Season 1

Episode 205: Willow Sanders

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Willow Sanders from Northern California.

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Willow is a Doula and a busy mother of four kids. She grew up in a home where sugar was strictly forbidden. She recalls sneaking it, and as an adult had no control over it.

Willow was put on her first diet at age twelve, followed by another diet at age fourteen. By the time she was twenty, Willow found herself at over 200 pounds. Countless diets would continue until Willow turned forty, when she could no longer lose weight no matter how hard she tried.

In early 2020, friends shared Delay, Don’t Deny with her. “It sounded like magic,” she recalls. She began with 16:8, and gradually moved to 20:4. Willow does not weigh herself, so instead of a goal weight, she has a goal body. She is now a size six, and is happy with what she sees in the mirror.

Willow’s advice: “Read the books! Listen to the podcasts! You need to know why you’re doing IF. Remind yourself: hunger is not an emergency. And as Gin says: delay, don’t deny!”

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