Intermittent Fasting Stories

By 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.

Episode Date
Deidra Colvin
00:52:34

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Deidra Colvin from Indianapolis, IN.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like.

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Deidra  leads marketing for a private equity firm. She grew up dancing, and struggled with an obsessive quest to be thin. She felt that her value and worth were tied to a number on the scale.

After reaching her highest weight of 180 pounds, Deidra’s roller coaster ride of dieting began. She was either on a diet, or completely off one. She would lose, then give up and gain everything back. 

In July of 2018, Deidra was tired of feeling terrible. She felt broken, and knew it was time to do something different. After some research, Deidra stumbled upon Dr. Fung’s books, and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. Deidra began her IF journey, and in four months lost 50 pounds. She was settled into the lifestyle, and enjoying it immensely.

Deidra then noticed gradual weight gain, and discovered that she was post-menopausal. She follows Dr. Anna Cabeca’s approach to manage her hormones. Deidra feels that IF saved her life and freed her from her obsessions. 

Deidra’s advice: “Be open to the present, and revisit the past.” 

Get Gin’s books at: http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to: ginstephens.com/community 

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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Jun 30, 2022
Lois Heron
00:54:32

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lois Heron from Sioux Falls, SD.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Lois is a writer and educator. She shares that she was put on her first diet at age twelve. She felt accepted as thin, which led Lois down a painful path of striving for acceptance. Countless years of weight loss and weight gain became an emotional roller coaster for Lois. 

One day in 2019, Lois prayed for an answer to her struggle, and came upon an IF interview with Gin. Lois dove into the research, ordered Gin’s books, and immediately began her IF journey. 

Lois has lost 35 pounds. She enjoys the numerous NSVs (Non Scale Victories) this lifestyle has brought her: freedom, mental clarity, energy, and the daily sense of celebration. Lois has also healed her self-image, and feels a sense of freedom. 

Lois’ advice: “IF can synchronize your mind, body and soul in ways you cannot imagine. A ‘better you’ awaits those who persevere. Journaling can help you to explore your feelings. Don’t over restrict. Avoid loopholes. Enjoy special occasions and vacations.” 

Get Gin’s books at: http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to: ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 28, 2022
Pam Burleson
00:52:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Pam Burleson from Morganton, NC. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Pam is a fitness professional, a health guru, and a hair stylist for the women of her community. 

Pam shares that she never had a weight problem, just a consciousness of her weight. After having two children, her weight struggle began. To lose the weight she gained with each pregnancy, she started calorie counting, followed diet programs, and demonized food. 

By December of 2020, Pam had reached her highest weight. A friend shared intermittent fasting with her, along with Fast Feast Repeat and the IF Stories podcast. Pam began her IF journey right away, and immediately felt better. 

More than two years later, Pam feels her best! She has energy to teach Zumba classes, and to coach women seeking to live the IF lifestyle. 

Pam’s advice: “IF is a journey. You are an experiment of what works for best for you. The clean fast is the first step. Don’t worry about calories during your window.” 

Get Gin’s books at: http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon. 

Join Gin’s community! Go to: ginstephens.com/community

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 23, 2022
Lori Barker
00:55:13

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lori Barker, who lives just outside of Eugene, OR. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Lori is a payroll administrator. She shares that she was never a dieter, but still struggled with her weight. She learned of intermittent fasting from her eye doctor, and did some research. After reading Delay, Don’t Deny, Lori began her IF journey in August of 2017. 

Lori found IF to be easy. She quickly dropped 10 pounds, and lost all the weight she needed to lose. But suddenly Lori began to struggle, and eventually gained back all the weight. This cycle happened yet again. 

Lori is focusing on her health for now, and knows the weight loss will come. She is no longer pre-diabetic, her cholesterol has come down, and her acid reflux is gone. IF has healed her relationship with food, and helped her to cope with anxiety. 

Lori’s advice: “Make a mental shift. Go into IF with the health aspect, not just the weight loss.”

Get Gin’s books at: http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to: ginstephens.com/community 

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

 

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 21, 2022
Amber Robertson
00:57:11

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Amber Robertson from Carthage, MO.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Amber was a skinny kid, and she was even teased because of it. But it wasn’t until after having three kids that she began to struggle. When Amber reached her highest weight of 154 pounds, she began to diet. Her doctor even prescribed diet pills because Amber felt desperate to lose weight. 

In August of 2020, Amber heard about intermittent fasting and Fast Feast Repeat from a co-worker. Amber read it in two days and began her IF journey right away.

Amber has lost 20 pounds and feels great! She has decreased inflammation and greatly reduced her blood pressure meds. 

Amber’s advice: “IF is not easy for everyone. Have faith and stick with it. Everyone’s story will be different.”

Get Gin’s books at: http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to: ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 16, 2022
Maryanne Stebbins
00:50:16

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Maryanne Stebbins from Beaverton, OR.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

A friend shared intermittent fasting with Maryanne. She read Delay, Don't Deny, and began her IF journey in November of 2019. She found it easy and lost 40 pounds quickly. 

And then life turned upside down. Between the stressful pandemic of March 2020, grad school, a new role in her job, and raising teenagers, Maryanne gained back most of the 40 pounds she had lost. Things felt out of control, and fasting felt hard. 

Gin encouraged Maryanne to listen to her body during this difficult time, not to force anything, and know that she is not alone. We all go through seasons where IF feels difficult. Maryanne is focusing on the things for which to be grateful, and taking it one day at a time. 

Maryanne’s advice: “Let go of expectations. Go with the flow. IF is a journey.”

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 14, 2022
Emily Roberson
00:53:50

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Emily Roberson, a writer from Little Rock.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Emily shares that she always had a problem with her weight, beginning as a child. She tried countless diets and calorie counting, but would always gain back the weight. 

In August of 2020, doctors found a cancerous nodule on her thyroid. The treatment and surgery left her extremely weak and caused her to gain weight. Calorie counting wasn't working, and Emily was discouraged. While she was listening to a podcast, intermittent fasting and Delay, Don't Deny were mentioned. Emily immediately read it, along with Fast Feast Repeat and The Obesity Code.  

She began her IF journey in January of 2021, and has lost 20 pounds. Emily feels total freedom with food and rejoices that she'll never need to diet again!

Emily's advice: "Follow Gin! Take the time to get fat adapted. You can start slow. It's not a race."

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 09, 2022
Hazel Matic
00:49:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Hazel Matic, a social worker from Boca Raton, FL. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Hazel tried her first diet at 14 years old, and was always on a diet until she found intermittent fasting.  

By December of 2020, with two kids under three and a stressful year of Covid, Hazel found herself at her highest weight of 148 pounds (she is 4' 11”). She felt like a failure. 

In one of her Facebook groups, she read a post from someone who talked about intermittent fasting. Hazel did an internet search and found Gin's book Delay, Don't Deny. After reading it, Hazel knew that IF was the answer! 

Hazel has lost 25 pounds. Fasting has changed the way she approaches life, and she now feels in control.  

Her advice: "This is your journey. Go slow. Take it easy, and take it one day at a time. IF is for healing, not just weight loss. Think of it as an approach for the rest of your life, not just temporarily." 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 07, 2022
Brian
00:53:43

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Brian, who lives in Brussels, Belgium. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Brian is a conference interpreter who speaks twelve different languages. 

Brian shares that he never had a weight problem until midlife, as weight crept on slowly. He heard about intermittent fasting on YouTube, but was confused because of all of the conflicting information. When he found Delay, Don't Deny, intermittent fasting made sense to him, and he began his IF journey. 

Brian has lost a total of 45 pounds. His skin tags fell off, he has cut down on his blood pressure meds, he sleeps better, and he feels 20 years younger! 

You can find Brian's podcast, Slowing Down: the Inevitable Embarrassment of Growing Old, where he discusses longevity using IF, yoga, and other ancient practices. 

Brian's advice: Stick it out. If IF feels hard at first, know it won't stay that way. Your body is working hard on the inside. 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jun 02, 2022
Deb Crosby
00:58:22

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Deb Crosby, a nurse who lives near Ottowa, Canada. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Deb shares that after having her first child at age twenty, she tried countless diets to lose the weight she gained while pregnant. 

When the pandemic of March 2020 hit, her gym was shut down. She then injured her knee and was unable to work in the ER, which forced her to take a desk job. Her wife was also deployed through the military. Deb felt deep sadness and found herself eating to cope.  

Months later, Deb had reached her highest weight of 236 pounds. She searched the internet for how to lose weight, and Delay ,Don't Deny popped up! Intermittent fasting made total sense to Deb, and she immediately began her IF lifestyle.  

Deb has lost 42 pounds and feels amazing. Her toxic relationship with food has healed, and she has learned to listen to her body. When her wife returned, she joined Deb in IFing, and they enjoy fasting and feasting together. 

Deb's advice: "Relax and let the magic happen. Don't expect anything to happen overnight."

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

May 31, 2022
Kim
00:56:53

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kim, a physician's assistant from Indiana. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Kim shares that she was slim for most of her adult life, but slowly and steadily gained weight over the course of several decades.  

When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, Kim worked from home and found herself eating more. By that summer, she did not feel good in her own skin. Kim searched for a way to lose weight and stumbled upon intermittent fasting. She also found Gin’s IF Stories podcast. 

Kim suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, which is a chronic and painful inflammatory disorder that affects the joints. She has noticed both a reduction of inflammation and joint pain. Her esophageal reflux is gone, she has mental clarity, energy, and enjoys the IF lifestyle immensely.

Kim’s advice: “Be consistent, fast everyday, be flexible and forgiving. Be patient. It gets easier.” 

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May 26, 2022
Graeme Currie
00:57:11

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Graeme Currie from Perth, Australia. Graeme first appeared on episode 23 of the podcast in March of 2019 after losing over 100 pounds through intermittent fasting, and since then, he has produced a popular podcast and written a best-selling book: The Fasting Highway. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Graeme began to struggle with his weight at age fourteen. When his parents opened a convenience store, he found himself binge eating all the snacks they sold. As a result, he gained a tremendous amount of weight. 

By the time Graeme was fifty, he had reached his all-time high of 360 pounds. On a plane flight with his wife, he felt “stuffed into his seat.” He decided then that it was time to do something about his weight. 

In an internet search to figure out how to lose the weight, Graeme came across Delay, Don't Deny. Gin's story spoke to him, and he began his IF journey right away. He lost a total of 140 pounds! 

Graeme has experienced incredible health benefits: both his arthritis and psoriasis are gone, his eyesight has improved, and his aches and pains have vanished. He feels immense vitality, and wants to share the power of IF with the entire world. 

His book, The Fasting Highway, is the story of Graeme’s IF journey. He intended it to bring hope to those struggling with their weight.  

His podcast is also called The Fasting Highway, and on his show, Graeme talks to other IFers from around the world.  

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon. 

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May 24, 2022
Willow Sanders
00:58:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Willow Sanders from Northern California. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Willow is a Doula and a busy mother of four kids. She grew up in a home where sugar was strictly forbidden. She recalls sneaking it, and as an adult had no control over it.

Willow was put on her first diet at age twelve, followed by another diet at age fourteen. By the time she was twenty, Willow found herself at over 200 pounds. Countless diets would continue until Willow turned forty, when she could no longer lose weight no matter how hard she tried.

In early 2020, friends shared Delay, Don't Deny with her. "It sounded like magic," she recalls. She began with 16:8, and gradually moved to 20:4. Willow does not weigh herself, so instead of a goal weight, she has a goal body. She is now a size six, and is happy with what she sees in the mirror. 

Willow's advice: "Read the books! Listen to the podcasts! You need to know why you're doing IF. Remind yourself: hunger is not an emergency. And as Gin says: delay, don't deny!" 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

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May 19, 2022
Dr. Mark Mattson
00:51:26

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Mark Mattson of Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Mattson is currently an adjunct professor of Neuroscience and is the previous chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like.

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Dr. Mark Mattson is well known in the intermittent fasting community for his articles: Flipping the Metabolic Switch and the 2019 New England Journal of Medicine article, Effects of Intermittent Fasting on Health, Aging, and Disease.  

Dr. Mattson has been intermittent fasting since 1980, before it had a name. While working on his PhD, he rode his bike to class. Noticing he experienced reflux after his ride, he began to skip breakfast. He immediately felt better, was more alert, and had more energy.  

Dr. Mattson's 1990s research on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's led him to intermittent fasting. He found that rats and mice lived longer by eating every other day, as compared to those who ate daily. He dug deeper into why, which led to a discovery that during a fast, there are major changes in brain cells. Dr. Mattson shares: "Nerve cells increase their production of antioxidant enzymes that get rid of free radicals, and cells repair damaged DNA." IF powerfully slows the aging process and prevents disease. 

Dr. Mattson's latest book The Intermittent Fasting Revolution may be found where books are sold.

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.   

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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May 17, 2022
Margret Saemundsdottir
00:51:56

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Margret, an Icelander living in Ireland.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Margret is a makeup artist and busy mother of three. Margret shares that beginning at age twelve, she began to struggle with her weight.  

Over the course of many years, she tried countless diets, shakes, and programs. After having her third child, Margret found herself at 297 pounds. And when she saw herself in family photos, Margret knew it was time to do something. 

A friend told her about intermittent fasting, and in August of 2020, she began her IF journey. Margret found the IF Stories Podcast and read Fast Feast Repeat. She eased into fasting, and landed on a 20:4 protocol. She has lost 132 pounds.  

Margret has experienced better sleep, calmness around food, and shenow listens to her body: "My body finally gets a seat at the table."                                                           

Margret's advice: "Do one thing at a time. Don't conquer the world in the first week. Start slow. It's important how you speak to yourself. Do IF because you love your body, not because you hate it.” 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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May 12, 2022
Alexis Cano
00:55:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Alexis Cano from Kingsville, TX. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Alexis works she works for a local university. She is also the author of the book The What IF? Diet Plan

As a teenager, Alexis was morbidly obese at over 250 pounds. One day she skipped breakfast and felt great. She continued this secretly, and lost 40 pounds. But once in college, Alexis returned to eating all day and gained the weight back. It was then that she gave up: "I decided to accept my size," Alexis reflects. 

In February of 2018, Alexis found herself at over 200 pounds again. She stumbled upon the documentary The Science of Fasting and then the Intermittent Fasting Podcast. She had rediscovered IF! Alexis gradually eased into the lifestyle, and kept a journal as she did. Her journal became a blog, which then became her book. 

Alexis is no longer consumed with food. She has lost between 30-40 pounds and feels amazing. 

Alexis’ advice: “Start where you’re at, not where you think you should be. Try to do IF with love. IF is a tool of the mind and the body. Put the scale away for the first month. There is hope!” 

You may find Alexis at: www.thewhatifdietplan.com 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.   

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May 10, 2022
Aileen Daly
00:55:16

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Aileen Daly, a teacher from Cork, Ireland. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Aileen was always bigger than her friends, but it wasn't until college that she put on a significant amount of weight and decided to try her first diet. This began her eight-year quest to lose weight with dieting.  

Aileen was able to lose weight and keep it off for several years. When the pandemic hit in 2020, teaching became remote, which led to a stressful time. She found herself turning to food for comfort, and quickly gained 10 pounds. Aileen decided to restrict the time she ate, and found IF by Googling 'time restricted eating.' She found the IF Stories Podcast, and learned about the clean fast. She also read The Obesity Code, and did her own 30 Day Challenge of 16:8. Aileen lost the 10 pounds, and went on to lose another 7 pounds.  

She loves the freedom that IF brings, and freedom from the scale! Instead of turning to food for comfort, Aileen now deals with her emotions. 

