourage their friends with living the IF lifestyle. It has been a true joy! "The struggle with weight my whole life has led me to where I am now, and helped me find my calling." The advice she'd give new IFers: "IF is harder at first, but it gets easier over time. Whereas a diet is easy first but harder to stick to. Listen to the IF Stories podcasts every day. Take pictures to see the changes. Give yourself grace." You can learn more about Measure Me L-if-E at: www.measuremelife.com 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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Jerry Nelson

Jerry Nelson

2020-10-1501:00:101

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jerry Nelson of Floresville, TX.This episode is brought to you by Green Chef and Audible! Green Chef is a USDA certified organic company that makes eating well easy and affordable with plans to fit every kind of lifestyle. Go to greenchef.com/ifstories80 and use the code ifstories80 to get $80 off across 4 boxes, including free shipping on your first box. Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, ranging from best sellers, to celebrity memoirs, news, business, and self-development. To try Audible for free and get your free audiobook, visit Audible.com/ifstories or text ifstories to 500-500.Jerry is a Postmaster for the United States Postal Service. He was always tall and big as a kid, and he played football in high school. He joined the military out of college, and had to lose almost 50 pounds in order to be accepted. This began a vicious cycle of intense exercise, weight loss, injury, then weight gain. While serving, Jerry crushed both his back and skull, and in recovery gained all the weight back. With the steroids he was prescribed and the all-day snacking, he eventually climbed to 470 pounds. Finally, in 2001, Jerry had gastric bypass surgery. He says, "It saved my life." He lost almost 300 pounds in a year and a half. As a result of this massive weight loss, he was able to run marathons, averaging 100 miles a week! He was eating 7-8 small meals throughout the day, and over the next 13-14 years, his weight gradually crept back up to 370 pounds. Jerry says he felt like a failure: "I have everything else under control, how come I can't control my weight?" In April of 2017, Jerry needed knee replacement surgery, but the surgeon told him he must lose weight first, sharing intermittent fasting with him. Jerry read The Obesity Code then Delay, Don't Deny. He began with 16:8, moving to 20:4. He did OMAD, (One Meal A Day) and has lost around 162 pounds now weighing 205 pounds.The advice Jerry would give to new IFers: "Have a plan. Give IF time. You didn't get here overnight. Forgive yourself. Don't be dogmatic. Change it around, and don't get complacent."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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Layla Rysavy

Layla Rysavy

2020-10-0857:12

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Layla Rysavy, a correctional counselor from Fort Dodge, Iowa.This episode is brought to you by Ritual and Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative.Ritual Essential Vitamins: Ritual left out mystery additives, synthetic fillers, and shady extras that can be found in some traditional multivitamins. All of Ritual’s ingredients are obsessively-researched and science-backed. Go to ritual.com/ifstories to save 10% per month for your first three months!Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative: Are you looking for the highest quality meat? Look no further than Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative! Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass. No hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Go to grassrootscoop.com/IFSTORIES to get $35 off your first order and receive free shipping!Layla shares that she has lost 100 pounds-- twice. The first time she lost it with Weight Watchers and exercise, and the second time she lost it with restrictive calorie counting and intense workouts. A fitness instructor at the time, Layla was in the gym 4-5 hours a day! But the weight came right back on when she stopped working out.By 2019, Layla had reached her highest weight of 275 pounds. She was depressed, highly inflamed, and had trouble moving due to severe Plantar Fasciitis. She shares: "I was the biggest I'd ever been, and had resigned myself to eating whatever I wanted, and to get as fat as I had to, and die." She did not want to track or count another macro nor calorie ever again. During a hair appointment, her hairdresser (and dear friend) shared intermittent fasting with her. Layla listened to The IF Podcast, and was instantly hooked! She immediately began IF,and has been fasting ever since.  Layla began with 16:8, gradually increased to 18:6, and eventually settled into 20:4. To get past a plateau, she did ADF(Alternate Day Fasting), and found 4:3 helped her lose an additional 8 pounds. She has gone from around 280 pounds to 198 pounds! The health benefits Layla has experienced are incredible! Her psoriasis and plantar fasciitis are both gone, her psoriatic arthritis is greatly reduced, and her phlebitis, (vein inflammation) and sleep apnea have vanished. Her recent blood work showed all of the the inflammatory markers that were extremely high before IF are now on the low side of normal. Layla exclaims: "It's as if the inflammation never existed!" She feels more in control, joyful, empowered, and positive.The advice Layla would give new IFers: "Saturday is not a special occasion. Hunger is not an emergency. Show yourself some love and grace. Consistency over time is what matters. Settle in and let it be a lifestyle. Remain calm!"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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Laurie Lewis

