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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.

    Rich Marin

    Rich Marin

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Rich Marin from Long Island, NY. 

    Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that—and now, it’s time for us to get Cleanish! In September we moved the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network to a new and improved platform and the community has really taken off. In the Delay, Don’t Deny Community we have a true community feel, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your IF lifestyle. And, we have just begun a community book study for Gin’s new book, Cleanish! It isn’t too late to take part.  

    For a limited time, you can use the coupon code CLEANISH to join the DDD Community and save 15% once on any plan. If you join as an annual member, that’s less than one dollar a week for a year of community and support! 

    To take part, order cleanish today through your favorite bookseller or through the links at ginstephens.com/cleanish and then go to ginstephens.com/community to join the community for 15% off using the promo code CLEANISH. Don’t forget to click “apply” after entering the promo code to have the one-time 15% discount applied before completing your enrollment. The book study started January 5th and we look forward to getting Cleanish with you in the new year! 

    Rich is a Realtor, and he struggled with his weight beginning as a young boy. He reached his highest weight in college.  

    In 2019, a friend shared IF with him, with the idea that, "you can eat anything you want" in an eight hour window. After a week of eating to his heart's content, he gained weight and gave up on IF.  

    In March of 2020, Rich's wife, Paulina, was diagnosed with Hashimoto's. She found research that said IF could help heal it. With new dedication, they began IF again, but this time eating healthier and fasting clean! They gradually moved from 16:8 to 20:4 

    Rich has lost 54 pounds, going from 196 to 142 pounds, and from a size 42 inch waist to a 30 inch waist. He is no longer pre-diabetic, and both his cholesterol and blood pressure numbers have normalized. Paulina has lost 40 pounds, and her thyroid meds have been drastically reduced. They both feel amazing, and see how IF has bonded them.  

    Rich's advice to the new IFer: Stick with it--it gets easer. Everyone goes at their own pace, so don't compare yourself to others.  

    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!  

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    • 52 min
    Jessica Hooper

    Jessica Hooper

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jessica Hooper from Westfield, NJ.

    Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that—and now, it’s time for us to get Cleanish! In September we moved the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network to a new and improved platform and the community has really taken off. In the Delay, Don’t Deny Community we have a true community feel, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your IF lifestyle. And, we have just begun a community book study for Gin’s new book, Cleanish! It isn’t too late to take part.  

    For a limited time, you can use the coupon code CLEANISH to join the DDD Community and save 15% once on any plan. If you join as an annual member, that’s less than one dollar a week for a year of community and support! 

    To take part, order cleanish today through your favorite bookseller or through the links at ginstephens.com/cleanish and then go to ginstephens.com/community to join the community for 15% off using the promo code CLEANISH. Don’t forget to click “apply” after entering the promo code to have the one-time 15% discount applied before completing your enrollment. The book study started January 5th and we look forward to getting Cleanish with you in the new year!

    Jessica is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She struggled with her weight in high school, which began a vicious cycle of dieting. She maintained her weight in college, but upon entering nursing school, gained it all back. Jessica eventually reached her highest weight of 290 pounds and felt miserable. Discouraged and defeated, Jessica gave up.  

    In 2019, friends shared intermittent fasting with her, and Jessica thought IF sounded impossible. But, she joined the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, listened to the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast, and combed through countless transformation pictures and stories of IF success.  

    By May of 2020, Jessica was ready to begin her own IF journey. She has lost a total of 96 pounds, and varies her daily fasts.  

    Jessica has so much energy! She sleeps great, and now feels in control. "I have found myself again," she remarks. 

    Since IF, Jessica's health has greatly improved. Her blood pressure is lower, her acne has cleared up, her aches and pains are gone, and her thyroid meds have been reduced.  

    Jessica's advice to the new IFer: Be consistent. Give it time. Little changes will yield incredible results. Give yourself grace.  

    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

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    • 52 min
    Stefanie Joy Daniels

    Stefanie Joy Daniels

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Stefanie Joy Daniels from North London.

    Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that—and now, it’s time for us to get Cleanish! In September we moved the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network to a new and improved platform and the community has really taken off. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we have a true community feel, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your IF lifestyle. And, starting January 5th, we will be starting a community book study for Gin’s new book, Cleanish!  

    For a limited time, you can use the coupon code CLEANISH to join the DDD Community and save 15% on any plan. If you join as an annual member, that’s less than one dollar a week for a year of community and support! 