Aileen's advice: "Trust the process! Lean into it. Make sure you're fasting clean. Take before pictures."  

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community

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May 05, 2022
Barton Scott
00:53:33

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Barton Scott from Austin, TX. Barton is founder and developer of Upgraded Formulas, and he explains how important it is to identify nutrient deficiencies and then optimize your levels. If you visit his website at upgradedformulas.com you can save 15% by using the promo code IFSTORIES at checkout.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

In 2015, Barton found IF in his quest for mental clarity. After being tested for nutrient deficiencies, he could not find supplements on the market that he liked. This led Barton to create his own line of supplements, Upgraded Formulas, in 2016.  

Barton feels more grounded, peaceful and aligned living the IF lifestyle. 

Barton’s advice: “With IF, your minerals are even more important. They are the building blocks to your hormones. Minerals aid in sustained energy, and help you sleep better. Get some testing done to feel your best.” 

You may find Barton at: www.upgradedformulas.com 

IF Stories listeners can use promo code IFStories for 15% off any orders.

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon. 

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

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May 03, 2022
Jacqui McCoy
01:15:13

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jacqui McCoy from West Palm Beach, FL. Jacqui was a contestant on the reality TV show Extreme Weight Loss, and she shares what it was like to go through that experience, including what viewers don’t see: what happened after the show. She is now a happy intermittent faster.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like.

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Being told by her doctor that she was overweight, Jacqui was put on her first diet at age eleven. This resulted in a lifetime of diets, and a broken relationship with food. 

Decades went by, and Jacqui gave up: “I’ll just always be the big girl.” At this point she had reached her highest weight of 365 pounds.  

In 2011, Jacqui was chosen for the reality TV show Extreme Weight Loss. In the course of a year, she dropped 207 pounds eating an extremely low-calorie diet and doing daily workouts lasting six grueling hours.  

Maintaining her loss proved impossible. Her hormones and appetite were severely damaged, and Jacqui found herself in a vicious cycle of binging and restricting. She eventually gained back much of the weight she had lost from the show. 

Then in the summer of 2020, Jacqui heard about Delay, Don't Deny. She began with 16:8, and felt great right away. 

IF has helped Jacqui to heal her relationship with food, and to learn to listen to her body. It has given her a freedom she has never known.  

Jacqui's advice: "Truly just trust the process and your body. Start with the 28 Day FAST Start. Don't change anything until after those 28 days. IF gets easier over time." 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

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Apr 28, 2022
Crystal Lowery
00:56:11

 In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Crystal Lowery from Indiana.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community 

Crystal works in the biotech industry. She shares that she spent many years on many diets, and struggled with an eating disorder as a teenager. She recovered, but for years after, her relationship with food was damaged. 

Crystal searched for a healthy way to lose weight and stumbled upon how fasting could be a lifestyle.  

Four years later, Crystal has lost 20 pounds, and has never felt better! She loves the freedom IF has brought her. 

Crystal’s advice to the new IFer: “Fast clean! If you have trouble with black coffee, water it down or add ice. Find ways to distract yourself, and the hunger will subside.” 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon. 

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community

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Apr 26, 2022
Kelly Dean
00:58:20

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kelly Dean from Camas, WA. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Kelly is a physical therapist, and has her own practice. Growing up, Kelly was a swimmer, and very lean. She continued to swim through college, but when she graduated, her swimming career came to an end. She got married, and experienced five miscarriages. Kelly found herself eating to cope with the sorrow. “It was emotional trauma, and I began to punish my body with food." Her weight steadily climbed, and eventually Kelly was at her highest weight of 212 pounds.  

At this same time, Kelly was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti, which is a condition where the abdominal muscles separate. This diagnosis began a journey to heal her core, which also led Kelly to start her own practice, The Tummy Team. Kelly was passionate to help others with this same condition. 

With the success of her practice, Kelly knew it was time to do something about her weight. A friend shared intermittent fasting with her, and she quickly read Fast Feast Repeat. In the first 28 days, Kelly dropped 15 pounds, and knew IF would be something she'd do the rest of her life. "I enjoy the graciousness of this lifestyle," Kelly exclaims. She has lost 50 pounds, and feels wonderful. 

The advice she'd give the new IFer: "It's okay to start with small steps. You don't have to be perfect. It's all a process." 

You can find Kelly at: thetummyteam.com 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and the New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.   

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Apr 21, 2022
Julia Obst
00:57:28

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Julia Obst from Hopewell, NJ. Julia explains how she incorporated IF into her life as a college athlete, including during her time at the NCAA tournament when her team was in the final four. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Julia recently received a degree in Public Health. Growing up, she never struggled with her weight. She was always active in sports, and played soccer in college. Julia learned about IF from her mother, who was already an intermittent faster. She decided to give IF a try after hearing it would help with mental clarity. She began her IF journey in January of 2020 with 19:5, which felt easy and natural. She has learned to listen to her body, and eat the foods that make her feel her best. Julia will live the IF lifestyle the rest of her life.

Julia's advice to college students considering IF: "Remember, you're just delaying, not denying! And, you can workout while fasting."  

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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Apr 19, 2022
Jordan Jenkins
00:51:49

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jordan Jenkins, a law student from Goleta, CA. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Prior to IF, Jordan did not struggle with her weight. She shares that while living in Ecuador, she contracted parasites. The parasites caused a long battle with weight loss, rashes and digestive distress. This would eventually lead her to the IF lifestyle. 

Jordan heard of IF from a family friend, Laurie Lewis (IF Stories podcast Episodes 4 & 115) and dismissed it. But after Jordan saw a Naturopath who recommended IF, Jordan decided to give it a try. She officially began her journey in January of 2019 with 16:8, and has kept this protocol. Jordan's focus is health, and she feels great: she sleeps better, has incredible mental clarity, and those parasites are gone! 

Jordan's advice to the new IFer: "Tweak it until it's easy. Find what works, and it will be different for each of us. IF is not just for weight loss; you can do it for health too! 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.  

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens 

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Apr 14, 2022
Jackie Moravek
00:57:06

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jackie Moravek from Michigan. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Jackie is a stay-at-home-mom from Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jackie shares that she struggled with her weight after having children, and she would follow Weight Watchers or Diet Bet to lose the weight. 

Jackie learned of IF through her church, where they did a yearly fast as a congregation. Then a friend told her about Fast Feast Repeat

During early days of the pandemic, "all we did was cook and bake," she remarks. Jackie began her IF journey in the Summer of 2020. She began with 18:6, and gradually moved to 20-22 hour fasts.  

Intermittent fasting took away the guilt she felt and allowed her to enjoy the foods she loved. Jackie has lost 30 pounds, sleeps better, has more energy, and feels mentally and emotionally balanced.  

Jackie's advice to the new IFer: "Don't feel that you have to change everything all at once. Start small. Increase your fasts gradually. Do one healthy habit at a time!" 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including Cleanish and New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  Delay, Don’t Deny is available on Amazon.   

Join Gin’s community! Go to ginstephens.com/community 

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

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Apr 07, 2022
Kris Frantz-Shoaf
00:55:42

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kris Frantz-Shoaf from Columbus, OH. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Kris is a Deaconess at a local church. She shares that she was always thin, but after getting married and having children, began to struggle with her weight. 

Kris learned of IF from a close friend whose doctor had recommended it. Kris read both Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code, and began her IF journey on July 1, 2019. She started with 16:8, and easily moved to 18:6. Kris knew right away that IF would be something she would do for the rest of her life. This mindset helped her to settle into this new lifestyle. 

Kris went from her highest weight of 190 pounds to around 152-155 pounds, and from a size 14 to a size 8-10. She has experienced wonderful health benefits: her skin tags, mouth sores and plantar fasciitis are gone, and she is no longer prediabetic! 

Kris' advice to the new IFer: Take "before" pictures. Know that IF is going to be your normal way of life. Let go of expectations. Think of how great you'll feel three months from now! 

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 

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Mar 31, 2022
Lanice Gaillard
00:53:07

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lanice Gaillard from Mississippi.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Lanice is a retired teacher. She shares that she never struggled with her weight until having children, which began the constant search to find the perfect diet. By January of 2019, she had dieted her way up to her highest weight of 150 pounds. At this point, Lanice gave up: "This is it," she declared, and settled into wearing “big clothes.”  

In July of that same year, Lanice came across a Facebook post about Keto, and noticed someone's comment to read Delay, Don't Deny. She ordered the book, read it in one night, and began her IF journey right away! Lanice has truly enjoyed the freedom IF has brought to her life. She has lost 18 pounds, and feels amazing.

Lanice's advice to the new IFer: "The clean fast is so important! Give yourself grace. Ease your way in, and then be consistent. Never give up! Read the books; start with Delay, Don't Deny and then read Fast Feast Repeat." 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  

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Mar 24, 2022
Stacy Michalec
00:58:19

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Stacy Michalec from Cedar Rapids, IA. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

Stacy is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Stacy tried every diet, detox and diet pill, always looking for the "next thing."  

Stacy found IF in September of 2017 through Melanie Avalon's book, What When Wine. This helped Stacy to understand IF and why it worked. She began with 16:8, and quickly moved to 20:4, with some ADF (Alternate Day Fasting). Stacy has lost 15 pounds, going from 158 to 143 pounds, and focuses on maintaining a weight range instead of a specific weight. 

Stacy enjoys the energy IF has brought her, along with the freedom from ever having to diet again. And, after years of grueling workouts, she now does the workouts she enjoys!

Stacy's advice to the new IFer: "Start slow if you need to; your body will adjust! Staying busy is key. Ride the wave of hunger. It will pass." 

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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Mar 17, 2022
Angie Gleason
00:55:16

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Angie Gleason from Belmont, MI.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Angie is the mother of a special needs daughter. Angie was always "the bigger girl" amongst her friends. But it wasn't until after her pregnancy that she began to diet.  

In 2017, Angie first learned of IF from a walking buddy, but dismissed it entirely. Two years later, Angie realized her weight was affecting her ability to lift her daughter in and out of the wheelchair. In December of 2019, Angie came across the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, and joined. Angie's sister and sister-in-law decided they would all IF together!  

By January of 2020, Angie had lost 20 pounds. She has gone from 150 to 130 pounds. She is 4'11” and hopes to lose more weight over time.  

Angie has experienced decreased inflammation, her skin tags have fallen off, and scars have healed. She now has energy to care for her daughter. 

Angie's advice: " Be gentle with yourself. You didn't gain the weight overnight, and it won't fall off tomorrow! But be consistent, and it will happen eventually." 

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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Mar 10, 2022
Cynthia Thurlow
00:56:51

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Cynthia Thurlow. Cynthia is a nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert, and you may remember her from episode 70. Today, Cynthia is back to share more of her story, and also her wisdom and expertise. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

In 2016, Cynthia found IF after several of her patients asked her about it. She did her research, and learned the science behind why IF is vital to our health. Cynthia began her own IF journey, and remarks, "IF was a love fest all at once!" Cynthia also began to incorporate IF with her patients. 

In 2018, Cynthia did a Ted Talk on women and IF, and it went viral. She has been awarded Health Influencer of the Year, and is highly respected in the world of IF. In this episode, Cynthia discusses how IF helps regulate hormones, such as leptin and ghrelin. She notes that there is a great deal of "fear mongering" as it comes to women and fasting. This has made her passionate in educating women on the power of IF. 

Cynthia has a new book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation, and you may find it anywhere books are sold. You may also find her at: www.cynthiathurlow.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!  

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Mar 03, 2022
Chelsea Hoffman
00:56:21

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Chelsea Hoffman from Spokane, WA.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Chelsea struggled with her weight beginning at age five, and by end of college found herself at 300 pounds.  

In 2019, Chelsea heard about IF through a friend's Facebook post, and this began her deep dive into the IF lifestyle. She read both Delay, Don't Deny and Fast Feast Repeat. She also listened to the IF Stories podcast, combed through countless transformation pictures of people, and joined the DDD Facebook groups.  

Chelsea knew IF was something she could do, and officially began her IF journey on December 17, 2019. By the end of the first week, she had gone from 16:8 to 18:6, and she jumped into OMAD with ease! 

Chelsea's windows vary from day to day, as she "goes with the flow" of her life. She has gone from 276 to 138 pounds, and feels incredible. "IF is the most sustainable thing I have ever done," she shares.  

Not only has Chelsea been successful with weight loss, her health has greatly improved. Before IF, she suffered from asthma, severe IBS, plantar fasciitis, and allergies. All have disappeared! 

Chelsea's advice to the new IFer: You are worth it! You can do it! You have one body and one life! Read all of Gin's books. IF is the easiest thing you'll ever do! 

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 

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Feb 24, 2022
Mandy Arora
00:58:32

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Mandy Arora from London, UK. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Mandy works for a media agency responsible for the United Kingdom's Covid response. She had dabbled in intermittent fasting in the past, but was not fasting clean. Because of this, IF felt too hard for her. But after talking with a friend, Mandy finally understood what it meant to fast clean, and committed to plain black coffee. She eased her way in with 16:8, eventually landing on 22:2. Mandy also added intense workouts, and realized she needed a longer window. "I listened to my body and scaled back on my fasts." 

Mandy has lost between 60-70 pounds. She now loves to cook, and feels that IF has given her back control. Mandy had suffered with Alopecia, which is where the immune system attacks hair follicles and causes severe patchy hair loss. Since IF, her hair is growing back quickly. 

Mandy's advice to the new IFer: Give IF a chance, then figure out what works best for you. Nothing will happen the on the first day. Don't put pressure on yourself. Stick to the habit, and the rest will follow. Always listen to your body.  

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Feb 17, 2022
Mike, Ann, and Claire Espeset
00:55:44

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Claire Espeset and her parents Mike and Ann. They are a family of intermittent fasters from Ames, Iowa. 

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she will 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. After your fast start, join us for support in The 1st Year group. Need tips for long term maintenance? We have a place for that! There are many more useful spaces beyond these, and you can interact in as many as you like. 

Visit ginstephens.com/community to join us. An annual membership costs just over a dollar a week when you do the math. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

Mike and Ann found intermittent fasting through their son. They read Delay, Don't Deny, watched Dr. Fung videos, and officially began their IF journey in December of 2019. Mike jumped right in with a 20:4 protocol. Ann eased in with 14:10, eventually settling on 18:6. Meanwhile, Claire thought they were crazy to fast every day. But months later, she decided to give IF a try, and began during the height of the pandemic in 2020. 

Mike has lost 25 pounds, Ann lost 10 pounds, and Claire lost around 15 pounds. They all sleep better and have more energy. "IF is so easy to sustain," Mike remarked. They share IF with friends and family, and will live the IF lifestyle the rest of their lives.  

The Espesets' advice to the new IFer: "Read Delay, Don't Deny and Fast Feast Repeat. Listen to The Intermittent Fasting Podcast and the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. Don't let the concept of IF scare you!" 

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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Feb 10, 2022
Miki Earle
00:59:40

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Miki Earle from Maine. Miki is a life coach who now does weight loss coaching after losing over 80 pounds through intermittent fasting.

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! 15% off offer ends 2/9/22. 

Miki struggled with her weight all of her adult life, yo-yo dieting for many years prior to intermittent fasting. She found IF through a client she was coaching. After researching IF online, she found Delay, Don't Deny.  

In November of 2019, Miki began her IF journey. In only eight months, she had lost 54 pounds with ease! "The [weight loss] battle is over," Miki declared. By September of 2020, Miki had lost a total of 83 pounds, and has been joyfully maintaining with OMAD. 

IF brought her freedom, and an astonishing mindset shift. "The joy that IF has brought is a surprise!" Miki feels more comfortable in her own skin, and shows up for who she truly is every day. 