Laurie Lewis

2020-10-0101:02:31

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Laurie Lewis from Portland, OR. Laurie is a repeat guest (from episode 4) and two years later, Gin and Laurie talk about all things maintenance.This episode is brought to you by Grove Collaborative and Better Help.Grove Collaborative delivers healthy home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! For a limited time, when my listeners go to grove.co/ifstories you will get a FREE cleaning gift set plus free shipping with your first order.Join over 1 million people taking charge of their mental health. Better Help will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/ifstories.In the two years since episode 4 aired, Laurie has become an IF coach and author. She is also one of the moderators in the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook groups. On the day this interview was recorded, Laurie celebrated three years of IF! Laurie first found IF when she gained 50 pounds after menopause. "I was emotionally, mentally, and physically a basket case." She knew that her massive weight gain was not normal, and she no longer recognized herself. While visiting her mother in Colorado, she shared her discouragement. Her sweet mother prayed for the answer. That evening, Laurie Googled "How to lose stubborn, menopausal weight," and up popped IF. She stayed awake all night watching IF videos and reading everything she could about it. She had found the answer! Laurie began with 16:8 but soon discovered that 20:4 was her sweet spot. She has lost more than 50 pounds, and now weighs what she did in high school. She still keeps her 20:4 fasting routine.Laurie talks about her book, Celebrating Your Vibrant Future; IF for Women 44 to Forever. It is a 90-day workbook and daily journal that guides women toward understanding their physiology while learning how to fast clean, using Gin's clean fast guidelines. Laurie's workbook takes you on a journey to ensure you can IF for the rest of your life! The advice she'd give new IFers: "A shift in mindset is part of being successful with IF, as IF isn't something you're doing for a short time. IF is going to get you to a place that will enable you to feel good every day. Fasting is repair. Use honesty clothing with no stretch to gauge your progress. Eat the foods you love, and the foods that love you back. Fast clean and enjoy delicious food!"Laurie Lewis' website is: FastForwardWellness.com Find Celebrating Your Vibrant Future; IF for Women 44 to Forever on Amazon. Laurie also holds group programs, called Fast With Laurie.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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes. 
Todd White

Todd White

2020-09-2458:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to Todd White, founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines. This episode is brought to you by both Dry Farm Wines and Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative. To try the wines from Dry Farm Wines and see why Gin and her husband Chad are such fans, go to dryfarmwines.com/IFStories. You’ll get an extra bottle of wine for just a penny with your first order. Are you looking for the highest quality meat? Look no further than Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative! Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass. No hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs. Go to grassrootscoop.com/IFSTORIES to get $35 off your first order and receive free shipping!Todd lives in Yountville, CA. He began IF with keto six years ago. He now follows a modified keto diet. He began IF with 16:8, eventually moving to OMAD (One Meal a Day). Todd says, "Going to OMAD was the single most important advancement in my wellness, than anything else I have ever done. I felt so much better." He follows OMAD to stay healthy and lean.Todd says that, "eating less and eating less often, along with controlling blood sugar, can help avoid the over-production of insulin." This is also known as hyperinsulinemia, about which he says: "I believe is the leading cause for most chronic illnesses."Todd explains the mission of Dry Farm Wines, which is the largest importer and reseller of natural wines in the world. They do not sell domestic wines, as there is no wine produced in the US that meets their standards of purity. He explains what sets Dry Farm Wines apart from the rest: it is always grown without chemicals, organically/bio-dynamically. It is also fermented with wild, natural yeast, and there are absolutely no additives. The process of dry farming means less water, resulting in a lower in alcohol content and wines that are almost free of natural sugars.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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Kim Rains

