Season 1

Episode 173: Don Brown

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Don Brown from Park City, UT.  Don is the founder and CEO of LifeOmic, developer of the LIFE Fasting app, the LIFE Extend app, and the upcoming LIFE Ascend app.  And, he is an intermittent faster himself.

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.

Don learned of IF after going back to school to study Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins. In his research for a class, Don stumbled upon Mark Mattson’s studies on how the brain and body respond to intermittent fasting. This led him down a path of learning all he could on the health benefits and science behind IF.  In 2015, Don began his IF journey. He found it easy to adapt to this new lifestyle.

Once Don’s family and friends were also IFing, he wanted to find a way they could connect and share their daily fasts. In 2018, he created the LIFE app, which became available to the public soon after.

Don will practice intermittent fasting for the rest of his life because “it’s free, easy, and pleasant!” His advice to others just beginning the IF lifestyle: “Go slow. Start with 12 hours, then build up. Think of IF as something you’ll do for the rest of your life. Pick a window, and adopt a pattern. IF works!”

BIG NEWS!  We have made some major changes in the Delay, Don’t Deny membership community, including moving to a whole new platform.  Our old platform had some bugs and issues with functionality which kept us from connecting as easily as we hoped, so we have moved the entire community.  It’s new and improved—and we are already feeling at home.  If you’re  looking for intermittent fasting support in a cozy community that celebrates the clean fast, you can now join us by going to  And, if you were a Delay, Don’t Deny Social Network member who was under-whelmed with the experience, we promise the new community has everything we hoped for but didn’t have on the old platform.

You can connect directly with Gin in the Ask Gin group, and she’ll answer all of your questions personally.  If you’re new to intermittent fasting or recommitting to the IF lifestyle, join the 28-Day FAST Start group, and both Gin and the other group members will walk virtually beside you each day of your FAST Start.  After your fast start, join Gin and other community members for support in The 1st Year group.  There are many more useful spaces beyond these three, and you can join as many as you like.

Members of the DDD Community have access to all episodes of Intermittent Fasting Stories streaming within the community platform, ad-free!  You can even download them to your device and listen off-line.  That’s just one reason to join.

Visit to join. An annual membership is $59.95.  If you aren’t ready to fully commit for a year, join for $9.99 a month and you can cancel at any time. If you know you’ll want to stay forever, we also have a lifetime membership option available.

IF is free. You don’t need to join our community to fast. But if you’re looking for support from a community of like-minded IFers, we are here for you at

NOTE:  If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please go to, log in, and read the most recent announcement at the top of the live feed about how you can make the transition to the new platform at no additional charge.  We can’t wait to have you join us on the new platform!

Get Gin’s books at, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!

Share your intermittent fasting stories with Gin:

Follow Gin on Twitter @gin_stephens

Follow Gin on Instagram @GinStephens

Visit Gin’s website at

Check out Gin’s Favorite Things at

Comments are off this post!