Miki's advice to the new IFer: "IF doesn't have to be done perfectly everyday. Some days more, some days less. Discover what works for you. Hunger won't kill you. Freedom is awaiting you." 

Miki incorporates IF into her coaching. You may find her at:  https://www.mikiearle.com  You may email her at: miki@mikiearle.com 

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Feb 03, 2022
Dr. Anna Cabeca
00:56:26

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Anna Cabeca, “The Girlfriend Doctor”. Dr. Cabeca is board certified in OB/Gyn, integrative medicine, and regenerative medicine, and she considers IF to be an essential part of our healthy toolbox, particularly as we go through menopause. Go to dranna.com/gin for a special 20% off offer just for listeners. 

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! 15% off offer ends 2/9/22. 

Dr. Anna shares that at 39 years old, she experienced early-onset menopause. This caused infertility, which was able to reverse. She went on to have four children! 

In her functional medicine studies, intermittent fasting was a part of the program. In 2015, Dr. Anna began with a 16:8 protocol. She declares: "I have never felt more at home in my body than I do now." She follows a 'keto green' way of eating. 

Dr. Anna discusses the positive effects of IF for women, and how this lifestyle will help women immensely as they go through such major change. “IF will help you get in tune with your intuition during menopause,” she remarked. 

Dr. Anna's advice to the new IFer: It's never too young or too old to get healthy. IF will improve the quality of your life. Detoxify your body during the fast, and nourish your body during the window.  

You’ll find Dr. Anna at: www.dranna.com/gin 

IF Stories podcast listeners will receive 20% off My Girlfriend Doctor essentials.  

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 

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Jan 27, 2022
Joanne Wardle
00:53:20

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Joanne Wardle from Leeds. 

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! 

As a teenager, Joanne struggled with a mild case of anorexia, but got through it with the love and care of friends.  

Joanne found intermittent fasting by looking for a podcast on weight loss, as she had decided it was time lose weight. After listening to several Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast episodes, she was hooked!  

Joanne set small goals with a spreadsheet, and named each one. She has gone from 186 to 136 pounds, and is still in shock! IF has helped heal both her diet mentality and body image.  

Joanne's advice to the new IFer: Fast clean. Set small, realistic goals. IF is not a sprint, nor a marathon. It's a walk in the park. 

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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Jan 20, 2022
Rich Marin
00:52:00

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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Jan 13, 2022
Jessica Hooper
00:52:24

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!  

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Jan 06, 2022
Stefanie Joy Daniels
00:52:55

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 

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Dec 30, 2021
Georgia Leon and Lee Glickstein
00:57:17

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

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Dec 23, 2021
Paul Goodyear
00:55:29

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 

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Dec 16, 2021
Allison Woods
00:59:54

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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please email gin@intermittentfastingstories.com and ask about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform!

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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Dec 09, 2021
Michelle Parker
00:56:17

 

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Michelle Parker from Nashville, TN. 

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.  

Michelle is an executive headhunter. She shares that she did her first diet at age fourteen, which began a lifetime of trying "every diet under the sun."  

By January of 2019, Michelle had reached her highest weight. A friend told her about intermittent fasting, and Michelle immediately began to research it. She read Delay, Don't DenyThe Obesity Code, and listened to The Intermittent Fasting podcasts. This helped her to understand how and why IF works.  

As Michelle began her journey, she looked at IF as a diet. Over time, however, she realized she needed to change her mindset of, "I hate my body; how can I make it smaller?" to "How can I serve and heal my body?" This changed everything!  

Michelle has gone from a size 10 to a size 6 and feels incredible.

Michelle's advice: Shift your mindset. Don't just focus on losing weight. Look at IF as serving your body. Give your body what it needs. 

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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please email gin@intermittentfastingstories.com and ask about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform!

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

 

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 02, 2021
Melanie Belz
00:56:08

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Melanie Belz from Toronto. 

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. 

Melanie is a holistic nutritionist.  She was always either on or off of a diet, which began at age eighteen. She was even a Weight Watchers’ coach for ten years. 

Melanie had heard of intermittent fasting over the years, but officially began her IF journey in March of 2020. She quickly read Delay, Don't Deny, The Obesity Code, and Fast Feast Repeat, learning all the science behind IF. 

Melanie keeps her window flexible, as "my life is not guided by fasting." She has lost 15 pounds and loves the energy and freedom IF brings. "I have a bounce in my step," she remarks. 

Melanie's advice to new IFers: "Trust the process. Take 'before' pictures. IF is science-based, and you'll see results. Just be patient!" 

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please email gin@intermittentfastingstories.com and ask about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform!

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 25, 2021
Brooke Roberts
00:54:07

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Brooke Roberts from British Columbia.

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. 

In 2013, Brooke was diagnosed with a fatty acid oxidation disorder. Her creatine kinase levels were too high, which caused muscle break down. This meant Brooke could no longer enjoy the hiking, weightlifting, and dancing she loved. This also caused weight gain, and Brooke tried counting calories to fight back. She would restrict then binge, which led to even more weight gain. By the time she reached her highest weight in 2018, Brooke simply stopped caring.  

After suffering a miscarriage the same year, she finally gave up. Brooke reflects, "self care went out the window."  

Miraculously, Brooke was pregnant shortly thereafter, and the baby was premature. She spent six months with her son in the NICU.

By the time she could bring him home, Brooke knew it was time to do something about her weight. She had heard about IF in passing, and did some research to learn more. She found Delay Don’t Deny, joined the Facebook groups, listened to the podcasts, and began her IF journey in September of 2020.  

Brooke began with 16:8, and gradually worked up to 22:2 or 23:1. She has lost 72 pounds, and feels amazing. 

Her creatine kinase levels have remained in the healthy range, and she's able to exercise again! Brooke shares that she has a positive relationship with food, and feels "centered and grounded" in general. 

Brooke's advice: What you'll gain from IF is far more profound than the weight you'll lose. Commit to IF for at least 6 months. Be flexible, and know that IF is ever-changing.

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to dddsocialnetwork.com, log in, and read the most recent announcement at the top of the live feed about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform!

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 

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 18, 2021
Don Brown
00:52:31

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Don Brown from Park City, UT. Don is the founder and CEO of LifeOmic, developer of the LIFE Fasting app, the LIFE Extend app, and the upcoming LIFE Ascend app. And, he is an intermittent faster himself. 

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. 

Don learned of IF after going back to school to study Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins. In his research for a class, Don stumbled upon Mark Mattson’s studies on how the brain and body respond to intermittent fasting. This led him down a path of learning all he could on the health benefits and science behind IF. In 2015, Don began his IF journey. He found it easy to adapt to this new lifestyle. 

Once Don's family and friends were also IFing, he wanted to find a way they could connect and share their daily fasts. In 2018, he created the LIFE app, which became available to the public soon after.  

Don will practice intermittent fasting for the rest of his life because "it's free, easy, and pleasant!" His advice to others just beginning the IF lifestyle: "Go slow. Start with 12 hours, then build up. Think of IF as something you'll do for the rest of your life. Pick a window, and adopt a pattern. IF works!" 

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to dddsocialnetwork.com, log in, and read the most recent announcement at the top of the live feed about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform! 

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

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 11, 2021
Bett Lucas
01:01:12

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin welcomes Bett Lucas back to the podcast. Bett was a guest on episode 40, and she shares how her life has changed since her last visit. 

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.  

Bett lives her best life in Washington state, where she is a busy mother of six children. She also hosts a podcast, Living Your Big Bold Life. Her podcast helps listeners to 'live boldly in the areas of health, career and family."

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to https://dddsocialnetwork.com/news/96401, log in, and read about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge.  

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

 

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 04, 2021
Jana Dworetzky
00:53:43

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jana Dworetzky from Ontario, Canada.

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community.

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to https://dddsocialnetwork.com/news/96401, log in, and read about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. 

Jana shares that she did a lifetime of dieting, beginning Weight Watchers in the 6th grade. In April of 2019, her rheumatologist shared that her liver enzyme numbers were too high. By October of 2019, she had developed a fatty liver. 

Weeks later, two friends told her about IF. Jana was concerned with her health, so she decided to give IF a try and began in January of 2020. She found the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group.

She started with 16:8, quickly moving to 20:4. Jana has lost 83 pounds, and is now a size 8. She has reversed her fatty liver, is off arthritis meds, and her skin has greatly improved. Jana is excited for all the health benefits that IF will bring over time.

After sharing IF with family and friends, Jana created a Facebook group. You may find her at: Fasting Times at Midlife High: An Intermittent Fasting Support Group.

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.  

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 

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Oct 28, 2021
Kristi Osborn
00:58:38

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kristi Osborn from Dover, DE.

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 join 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 aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at ginstephens.com/community

NOTE: If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to https://dddsocialnetwork.com/news/96401, log in, and read about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge. 

Kristi shares that with the pandemic of 2020, she put on weight, making her borderline obese. With a new job, Kristi decided it was time to do something about it. 

She had done Weight Watchers ten years prior and decided to try it again. However, this time the weight was not budging!

Kristi found IF through a Weight Watchers online community chat. Then a friend told her about Delay, Don't Deny, and the DDD Facebook group. She also read Fast Feast Repeat and The Obesity Code. Kristi says: "IF was the first thing that made sense!" She began with a 16:8 protocol, quickly moving to 18:6. After three months of IF, she lost 30 pounds! 

Kristi's health benefits: A great deal of energy, and she no longer has heartburn, nor restless legs. Her advice to new IFers: Don't stop! IF is doing something even if you don't lose weight right away. Stay engaged and pick one thing that you know will keep you motivated and stay engaged with it! 

Want to learn more about Zoe? Go to ginstephens.com/zoe

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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Oct 21, 2021
Barbara DeLeo
00:57:23

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Barbara DeLeo from New Zealand.

The Delay, Don’t Deny community has a new home! Go to ginstephens.com/community to join. When we moved our community off of Facebook in March, we chose a platform that we thought would meet our needs and allow us to connect with each other in meaningful ways. Unfortunately, once we all got there, we realized the technology that looked so amazing on the back end actually didn’t function well when members arrived. Their technology was antiquated and simply didn’t work. Ouch. We knew the community deserved something better and immediately started looking for a solution. 

Well, we found exactly what we were looking for. The new community platform is easy to use, has the features our members asked for, it’s technologically stable (HOORAY!), and it already feels like home. So, if you tried out the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network and found the technology to be clunky, we promise you won’t be disappointed with the new platform. 

Go to ginstephens.com/community to learn more and to join. Community has been such an important part of my journey. Join us, so we can be a part of yours. We can’t wait to meet you!

 Barbara DeLeo is a romance novelist. She shares that she did not struggle with weight until after college. She rigorously exercised, watched what she ate, and followed various diets, but nothing seemed to work. By the time she was fifty, Barbara was burned out from all the extreme workouts and diets. 

Through the years, Barbara had heard about IF, but thought it was crazy. But when friends encouraged her and her husband to try IF, she thought, "It’s the only thing I haven’t tried, so let's do it!" Barbara researched IF, found The IF Podcast, and listened to every episode! She read, Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code. She dove right into the IF lifestyle, and has not looked back! Two years later, Barbara is down two dress sizes.  

Barbara’s advice to new IFers: There’s no hurry with IF. It is a definite shift in thinking, and it will bring you freedom. 

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 

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Oct 14, 2021
Abby Stadlin
00:55:37

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Abby Stadlin from Cleveland, OH.

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.  

Abby is the owner of an Ace Hardware. Abby was a lifetime dieter, trying every new diet that came along: from low calorie to low carb, and everything in between. The diet would work, but then Abby would gain back all of the weight she lost. 

By 2017, Abby reached her highest weight and decided to give up. She thought, "I'm done fighting. I'm just a large girl." But Abby was still unhappy with her weight, and worried about her health. 

In 2019, she overheard a group of ladies discussing IF. Abby researched 'intermittent fasting,' and found both Delay, Don't Deny, and The Obesity Code. She also joined the DDD Facebook group. Abby began with 16:8, quickly moving to 23:1 within weeks. She has gone from 225 pounds to 182 pounds, which is the smallest she has ever been! 

Abby's advice to new IFers: "Look to the science behind IF. Join the IF support groups. Listen to the IF podcasts."

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 

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Oct 07, 2021
David Mangene
00:54:19

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to author, teacher, and comedian David Mangene.

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.  

David learned of IF from his girlfriend, and he researched how it might help his bipolar depression.

David’s goals were the health benefits IF might bring, and not necessarily the weight loss. He began IF in the Summer of 2020, and a year later, his depression has drastically improved. He's also lost 30 pounds!

David's advice: If you think you can do it, you definitely can. IF is easier than you think. Our bodies were built to eat this way. 

David also wrote a book, How Not to Kill Yourself; Ten Tips for Troubled Times. He wrote it to bring hope for those who struggle with depression, and the ones who love them. It is available on Kindle through Amazon. 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens 

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Sep 30, 2021
Katie Argall
00:55:55

 

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Katie Argall, a high school teacher and basketball coach from Atlanta, GA. 

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. 

Katie was always the tallest and biggest of her friends, which made her stand out. She played basketball in high school and college but injured her back, and eventually needed surgery. This affected her activity level, which caused weight gain. This also began Katie's cycle of dieting.

In 2019, Katie learned about IF from her principal. She began with a 16:8 protocol, but quickly moved to 20:4. She has lost 40 pounds.

Katie has experienced clearer skin, a major reduction of inflammation, and less back pain. 

She is in the process of healing diet mentality, and she loves how IF has freed her from the constant worry about food. 

Katie's advice: Use an app to track your fasts. Everything is a choice. Whatever you choose, it will have results either today or a year from now.  

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 

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Sep 23, 2021
Jenni Herchenbach
00:56:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jenni Herchenbach from Omaha, NE.

 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.

Jenni is a “happily unemployed” occupational therapist and grandmother. 

Jenni read Delay, Don't Deny in one day, and immediately became a faster. IF came into her life while on a new path to liking herself: "I spent way too many years not liking myself," she shares. Jenni feels that IF would not have worked for her had she not done work on her heart first. 

Jenni began with a 16:8 protocol, and eventually found that 21:3 was her ‘sweet spot’ for weight loss. At her highest weight, Jenni was 197 pounds. After more than a year of IF, she discovered her 'happy weight' is between 148 to 158 pounds. She has stopped tracking her fasts and weighing and is now just happily living the IF lifestyle. 

Jenni's advice: "Nail the clean fast. Settle in. IF is not quick weight loss. Ditch the scale, but instead find a dress or pants to be your guide. Take lots of photos, and have someone point out the changes they see you in you!" 

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 

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Sep 16, 2021
Lynn Trask
00:55:04

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lynn Trask from Missouri. 

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need.  

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 groups beyond these three, and you can join as many as you like.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

In 2019, Lynn’s step-daughter shared IF with her, along with Delay, Don't Deny. Lynn read it right away.

In April of 2019, she did her very first fast of 20:4. Lynn instantly knew IF was something she could easily maintain as a lifestyle. Her husband began IF soon after she did in an attempt to reverse his Type 2 Diabetes. After a year of IF, he is off all his diabetes meds!

Lynn has gone from 168 to 142 pounds, and from a size 14 to a size 4/6. She loves the energy IF has brought her, and she will live the IF lifestyle for the rest of her life.

Lynn’s advice to new IFers: "Just try it! Commit to it for at least 30 days! Fast clean. Don't be afraid of it. Look into the science. It all makes sense." 

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 

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Sep 09, 2021
Kristin Kluck
00:57:59

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kristin Kluck from Tennessee. 

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. 