Kim Rains

2020-09-1757:101

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kim Rains, a registered nurse from Renton, WA.This episode is brought to you by Audible! Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, ranging from best sellers, to celebrity memoirs, news, business, and self-development. To try Audible for free and get your free audiobook, visit Audible.com/ifstories or text ifstories to 500-500.Kim shares that she was always overweight, even as a kid. In the sixth grade she was put on a diet. She did Weight Watchers for many years prior to IF, never reaching her goal weight. Kim heard about IF while at her Crossfit gym. She overheard a conversation and decided to research it. At this point, she was pre-diabetic, and worried about developing Type 2 Diabetes. She knew it was time to do something. In February of 2019, Kim read The Obesity Code and Delay, Don't Deny, and joined Gin's Facebook group. She followed 20:4 and found that a midday window worked best for her. Kim has lost almost 50 pounds. Her A1C is now down to 5.5, and she is no longer pre-diabetic. Kim's husband, son, and daughter all do intermittent fasting now.The advice she'd give new IFers: "Take a lot of pictures to see your progress!"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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Kit McCall

Kit McCall

2020-09-1051:281

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kit McCall from Herman, Maine.This episode is brought to you by Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative and Ritual.Grass Roots Farmers Cooperative: Are you looking for the highest quality meat? Look no further than Grass Roots Farmers’ Cooperative! Healthy animals raised outdoors with sunlight, fresh air, and clean grass. No hormones, antibiotics, or GMOs needed. Go to grassrootscoop.com/IFSTORIES to get $35 off your first order and receive free shipping!Ritual Essential Vitamins: Ritual left out mystery additives, synthetic fillers, and shady extras that can be found in some traditional multivitamins. All of Ritual’s ingredients are obsessively-researched and science-backed. Go to ritual.com/ifstories to save 10% per month for your first three months!Kit is a video producer.  He was always on some kind of diet and workout program. He'd lose weight, stop the program, and gain all the weight back. "It's always been a roller coaster," he shares. Kit’s weight crept up throughout his thirties, and he eventually found himself at 405 pounds. He had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low testosterone, severe acid reflux, low energy, and felt discouraged. He and his wife had briefly tried IF, but "it didn't stick for me." Kit's wife then found Delay Don't Deny, and IF became a lifestyle for her. He watched her amazing transformation, and her success was the inspiration he needed to do it himself. In April of 2019, Kit began IF with 16:8. He decided not to work out, but to instead focus on the fast alone. After eight months of 16:8, he moved to 23:1 during the week, keeping longer windows on weekends. After a year of this routine, Kit had lost 76 pounds. Kit has experienced multiple health benefits: his cholesterol, blood pressure, and testosterone all normalized. His psoriasis and acid reflux are both gone. He has incredible energy and feels great! Kit and his wife are more active. They're not constantly thinking about food, which allows them to be more productive.The advice he'd give new IFers: "Take it one day at a time. Get into the IF Facebook groups, because the info and stories and success of the community will help you. Everyone is different, so don’t compare yourself to others.”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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Laurel Wilson

