Feb. 28, 2023

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with Gin Stephens

Shedding pounds is easier said than done. Marketing companies prey on our physical insecurities, and every product claims to be the next miracle pill for weight loss. It’s impossible to discern facts from fiction when it comes to slimming down. Are there ways to trim our waistlines without being miserable, and keep the weight off for good? 

Gin Stephens spent years struggling with weight. In 2014, she began her intermittent fasting journey and lost 80 pounds. Gin is the host of the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast and author of the New York Times bestseller Fast. Feast. Repeat., and Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category. Jen and Gin discuss the science behind intermittent fasting, misconceptions about the lifestyle, and the importance of listening to your body when following an intermittent fasting routine.

In this episode, Gin talks to Jen about becoming a happier and healthier version of herself through intermittent fasting. Jen and Gin delve into clean and intuitive eating, the body’s response to intermittent fasting, and the best way to begin the intermittent fasting journey.

Key Takeaways

  • [02:27] - An overview of Gin’s best-selling books.
  • [03:34] - What clean eating means to Gin.
  • [07:33] - An introduction to Gin.
  • [10:34] - The beginning of Gin’s intermittent fasting journey.
  • [14:14] - Misconceptions about intermittent fasting.
  • [16:19] - How a changing body responds to intermittent fasting.
  • [20:36] - How to begin intermittent fasting. 
  • [22:40] - Initial struggles with intermittent fasting.
  • [27:38] - The link between intuitive eating and intermittent fasting.
  • [28:48] - Success stories from Gin’s podcast: Intermittent Fasting Stories


[14:44] - “The body is so much more complicated than calories in, calories out, because there are so many hormones behind the scenes controlling what’s happening.” ~ Gin Stephens

[22:15] - “You’re always in charge [of intermittent fasting]. You can scale it up or scale it back as you’re going. You are going at your own pace,  learning to listen to your body, and figuring it out as you go. It’s meant to empower everyone to design a process that feels good for them.” ~ Gin Stephens

[30:48] - “I like to call intermittent fasting a health plan with the side effect of weight loss.” ~ Gin Stephens


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