Kristin is a personal chef. She shares that as a teenager, she noticed her weight increasing. From sixteen on, she was either trying to lose weight or gaining weight. She tried countless diets, and this began the cycle of yo-yo dieting.

A close friend shared Delay, Don’t Deny with herand Kristin learned about the clean fast. In March of 2020, she began IF. Her daily goal is 20:4, and to date, Kristin has lost 20 pounds. 

Kristin has experienced fantastic health improvements: both her plantar fasciitis and eczema are gone, her allergies have improved, she has more energy, and she no longer needs to nap. Kristin shares that IF has also helped her diet mindset. 

As a chef, Kristin feels that IF gives her the freedom to enjoy the decadence of life. 

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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Sep 02, 2021
Jan Gray
00:54:41

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jan Gray from Louisville, KY.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need.  

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 groups beyond these three, and you can join as many as you like. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.  

Jan is a respiratory therapist.  In December of 2019, a close friend invited her to a meeting to learn more about IF and encouraged her to read Delay, Don't Deny. At this point in her life, Jan had reached her highest weight, and knew she had to do something.

Jan decided to ease her way into the IF lifestyle, gradually adding time to her daily fasts. IF felt immediately different than anything she had tried before, and she knew she'd never return to diets again. By the following July of 2020, Jan had lost 46 pounds, going from 215 to 169, and she feels so good!

Jan has experienced amazing health benefits: decreased inflammation, improved skin, and relief from her Fibromyalgia. Her chronic fatigue has disappeared, and she now has sustained energy. She remarks, "Where would I be if I had not found IF?" IF has also helped her to manage stress, and she feels accomplished living the IF lifestyle.  

Jan's advice to new IFers: "Just do it! Just try it! Fast clean, and see how long you can fast each day; it can only benefit you!" 

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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Aug 26, 2021
Amanda Bloomfield
00:46:58

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Amanda Bloomfield from Monument, CO.

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. 

Amanda is an operations manager for a real estate office. She shares that she never had a weight problem growing up, but after having four children, she could never lose the weight she would gain with each pregnancy. She and her sisters would try various diet programs together. Amanda was either on a diet, or off a diet; there was no in-between. She became a pro at tracking macros, calories, and weighing food. 

In March of 2019, one of her sisters mentioned IF, but Amanda dismissed it. Then after a family vacation, and seeing the scale go up yet again, Amanda decided to give IF a try. She knew it was time to do something about her weight.

On a food blog she follows, many people were talking about Delay, Don't Deny and the Intermittent Fasting Stories Podcast, along with the DDD Facebook group. She quickly read the book, then listened to many of the success stories. This gave her hope and motivation!

Amanda has gone from 210 pounds to between 145-150 pounds. Her goal is 135 pounds. She has experienced some wonderful health benefits: her plantar fasciitis disappeared, her headaches and migraines have greatly decreased, and her cholesterol numbers have come down. 

Amanda's advice is to read Fast Feast Repeat, and listen to the IF Stories Podcast. Stick with it and be consistent. Give yourself a goal.  

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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Aug 19, 2021
Chenoa Haluptzok
00:55:42

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Chenoa Haluptzok from Sammamish, WA.

 

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

 

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 groups beyond these three, and you can join as many as you like.

 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

 

Chenoa is a 15-year breast cancer survivor, and she wanted to do something that would be good for her health. In June of 2019 she came across, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, read Delay, Don't Deny, and began IF right away.


Chenoa has experienced many health benefits: her vision has improved, her blood sugar numbers have improved, and her skin is glowing. She has also lost 45 pounds! Her IF protocol varies from day to day, based on what her body needs for that day. 


Chenoa is very grateful to have found IF, and looks at IF as "diet vitality, not diet mentality." She will live the IF lifestyle forever.

 

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

 

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Aug 12, 2021
Tara Roussett
00:53:44

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tara Roussett, who lives outside of San Antonio, TX.

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.  

Tara never dieted prior to IF, as she never had a weight problem. But through the years of getting married, having children, and keeping up with a busy job, she put on weight without realizing it. In July of 2019, Tara decided it was time to do something about her weight, but she wanted to do something that was sustainable. She found Delay, Don't Deny, and immediately began with 16:8. 

Tara has lost 100 pounds, going from 229 to 129 pounds in a year. She has so much energy, and shares: "I didn't know I didn't feel great until I felt great!"  

Tara is so thankful that she has found IF, and loves sharing it with 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!  

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens 

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Aug 05, 2021
Michaela Bishop
00:50:46

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Michaela Bishop from Norman, OK. 

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.  

Michaela tried many diets, and struggled with compulsive eating. She had several health issues that were related to her weight, one being an enlarged heart. When she was diagnosed with AFib, she knew it was time to do something. “I had constant shortness of breath, and didn't want to live this way the rest of my life!” 

In December of 2019, she read the New England Journal of Medicine article on IF. She then searched for an IF podcast, and found Gin’s and Melanie's, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. She also read Delay, Don't Deny. 

In January of 2020, Michaela began her IF journey with 16:8. She eventually moved to 19:5, and currently keeps a 3-4 hour daily window. Michaela has lost 80 pounds, and feels great! 

Her health has greatly improved. Michaela’s blood pressure and thyroid meds have both been reduced, and she no longer experiences shortness of breath. 

Michaela encourages others to start with the clean fast, be flexible and eat the things you like. 

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 

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Jul 29, 2021
Jeni Kessler
00:54:38

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jeni Kessler, a registered nurse from Wisconsin.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need.  

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 groups beyond these three, and you can join as many as you like. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com. 

Jeni never followed diets, but instead accepted that she would always be "big." By the end of nursing school in 2009, her weight climbed to 230 pounds. It was then that she hired a trainer, followed a diet, and managed to lose 30 pounds. But over the years, she gradually gained the weight back. 

In November of 2019, a friend posted about her IF journey, sharing that she was an upcoming IF Stories podcast guest (Episode 55). This inspired Jeni to try IF, and she began that day! She currently prefers a 20:4 protocol, and has gone from a size 16/18 to a size 6/8. 

Jeni's health has improved. Her blood pressure is lower, all of her labs are better, her fasting insulin is now 4.9, and she no longer needs GERD medication. Jeni's doctors are thrilled with her progress, and completely support her IF lifestyle.  

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

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Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.co

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Jul 22, 2021
Temple
00:54:48

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Temple from Pembroke Pines, FL.

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. 

Temple is a retired police captain. She dieted her entire life, beginning at just 15 years-old. 

In January of 2019, Temple found IF after searching for a way to lose weight. She says, "I was sick and tired of being sick and tired."  Obesity runs in her family, along with Type 2 Diabetes, and Temple was ready to change the path she was on. 

She read The Obesity CodeDelay, Don't Deny and Fast Feast Repeat, and instantly made IF her new lifestyle. Her favorite protocol is 22:2, but she varies it from time to time. 

IF has greatly improved her health! Temple’s hot flashes and skin tags are gone, and her food intolerances and acid reflux have both disappeared. Temple has lost four sizes, going from a size 20 to a size 16.  

Temple exclaims, "IF is the only thing that has been consistently consistent in my life. I will trust and depend on it today, tomorrow, forever."  

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

 

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Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com

 

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Jul 15, 2021
Joanna Penn
00:57:59



In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Joanna Penn, author and podcaster from Bath, England.

 Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

 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. 

 Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

 Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

 IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

 Joanna learned of intermittent fasting from a podcast in 2015. The way it was described, Joanna got the idea that IF was only for men, something that was medical, it took too much discipline, and was for only people who didn't like food. "I decided IF was not for me," and she carried on with life.

 During the pandemic that began in March of 2020, Joanna found she was putting on weight. Knowing she had to do something, she recalled IF and did some new research. She came across Delay, Don't DenyFast Feast Repeat, and The Obesity Code, and read all three.

 In July of 2020, Joanna began with 20:4, and she has never looked back. Her husband also joined her with IF. He had struggled with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) for many years, trying several things to manage it. But within three days of IF, his IBS was gone!

 Joanna has lost roughly 17 pounds, going from 170 to 153. She has loads of energy and feels great! IF is simply a part of her life now. 

 The advice Joanna would give new IFers: Have patience! It may take a couple months to figure it all out.

 You may find Joanna Penn at: TheCreativePenn.com and The Creative Penn Podcast

 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

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 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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Jul 08, 2021
Elizabeth Brown
00:53:35

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Elizabeth Brown from Vernon Hills, Illinois.

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.  

Elizabeth is a social worker, and she shares that her mother was always on a diet. Elizabeth decided to follow in her mom’s footsteps, beginning in 7th grade. 

In January of 2020, a close friend shared IF with her, and Elizabeth began with 16:8. She was feeling great and losing weight until the pandemic hit in March.  By the end of April, she had gained back everything she lost. Knowing IF was her lifestyle, and committed to getting back to feeling great, Elizabeth gradually shortened her window and moved to a one meal a day approach.

To date, Elizabeth has lost 20 pounds, going from 185 to 165. Instead of a goal weight, she has decided: "to like what I see in pictures." She knows that her body will settle on the right weight, so she is trusting the process. For Elizabeth, IF is a peaceful way to live. 

The advice Elizabeth would give new IFers: Take it day by day. IF is like a muscle--the more you do it, the better you become! Take pictures and measurements to track progress. Give yourself grace, and be positive!

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

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Jul 01, 2021
Holly Cook
00:56:38

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Holly Cook from Sacramento, CA.

 Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

 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. 

 Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

 Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

 IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.

 Holly is a speech pathologist. In December of 2019, Holly learned about IF on a morning news program, and she immediately began with a 12:12 protocol. She gradually moved to 16:8. 

 Holly's starting weight was 150 pounds, and by November of 2020, she reached her 120-pound goal weight! She maintains within a 120-125 pound range, which gives her more freedom. Now in maintenance, Holly varies her daily fasts based on how she is feeling that day.

 Holly’s health has improved since beginning IF. Her PMS symptoms have resolved and her eczema is gone. She also needs less thyroid medication. 

 Holly's advice to new IFers: "Know what the clean fast is. Start slow, and see how it goes! Have patience, and know that IF is not quick weight loss. Find support with like-minded people." 

Holly has an IF Facebook support group called, Sacramento Fasters. You may also find her at: cookspeechandlanguage.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

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Jun 24, 2021
Elaine Heyworth
00:58:48

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Elaine Heyworth from Essex, UK.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

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.  

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Elaine struggled with her weight her entire life. She followed various diets, but the weight she'd lose always returned.  

Finally, Elaine found Delay, Don't Deny, immediately ordered it, and read it quickly. "Gin spoke to me," Elaine exclaimed.  

In September of 2019, she began with 16:8 and gradually moved to 19:5. Elaine has lost 56 pounds, going from 221 to 165. She has mental clarity and feels so much better!

Elaine's advice: "Comparison is the thief of joy. Don't compare yourself to other people. Give support to others. Find a local group!" 

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

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Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com 

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Jun 17, 2021
Melissa Denny
00:53:42

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Melissa Denny from Brighton, CO.

 Gin’s new book Clean(ish) is available for preorder now! Go to ginstephens.com/cleanish to find out where to preorder today and you’ll have it the day it comes out, on January 4, 2022. In Gin's New York Times bestseller Fast. Feast. Repeat., she taught you how to fast (completely) clean as part of an intermittent fasting lifestyle. Now, whether you’re an intermittent faster or not, 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). 

Melissa shares that she was overweight as a child, but this was accepted in her family. Her first diet was in high school, which began years of dieting and calorie restriction. 

By 2019, Melissa had reached her highest weight of 230 pounds, and she gave up. “I'll always be overweight,” she declared. 

A Facebook friend shared IF with her, and added Melissa to the Delay, Don’t Deny group. Seeing all of the incredible transformations gave Melissa back the hope she had lost, and she officially began in August of 2019 with 16:8. She immediately felt so much better, and instantly knew that IF would become her lifestyle.

An avid runner, Melissa has also noticed how much energy and motivation she has for her runs as an IFer. She now feels comfortable in her body, and has gone from 230 to 173 pounds.

The advice Melissa would give to new IFers: "Find community. Read the books, and do the research."

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! 

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Go to dddsocialnetwork.com

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

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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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Jun 10, 2021
Vanessa Avalos
00:54:57

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Vanessa Avalos from Bridgeport, CT.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

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. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Vanessa Avalos is a Community Support Specialist. In May of 2019, she was diagnosed with sleep apnea, and her doctor advised her to use a CPAP machine. At this point, Vanessa had reached her highest weight, and she knew it was time for a change. 

She decided to do research on how to get healthier. Vanessa found a YouTube video about intermittent fasting, and started IF that day! She knew that IF would be something she could do for the rest of her life.

Vanessa's health has greatly improved! Her acid reflux and congestion are both gone, and she sleeps better. She has lost 66 pounds, going from 240 to 173 pounds. 

The advice Vanessa would give to new IFers: "Find an IF support group. Take pictures because the scale doesn't always show progress. Don't compare your journey to others. Follow your own path."

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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Jun 03, 2021
Jackie Arena
00:55:50

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jackie Arena from Kingston, MA.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

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. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

After seeing herself in pictures from her 32nd birthday, Jackie realized it was time do something about her weight. She had heard about IF from friends who were a part of the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook support group. In August of 2019, Jackie began IF with a 16:8 protocol, eventually moving to OMAD (One Meal A Day). She then settled into ADF (Alternate Day Fasting) with a 36:12 protocol.  

After a year of the IF lifestyle, she had lost 82 pounds, going from 202 pounds to 120 pounds. She currently maintains between 122-128. 

Jackie feels amazing! She is off depression and anxiety meds, and and her asthma is gone. 

Jackie's advice to new IFers: "This is your life. Live it. No excuses."

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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May 27, 2021
Karen Wheeler
00:57:12

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Karen Wheeler, a nurse from Kansas.

Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

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. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

In July of 2019, Karen began the IF lifestyle for the health benefits, though she dieted on and off for many years prior to IF. 

Karen has an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto's, which is where the immune system attacks the thyroid. Constantly exhausted, and desperate to feel better, she searched for a diet that would help with her Hashimoto's. She found Dr. Jason Fung and intermittent fasting in her search. 

Karen immediately began a 16:8 protocol, and within three days, she felt so much better! Within six weeks, she had lost 20 pounds. All of her doctors love IF, and support her completely. Karen has lost a total of 52 pounds, going from 218 pounds to 167 pounds. 

 Karen's advice to new IFers: "Be flexible. Do what feels right to you. Don't get caught in the rules...except the clean fast!"

 Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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May 20, 2021
Shannon Gardner and Cherie Krohn
00:53:46

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to two sisters: Shannon Gardner and Cherie Krohn. These sisters do everything together, including fasting.

 Are you looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast? Join us on the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us, with a variety of groups you can join for the support and community you need. 

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. 

 Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

 Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to join our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

 IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

 Shannon and Cherie help run their family's surf shop, Inner Light. They started dieting together, beginning in high school, and tried countless plans over the years.

In May of 2019, Cherie decided to pray and fast once a week for a relative. A month later, she had lost weight, and knew there was something to fasting. She shared this with Shannon, and after some research, she found the IF Stories podcast. They both began IF in June of 2019. Two years later, Shannon has lost 60 pounds, going from 220 pounds to 150 pounds. Cherie has lost 30 pounds, going from 170 pounds to 130 pounds.

 Cherie's knee pain and aches have disappeared. Shannon's plantar fasciitis and headaches are completely gone, and they both have a great deal of energy.

 The advice they'd give to new IFers: Cherie says, "Consistency is key. Fast every day. Use an app. It gets easy." Shannon says,"Keep it simple. Don't overcomplicate it. One day, one fast at a time."

