Season 1

Episode 175: Melanie Belz

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Melanie Belz from Toronto.

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 https://www.ginstephens.com/cleanish.html 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.

Melanie is a holistic nutritionist.  She was always either on or off of a diet, which began at age eighteen. She was even a Weight Watchers’ coach for ten years.

Melanie had heard of intermittent fasting over the years, but officially began her IF journey in March of 2020. She quickly read Delay, Don’t Deny, The Obesity Code, and Fast Feast Repeat, learning all the science behind IF.

Melanie keeps her window flexible, as “my life is not guided by fasting.” She has lost 15 pounds and loves the energy and freedom IF brings. “I have a bounce in my step,” she remarks.

Melanie’s advice to new IFers: “Trust the process. Take ‘before’ pictures. IF is science-based, and you’ll see results. Just be patient!”

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 ginstephens.com/community.  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 ginstephens.com/community 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  ginstephens.com/community.

NOTE:  If you were an annual member of the DDD Social Network who joined between March and September of 2021, please email gin@intermittentfastingstories.com and ask 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 http://www.ginstephens.com/get-the-books.html, including her New York Times Bestseller, Fast. Feast. Repeat., available wherever you buy books!

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