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Episode 191: Stacy Michalec

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Stacy Michalec from Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Stacy is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Stacy tried every diet, detox and diet pill, always looking for the “next thing.”

Stacy found IF in September of 2017 through Melanie Avalon’s book, What When Wine. This helped Stacy to understand IF and why it worked. She began with 16:8, and quickly moved to 20:4, with some ADF (Alternate Day Fasting). Stacy has lost 15 pounds, going from 158 to 143 pounds, and focuses on maintaining a weight range instead of a specific weight.

Stacy enjoys the energy IF has brought her, along with the freedom from ever having to diet again. And, after years of grueling workouts, she now does the workouts she enjoys!

Stacy’s advice to the new IFer: “Start slow if you need to; your body will adjust! Staying busy is key. Ride the wave of hunger. It will pass.”

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