 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

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May 13, 2021
Robin January
00:52:17

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Robin January from Fayetteville, AR.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Robin works at a university lab in the Food Science Department. In the summer of 2018, Robin was diagnosed with a torn artery in her neck which resulted in several mini-strokes. She then developed a brain aneurysm. Her doctor immediately ordered her to go on bed rest for the next four months, with the warning “do not gain weight.”

That same summer, Robin's mother had her watch a talk show segment on IF. Robin's response: "IF is a fancy word for starvation." 

But as she began to gain weight, Robin decided to give IF a try. 

For the first several months, Robin added cream to her coffee, having no knowledge of the clean fast. Robin stumbled upon Delay, Don't Deny, and learned about the clean fast. The transition to the clean fast made the fast easy. Robin eventually moved to a morning eating window. She currently follows 20:4, with a weekly longer fast. She has lost 25 pounds, going from a size 14 to a size 6. 

Robin's health has radically improved. Her brain aneurysm has healed. Her psoriasis, which covered her entire body, is now almost gone completely. She also has improved gum health after a 14-year battle with gum disease. 

Robin's advice to new IFers: "Find a reason to fast that is completely independent of weight loss. Look for small victories. Be content with health benefits if you're not losing weight at first. Don't be afraid to try things that seem scary."

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

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May 06, 2021
Marty Kendall
00:53:43

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to special guest Marty Kendall from Brisbane, Australia. Marty is both an engineer and biohacker. He is the creator of Data Driven Fasting and runs the Optimising Nutrition website.

Gin and Marty have a fascinating conversation about Food Insulin Index and its importance. Marty explains how he developed Data Driven Fastingand also how he applies it to his own life. He shares a few myths about dietary fat and Keto, and the importance of choosing nutrient-dense food when it comes to both health and satiety. 

Marty found intermittent fasting after diving headfirst into the research of nutrition, insulin, and blood sugar levels to better understand his wife's Type 1 Diabetes. He came across Dr. Jason Fung's videos, and began IF in 2013. Besides helping others with their own intermittent fasting practices, he has gone from 250 pounds to 187 pounds.  

You can find Marty Kendall at this link: Connect with Data Driven Fasting 

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens 

Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens

Visit Gin’s website at ginstephens.com

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Apr 29, 2021
Sarah Sanger
00:53:52

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sarah Sanger from San Diego, CA.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us. 

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free!  That’s just one reason to join.  

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind.  You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.  

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.  

Sarah found that she struggled in her relationship with food: she was either feeling guilty or deprived, no matter what she ate. Diet mindset controlled her.

Sarah first learned about IF from her dad, who is an Anesthesiologist. He shares IF with everyone who will listen, but Sarah always opposed it. 

After a food-indulgent vacation in December of 2019, she finally decided to give 16:8 a try. She has lost 12 pounds, and currently follows a 21:3 protocol.

Sarah has had many non-scale victories. Her tastes have dramatically changed. She now craves all sorts of veggies and loves to cook! Her anxiety has drastically improved, as IF helps her to feel more calm. 

Sarah's advice to new IFers: "The first few weeks are hard, but you'll be so glad that didn’t give up. Give IF a chance!"

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

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Apr 22, 2021
Cynthia Guerra
00:57:06

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Cynthia Guerra from Missouri City, TX. Cynthia has lost 110 pounds thanks to intermittent fasting.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Cynthia is a stay-at-home mom of two kids. She always struggled with her weight. While she was successful with diets, she would always gain back whatever she lost.

By July of 2019, Cynthia had reached her highest weight of 240 pounds and felt miserable. The turning point came for her while on a trip to New York with her husband. A woman on their Brooklyn Bridge tour had to stop because she was out of breath and could not continue. The entire group had to wait for her, and Cynthia realized she herself was on her way to the same scenario. It was time do something different.

Her doctor had suggested intermittent fasting as a way to lose weight, and Cynthia began immediately once they returned. Cynthia found the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group and listened to the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. Hearing the success of others was very motivating for Cynthia. She began with a 16:8 protocol, gradually moving to 18:6. Cynthia has lost an astounding 110 pounds!!

The health benefits Cynthia has experienced: improved sleep, her joints no longer ache, she has sustained energy throughout the day, and her allergies have improved.

Cynthia's advice to new IFers: "Give yourself time to try it. IF is going to take time. Don't just try it for a few days. It's a process, not a sprint. Tweak things if you're not losing. And remember: IF is not always about weight loss."

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

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Apr 15, 2021
Beth Wray
00:57:44

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Beth Wray of Sammamish, WA.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Beth is a moderator in the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, and is currently attending school to become a health coach.

Beth struggled with her weight after having her now-grown children. She yo-yo dieted for many years, counting calories, trying various diets, and maintaining a vigorous exercise routine. She would lose weight easily, but could never maintain the loss.

By July of 2019, Beth was about to give up. Discouraged, she heard about intermittent fasting from a friend. At first, Beth thought it sounded crazy, but she decided to give it a shot. She eased her way into IF, and never had a set window. Varying her fasts has made IF feel like a flexible lifestyle. Beth has lost 35 pounds, and easily maintains within a comfortable weight range. Her relationship with food has completely changed. She no longer obsessed with food, and it no longer controls her. 

Beth's advice for new IFers: "While you want to be consistent overall, it's okay to switch things up. You don't have to have the same schedule every day, because this is a lifestyle."

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books! 

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

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Apr 08, 2021
Erin Giles
00:38:43

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Erin Giles, an optometrist from Phoenix, AZ.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join.

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community.

An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to dozens of groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests.

I’m mentoring new IFers in the 28-Day FAST Start group, and you can also connect with me personally in the Ask Gin group. 

If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com.

Erin does telemedicine related to diabetic retinopathy, which is blood vessel damage caused by diabetes. She works for Indian Health Services.

At two years-old, Erin was diagnosed with a blood disease, known as ITP. She had to take steroids, which caused increased appetite and weight gain. Always snacking, she was known as the 'snacking chubby kid.' Erin eventually outgrew this, and would not struggle with her weight again until after pregnancy. 

While pregnant with her son, Erin gained 75 pounds. Despite restricting calories and working out, she could not lose the weight. Concerned she may be insulin resistant, Erin did some research on how to reverse it. Intermittent fasting came up, along with Gin's Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast. She read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code, and learned about the clean fast. In June of 2019, she began with a 16:8 protocol. She currently follows a daily 18:6 (or more) IF protocol and has lost 25 pounds. 

One of Erin's health benefits has been improvement in her dental health. Prior to IF, she had severe cavities. Her asthma is gone, her stretch marks have disappeared, her blood markers have normalized, and she is no longer controlled by food. 

Get Gin’s books at http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!  

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

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

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Apr 01, 2021
Langston Moore
00:57:39

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Langston Moore. Langston is a writer and podcast host who played football professionally in the NFL.

Let me tell you about the Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network! Besides the freedom of IF, community is what I most want to offer the world. Instead of relying on the big social network most of us have been on for years, we now have a community that is completely separate and just for us.

Members of the DDD Social Network have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories within the DDDSN platform, ad-free! That’s just one reason to join. 

Visit dddsocialnetwork.com to see what else we offer in our membership community. An annual membership is $59.95 and you have access to over 100 groups that we created with you in mind. You can join as many groups as you want and connect with members who share your interests. If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available. 

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at dddsocialnetwork.com

Langston played for the University of South Carolina, and was then drafted to play for Cincinnati, Arizona, and Detroit. He played in the NFL for a total of seven years. 

Langston is also an author of two books for children and hosts a podcast.

Langston uses IF to help keep himself "in check." While playing football: "we consume a lot of calories and expend a lot of calories." After football was over, he used intermittent fasting to get the weight off. IF has helped him with reducing inflammation, easing his joint pain due to football injuries, improved digestion, and better sleep. Langston got his weight below 290 pounds by following 16:8.

Langston's advice to new IFers: "Just try! See how long you can make it. Take incremental steps."

Langston Moore co-hosts The Butt and Gut Podcast, where football guys talk about IF, the football lifestyle, and share stories, workouts, and advice. You may also find him at: athletesandartists.net

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Mar 25, 2021
Anne-Lise Jasinski
00:58:49

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Anne-Lise Jasinski from Joplin, MO.

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Anne-Lise calls herself an "Untherapist" and she helps people with self-improvement. She is also the author of The Untherapist, which is a book about her emotional journey of healing.

Anne-Lise was introduced to fasting as a child. She grew up in a religion where children were required to dry fast (no food or water) for 24 hours, once year. This was looked upon as a 'rite of passage,' and Anne-Lise did her first dry fast at age seven. 

Leaving this religion in her twenties, she never fasted again.

In 2017, Anne-Lise officiated her son's wedding. Looking at pictures, she did not recognize herself. At 230 pounds, she realized it was time to do something about it. She found Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code and followed a Keto diet with a 16:8 IF protocol. Anne-Lise eventually lost 65 pounds, but in dealing with some emotional issues in her life, gained back 55 pounds. This was discouraging!

In March of 2020, Anne-Lise joined a Keto Facebook group, and found Delay, Don't Deny from another member. She quickly read it and listened to the IF Stories Podcast. She began with a 19:5 protocol, but this time without restrictions. After a year of this, she feels healthy and vibrant and strong.

Anne-Lise's NSVs: "Food finally became permissible to enjoy, and I trust my body now." She has compassion with herself, and has healed her relationship with food, discovering the joy of eating. She is also healing the 'diet brain' she has struggled with her entire life. 

Anne-Lise's advice to new IFers: "Focus on the feeling, not the results. Listen to your body's feedback."

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Mar 18, 2021
Krista Thompson
00:59:45

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Krista Thompson of Hingham, MA.


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Krista is a business consultant and executive coach. In September of 2019, Krista's doctor recommended IF. After reading a few of Dr. Jason Fung's books, she then came across Gin's podcast The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. She read Delay, Don't Deny, and learned about the power of the clean fast. 


Krista began IF with 20:4 and 21:3. Krista has lost 41 pounds, going from 180 pounds to her current weight of 139 pounds. She describes IF as her "wellness journey," and exclaims: "IF has given me back the ability to listen to my body." She learned that both gluten and dairy were inflammatory for her. 


Krista's advice to new IFers: "Get clear on your why. Why do you want to be healthy and lose weight? Your body will change with IF. So will your window and food. Be flexible."


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Mar 11, 2021
Tiffany Sayles
00:54:38

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Tiffany Sayles, who is a school counselor and college professor from Gasden, AL.

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Tiffany shares that she has been overweight her entire life. Her mother was constantly on a diet, and Tiffany never wanted to follow in her footsteps. Tiffany was always active, ate healthy, never dieted, and learned to love herself the way that she was.

However, in December of 2017, Tiffany found herself at what she calls “The Ledge.” About to turn forty, Tiffany experienced an emotional breakdown. She came to the realization that she would not survive if she continued on her current path. Tiffany decided to seek therapy to heal from some emotional issues. This in turn helped her to begin a new health journey. "You can't heal from what you conceal." Tiffany desired to heal from the inside out.

In December of 2019, Tiffany found Dr. Fung, and began living a LCHF (Low Carb High Fat) lifestyle. It worked at first, but was not sustainable for her. Tiffany then came across Gin's IF Stories Podcast, read Delay, Don't Deny, and joined the DDD Facebook group. She officially began IF in January of 2020.

Tiffany has gone from 324 pounds to 298 pounds, and from a size 22/24 to a size 16/18. She follows 19:5 and 20:4, having lunch and a small dinner.

Tiffany has many non-scale victories: "I am healing from the inside out. I never want to go back to The Ledge. I'm more active, have more energy, and I try new things. I have peace. I'm enjoying the IF journey."

Tiffany's advice to new IFers: "If you're struggling with closing your window, use an app. Or brush your teeth! Utilize resources and gain knowledge. Use other things to measure progress, not just the scale. Have a healthy mindset."

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Mar 04, 2021
Justin Claypool
00:54:06
Feb 25, 2021
Lori Tilden Leeke
00:55:35

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lori Tilden Leeke, an intermittent faster from the Dallas, TX area.

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Lori is a retired homeschool mom, and recently went back to school to become a nurse. 

In December of 2018, Lori read an article about lowering glucose in order to access stored body fat using intermittent fasting. At this point in her life, she was desperate to lose weight. 

She followed OMAD, (One Meal A Day) using a glucose monitor. Lori also read Delay, Don't Deny and Fast Feast Repeat, and learned about the power of the clean fast. Lori has lost more than 20 pounds, going from 160 to 136 She says, "IF is nutrition and health, not just weight loss."

Lori's advice to new IFers: "Enjoy the seesaw of fasting and feasting. IF is freeing. You don't have to eat every 2-3 hours, and you don't have to follow any particular diet. IF saves you money, time, and you enjoy food so much more! FAST, FEAST REPEAT!"

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Feb 18, 2021
Lucy Marsden
00:58:34

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to Lucy Marsden from Leicestershire, England.

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Lucy is a primary school cookery teacher and also a Delay, Don’t Deny group moderator.

Lucy shares: "I never really had a massive weight issue. I was only ever 10-15 pounds overweight." After trying to help her partner lose weight, Lucy realized that calorie reduction was not the answer.

In August of 2017, Lucy found Delay, Don't Deny through a friend, and joined the DDD Facebook group. Lucy had followed Michael Mosley's 5:2 protocol, (five days a week 'normal' eating days, the other two were fasting days of 500-600 calories) and decided to switch to OMAD, One Meal A Day. IF feels natural and easy to Lucy.

With IF, Lucy has experienced the best sleep of her life. Plus, no weight gain from menopause! 

The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Eat real food and enjoy it. Relax into the IF lifestyle. You don't need supplements. Your body knows what to do." 

Lucy has a YouTube channel called Fresher Bites, where she teaches cooking basics. You may also find Fresher Bites on Facebook.

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Feb 11, 2021
Sunshine
00:53:57

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sunshine, a psychiatric nurse from Maine.

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Sunshine shares that her weight issues began around the age of 16, when she overheard her grandmother tell her mother that she needed to lose weight. Her mother was not a dieter and did not know how to help Sunshine. After years of following various diets and exercise regimens, Sunshine's weight reached 272 pounds. She had joint pain and was constantly tired. She gave up!

In December of 2018, Sunshine's husband was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. His nurse gave him a copy of The Obesity Code. Sunshine read it and began IF on her own in January of 2019. Her husband joined her two months later, after watching her lose 50 pounds! 

Her husband followed a 16:8 protocol, and in six months, he lost 60 pounds. His A1C went from 10.5 to 5! He no longer needed daily naps and was no longer considered to be diabetic. Sunshine's health has also improved greatly! She has incredible energy, and her joint pain is totally gone. 

Sunshine's advice to new IFers: "Fast clean. Listen to the IF Podcast, the IF Stories podcast, and read Fast Feast Repeat!"

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Feb 04, 2021
June and Sarah Canfield
00:56:01

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to June and Sarah Canfield, a mother and daughter from Billings, MT.

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June works for a software development firm, and Sarah is a seamstress. In the Summer of 2017, June found out about intermittent fasting on television. With her husband's high school reunion only months away, she decided to give it a try. She followed 16:8, and lost weight. But once she stopped following IF, she gained everything back. She followed it yet again the following Summer, then stopped, and yet again gained back all the weight. 

In April of 2019, June decided to make IF a lifestyle. She found Delay, Don't Deny, and realized she had not been fasting clean. Switching to the clean fast, she followed 16:8, and finally found IF to be relatively easy! She has lost almost 25 pounds, going from the upper 140s to the mid 120s. She currently follows 18-19 hour fasts, including some 24 hour fasts, and she throws in the occasional longer fast. Her mood and mental clarity have both greatly improved, and she's also lost skin tags!

