Season 1

Episode 151: Melissa Denny

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 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.”

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