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