Season 1

Episode 158: Michaela Bishop

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Michaela Bishop from Norman, OK.

Gin’s new book Clean(ish) is available for preorder!  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).

Go to for more information.  The book will be released on 1/4/22, but you can preorder now through Amazon or your favorite online book retailer.  Preordering is really important, as it gives the publisher an idea of how many books to print.

Michaela tried many diets, and struggled with compulsive eating. She had several health issues that were related to her weight, one being an enlarged heart. When she was diagnosed with AFib, she knew it was time to do something. “I had constant shortness of breath, and didn’t want to live this way the rest of my life!”

In December of 2019, she read the New England Journal of Medicine article on IF. She then searched for an IF podcast, and found Gin’s and Melanie’s, The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. She also read Delay, Don’t Deny. 

In January of 2020, Michaela began her IF journey with 16:8. She eventually moved to 19:5, and currently keeps a 3-4 hour daily window. Michaela has lost 80 pounds, and feels great!

Her health has greatly improved. Michaela’s blood pressure and thyroid meds have both been reduced, and she no longer experiences shortness of breath.

Michaela encourages others to start with the clean fast, be flexible and eat the things you like.

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