When June shared IF with Sarah, Sarah thought: "There's no way I could do that. I need my morning smoothie!" But after watching her mother lose weight with IF, and seeing all of the health benefits that came with it, Sarah was willing to give IF a try. She read Delay, Don't Deny, and began IF with 16:8, in December of 2019. She had suffered from severe eczema, and dermatologists had been unable to cure it. But with IF, she was able to pinpoint the cause. At this point, her eczema is almost completely gone! Sarah also feels like she is healing her gut. She has lost 10 pounds, and currently follows 20-22 hour daily fasts. 

The advice June would give to new IFers: Take pictures and measurements. It's never too late to get healthy. 

Sarah's advice: Start slow, and build that fasting muscle. Be consistent. It gets easier! Open your window with whole foods that are nutrient dense.

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Jan 28, 2021
Nikki Mott
00:56:31

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Nikki Mott. Nikki is a stay-at-home mom of two young girls, and her family lives in Huntsville, AL.


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Nikki shares that she began dieting in junior high when her entire family went on a diet program together. Looking back over life, Nikki realizes, “I was always either on or off a diet.” 


In 2018, she found IF through carb cycling. She dabbled in it, but was't consistent. She read Delay, Don't Deny in 2019. In May of 2020, after her second pregnancy, Nikki went back to IF. She has lost 20 pounds, has a ton of energy and improved mental clarity, is more active, and no longer needs her afternoon latte!


The advice Nikki would give to new IFers: "Be patient. The weight loss may not happen right away. Don't overthink it. It's a lifestyle, not a diet."

 

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Jan 21, 2021
Suzanne Stone
00:52:41

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Suzanne Stone from Tarzana, CA.

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Suzanne shares that she began her first diet at age ten. Her father, worried she would be overweight as an adult, put her on a low carb diet. Suzanne recalls, "My father made me do 500 fast jump ropes every day. He would sit there and count every one of them." Years of diet plans, counting calories, and diet pills followed. She would lose, then eventually gain everything back. 

Suzanne was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2012 and put on thyroid medication. Her thyroid needed to be removed, but before surgery, her doctor gave her an iodine treatment. She was also taken off her thyroid medication for six weeks. This whole process was done twice, causing a 20-pound weight gain each time, along with severe lethargy and major inflammation. After a long recovery, she tried various diets to lose the weight, but struggled to go back to the diets that were once successful. 

In March of 2019, her friend Fred (also a DDD Facebook group moderator) shared about intermittent fasting on Facebook. She had heard about IF from another friend, but thought it sounded crazy! Desperate for something to help with her severe allergies, Suzanne decided to give IF a try. She read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code, and began with a 16:8 protocol.

Almost two years later, Suzanne has lost 45 pounds. She's gone from a size 14 to a size 6. Her health has greatly improved. She takes very little allergy and thyroid medication now, and no longer needs her inhaler. She has mental clarity, feels more confident, and craves healthier foods. Suzanne started a Facebook group called A Valley Girl's Guide to Intermittent Fasting. 

The advice she'd give to new IFers: Learn patience. Diet mentality takes a lot of time to change. You have to really work hard to get past it. Weight loss won't be fast. It is a lifestyle, not a diet. When you change the way you look at it, then you're not as worried when it doesn't happen fast!

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Jan 14, 2021
Kelly Llewellyn
00:55:35

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kelly Llewellyn, a registered nurse from Williamsport, MD.

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Kelly found Intermittent Fasting through her mother-in-law in March of 2018. Not knowing anything about IF, she watched a video and said,“I can do this!” 

Her very first day of 16:8, a co-worker shared that he was also an intermittent faster. This encouraged Kelly.

She found the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook group, and listened to the Intermittent Fasting Podcast on the way to work. She also read Gin's latest book, Fast Feast Repeat. As a nurse, Kelly is fascinated with the science of autophagy.

Kelly's health improvements since IF: her blood pressure came down, she rarely has migraines, her skin is clear, and her labs have normalized. Her biggest motivation with living an IF lifestyle are the incredible health benefits. She follows an 18:6 protocol, with some days that are OMAD (One Meal A Day) and has lost 15 pounds. She shares IF with everyone.

Kelly's advice to new IFers: "Join the DDD Facebook groups to learn more about IF and for the support. Listen to the IF Podcasts and read Fast Feast Repeat. There is so much information out there! Gain as much knowledge as possible."

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Jan 07, 2021
Jess Berry
00:55:02

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jess Berry from Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Gin says, “I fast clean, and so it's become important for me to clean up other areas of my life. But, I don't have time to read labels on every product I want to buy or memorize what's safe and what's not. Honestly, it can get confusing. That's why I rely on Beautycounter. They have done the work for me, and I can be confident that every product I buy is safe for me and the environment.” ​When you shop with Gin at beautycounter.com/ginstephens, you are helping to support the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast with every purchase.

Jess is the president of a small business. She was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto's, Fibromyalgia, and as pre-diabetic. After gaining 80 pounds following taking steroids and prescription medications, Jess tried various diets. In March of 2018, she learned about Delay, Don't Deny from a friend who had shared it on Facebook. 

Jess then recalled the times in her life where she had been at an ideal weight. It was when she was too busy to eat, and would only eat dinner. She realized she had been intermittent fasting! But eventually, she had always listened to everyone around her who told her it was unhealthy. Jess would go back to eating all day, then gain the weight back. Once she learned there was science supporting the health benefits of IF, it was easy for her to transition back into that lifestyle with confidence.

Jess keeps 20-22 hour daily fasts, and has lost 27 pounds. She has experienced a great deal of body recomposition. She feels great! 

Her health benefits with IF: Jess is in clinical remission for Rheumatoid Arthritis, she's off all steroids, she has more energy, she sleeps better, her skin is glowing, she has mental clarity, and she is no longer pre-diabetic! Her overall inflammation has also gone down.

Her advice to new IFers: "Patience is key. IF is not a quick fix. Don't give up! Don't punish yourself, cutting out entire food groups, you body knows what to do. Enjoy your life!"

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Dec 31, 2020
Rebecca
00:55:11

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Rebecca from Boston, MA.

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Rebecca was athletic and swam competitively for many years, and was always “body conscious.” When her high school boyfriend told her she needed to lose weight, Rebecca says, "From then on, I became extremely weight-obsessed. It hurt deeply." After college in 2015, she went through another emotional breakup that sent her into deep depression. This traumatic event was the trigger for obsessive thoughts about food, and Rebecca was diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder. She felt like a failure. Desperate to succeed with weight loss, Rebecca began to count calories and track macros, still struggling with binge eating. 

In 2017, Rebecca broke her foot, and then lost her mom, using food as comfort. As a result, she rapidly gained 20 pounds. By March of 2019, Rebecca's doctor prescribed antidepressants, which helped her to gain another 40 pounds by November of that same year. At this point, Rebecca weighed 212 pounds and felt awful. 

One day while online, she stumbled across some Dr. Jason Fung YouTube videos on calories and body fat storage. She then came across the Intermittent Fasting Podcast.

Rebecca began IF with 16:8, but found it was not enough for her. After learning about other IF protocols on the Intermittent Fasting Podcast, she switched to a OMAD approach. She loves that IF is a flexible lifestyle.

Rebecca has experienced many health benefits, such as her skin tags fell off. And most importantly, she hasn't binged in a year! She no longer thinks about food constantly. Rebecca feels mentally better, and is much more productive during the day. She has lost 64 pounds, going from 212 to 148 pounds.

Advice to new IFers: "What works for one, might not work for you! Be kind to your body, stick to it, and the results will come." 

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Dec 24, 2020
Michelle Williams
00:56:15

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Michelle Williams from St. Louis, MO.

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In today’s episode, Michelle shares that she, "backed into intermittent fasting." As a teenager, she remembers feeling better when she skipped breakfast, because she wasn't ever hungry for it. But her mother always made a huge feast, and Michelle was not allowed to throw away food...so, she ate breakfast anyway. She was a healthy weight in high school and college, and very active in sports. 

After three children and then a divorce, however, Michelle struggled with her weight. She tried countless diets, cleanses and detoxes. By 2013, she asked herself: "What can I do to lose weight?" Recalling how great she felt as teenager by skipping breakfast and only eating dinner, she returned to this way of eating. At the time, Michelle did not know she was doing intermittent fasting. She dropped 40 pounds, but her family worried she was starving herself. Without the scientific knowledge behind IF, Michelle went back to eating all day long, gaining everything back (plus more). Six long years of more diets, cleanses, and detoxes followed.

By January of 2020, Michelle felt hopeless. "I've got to find something," she told herself. While searching online for the next diet, she came across Delay, Don't Deny and ordered it. The book made so much sense to her, and Michelle held tight to three gems of wisdom, referring to these as Gin's Gems.

The health benefits Michelle has experienced are clearer skin, a brightness in her eyes, alertness, and mental clarity. Prior to IF, her blood work showed pre-hypertension and high glucose, both of which are now in the normal range. Her cholesterol is down 30 points and her plantar fasciitis is gone! Michelle has lost 50 pounds, going from 245 pounds to 195 pounds. 

The advice Michelle would give new IFers: "Educate yourself on IF. Know what's happening in your body if you don't see it at first. Trust and enjoy the process! Health is your greatest wealth."

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Dec 17, 2020
Roxi
00:57:49

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Roxi. Roxi is a speech-language pathologist from McAllen, TX, which is known as the most obese city in the US.

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Roxi shares that after college and pregnancy, she reached her highest weight of 214 pounds, but was always able to get into the 190s through diets and rigorous exercise. She trained for marathons which also helped, but the weight loss was very difficult to maintain.

In February of 2019, Roxi found IF through a friend from work. She had never heard of IF, and thought: "That doesn't sound healthy!" But her friend convinced her to read Delay, Don't Deny, and Roxi read it between patients that very day! She tried her first fast of 16:8, and found it was easy. She then dove into her own IF research, watching Dr. Jason Fung's videos on IF. The scientific research behind IF was thrilling to Roxi, and she was so hopeful to find this new lifestyle. 

Roxi quickly went from a 16:8 protocol to 20:4, then found 22:2 was her "sweet spot" for weight loss. She lost 20 pounds in her first year of IF, her health greatly improving. She reversed her fatty liver, and her fasting glucose went from 127 to 88. Her A1C went from 6.1 to 4.7, which meant she was no longer pre-diabetic! "Delay, Don't Deny changed my life, and it will always have a very special place in my life," she shares.

Roxi has lost 32 pounds so far, going from 194 pounds to 162 pounds, and from a size 20W to a size 10. 

In May of 2020, Roxi read Gin's latest book, Fast Feast Repeat. She learned about ADF (Alternate Day Fasting) and decided to switch up her IF routine. She then created and currently leads "Meal-less Monday" for the DDD Facebook group, where she is a moderator. Members who participate fast through the day, and cheer one another on as they do! 

The advice Roxi would give new IFers: "Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone. Where has comfort gotten you to this point? Don't be afraid to be uncomfortable at first. Embrace it!"

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Dec 10, 2020
Autumn Kumlien
00:54:15

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Autumn Kumlien, a Registered Dietician and Nutritionist from Milton, Wisconsin.


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Autumn shares that from third grade on, she was the tallest and biggest of all of her friends. No one made a big deal about her weight, but suddenly, "I thought I better do something about it." She began portioning out her food. Autumn's mother began dieting around this time, and she did the same. By eighth grade, Autumn had dieted her way to 205 pounds, her father calling her "Amazon Girl." By college, Autumn had leaned out some, and decided to join her mother on Weight Watchers. She easily lost more weight, but maintaining it was very difficult, and she gained back all the weight she had lost. After a long journey with trying to get pregnant, and then pregnancy itself, Autumn was not able to lose the weight she had gained. Being a dietician, she felt as though she knew what to do to lose weight, but nothing worked!

By the time Autumn was about to turn forty, with her weight climbing, her husband heard about IF through a podcast. She began IF in November of 2018 with a window of between 7-11 hours. In January of 2019, Autumn found the IF Stories podcast, listening each day on her way to work. She also read Delay, Don't Deny and The Obesity Code. She gradually increased her fasting hours, and currently follows a 20:4 protocol. Autumn has gone from 175 pounds to 140 pounds. Her husband joined her with IF, losing 87 pounds himself. 

The advice Autumn would give new IFers: "Trust the process. Don't go by just the scale because it's just data! Enjoy the process."

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Dec 03, 2020
Jason Boetcher
00:56:47

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." 

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Nov 26, 2020
Nicole Poirier
00:57:29

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

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Nov 19, 2020
Lisa Glick
00:57:21

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." 

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Nov 12, 2020
Maryanne Emmanuel Giglia
00:40:20

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."

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Nov 05, 2020
Debbie Young
00:57:22

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!"

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Oct 29, 2020
Tammy Roach
00:56:39

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." 

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Oct 22, 2020
Jerry Nelson
00:56:20

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jerry Nelson of Floresville, TX.

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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."

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Oct 15, 2020
Layla Rysavy
00:54:02

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Layla Rysavy, a correctional counselor from Fort Dodge, Iowa.

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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!"

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Oct 08, 2020
Laurie Lewis
00:58:51

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.

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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!"

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Oct 01, 2020
Todd White
00:58:58

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin speaks to Todd White, founder and CEO of Dry Farm Wines.

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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.

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Sep 24, 2020
Kim Rains
00:53:34

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kim Rains, a registered nurse from Renton, WA.

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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!"

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Sep 17, 2020
Kit McCall
00:49:12

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kit McCall from Herman, Maine.

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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.”

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Sep 10, 2020
Laurel Wilson
00:55:21

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Laurel Wilson from Fresnillo, Mexico.

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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."

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Sep 03, 2020
Navin Hettiarachchi
00:53:58

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.

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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."

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Aug 27, 2020
Shana Hussin
00:57:14

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Shana Hussin, a registered dietitian who incorporates intermittent fasting into her work with clients.

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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."

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Aug 20, 2020
Meghan
00:53:27

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Meghan, a kindergarten teacher from Nova Scotia.

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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."

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Aug 13, 2020
Dharmesh Topiwala
00:53:18

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dharmesh Topiwala, who lives in Raleigh, NC.


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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!"


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Aug 06, 2020
Dennis Gardon
00:53:50

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dennis Gardon, an aspiring chef from New Jersey.


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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."


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Jul 30, 2020
Sonya Sophia
00:56:32

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sonya Sophia from Austin, TX.

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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.

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Jul 23, 2020
Dr. Rob Jones
00:56:23

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.

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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.

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Jul 16, 2020
Jimmy Dettman
00:58:15

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin Stephens speaks to Jimmy Dettman from Rapid City, South Dakota.

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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!"

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Jul 09, 2020
Daniel Hale
00:55:10

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin Stephens speaks to Daniel Hale from Edison, NJ.

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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.

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Jul 07, 2020
Linda Varghese
00:56:33

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Linda Varghese, a pathologist who lives in Minneapolis, MN.


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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."


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Jul 02, 2020
Jody Ayers
00:54:02

In this episode, Gin talks to Jody Ayers, a teacher from Bloomington, IL.


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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."

 

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Jun 30, 2020
Jennifer Jenson
00:51:47

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jennifer Jenson from Bennington, ID.

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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."

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Jun 25, 2020
Courtney Contos
00:54:45

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to virtual chef and health coach Courtney Contos.

