Season 1

Episode 177: Allison Woods

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Allison Woods from Sacramento, CA.

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.

Allison struggled with food addiction her entire life. This caused her to be overweight, and eventually morbidly obese. She tried her first diet at age nine, which led her down a path of countless diets, diet programs, pills, shakes and detoxes. Desperate for something to work, Allison tried smoking to stop eating. She even used drugs to take her insatiable appetite away.

Once clean and sober, however, Allison went right back to dieting. Desperate once again, she had gastric bypass surgery in 2011.

Her yo-yo dieting would continue until May of 2019, when the owner of her local dry cleaner shared the IF lifestyle with her. Allison found Delay, Don’t Deny, and learned the importance of the clean fast.

Over time, Allison eliminated flour and sugar, as she feels her best this way.  She has gone from 280 to 140 pounds, and from a size 24 to size 10!

Allison’s health victories are numerous: she is no longer pre-diabetic, both her plantar fasciitis and digestive issues are gone, her knee pain has disappeared, and she is off blood pressure and thyroid medications. She has sustained energy throughout the day, and is able to keep up with her son.

Allison’s advice: Clean fast. Keep it simple. Be patient. Food quality matters.

You may find her coaching services at:

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 interact in 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 email 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!

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