Laurel Wilson

2020-09-0357:461

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Laurel Wilson from Fresnillo, Mexico.Grove Collaborative:  Grove is the online marketplace that delivers healthy home, beauty, and personal care products directly to you! order. Go to grove.co/ifstories to get a FREE cleaning gift set plus free shipping on your first order. Better Help:  Do you wish you had someone to talk to?  Better Help matches you with licensed professional counselors in a safe and private online environment.  Go to betterhelp.com/ifstories to get 10% off your first month.  Laurel is a volunteer music teacher in her children's school. Laurel shares that she has lost at least 80 pounds five times in her adult life. In February of 2019, her husband shared The Obesity Code with her, along with information on how to do a clean fast. Skeptical and doubtful at first, Laurel decided to do her own IF research. She found Gin's podcasts and joined her Facebook groups. After reading all that she could on IF, Laurel decided it was something she could indeed try! Both she and her husband found that IF was relatively easy for them, and within the first six months they had each lost almost 70 pounds. A year later, Laurel has almost lost 100 pounds. She typically fasts from 20-21 hours a day. She feels great, has great energy, and no longer hides from being in pictures. Her joint pain is gone. Her acid reflux went away. IF will be her lifestyle forever!The advice Laurel would give new IFers: "It's not your fault that you're overweight. It's not about willpower. IF sounds like an extreme diet, but it is not! Do the research to find the medical proof as to why IF works. IF is adaptable and flexible, and it can adjust to 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.htmlShare your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Navin Hettiarachchi

Navin Hettiarachchi

2020-08-2755:261

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Navin Hettiarachchi. Navin is the director of health, wellness, and performance for the NBA's Washington Wizards.This episode is brought to you by Feals CBD Oil: The world of CBD oil can be confusing. For premium CBD oil that you can trust, go to feals.com/ifstories. Become a member and get 50% off your first order plus free shipping.Navin found intermittent fasting in 2015, while trying to optimize his own health. IF immediately clicked for him, and he continues to keep an 18-21 hour daily fast. Navin constantly seeks to find things he believes in so that he may pass ideas along to his players. IF is one of the strategies he recommends.Navin explains that there are four pillars to health: sleep, nutrition, mindfulness, and movement. He calls this The Dashboard to Health. If you look at your nutrition, your skin, how you feel, how you are sleeping, and your energy level, you have a clear picture of your overall health. He says to "get those pillars in line" for optimal health. He also talks about how nutrition, exercise and IF are all highly individual to each person. "Like a thumbprint," he explains. IF helps Navin to stay balanced mentally, physically and spiritually.The advice Navin would give to new IFers: "Start slow with IF. Instead of having breakfast, go for a walk, exercise."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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Shana Hussin

Shana Hussin

2020-08-2057:432

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Shana Hussin, a registered dietitian who incorporates intermittent fasting into her work with clients.This episode is brought to you by LifePro Fitness!  Gin and Chad have been using a vibration plate at home for years.  Interested in an affordable vibration plate with outstanding customer service?  Go to lifeprofitness.com/ifstories to save 10% on your order.  The discount will be applied to your order at checkout with no additional promo code needed.  Shana has been in the nutrition world for 20 years. Her first job was in weight management, and the go-to strategy was calorie restriction. Shana's clients would be very successful in the first 3-4 months of that regimen, but then eventually regain all their weight.  At the time, Shana simply did not understand that it was an issue of insulin.In 2016, Shana's son had been diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. She researched nutrition and natural therapies and found a natural health clinic that helped her son. She loved their approach and got a job as one of their clinicians. Knowing Shana had a background in weight management, the clinic owner asked her to create a weight loss plan. This was how Shana found intermittent fasting. She discovered The Obesity Code, and listened to Dr. Fung's podcasts. Shana also read Delay, Don't Deny, and listened to the IF Stories podcast. It was thrilling for Shana to finally understand why her clients always struggled to keep the weight off! Once she changed her approach, all 18 participants in her weight loss program had incredible results using IF. Shana eventually left the clinic to work with her own clients, and to write her book, Fast to Heal, A 5 Step Guide to Reversing Insulin Resistance. The advice she'd give new IFers: "Look for more than weight loss. Look for things you weren't expecting, like health benefits! Embrace IF. Give it a month. Meet your body where it is today."You may find Shana at: fasttoheal.info and her Facebook group, 'Fast to Heal Nutrition Support Group.'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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Meghan