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Courtney is from Miami. For twelve years, Courtney suffered from Rheumatoid Arthritis. RA is an auto-immune condition which causes joint inflammation, pain and stiffness. She had difficulty walking and multiple surgeries: both of her wrists were "auto-fused," and one of her feet had to be completely rebuilt with seven auto-fusions. "I didn't know what it felt like to feel good anymore." She realizes now that her body was simply out of balance.

Courtney is under the care of a Functional Medicine Doctor. Courtney explains that working with a functional medicine doctor "empowers a person" because it is individualized and patient-centered healthcare. It goes beyond a patient's symptoms, focusing on areas where they may be deficient. A functional medicine doctor will then look at what supplements are needed, and what foods are best for your body. Courtney remarks, "Food is not energy. It is information." She describes her experience with her doctor as "a beautiful journey." To find an functional medicine doctor in your area, go to: IFM.org.

Once Courtney began intermittent fasting in April 2018, her RA symptoms began to go away. She does both 16:8 and 18:6 IF protocols, and has lost 38 pounds. Fasting has freed up her time, now that she is no longer focused on eating all day.

The advice she'd give a new IFer: "Results don't happen overnight, or even in a week. Trust the process. The results are going to be amazing."

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Jun 23, 2020
Heather Stuart
00:54:24

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Heather Stuart from New Zealand.

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Heather is a mother of four, and a grandmother of two! She shares that has always been "short and round." When her first son was about to get married, she wanted to lose weight. Her doctor prescribed diet pills, and she lost 40 pounds. However, once she stopped taking the diet pills, all the weight came back on, plus more. When her second son was getting married, she still needed to lose weight, but the diet pills were no longer available. So, Heather decided that she'd walk 6 miles every day to lose the weight. Walking this far was too much to maintain on a daily basis, and she gave up. By the time her youngest son was getting married in 2019, she decided she must do something, yet again. This time, she skipped lunch and walked 10K steps everyday. She tried this for a week, but it was very hard for her.

Around this same time, her friend encouraged her to skip dinner instead of lunch. Heather researched intermittent fasting, and learned that skipping breakfast was actually a good thing! In February 2019, Heather began to wait for "tea time" (dinner) to eat. After a year of IF, she has lost around 70 pounds!

Heather shares that she feels IF is an answer to prayer, she feels more "in control" of her life, and her confidence has greatly improved. One of the biggest things she's noticed is the incredible amount of energy she has now.

The advice Heather would give to new IFers: "Take lots of photos from different angles."

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Jun 18, 2020
Dr. Gil Blander
00:50:32

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Dr. Gil Blander from Inside Tracker. He is a leader in the personalized nutrition movement and has been living an intermittent fasting lifestyle himself for the past 8 years. He calls intermittent fasting the "best natural intervention available to us today."

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Dr. Blander is internationally recognized for his research in the Biology of Aging. He shares that as a child, he was "fascinated by the aging process." A relative had passed away when he was young, and he realized he would not live forever. Dr. Blander decided to dedicate his life to the study of aging.

He moved to Boston in 2002, and received his PhD from MIT, with a focus on aging research. At the same time, he learned about intermittent fasting, studying its benefits on longevity. He learned that intermittent fasting lowers glucose and reduces inflammation, among other things. Dr. Blander has been living an intermittent fasting lifestyle for the last eight years, because his research showed its abundant health benefits. He fasts for health, not for weight loss, and his windows vary every day.

Dr. Blander created his company, Inside Tracker, with the desire to help people live longer lives with personalized nutrition. Inside Tracker looks at what is going on in ones's body by looking at a variety of different blood markers and DNA analysis. This combined information helps Inside Tracker give the best recommendations for optimal health. IF with personalized nutrition is the best way to help you live a healthy and long life!

The advice Dr. Blander would give new IFers: "The best intervention we have available for us today to live longer is IF. It is natural and simple. It's not easy for the first couple of weeks. But once it becomes a routine, then it's easy.

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Jun 16, 2020
Veronica
00:51:16

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Veronica, a Nurse Practitioner from Albuquerque, NM.

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Veronica is a Nurse Practitioner for a sleep medicine practice. Veronica shares that she was always a thin teenager, but in college, began to gain weight. She gained a large amount of weight with her first pregnancy. And then with her second pregnancy, she developed Gestational Diabetes. This began the next ten years of a "diet roller coaster," Weight Watchers being one of her preferred plans. She spent a great deal of money on countless diets.

By the time Veronica was forty, she came back to Weight Watchers. But this time around it didn't work. She was eating all day, meal prepping, counting calories, tracking macros....even trying Keto, which actually made her feel sick. She cried to her husband, "I've been a nurse for fifteen years, why can't I figure this out?" Her frustration was compounded by the amount of money she was spending on diets. 

Around this same time, she began researching diets, and came across Delay, Don't Deny. She read it, and it all made sense to her! She began with 16:8, and by the end of the week, she was at 18:6 and now follows OMAD (One Meal A Day). Intermittent fasting immediately felt normal and natural and easy to Veronica. 

Veronica has stopped weighing herself, but in her estimate, she has lost around 50 pounds. Because the scale can affect her emotionally, she goes by measurements and uses pictures to track her progress. She stopped following Keto and enjoys the foods she loves in her window. Her tastes have changed since IF, and she craves healthier things now.

The health benefits she has experienced: all of the signs of insulin resistance are gone, all of her levels have normalized, and Veronica is no longer pre-diabetic! Her skin is healthier, and she feels sustained energy throughout the day. 

The advice she'd give to new IFers: "Stick with it! IF takes a lot of time to figure out. Don't worry about being perfect. Give your body time to adjust to IF." 

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Jun 11, 2020
Stacey Downs
00:55:28

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Stacey Downs from Old River, Texas.

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Stacey works at a chemical plant in the shipping department. Stacey shares that growing up she was overweight, and watched her mother diet. She followed along with whatever diet her mother was doing. She lost weight in high school, even getting too skinny!

Stacey got married right after high school in 1996. She gained weight with each of her three pregnancies, but with Atkins and low carb, she got down to her lowest weight of 170 pounds. This led to a cycle of yo-yo dieting for Stacey. She would gain weight, then lose it following Keto or low carb.

Fast forward to 2018, a very stressful year. She had a hysterectomy, reaching her highest weight of 265 pounds. Low carb was no longer working. She found a Keto group on Facebook, and heard about intermittent fasting in the group. She first read, Obesity Code, then, Delay, Don't Deny. She began IF in March of 2019, losing 30 pounds by May!

Stacey says she was "tired of feeling bad and tired." She had aches and pains, and a "daily afternoon slump in energy." The health benefits she's experienced with IF: Her plantar fasciitis is gone, a cyst went away, and she no longer has heartburn. She has energy and mental clarity, and that afternoon slump is long gone! 

The advice she'd give new IFers: "Read the books, and educate yourself as to why IF works. Start today! Don't wait! Enjoy it. Find what works for YOU. IF is not a wagon to fall on or off of...you simply have shorter fasts and longer fasts!"  


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Jun 09, 2020
Mukund Ragunathan
00:53:28

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Mukund Ragunathan, who his friends call Matt. He lives in New Zealand but is originally from India.

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Matt is a Marketing Contractor who does merchandising for retail companies. At the age of 24, Matt was diagnosed with a fatty liver, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar. Matt was pre-diabetic. His doctor told him to reduce sweets, and to "eat a nice, healthy breakfast." He followed this for a couple of weeks, but then went right back to eating the same, and gained back what he lost.

In November of 2018, Matt heard a podcast about intermittent fasting, and started with 16:8. He quickly dropped 13 pounds! Matt currently follows 18:6 effortlessly, and is working towards OMAD (One Meal A Day). He is currently around 15 pounds from his goal weight.

Matt's health has improved immensely! All of his elevated levels normalized: blood pressure, cholesterol, and pre-diabetes. He no longer has fatty liver, and he is no longer pre-diabetic.

The advice that Matt would give new IFers: It is never too late! IF is the best medication for your diabetes. Don't worry as much about what you eat. Hunger pangs pass...ride them out. The health benefits far outweigh the momentary hunger. 

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Jun 04, 2020
John McDonnell
00:56:39

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to John McDonnell, who lives in Austin, TX. John is a comedian and actor who is loving the freedom IF brings him.

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John grew up as a "very, very skinny little boy" until the age of nine. He remembers sneaking food whenever he could, and over time, he became overweight. In an attempt to help him, his family talked to doctors, and this was when the dieting began. He started calorie counting, tried various diet plans, and was fed diet food. Many years later, John was morbidly obese.

He found IF in December of 2019, and started with 20:4. John has lost 45 pounds so far. IF has greatly improved John's mood, and he no longer needs medication for depression. He is also no longer on medication for his autoimmune diseases.

The advice John would give to new IFers: Clean fast. Love yourself. Trust the process and enjoy the journey. Love yourself for who you are, where you are, and where you're going to be. IF works for everyone, and it works differently for everyone. 

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Jun 02, 2020
Bronwyn Kerr
00:56:00

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Bronwyn Kerr from New Zealand.

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Bronwyn makes decorative horse gear. She shares that her mother put her on Weight Watchers when she was 11 years old. She says she had "hunted for the answers to her weight for her entire life." She was bullied at boarding school, and to avoid it, Bronwyn would only eat lunch. She lost weight this way, and didn't realize that she was intermittent fasting at the time. She maintained her weight loss through high school. Once she went to college, Bronwyn would do Weight Watchers every spring to maintain her weight to get into her riding jacket. But then she'd put the weight right back on during the winter.

In April of 2019, Bronwyn found IF through a group on Facebook. Her first week of IF she lost and gained the same amount of weight, and decided then that it would not work for her. A month later, she tried IF again. She heard about Delay, Don't Deny and the Intermittent Fasting Podcast through the Facebook group. To date, Bronwyn has lost 26 pounds thanks to IF. The health benefits she has experienced have been mental clarity, improved memory, and she is no longer tired during the day. She also realizes now that she used to eat to fill the emptiness. "Fullness brought comfort," she remarks.

Bronwyn has shared IF on her own personal Facebook page, and has given out three copies of Delay, Don't Deny to friends. She estimates that between 30-50 people are now IFing because of her!

The advice she'd give new IFers: "It's normal to gain at first. Make sure you clean fast. Take photos and measurements. Knowledge is power. Weight loss is about insulin, not blood sugar."

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May 28, 2020
Betsy Butler
00:56:29

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Betsy Butler from Effingham, IL.

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Betsy is a hairdresser who owns her own beauty salon. She was overweight from childhood, beginning around first and second grade. By the time she was 23 years-old, she was at her highest weight of 290 pounds. At that point, terrified of getting to 300 pounds, Betsy tried every diet under the sun, and she admits that "it consumed every minute of my life." She became food obsessed, tracking and counting macros and calories all day long. She managed to lose 100 pounds, but felt miserable. Then once she relaxed with her workouts, she gained back 50 pounds.

At the end of 2018, Betsy came across a Facebook post of someone who shared Before & After pictures with Intermittent Fasting. She found The Obesity Code, and tried low carb. She also listened to Intermittent Fasting Stories and learned of the incredible success people had with IF. Betsy began IF in January of 2019, and found that shorter windows worked best for her, as they created more structure with her eating. She has lost around 130 pounds from her highest weight, and feels so much better.

The health benefits Betsy has experienced are numerous. She has fewer aches and pains. She has not experienced any carpal tunnel or plantar fasciitis flare-ups. The major inflammation she had before IF is now gone!

The advice Betsy would give new IFers: "Practice" fasting. It is practice, not perfection. Fast clean. Be patient, and give yourself time. Everyday is a new day. Once you get used to it, fasting is easy.

 

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May 26, 2020
Emiko Prigmore
00:51:03

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Emiko from Shoreline, WA.

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Emiko is a stay-at-home mom of two kids. In early 2017, Emiko learned about IF from a friend on Facebook who posted the book Delay, Don't Deny. Emiko looked into IF and the IF groups, but because of the clean fast expectation, didn't begin IF at that time. She was doing strict Keto at the time, and cream in coffee was acceptable within the Keto community.

With Keto, she got down to 130lbs, and was happy with this weight! But then after 'relaxing' with carbs, she regained some of what she had lost. In the Summer of 2018, Emiko was re-introduced to IF by two friends. In July of 2018, she began to fast clean, continuing with low carb. But this time, Emiko was ready to give up the cream in her coffee!

Emiko has lost around 20 pounds since beginning IF and built lean muscle by working out. She loves the way her workouts make her feel, and does it for both the physical and emotional benefits. She no longer has guilt and shame about food. Emiko feels that IF was a "catalyst into a pathway of true self-care." She realized that before IF, she valued an excess of food and "stuff" in her life. Now, she focuses on balancing choices with her time, money and food.

The advice Emiko would give to new IFers: Value each meal. Dismiss the idea of 'bad' foods. Food is not good or bad. Food is not clean or dirty. Nothing about IF should feel like a punishment. Recognize your body's signals. Find a place in a community. Throw away the idea of a goal weight. Look at it as goal health...your goal life! Your body is a temple, not an idol.

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May 21, 2020
Marie Todd
00:55:15

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Marie Todd from Birmingham, AL.

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Marie is a Digital Banking Process Manager and a Moderator for the Delay, Don't Deny Facebook groups.

Marie has a long journey of dieting, beginning at age twelve. One of her cousins said to her that she should go on a diet to "keep from getting fat like her mom." This single comment changed Marie's life...she began to restrict food and calories, and four years later found herself almost obese. Dieting destroyed her.

At the end of 2017, Marie's daughter-in-law shared Delay, Don't Deny, with her, and Marie instantly connected with Gin's story. At the beginning of 2018, Marie began IF with a 20:4 approach. She decided that she would never restrict anything in order to heal her relationship with food. Her mind needed to be healed, even before the weight loss. She has lost 42 pounds very slowly, but Marie is completely at peace with this! She said from the beginning that her body would do what it needed to do, and she will never define herself by a specific size. For the first time in her life, Marie is enjoying her life and has peace with food.

She has some incredible NSVs (non-scale victories) because of the power of IF: her skin tags are gone, she no longer takes meds for allergies, GERD is better, and she no longer has recurring fever blisters. She used to have Plantar Fasciitis, but has not experienced another occurrence!

The advice that Marie would give to new IFers: Breathe. Embrace that IF is a lifestyle. Own your own journey. Define what success means to YOU.

Marie will never go on another diet, and she knows that her body will find a healthy weight. Her mind and emotions have healed. She truly has peace of mind, and will IF for the rest of her life.

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May 19, 2020
Catherine
00:52:13

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Catherine from Houston, TX.

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Catherine is a stay-at-home-mom, and has an in-home bakery business. She heard about IF from her best friend long before she began fasting herself. Catherine told herself at that time that "IF was not for her," and she could "never go that long without eating."

The turning point in her life was in January of 2019 when she saw a picture of herself that she did not recognize. She immediately ordered Delay, Don't Deny and began IF that month. She started at 18:6, and has not gone a day without fasting since!

Catherine has lost around 60 pounds and is focusing on feeling great instead of a pants size. She and her best friend started an IF support group of their friends in Texas, and it has been a wonderful way to cheer one another on!

The health benefits she has experienced happened quickly: her eczema cleared up, along with her skin smoothing out. She looks ten years younger! Within six months of IF, she was off of her anti-anxiety meds. Catherine's husband also joined her in IF, and found that it helped with his ADHD.

The advice Catherine would give to new IFers: "Find what works for you, which can change. Don't overthink IF, because it then becomes a "diet". Focus on your health, not just a pants size or scale weight."

Catherine has a better relationship with food. And after countless years of avoiding mirrors, she confidently sees a new and healthy woman looking back at her!

