363 episodes

Burn fat, gain energy, and enhance health by changing WHEN you eat, not WHAT you eat! Explore the intermittent fasting (IF) lifestyle, with Melanie Avalon ("What When Wine: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine") and Vanessa Spina ("Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight"). Visit IFpodcast.com for more information!

The Intermittent Fasting Podcast Melanie Avalon, Vanessa Spina

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 2.5K Ratings

Burn fat, gain energy, and enhance health by changing WHEN you eat, not WHAT you eat! Explore the intermittent fasting (IF) lifestyle, with Melanie Avalon ("What When Wine: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine") and Vanessa Spina ("Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight"). Visit IFpodcast.com for more information!

    #364 - Special Guest: Dane Johnson, The S.H.I.E.L.D. Program, Healing Crohn's Colitis, IBS-C and IBS-D, Gut Health, Self Advocacy, Diet and Nutrition, Mindset, The Journey Of Recovery, And More!

    #364 - Special Guest: Dane Johnson, The S.H.I.E.L.D. Program, Healing Crohn's Colitis, IBS-C and IBS-D, Gut Health, Self Advocacy, Diet and Nutrition, Mindset, The Journey Of Recovery, And More!

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    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
    LMNT: Go to drinklmnt.com/ifpodcast to get a free sample pack with any purchase! Learn all about electrolytes in Episode 237 - our interview with Robb Rolf!
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    The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast Episode #189 - Dr. Megan Rossi
    Dane's poor health history
    Being close to death early in age
    CMV
    Difficulty with prednisone
    Getting into rest and digest
    Meditation, prayer, journaling
    Victim mindset
    Reading inspirational books
    Law of attraction
    You don't have to be perfect
    GI Map for SIBO and imbalances
    Missing the important clues on standard tests
    Leaky gut and loss of microbiome diversity
    The liver's role
    Food philosophy
    Feeling unsafe in your body
    The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast Episode #27 - Nick Ortner
    The SHIELD Program
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #363: Day Trips, Fasted Traveling, Cold Exposure, Sports Performance, Bloating, Low FODMAP Diets, Carnivore Diet, And More!

    #363: Day Trips, Fasted Traveling, Cold Exposure, Sports Performance, Bloating, Low FODMAP Diets, Carnivore Diet, And More!

    Visit ifpodcast.com/episode363 for FULL shownotes, and ifpodcast.com/stuffwelike for all the stuff we like!
    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
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    Go to melanieavalon.com/biohackingconference and use code BCMelanie for 30% off the 10th Annual Biohacking Conference Tickets. Ends March 31st (drops to 25% after that) 
    Intermittent Fasting: Does It Affect Sports Performance? A Systematic Review
    Metabolic Switching: An Intermittent Fasting Revolution with Dr. Mark Mattson - Part 1
    Listener Q&A: Jennifer - What foods/supplements WON’T break a fast?
    LMNT: Go to drinklmnt.com/ifpodcast to get a free sample pack with any purchase!
    Episode 354: Special Guest: Dave Asprey, Cold Plunges, Dopamine Fasting, Spermidine, Follistatin Gene Therapy, Sex, Fertility, And More!
    Episode 358: Special Guest: Dave Asprey, Coffee, Minerals, Adrenal Fatigue, Wine, Coffee Enemas, Coffee Shops, Traveling, And More!
    Listener Q&A: Xenia - My doctor told me to stop 16:8 IF when I had a serious bloating issue... (then Emily said why would you discontinue IF? It isn't a diet, it is a lifestyle and once you see all the benefits you won't want to stop and Sacy said In my experience, bloating was food related. Think carbs like pasta, bread, chips. Tweak the food.
    FOOD SENSE GUIDE: Get Melanie's App At Melanieavalon.com/foodsenseguide To Tackle Your Food Sensitivities! Food Sense Includes A Searchable Catalogue Of 300+ Foods, Revealing Their Gluten, FODMAP, Lectin, Histamine, Amine, Glutamate, Oxalate, Salicylate, Sulfite, And Thiol Status. Food Sense Also Includes Compound Overviews, Reactions To Look For, Lists Of Foods High And Low In Them, The Ability To Create Your Own Personal Lists, And More!
    Episode 347: Special Guest: Vince Ojeda, Gut Health, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, Dysbiosis, Fasting Mimicking, Elimination Protocols, IgG, IgE, IgE4, IgM, CD3, Food Antigens, And More!
    Go To Victus88.Com And Use The Discount Code MELANIEAVALON For $55 Off Victus88 Testing!
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 55 min
    #362 - Special Guest: Luis Villaseñor, Ketogains, High Protein Diets, Fasted Training, Electrolytes, Potassium, Calcium and Insulin, And More!

