Episode 31

Published on:

17th Jan 2023

Delay Don’t Deny & Fast Feast Repeat with NYT Bestselling Author Gin Stephens -31

Weight loss in the US is a billion-dollar industry. Gin Stephens, followed plenty of weight loss trends over her life. In 2014, Gin Stephens, now a New York Times bestselling author, and retired from her teaching career, found the solution. She calls it a healthy lifestyle with a side benefit of weight loss; Intermittent Fasting (IF). She has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014, has lost over 80 lbs and the maintenance has been easier than she ever imagined. She now has four books and two podcasts sharing this journey with others. 

When I first heard Gin it riveted me. I listened to her narration of “Fast, Feast, Repeat” and knew that many of you would want to hear from her as well. 

Personally, one of the best choices I ever made was to let go of dieting, and love the skin I’m in; so the last thing I want to do is to get folks jumping on a diet.

When I hear Gin share, it makes sense that this is a lifestyle, not another diet. The term “fasting” previously worried me folks were unhealthily starving themselves. For myself, it would make me think of a blood sugar roller coaster; rather than getting off that roller coaster. Learning about IF turned my thinking on its head—it’s teaching your body how self-sufficient it is so that it isn’t seeking that next snack and you aren't starving. 

Join us to learn what intermittent fasting and a clean fast is (and why this makes all the difference), how frequent snacking isn’t the solution you’ve been told it might be, some of the health benefits of intermittent fasting; including autophagy, regulating glucose (concerns about Type 2 Diabetes?), and its ability to get at your fat stores. 

Connect with Gin

Website: ginstephens.com

Books: https://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html

Episode Timeline:

[04:45] Your body’s metabolism

[06:40] Autophagy and its benefits 

[11:37] “The Biggest Loser” study analysis

[14:46] Fasting vs. diet

[16:26] The effects of fasting on the body

[18:00] Clean Fast 

[20:37] Cephalic phase insulin response

[25:08] Intermittent fasting and eating window

[27:29] How fasting heals your relationship with food

[32:14] Some benefits of Intermittent Fasting

[34:50] Gin’s self-care

[36:04] Grit Wit – Take Away -flavors triggering the release of insulin

[41:01] How to reach Gin Stephens


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