Meghan

2020-08-1353:58

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Meghan, a kindergarten teacher from Nova Scotia.This episode is brought to you by Feals Premium CBD oil. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/ifstories, and you’ll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.Meghan was very athletic growing up, but in college quickly gained 40 pounds. She realized something was wrong and headed to the doctor. She was told her thyroid had stopped working, and was put on thyroid medication. Meghan joined Weight Watchers, and got down to 175 pounds. Once married, and three pregnancies later, Meghan's weight climbed to 230 pounds. Meghan was in a major car accident in November of 2018, which partially amputated her foot. During her five-month recovery, she could not walk. A surgeon gave her the wake-up call she needed: for every pound she lost, it would take 4 pounds of pressuire off of her ankle. In of May 2019, she made the decision to change her life. Meghan looked up: "How to lose weight with thyroid issues" and Gin’s book Delay Don't Deny popped up! She researched intermittent fasting, and then found Gin’s Facebook group. She wrote down her goals and her main reasons to lose weight: less back pain and increased mobility were among them. In June of 2019, Meghan began IF with a 16:8 approach, eventually moving to 18:6.Meghan has now lost around 85 pounds. She has far less foot pain, and now only needs half of her thyroid medication. The advice she'd give new IFers: "Take time to find out what you works for YOU. Take pictures. Don't compare your body to someone else's. Be kind to yourself in the process."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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Dharmesh Topiwala

Dharmesh Topiwala

2020-08-0657:433

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dharmesh Topiwala, who lives in Raleigh, NC.This episode is brought to you by Audible: Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, ranging from best sellers, to celebrity memoirs, news, business, and self-development. Visit Audible.com/ifstories or text ifstories to 500-500 to get started with a free trial. Even better, choose Fast Feast Repeat or Delay, Don’t Deny for your first free listen as a new member! Dharmesh is a software engineer, and he is originally from India. His family moved to the US in 1992, and Dharmesh shares that this was when he began to gain weight. In India, he was very active. But after moving, he "lost all of his friends, and lost all of his activity." He found himself turning to food for comfort. Dharmesh remembers that he "fell in love with Doritos." When his weight climbed to 300 pounds in 1998, he decided to do something about it. This began many years of yo-yo dieting for Dharmesh. He followed extreme calorie restriction and exercised. He took diet pills and tried low carb, and eventually lost 50 pounds. But whenever he stopped restricting calories or exercising, the weight would pile back on.By 2018, Dharmesh gave up, deciding he would be 300 pounds for the rest of his life. He shares: "I invested in being this size," and bought all new clothes that fit. At this point, he was wearing a size 44 pants. In July of 2019, Dharmesh came across intermittent fasting through an app on his phone. He researched everything that he could about IF, and started with 16:8. The weight fell off quickly! He easily transitioned to 18:6, then 20:4. He currently follows 22:2. Dharmesh has lost 90 pounds and is now wearing a size 34 pants. The Delay, Don't Deny facebook group has been a huge support in his IF journey.The advice Dharmesh would give to new IFers: "Take a lot of pictures. IF is not a wagon, it's a path. Don't punish yourself. It is day to day. Deciding to change your life is the hardest decision you'll make, and you've already won!"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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephensFollow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook:" https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Dennis Gardon

Dennis Gardon

2020-07-3058:06

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dennis Gardon, an aspiring chef from New Jersey.This episode is brought to you by Ritual Essential Vitamins: Looking for high quality vitamins? Ritual is now available for both women AND men! Go to ritual.com/ifstories to save 10% per month for your first three months.Dennis is an aspiring chef who works in a hospital. In April of 2016, Dennis signed a contract to live and work as a cook in Hawaii. Once there, he wrote down four goals for his time there. One of his goals was to lose 100 pounds. He searched the internet for "weight loss" and "fitness," stumbling across the Hodge Twins. They talked all about Intermittent Fasting, and how to do it.Dennis says he "baby stepped IF," simply moving breakfast later and later in the morning. He eventually settled on opening his window at 4 pm with a family meal. His weight loss was a consistent 2 pounds a week, and when it slowed, he tweaked things a bit. He removed sugar during the week, enjoying treats on Sundays. Once he moved back to New Jersey, Dennis started lifting weights, shortened his window even more, and could now fit into a size XL chef's coat! He has lost around 55 pounds overall, and now weighs 220 pounds.The health benefits Dennis has experienced are improved sleep, no longer needing an afternoon nap, and lots of energy! The advice he'd give new IFers is: "Getting started is the hardest part, but it gets easy. 'Baby Step' IF. Journal your progress and take before & after photos."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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779 Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Sonya Sophia

