Season 1

Episode 150: Vanessa Avalos

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

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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.”

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