    To take part, preorder cleanish today through your favorite bookseller or through the links at ginstephens.com/cleanish and then go to ginstephens.com/community to join the community for 15% off using the promo code CLEANISH. Don’t forget to click “apply” after entering the promo code to have the 15% discount applied before completing your enrollment. The book study starts January 5th and we look forward to getting Cleanish with you in the new year! 

    Stephanie is currently working towards becoming an IF coach, with an emphasis on women after menopause. 

    For many years, Stephanie struggled with binge eating, and felt obsessed with food. Her path to intermittent fasting began when she had a double mastectomy and her ovaries removed in 2017. This sent Stephanie into medical menopause, which was very difficult for her. She gained weight, went into depression, and felt lost.  

    Then in 2019, Stephanie heard about intermittent fasting through a TED Talk given by Cynthia Thurlow.  

    The pandemic hit in March of 2020, and this also began Stephanie’s IF journey. She gradually moved to a 16:8 protocol, and feels her best this way.  

    Stephanie has lost 13 pounds, but focuses more on how her clothes fit. “I’m the happiest in my body that I’ve ever been!”

    Stephanie decided to go back to school to become a certified IF coach to help other women experiencing menopause. She teaches how IF can help with that major transition. 

    Her advice to the new IFer: “Start slow and steady. Listen to your body. Read everything you can on IF, and the science behind it.” 

    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

     

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    • 52 min
    Georgia Leon and Lee Glickstein

    Georgia Leon and Lee Glickstein

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Georgia Leon and Lee Glickstein, friends from the Bay Area of California. 

    Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that—and now, it’s time for us to get Cleanish! In September we moved the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network to a new and improved platform and the community has really taken off. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we have a true community feel, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your IF lifestyle. And, starting January 5th, we will be starting a community book study for Gin’s new book, Cleanish!  

    For a limited time, you can use the coupon code CLEANISH to join the DDD Community and save 15% on any plan. If you join as an annual member, that’s less than one dollar a week for a year of community and support! 

    To take part, preorder cleanish today through your favorite bookseller or through the links at ginstephens.com/cleanish and then go to ginstephens.com/community to join the community for 15% off using the promo code CLEANISH. Don’t forget to click “apply” after entering the promo code to have the 15% discount applied before completing your enrollment. The book study starts January 5th and we look forward to getting Cleanish with you in the new year! 

    Georgia and Lee met through Lee's Speaking Circles organization.  

    Georgia did not begin dieting until she was in her 40s, while Lee was always between 30-60 pounds overweight, and tried every diet out there: "I was always either gaining or losing." Georgia heard about IF through a podcast, and shared it with Lee. They immediately began the IF lifestyle, and felt better right away! 

    Georgia keeps a regular 18:6 protocol, and has lost 10 pounds. Instead of the scale, she goes by how her jeans fit. She has experienced healing, mental clarity, and lots of energy. Lee feels mental clarity, more physically strong, and less anxious.  

    Georgia and Lee's advice to the new IFer: It gets easier--stick with it! It takes time to shift habits. Give IF at least 30 days.  

    You’ll find Georgia and Lee's IF support group at: www.wellnessfasting.com 

    You’ll find Lee's Speaking Circles at: www.speakingcirclesinternational.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 @GinStephens 

    Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com 

    Check out Gin’s Favorite Things at http://www.ginstephens.com/gins-favorite-things.html

     

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    • 57 min
    Paul Goodyear

    Paul Goodyear

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Paul Goodyear from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. 

    Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that—and now, it’s time for us to get Cleanish! In September we moved the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network to a new and improved platform and the community has really taken off. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we have a true community feel, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your IF lifestyle. And, starting January 5th, we will be starting a community book study for Gin’s new book, Cleanish!  

    For a limited time, you can use the coupon code CLEANISH to join the DDD Community and save 15% on any plan. If you join as an annual member, that’s less than one dollar a week for a year of community and support! 

    To take part, preorder cleanish today through your favorite bookseller or through the links at ginstephens.com/cleanish and then go to ginstephens.com/community to join the community for 15% off using the promo code CLEANISH. Don’t forget to click “apply” after entering the promo code to have the 15% discount applied before completing your enrollment. The book study starts January 5th and we look forward to getting Cleanish with you in the new year!

    In 2015, Paul reached his highest weight of 350 pounds, and he knew it was time to do something about it. He decided to walk more and watched what he ate. He lost 80 pounds, but gained it all back by 2018.  

