Season 1

Episode 196: Julia Obst

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Julia Obst from Hopewell, NJ. Julia explains how she incorporated IF into her life as a college athlete, including during her time at the NCAA tournament when her team was in the final four.

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Julia recently received a degree in Public Health. Growing up, she never struggled with her weight. She was always active in sports, and played soccer in college. Julia learned about IF from her mother, who was already an intermittent faster. She decided to give IF a try after hearing it would help with mental clarity. She began her IF journey in January of 2020 with 19:5, which felt easy and natural. She has learned to listen to her body, and eat the foods that make her feel her best. Julia will live the IF lifestyle the rest of her life.

Julia’s advice to college students considering IF: “Remember, you’re just delaying, not denying! And, you can workout while fasting.”

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