Season 1

Episode 170: Kristi Osborn

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kristi Osborn from Dover, DE.

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Kristi shares that with the pandemic of 2020, she put on weight, making her borderline obese. With a new job, Kristi decided it was time to do something about it.

She had done Weight Watchers ten years prior and decided to try it again. However, this time the weight was not budging.

Kristi found IF through a Weight Watchers online community chat. Then a friend told her about Delay, Don’t Deny, and the DDD Facebook group. She also read Fast Feast Repeat and The Obesity Code. Kristi says: “IF was the first thing that made sense!” She began with a 16:8 protocol, quickly moving to 18:6. After three months of IF, she lost 30 pounds!

Kristi’s health benefits: A great deal of energy, and she no longer has heartburn, nor restless legs. Her advice to new IFers: Don’t stop! IF is doing something even if you don’t lose weight right away. Stay engaged and pick one thing that you know will keep you motivated and stay engaged with it!

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