    #362 - Special Guest: Luis Villaseñor, Ketogains, High Protein Diets, Fasted Training, Electrolytes, Potassium, Calcium and Insulin, And More!

    Visit ifpodcast.com/episode362 for FULL shownotes, and ifpodcast.com/stuffwelike for all the stuff we like!
    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
    LMNT: Go to drinklmnt.com/ifpodcast to get a free sample pack with any purchase! Learn all about electrolytes in Episode 237 - our interview with Robb Rolf!
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    Luis' diet beginnings
    High protein diets
    Listener Q&A: Kathryn - I’ve heard that keto diets can actually raise cholesterol
    Keto Macro Calculator for Free
    Listener Q&A: Valory - Best way to incorporate when you have no gall bladder and are sensitive to high fat.
    Intentionally breaking your ketosis
    Listener Q&A: Aimee - Is it useful to our bodies if we aren't eating keto 7 days a week?
    Recalibrating your palate
    Listener Q&A: Emily - Can you truly lose fat and build muscle at the same time? And if so, what’s the most effective way to do both simultaneously?
    Listener Q&A: Melanie - What is the best time to take Tone Protein surrounding exercise to support muscle recovery? Immediately after or can it be several hours later?
    Fasted training
    Listener Q&A: Valory - I go to the gym faithfully. I’ve completed 2 weight loss challenges where I lost weight but also muscle...
    Listener Q&A: Nicole - Are they actually necessary if you don’t sweat and only fast from 12-19 hours
    Listener Q&A: Stephanie - Are electrolytes just salt mostly? If I have high blood pressure is something like LMNT safe? More salt related- is pink salt ok? Is Celtic the only “good salt”?
    Potassium, calcium and insulin
    Listener Q&A: Nydia - How many in a day can you drink??
    Flavor development
    Listener Q&A: Teresa - Anytime I go low carb my sleep suffers...
    Listener Q&A: Nydia - Same here, if I go low carb my energy suffers, can’t sleep much. What kind of supplements should take?
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #361 - Special Guest: Kyle Berquist, Reputable Health App, Open Source Studies, Health Data Privacy, Self Testing, DIY Scientific Studies, And More!

    #361 - Special Guest: Kyle Berquist, Reputable Health App, Open Source Studies, Health Data Privacy, Self Testing, DIY Scientific Studies, And More!

    Visit ifpodcast.com/episode361 for FULL shownotes, and ifpodcast.com/stuffwelike for all the stuff we like!
    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
    BLISSY: Get blissy in tons of colors, and risk-free for 60 nights, at blissy.com/ifpodcast, with the code ifpodcast for 30% off!
    REEL PAPER: Get 30% OFF reelpaper.com with code IFPodcast, plus FREE shipping! (Works on subscriptions too!)
    Find Reputable Health in the App Store or the Google Play Store and use code IF24 to get access to the open source study!
    How Reputable Health works?
    Which wearables are connected?
    Open source studies
    Data unions
    Health data biases with AI
    Overlapping data in multiple wearables
    Epiphanies in using Reputable Health
    Joining the open-source fasting study
    What you can do in the app
    Creating your own studies
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 55 min
    #360 - Pre-Exercise Meals, Fasted Training, Low Carb Meals, HIIT, Weight Training, Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Post Exercise Fat Burning, Vanessa's New Baby, And More!