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May 14, 2020
Paul Brodie
00:57:22

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Paul Brodie. Paul is a best selling author and a publisher who runs Brodie Consulting. He helps people share their stories with the world, and in this episode, he shares how intermittent fasting has changed his life and improved his health.

At Paul's highest weight of 340 pounds, his doctor told with him that he was prediabetic, had high blood pressure, high blood sugar, thyroid issues, and "would be dead in five years" if he did not lose weight. Paul focused on counting calories, and that worked for awhile. He lost 60 pounds and kept it off. But then he plateaued, and could not lose any more weight.

In July of 2019, another doctor suggested IF, and he started right away. Paul keeps a daily 17:7 routine, and has lost 20 pounds. He shared IF on his personal Facebook page, and someone commented about Gin's book, Delay, Don't Deny and her DDD Facebook group.

Paul's goal is to eventually get off his thyroid meds, as he loves the way IF heals the body!

The advice he'd give to people who'd like to write their IF story: "Just get started. Think of 10 different talking points to cover in your book. Try to find a way to record yourself, and start talking. Consider 10 minutes of audio for each chapter. That will be the foundation of your book."

The advice he'd give to new IFers: "Trust the process. You have to get used to water and black coffee. IF takes time!"

Paul feels like a completely different person, and is totally committed to IF for the rest of his life.

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May 12, 2020
Sara Walton Steele
00:55:04

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sara Walton Steele, who lives in South Padre Island, TX. Sara and her husband are both in their sixties, and live an intermittent fasting lifestyle together.

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Sara is a retired school principal's secretary. She also homeschool's her granddaughter. Prior to IF, Sara tried countless diets over the years.

In Summer of 2018, she tried a "juice fast", drinking only juice for breakfast and lunch, and then skipping dinner. Sara managed to 10 pounds by doing this. And then, in October of 2018, she happened to see a segment on Dr. Oz about OMAD, (one meal a day). She decided this was something she could do, and posted on Facebook that was going to give OMAD a try. In December of 2018, a friend shared Delay, Don't Deny with her, and Sara joined the DDD Facebook group. In December of 2018, she officially began IF.

A year later, she has lost around 55 pounds, going from a size 3X pants to a size medium. She has also noticed a great deal of body recomposition. Instead of a goal weight, she has a goal size of 8, sharing that eventually she will put the scale away. Sara followed the LIFE app for a long time, tracking her fasts, but found she no longer needs the it. Instead, she simply listens to her body.

Sara's husband joined her in IF about a year after she did. Sam had Type 2 Diabetes and some heart issues. Sara presented IF to his doctor...his doctor was open to IF. Sam has lost 60 pounds, and is off insulin, as his A1C has gone from 8 to 6 in only 3 months! His Type 2 Diabetes is being healed with IF.

Sara's advice she'd give to new IFers: "Take before and after pictures and inches. Take a picture of your face, which can be the biggest change! Share without fear. Follow the Facebook groups, and follow Gin."

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May 07, 2020
Natalie
00:52:34

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Natalie, a young mother who lives in Germany with her husband.

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Natalie shares that she was always overweight, and always the "bigger girl." In high school, she started her first diet by counting calories and working out. She also took diet pills and detoxes, and nothing really worked...yet she continued to look for something to help her lose weight.

In 2014, she became a Health & Wellness Coach. She thought this would keep her motivated, but instead, it became emotionally and physically draining. In 2015, she and her husband tried to start a family, and after a year, they saw a fertility doctor. She experienced deep depression as a result of this, and ate out of emotion. Finally in September, 2016, she got pregnant. Breastfeeding actually made her gain weight, which brought back depression. In 2018, she had a miscarriage, and this brought back her depression yet again. Once Natalie hit her highest weight of 195 lbs, she decided to get serious about her health.

In June 2018, Natalie came upon Delay, Don't Deny on Facebook from a comment someone had posted, recommending that others read the book. After quickly reading it, Natalie began IF on June 28th. She has done 18-20 hour fasts ever since. Weight "fell off". She has worked hard on changing her diet mindset, as IF has helped her to "heal mentally and emotionally."

The health benefits that Natalie has experienced have been incredible energy (she no longer needs an afternoon nap) and she has barely even had a cold since beginning IF!

The advice she'd give new IFers: "Research IF so that you know why you do what you do. Understand the science behind it. Listen to Podcasts for support and encouragement."

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May 05, 2020
McKenna
00:56:17

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to McKenna, who is a college student at Kennesaw State University. McKenna explains how intermittent fasting has helped her find freedom from dieting and food restrictions.

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McKenna grew up dancing competitively. In her freshman year of high school, she begged her mom to try her first diet. Looking back, McKenna really didn't need to lose weight, but with being a dancer, she was very body conscious. She didn't lose much weight.

In order to prepare for her audition to the dance program, she did a strict 'eat-every-two-hours' diet, getting to her lowest weight. But during a trip to Mexico for Spring Break 2017, McKenna broke her foot. This took her out of dance altogether until the end of the year. She got a full-time job, which had her sitting all day long, and gained around 50-60 lbs. She tried Keto, low carb, etc., but nothing worked to lose weight. Then, in October of 2018, her mom sent her a YouTube video about IF. She also discovered this podcast. They both started 16:8, and haven't looked back! So far, McKenna has lost 33 lbs, and she feels so very free.

Some of the health benefits she's experienced: her skin has smoothed out, her acne is better, she no longer needs her glasses, her foot has stopped hurting, and some of her scars are gone! She also enjoys "brain clarity" and "mental focus."

The advice McKenna would give to new IFers: "Be patient, your body is going to get to where you're most happy. Clean fast, take it day by day. Some days are hard, so remind yourself why you're doing this, and how good you feel. You'll be thankful for why you stuck with it!"

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Apr 30, 2020
Paige Davidson
00:54:38

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Paige Davidson from Lexington, KY. Paige explains how intermittent fasting has helped her lose the "diet brain" that plagued her for her whole life.

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Apr 28, 2020
Episode 81: John Brown
00:52:59
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Apr 22, 2020
Episode 80: Jennifer Banek
00:55:06
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Apr 20, 2020
Episode 79: Star McEuen
00:57:35
In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Star McEuen. Star is from Pima, AZ, and she has lost 63 pounds in just over 5 months of living an intermittent fasting lifestyle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Apr 15, 2020
Episode 78: Gabrielle Bryen
00:54:09
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Apr 13, 2020
Episode 77: Tiffany Henschel
00:56:10
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Apr 08, 2020
Episode 76: Amy
00:57:42
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Apr 06, 2020
Episode 75: Michele Singletary
00:58:51
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Apr 01, 2020
Episode 74: Carrie Graves
00:55:48
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Mar 25, 2020
Episode 73: Joan Bish
00:54:30
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Mar 18, 2020
Episode 72: Mary Lou Reece
00:57:39
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Mar 11, 2020
Episode 71: Chantel Ray
00:57:56
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Mar 04, 2020
Episode 70: Cynthia Thurlow
00:54:55
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Feb 26, 2020
Episode 69: Cherie Whelan
00:55:16
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Feb 19, 2020
Episode 68: Matt & Laurie Jones
00:50:51
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Feb 12, 2020
Episode 67: JoAnn Howard
00:57:24
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Feb 05, 2020
Episode 66: Dawn Kneese
00:56:40
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Jan 29, 2020
Episode 65: Kathleen, Heather, Lori, and Liz
00:47:07
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Jan 22, 2020
Episode 64: Jen Havard
00:53:16
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Jan 15, 2020
Episode 63: Samantha Lief
00:56:57
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Jan 08, 2020
Episode 62: Shelby Marquardt
00:55:07
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Jan 01, 2020
Episode 61: Gagan Behl
00:51:34
In this episode, Gin talks to Gagan Behl, from Punjab, India. He is a musician and a music therapist who works in the field of mental health, and he is also a fitness enthusiast. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 25, 2019
Episode 60: Kathy
00:56:24
In this episode, Gin talks to Kathy, who has struggled with her weight ever since her parents put her on her first diet at age 8. Kathy shares how intermittent fasting has freed her from a lifetime of diet-thoughts and worries. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 18, 2019
Episode 59: Amy Land
00:59:20
In this episode, Gin talks to Amy Land, an HR professional who lives just outside of New York City. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 58: Stephanie Gish
00:57:58
In this episode, Gin talks to Stephanie Gish, host of the Crohn's Fitness Food podcast. Stephanie shares how she uses IF to manage her Crohn's disease. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Dec 05, 2019
Episode 57: Dana Bowman
00:56:41
In this episode, Gin talks to Dana Bowman. Dana is the author of Bottled: A Mom's Guide to Early Recovery and How to be Perfect Like Me, and you can follow her blog at momsieblog.com. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Nov 28, 2019
Episode 56: Taylor
00:54:08

In this episode, Gin talks to Taylor from Seattle. Taylor is a research assistant in the children's mental health field, and she explains how intermittent fasting has brought her freedom from dieting and food obsession.

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Nov 21, 2019
Episode 55: Tammy Haldeman
00:53:40
In this episode, Gin talks to Tammy Haldeman from Wisconsin. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Nov 14, 2019
Episode 54: Paul Hunter
00:53:19
In this episode, Gin talks to Paul Hunter from Nashville, TN, who used intermittent fasting to reach his "fittest by 50". See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Nov 07, 2019
Episode 53: Alex
00:47:07
In this episode, Gin talks to Alex from Oxford in the UK, where he runs a headhunting company and also works as an actor/does voice over work. Alex explains how intermittent fasting helped him prepare for a recent role. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 31, 2019
Episode 52: Andrea Tollison
00:54:57
In this episode, Gin talks to Andrea Tollison from the Philadelphia area. Andrea explains how she combines intermittent fasting and intuitive eating into an approach that has given her the food freedom she was looking for. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 24, 2019
Episode 51: Piper Brinkley
00:45:38
In this episode, Gin talks to Piper Brinkley, an intermittent faster from Mauldin, SC. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 17, 2019
Episode 50: Renee and Joel
00:54:49
In this episode, Gin talks to Renee and Joel, and mother and son from Missouri who both live an intermittent fasting lifestyle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 10, 2019
Episode 49: Marie
00:52:21
In this episode, Gin talks to Mare, a research librarian and medical school library director from Connecticut. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Oct 03, 2019
Episode 48: Susanna Patten
00:57:20
In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Susanna Patten, a senior research analyst from Washington, DC. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sep 26, 2019
Episode 47: Kevin Sheridan
00:53:15
In this episode, Gin talks to Kevin Sheridan from Maplewood, NJ. Kevin is a painting contractor who also operates a Jiu Jitsu studio. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sep 19, 2019
Episode 46: Russ Shanahan
00:54:43
In this episode, Gin talks to Russ Shanahan, creator of the Happy Scale app as he shares how intermittent fasting has impacted his life. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sep 12, 2019
Episode 45: Juanita
00:55:42
In this episode, Gin talks to Juanita, who is a wife, a mother of 6, and grandmother of 18. While Juanita is fairly new to intermittent fasting, she is already having great results. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Sep 05, 2019
Episode 44: Susannah Juteau
00:52:33
In this episode, Gin talks to Susannah Juteau, a registered dietician who specializes in IF. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 29, 2019
Episode 43: Donna Arcara
00:54:35
In this episode, Gin talks to Donna Arcara from Birmingham, AL. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 22, 2019
Episode 42: Jamie
00:54:31
In this episode, Gin talks to Jamie, a nurse from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a background in emergency medicine and cardiology. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 15, 2019
Episode 41: Melissa
00:54:56
In this episode, Gin talks to Melissa. Melissa shares how she is incorporating intermittent fasting into her cancer treatment plan, with the blessing of her oncologist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 08, 2019
Episode 40: Bett Lucas
00:52:08
In this episode, Gin talks to Bett Lucas, a mom of five from Gig Harbor, Washington who works in the energy industry. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 01, 2019
Episode 39: Carly Hawthorne
00:58:20
In this episode, Gin talks to Carly Hawthorne, a radio personality who lives in Colorado. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 25, 2019
Episode 38: Charlee Rankin
00:51:33
In this episode, Gin talks to Charlee Rankin, a mother of five from Idaho Falls. NOTE: Due to the nature of remote interviews, sometimes the technology doesn’t cooperate. The audio fades out in a few spots during this interview. Please excuse the imperfections and enjoy the content!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 18, 2019
Episode 37: Lori LaMantia
00:53:02
In this episode, Gin talks to health and wellness coach Lori LaMantia. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 11, 2019
Episode 36: Josi Goldman
00:52:21
In this episode, Gin talks to Josi Goldman. Josi is originally from Brazil but now lives in Southern California, where she is a court reporter. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 04, 2019
Episode 35: Amanda Tarver
00:53:32
In this episode, Gin talks to Amanda Tarver, a singer with the Metropolitan Opera. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 27, 2019
Episode 34: Cecily Ganheart
00:53:54
In this episode, Gin talks to Kansas OB/Gyn Dr. Cecily Ganheart, who has lost 80 pounds thanks to intermittent fasting. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 20, 2019
Episode 33: Terry
00:58:04
In this episode, Gin talks to Terry, who has lost over 100 pounds thanks to a combination of a low carb eating and intermittent fasting. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 13, 2019
Episode 32: Mark and Lori Evans
00:53:52
In this episode, Gin talks to Mark and Lori Evans, a couple with two things in common: they are both stand-up comedians and are also both intermittent fasters. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 06, 2019
Episode 31: Rachel Nekati
00:54:41
In this episode, Gin talks to Rachel Nekati, who lives in Botswana. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 30, 2019
Episode 30: Leah Comerford
00:54:17
In this episode, Gin talks to retired graphic artist Leah Comerford, who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 23, 2019
Episode 29: Ronni Jones and Michelle Brown
00:50:31
In this episode, Gin talks to two sisters, Ronni Jones and Michelle Brown, who both started intermittent fasting on the same day, after first listening to The Obesity Code on a car trip. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 16, 2019
Episode 28: Melissa Navarro
00:50:27
In this episode, Gin talks to Melissa Navarro, a realtor from Santa Rosa, CA. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 09, 2019
Episode 27: Melody Patrick
00:53:23
In this episode, Gin talks to Melody Patrick, who lives in Harrisburg, PA and works for a local credit union. Melody shares her story of overcoming a decades-long battle with Crohn's disease. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 02, 2019
Episode 26: Amy Garrison
00:57:30
In this episode, Gin talks to Amy Garrison. Amy is a financial planner from Greenville, SC. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Apr 25, 2019
Episode 25: Julie Carson
00:54:26
In this episode, Gin talks to Julie Carson, a health coach from Utah who helps people with emotional eating and body image issues. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Apr 18, 2019
Episode 24: Nissa Graun
00:54:44
In this episode, Gin talks to Nissa Graun. Nissa has used a combination of intermittent fasting and Keto/low carb to lose and maintain over 100 pounds. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Apr 11, 2019
Episode 23: Graeme Currie
00:56:36
In this episode, Gin talks to Graeme Currie from Perth, Australia. Graeme shares how he lost over 100 pounds thanks to intermittent fasting. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Apr 04, 2019
Episode 22: JJ
00:52:47
In this episode, Gin talks to JJ from Columbus, OH. JJ shares how he lost over 100 pounds and got his health back through implementing an intermittent fasting lifestyle. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 28, 2019
Episode 21: Dan Bateman
00:55:00
In this episode, Gin talks to Dan Bateman from Hanover, PA. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 20: Jeethah Atwal
00:54:35
In this episode, Gin talks to Jeethah Atwal, a teacher from Vancouver. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 14, 2019
Episode 19: Brian Gryn
00:50:38