Sonya Sophia

2020-07-2358:475

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sonya Sophia from Austin, TX. This episode is brought to you by Feals Premium CBD oil. Become a member today by going to Feals.com/ifstories, and you'll get 50% off your first order with free shipping.Sonja specializes in Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT. It is commonly known as ‘Tapping’. She found intermittent fasting a little over a year ago when looking for a way to lose weight and feel better. Working out and eating throughout the day wasn't helping. She listened to Delay, Don't Deny, and it made sense to her. After reading about others’ success with IF, Sonya realized that she needed to do some "unlearning" when it came to how to lose weight. She began IF gradually, as she began by skipping eating after 11 pm. Almost immediately, her acid indigestion went away.Sonja noticed that she was not only detoxing from food, she says she was also detoxing from "emotions I had suppressed with food. I was psychologically detoxing." Once her mindset was in the right place, the pounds started coming off with ease. Sonja loved the energy IF brought her, loved the way her taste in food changed, and found the foods that made her "happy and alive." Her 'sweet spot' is a 20:4 protocol, and she has lost 35 pounds over the last year of IF.Sonja has been Tapping for 15 years to heal the emotional pain and trauma from her past. Tapping helps with depression and a multitude of emotional issues. She describes that Tapping "turns on neuropeptides in your brain, which boost your mood, increases immunity, and enhances your mental cognition. It rewires your brain. It gives you strength and emotional resiliency." Tapping is both freeing and healing.Also in this episode, Sonja leads Gin in a short Tapping session. You may find Sonja Sophia at: www.worldtappingcircle.com and for more information on private session, courses and online training for EFT, go to: www.sonjasophia.usGet 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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Dr. Rob Jones

Dr. Rob Jones

2020-07-1659:445

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Rob Jones of the Utah Wellness Institute. Dr. Jones is a functional endocrinologist who has used intermittent fasting with over 500 patients and counting.This episode is brought to you by Audible: Audible is the leading provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, ranging from best sellers, to celebrity memoirs, news, business, and self-development. Visit Audible.com/ifstories or text  ifstories to 500-500 to get started with a free trial. Even better, choose Fast Feast Repeat or Delay, Don’t Deny for your first free listen as a new member! Dr. Jones specializes in Functional Endocrinology. He learned about IF six years ago after two of his patients, who he had not seen in a year, both mentioned that they had been practicing intermittent fasting. They each had great success with both weight loss and other health benefits. This was when he began to study IF, the history of it, the science behind it, and how it relates to his field of endocrinology.He began to work with a few patients to see how they would respond to IF, and he now currently has over 500 patients who are intermittent fasters Dr. Jones shares that high insulin affects the whole body. He refers to it as similar to the process of rusting, and the entire body becomes inflamed. He explains that high insulin also affects the brain, arteries, heart, kidney and liver. IF reduces inflammation and lowers insulin. He has his patients fast to reduce insulin.Dr. Jones wrote a book called I Am More Than Enough, based on his experience with women for more than 20 years. He noticed a common thread of how hard they were on themselves, and how this can lead to stereotypes they may have of themselves. His book was intended to be used as a tool to help women have better self image.Connect with Dr. Jones at: utahwellnessinstitute.comGet 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 Connect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes  
Jimmy Dettman

