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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.

Intermittent Fasting Stories Gin Stephens

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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.

    Jason Boetcher

    Jason Boetcher

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jason Boetcher. Jason is a pastor from Kansas City, KS.

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    Jason is a Lutheran pastor. He tried many diets over the years, losing 20 pounds with each one. He first heard about IF on the Dr. Oz Show, though he was already familiar with spiritual fasts. Through some research, Jason found Delay, Don't Deny, and the IF Stories Podcast. In January of 2019, he began with a 20:4 protocol, but found he ate too much, and so he switched to 23:1. By the fall of that same year, he had lost 50 pounds, weighing 180 pounds. 

    But life was about to change.

    Jason had a persistent cold that would not go away, and one day he found himself unable to breathe while playing soccer. After having a chest x-ray and CT scan, his doctor found an aggressive tumor growing near his esophagus. He was put on steroids and began chemotherapy, which caused Jason to lose his sense of taste for everything...but sugar. He began to eat all day long, which led to a weight gain of 45 pounds. 

    In March of 2020, the treatments were completed and the tumor was gone! Jason was desperate to get back to IF, but after experiencing some fainting spells, he needed to wait. 

    By May of 2020, Jason was able to fast again. He is currently 180 pounds, and his ultimate goal is 165 pounds. Jason has cut out sugar and soda, and is following an ADF (Alternate Day Fasting) protocol. 

    Jason's advice for new IFers: "Be patient and kind to yourself in the beginning. Try longer fasts. The process will work. You might not lose as fast as you'd like, but it will happen." 

    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

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    • 56 min
    Nicole Poirier

    Nicole Poirier

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Nicole Poirier, a chef and author from San Francisco. Her specialty is personal transformation and nutritional healing.

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    In 2016, Nicole began Keto and lost 40 pounds. But with almost three years of family tragedies, her weight loss stalled. In 2018, she came across Dr. Jason Fung's book, The Complete Guide to Fasting. This began her IF research, and next she found Delay, Don't Deny and Gin's DDD Facebook groups. Nicole began IF with 16:8, and immediately had more energy. She shares: "I didn't know I could feel better, and then I did!" Everything felt instantly clearer to Nicole, as a "new layer had been removed" in her life. 

    Nicole has a gluten allergy and eats fairly low carb to feel her best. Because "food is my job," a 16:8 protocol allows Nicole to taste the beautiful dishes she makes for her clients. She has gone from 225 pounds to 200 pounds, and from a size 12 to a size 8. Instead of a goal weight, Nicole has a goal body fat percentage. Through her IF journey, she has done a great deal of inner work, healing old beliefs she held true about her weight and acceptance. She also uses daily meditation.

    Nicole's book Intermittent Fasting Cookbook is now available. It is a celebration of food, different methods of IF, finding the right foods for your body, eating the most nutrient dense foods, and more than 80 delicious recipes!

    The advice Nicole would give new IFers: "IF is going to change your life, you're just going to need to give it a little bit of time. Trust the process. Enjoy the process. Start slow. You don't have to do everything right all at once." 

    You may find Nicole Poirier at: mindbodyketo.com and Instagram: @mind_body_keto

    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

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    • 57 min
    Lisa Glick

    Lisa Glick

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lisa Glick, a retired music educator and fitness enthusiast who lives in Tuscon, AZ.

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    Lisa was diagnosed with anorexia at age sixteen and began following an unhealthy form of intermittent fasting around the same time. She continued this until college. But once she began eating normally again, she could not stop. Her anorexia then turned to bulimia, and as a result, Lisa gained 20 pounds. She feels that her disordered eating was directly connected to her Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder is "a disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs." Once properly diagnosed, medicated, and in therapy, Lisa felt she could reclaim her life. She finally had hope.

    Lisa and her husband are long distance runners and found IF through their running community. She began with keto, then transitioned to a less restrictive low carb approach coupled with IF. She follows OMAD (One Meal a Day). The health benefits Lisa has experienced are numerous! She has seen a huge reduction of inflammation, and both her chronic headaches and plantar fasciitis are gone. She is less anxious, and her recovery time from long runs has markedly improved. Lisa has gone from 160 pounds to 115 pounds, and is now at a healthy weight.

    The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Ease into IF. Begin with 16:8. Skip breakfast. Stop comparing yourself. Everyone is individual. IF is like a muscle. You have to train it. Don't think of IF as a punishment, think of it as a gift." 

    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

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    Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes

    • 57 min
    Maryanne Emmanuel Giglia

    Maryanne Emmanuel Giglia

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Maryanne Emmanuel Giglia, from Bedford, MA.

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    Maryanne is a corporate attorney for a medical software corporation. Maryanne shares that she was was always thin, but gained weight in college. Once she reached her highest weight after having her son, she followed Weight Watchers with friends at work. With counting points, the weight came off easily, but was extremely difficult to maintain. By the winter of 2018, Maryanne shares, "I knew I needed to do something when I saw myself in our family's holiday 2018 pictures, but knew it had to be something different." She no longer desired to count points nor buy expensive diet food. 

    In January of 2019, Maryanne found intermittent fasting from a friend who had lost weight by living an IF lifestyle. She told Maryanne about Delay, Don't Deny, and the DDD Facebook group. After some IF research, she began with 16:8, quickly moving to 20:4. 

    Maryanne has gone from 153 pounds to 126 pounds. Her sinus inflammation and cystic acne are both gone. She sleeps better and is "loaded with energy." For her, the best thing about IF is the energy and freedom from having to decide to what to eat all day.

    The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Stick to clean fasting. Don't be afraid to test yourself to do longer fasts. Find a great network of people who support you."

    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

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    • 40 min
    Debbie Young

    Debbie Young

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Debbie Young, a health coach from Bend, Oregon who uses intermittent fasting with her clients.

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    Prior to IF, Debbie lost weight with Keto, but then gained all of it back, plus more. She eventually found herself pre-diabetic with high blood pressure, and, at 5' 0’, weighing 155 pounds. "I lost who I was," she says. 

    Debbie first came across Dr. Jason Fung. In an attempt to jump back into Keto, she followed his "Fat Fast," which is 48 hours of only ingesting fat. Around this time, Debbie found the Intermittent Fasting Podcast, and after listening to all of them, realized that she was fasting wrong. She was already fat-adapted, but switched to a clean fast in July of 2019. She started with one meal a day with a 3-4 hour window. 

    After a year of IF, Debbie has lost 30 pounds. Her A1C and blood pressure levels have both normalized. She is no longer pre-diabetic, and no longer an emotional eater: "I'm no longer obsessed with food!" 

    The advice she'd give new IFers: "Clean fast! Low carb at first can help your hunger. As you're adjusting to IF, when you feel hungry, drink water, wait 15 minutes, and know that you're burning fat. That wave of hunger will go away. Ride the wave!"

    You may find Debbie on Instagram: @debyourhealthcoach and for her coaching services: www.coachdebbieyoung.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.html

    Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin: gin@intermittentfastingstories.com

    Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

    Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens

    Listen to Gin on the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories on iTunes

    • 57 min
    Tammy Roach

    Tammy Roach

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tammy Roach from Louisville, KY.

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    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.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

     

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I stumbled upon this podcast as I have been wanting to lose weight I have gained over the past 2 years. I have been struggling with motivation on eating healthier and started intermittent fasting about 3 weeks ago. I have been following it for 3 weeks now and down 12 lbs. I can’t wait to buy the book and read that. Thank you for such a great podcast! Love to listen to it while working from home.

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