    He then stumbled upon intermittent fasting through a podcast with Dr. Jason Fung. Paul tried IF for a week, but gave up.  

    As the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Paul bought a stationary bike and began to do long rides. He was able to lose 40 pounds, which gave him the motivation to keep going for more.

    In August of 2020, Paul found The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, and with new resolve, began IF again. With IF, Paul lost another 50 pounds. He went from 280 to his current weight of 230. His health has also improved: his blood pressure has normalized, he has fewer aches and pains, and his eczema is gone.  

    Paul's advice to the new IFer: Take lots of "before" photos, and don't forget measurements! Keep it simple. Join the DDD group for support in your IF journey. 

    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

     

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    • 55 min
    Allison Woods

    Allison Woods

    In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Allison Woods from Sacramento, CA.

    Gin’s new book Clean(ish) is available for preorder! Gin wants to show you how to become clean(ish) where it counts:  you’ll learn how to eat (mostly) clean and live (mainly) clean as you unlock your body’s natural ability to self-clean.   

    Instead of aiming for perfection (which is impossible) or changing everything at once (which is hard, and never leads to lasting change), you’ll cut through the confusion, lose the fear, and embrace the freedom that comes from becoming clean(ish). As you learn how to lower your toxic load through small changes, smart swaps, and simple solutions, you’ll breathe a (clean) sigh of relief and embrace your own personal evolution toward becoming clean(ish). 

    Go to https://www.ginstephens.com/cleanish.html for more information. The book will be released on 1/4/22, but you can preorder now through Amazon or your favorite online book retailer. Preordering is really important, as it gives the publisher an idea of how many books to print.  

    Allison struggled with food addiction her entire life. This caused her to be overweight, and eventually morbidly obese. She tried her first diet at age nine, which led her down a path of countless diets, diet programs, pills, shakes and detoxes. Desperate for something to work, Allison tried smoking to stop eating. She even used drugs to take her insatiable appetite away. 

    Once clean and sober, however, Allison went right back to dieting. Desperate once again, she had gastric bypass surgery in 2011.  

    Her yo-yo dieting would continue until May of 2019, when the owner of her local dry cleaner shared the IF lifestyle with her. Allison found Delay, Don't Deny, and learned the importance of the clean fast.  

    Over time, Allison eliminated flour and sugar, as she feels her best this way. She has gone from 280 to 140 pounds, and from a size 24 to size 10! 

    Allison's health victories are numerous: she is no longer pre-diabetic, both her plantar fasciitis and digestive issues are gone, her knee pain has disappeared, and she is off blood pressure and thyroid medications. She has sustained energy throughout the day, and is able to keep up with her son.  

    Allison's advice: Clean fast. Keep it simple. Be patient. Food quality matters. 

    You may find her coaching services at: www.yourifcoach.com 

    BIG NEWS! We have made some major changes in the Delay, Don’t Deny membership community, including moving to a whole new platform. Our old platform had some bugs and issues with functionality which kept us from connecting as easily as we hoped, so we have moved the entire community. It’s new and improved—and we are already feeling at home. If you’re looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast, you can now join us by going to ginstephens.com/community. And, if you were a Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network member who was under-whelmed with the experience, we promise the new community has everything we hoped for but didn’t have on the old platform.

    You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she’ll answer all of your questions personally. If you’re new to intermittent fasting or recommitting to the IF lifestyle, join the 28-Day FAST Start group, and both Gin and the other group members will walk virtually beside you each day of your FAST Start. After your fast start, join Gin and other community members for support in The 1st Year group. There are many more useful spaces beyond these three, and you can interact in as many as you like.

    Members of the DDD Community have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the community platform, ad-free! You can even download them to your device and listen off-line. That’s just one reason to join. 

    Visit ginstephens.com/community to join. An annual membership is $59.95. If you

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Snowyowlknitter ,

Great podcast!

I love this podcast.

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Motivational and fun!

Gin has such a calming and sweet voice. I love hearing interviews with people from all different backgrounds that do IF in their own way. I look forward to the weekly inspiration. Keep the episodes coming! I, for one, love them!

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Love this

Gin is a great host! I am listening to everyone and I just Ilove it when she talks about herself with her guests if I had to just listen to them the whole time it would not appeal to me at all. Great job Gin thank you for drilling into me to get rid of the creamer and stevia what a difference it has made.

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