Jimmy Dettman

2020-07-0958:521

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin Stephens speaks to Jimmy Dettman from Rapid City, South Dakota.This episode is supported by Dry Farm Wines: Gin has finally solved her wine dilemma by switching to Dry Farm Wines for good! If you are looking for organic/biodynamic wines that are lab tested to ensure they are sugar free, lower in sulfites, and contain lower alcohol, go to dryfarmwines.com/ifstories to start your own subscription to Dry Farm Wines, and get an extra bottle for just one penny in your first shipment!Jimmy is a middle school math teacher, Church Pastor, and also runs a DJ business. He shares that around Christmas of 2017, he visited a friend in the hospital who had health issues. This made him think about his own health, as Jimmy had reached his highest weight of 246 pounds. He had heard of intermittent fasting from the nurse at his school, and began watching YouTube videos on IF. A friend at work decided to join him, and on January 6, 2018, he started with a 17:7 protocol. The school nurse gave him the book Delay Don't Deny and he read it in four hours!The first month of IF, Jimmy lost weight quickly. By April, he had lost 40 pounds. By the fall, he lost another 10 pounds. He has now gone from a size 38 pants to a size 32! His blood pressure has also dropped to a normal range. He currently keeps 20-22 hour daily fasts and enjoys the IF lifestyle.The advice he'd give to new IFers: "Try going on walks if you're not doing any kind of exercise. If you can do 16:8, try to move to 18:6, because it's greater autophagy!"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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Daniel Hale

Daniel Hale

2020-07-0755:223

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin Stephens speaks to Daniel Hale from Edison, NJ.This episode is supported by Dry Farm Wines: Gin has finally solved her wine dilemma by switching to Dry Farm Wines for good! If you are looking for organic/biodynamic wines that are lab tested to ensure they are sugar free, lower in sulfites, and contain lower alcohol, go to dryfarmwines.com/ifstories to start your own subscription to Dry Farm Wines, and get an extra bottle for just one penny in your first shipment!Daniel and his wife own a math learning center. Daniel shares that he was always skinny as a kid, but then into his 20s and 30s, he put on weight. This was when the yo-yo dieting began. He did Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and counted calories. He would lose weight, but then gain it all back, plus more.In June 2018, he found out his wife was pregnant, and Daniel decided he finally needed to get his weight under control for his new baby. He tried to weigh himself, but the scale would not register past 350 pounds. This was a defining moment for Daniel. He knew he needed something different; a "long-term solution." He began listening to health podcasts and reading books, and found intermittent fasting.In the Fall of 2018, Daniel began with skipping breakfast once a week. After a month of this, he noticed that he "felt his best" on those days. He was then ready to jump into IF everyday. He started with 16:8, and lost 60 pounds by February of 2019.That same month, their daughter, Bridget, was born with Trisomy 18. Trisomy 18 is a genetic disorder that causes severe developmental delays due to an extra chromosome. Bridget lived for exactly 31 days.To honor his daughter, Daniel created the "Bridget Challenges," where he'd give up or do something for 31 days. The first challenge he did was IF with 18:6 for 31 days. Another was walking 31 miles in a day.The advice Daniel would give to new IFers: "Be patient. You'll see progress over time, and you'll get to where you want to be! Be kind to yourself. Stick to it. IF takes practice. Let your body do the rest."To date, Daniel has lost 130 pounds, and does a mostly 20:4 protocol.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 @GinStephensConnect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes
Linda Varghese

Linda Varghese

2020-07-0257:292

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Linda Varghese, a pathologist who lives in Minneapolis, MN.This episode is brought to you by Organifi. Gin loves Organifi Gold, but there are other delicious options available for you to choose from. Visit organifi.com/ifstories to save 15% on your order.Linda was always trying to lose weight. She first came across intermittent fasting in 2016 when she came across Dr. Michael Mosley's book and blogs about the strategy known as 5:2, which is an up/down day approach where you fast two out of the five days each week. She liked the science behind it and followed this protocol for almost two years. But Linda never fasted clean, adding Splenda and cream in her coffee. And because of this, fasting was never "easy." In May of 2019, Linda came across the Intermittent Fasting Podcast, where she learned about the clean fast. She read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code. Once she began to fast clean, the fast became easy and enjoyable! She then moved her window to a morning one, and this felt natural. Her window is typically 9 am-noon each day. She has lost 15 pounds. Linda talks about the science behind the current obesity epidemic, and explains that about "80% of chronic diseases are linked to dietary choices." She also explains that "obesity is a hormonal disease." Restricting calories does not fix obesity, as it is an issue of insulin. "Fasting causes insulin to lower, and will heal the insulin problem, but this may take time. Be patient."The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Understand the science behind IF. Start small and simple, and be persistent. Listen to the IF podcasts, use apps for tangible reminders, and tweak IF to fit your lifestyle. IF is not a diet, it is going to be your lifestyle."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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779 Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes   
Jody Ayers