    #360 - Pre-Exercise Meals, Fasted Training, Low Carb Meals, HIIT, Weight Training, Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Post Exercise Fat Burning, Vanessa's New Baby, And More!

    Visit ifpodcast.com/episode360 for FULL shownotes, and ifpodcast.com/stuffwelike for all the stuff we like!
    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
    BUTCHERBOX: For a limited time go to butcherbox.com/ifpodcast and get 3 lbs of chicken thighs, 2 lbs of ground beef, or 1 lb of premium steak tips—for free in every order for a whole year! Plus, get $20 off your first order!
    LMNT: Go to drinklmnt.com/ifpodcast to get a free sample pack with any purchase! Learn all about electrolytes in Episode 237 - our interview with Robb Rolf!
    Write a review on Apple Podcasts to enter to win a giveaway!
    Pre-Exercise Carbohydrate or Protein Ingestion Influences Substrate Oxidation but Not Performance or Hunger Compared with Cycling in the Fasted State
    ​Listener Q&A: Julian - How to deal with fasting as a person who works out early in the mornings.
    Listener Q&A: Valory - How do you find the right fasting window (time of day plus duration) for you?
    Go to melanieavalon.com/ifquiz to find the right fasting window for you!
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 54 min
    #359 - Morning Routines, Blue Light, Grounding, Brown Fat, Emotional Conservation, Daily Protein, Natural Flavors, Muscle Loss, And More!

    #359 - Morning Routines, Blue Light, Grounding, Brown Fat, Emotional Conservation, Daily Protein, Natural Flavors, Muscle Loss, And More!

    Visit ifpodcast.com/episode359 for FULL shownotes, and ifpodcast.com/stuffwelike for all the stuff we like!
    BEAUTYCOUNTER: Keep your fast clean inside and out with safe skincare! Shop with us at melanieavalon.com/beautycounter and use the code CLEANFORALL20 for 20% off, plus something magical might happen after your first order! Find your perfect Beautycounter products with Melanie's quiz: melanieavalon.com/beautycounterquiz
    Join Melanie's Facebook group Clean Beauty and Safe Skincare with Melanie Avalon to discuss and learn about all the things clean beauty, Beautycounter, and safe skincare!
    REEL PAPER: Get 30% OFF reelpaper.com with code IFPodcast, plus FREE shipping! (Works on subscriptions too!)
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    Listener Q&A: Sadi - Total protein for the day
    Listener Q&A: Karen - Can you speak to ‘natural flavors’?
    Listener Q&A: Katie - I am so torn between fasting and eating enough protein
    Listener Q&A: Marisa - Can you please address Isoleucine restriction as it relates to longevity?
    ​Dietary restriction of isoleucine increases healthspan and lifespan of genetically heterogeneous mice
    Listener Q&A: Stephanie - Thoughts on taking mineral supplements
    Listener Q&A: Lori - I’d love ideas on how to firm up my skin after weight loss after the age of 50
    Our content does not constitute an attempt to practice medicine and does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. Please consult a qualified healthcare provider for medical advice and answers to personal health questions.

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

J-ROON ,

Best intermittent fasting podcast out there!

Since 2018, I have been following Melanie and have been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle. Melanie is so talented in translating research based information and break down academic research for everyday people like myself. I love how the show has evolved in the best way possible with Vanessa as the co-host. It’s not just about intermittent fasting- it’s about your overall wellbeing. And this podcast is fun to listen to! I love their friendly banters as they share tidbits of their personal lives and as they discuss serious topics about intermittent fasting and biohacking. I hope Melanie and Vanessa are co-hosts of this podcast forever. Thank you two always for the invaluable information you provide- I am learning so much each week!

Casey Saint ,

Always so informative!!

I have been listening for years and have learned so much that always helps guide me on my health journey!

Brittanie01 ,

Long time listener!

I have been an avid listener to this podcast since 2020. The amount of knowledge and obvious time spent in research every host and guest has contributed in each episode is mind blowing! If you’re looking for science backed evidence on all Things fasting, mixed with a little fun…this podcast is for you! My favorite part of Mondays!

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