Jody Ayers

2020-06-3054:32

In this episode, Gin talks to Jody Ayers, a teacher from Bloomington, IL.This episode is brought to you by Phylabiotics, created by a team of passionate scientists who aim to change your life by giving you back the beautiful skin you were born with. Visit phylabiotics.com/ifstories  to get 15% off any order of $50 or more.  Jody has been a 2nd grade teacher for the last 27 years. Jody shares that she always had 20 pounds to lose. She would follow Weight Watchers, limit carbs, count points, etc.  She would lose some weight, but then gain it all right back. In 2018, Jody's daughter was having great success with intermittent fasting. Jody was skeptical of IF at first, and thought she could never go all day without eating. For Christmas that year, her daughter gave her Delay, Don't Deny, and she officially began IF in February of 2019. Jody jumped right in with 2-3 hour windows, losing 5 pounds in the first 10 weeks. At the same time Jody began IF, her husband was in the middle of cancer treatment for Multiple Myeloma, which is a blood cancer. She shares that IF was the "stabilizing thing that brought a level of normalcy" to her life. David passed away in the spring of 2019, and Jody shares that IF also helped in the grieving process. IF had truly become her beautiful lifestyle. Jody has lost around 20 pounds, and she loves the incredible energy IF has given her. The advice she'd give to new IFers: "You have to make IF a lifestyle." 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.com Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens Connect with Gin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779 Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes 
Jennifer Jenson

Jennifer Jenson

2020-06-2555:061

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jennifer Jenson from Bennington, ID.Fast. Feast. Repeat. The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don't Deny Intermittent Fasting: Now available everywhere books are sold! Get your copy through your favorite bookstore by following this link:http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.htmlThis episode is sponsored by Ritual Essentials for Women: Ritual's Essentials have the nutrients most of us don't get enough of from food. Visit ritual.com/IFStories to get 10% off during your first three months. Jennifer is an organic dairy farmer and mother of four. Jennifer grew up on a dairy farm, and was very active and slender as a child. She recalls that her parents encouraged eating until satisfaction. However, her husband was raised 'not to waste food,' and once they married, she developed a habit of overeating. She had gestational diabetes with all of her four pregnancies. With her last pregnancy, her doctor put her on medication, and this left her feeling exhausted all the time. The weight she gained while pregnant never came off, and Jennifer began to notice health symptoms that told her something else was going on. She found out from her doctor that her thyroid was not functioning properly. And after many attempts with various medications, her doctor was unsuccessful at helping to regulate her thyroid.In July of 2019, a friend told Jennifer about intermittent fasting, but she didn't think she could do it. Months later, she felt "all hope had been lost." Because none of the medication worked, IF seemed to be her last hope. She began with a 16:8 protocol, and within two weeks, moved to 20:4. Her "puffiness" went away almost immediately. She has had many NSVs, (Non Scale Victories). Jennifer now feels more in control of her mental health. The "emotional roller coaster" is gone, she feels more calm, she is able to work through stress, and she feels more like herself. Jennifer has lost 35 pounds, and will do IF for the rest of her life.The advice she'd give new IFers: "IF gives you the hope you're looking for, and it gives you the glimmer of the life that will be better than it is now."Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin:gin@intermittentfastingstories.comFollow Gin on Twitter@gin_stephensConnect with Gin on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Gin-Stephens-370557866639779Read Gin’s book Delay, Don’t DenyListen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast:Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes   
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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

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Arlene Delehanty

We do have dental hygienists in NZ.

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Wendy

Beautiful podcast

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Michelle Holcomb

loving this podcast!

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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.

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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!!

Nov 16th
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Patricia Lauzon

Love this podcast!

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April Crowder

where is Episode 2?

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