Season 1

Episode 212: Maryanne Stebbins

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Maryanne Stebbins from Beaverton, OR.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

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A friend shared intermittent fasting with Maryanne. She read Delay, Don’t Deny, and began her IF journey in November of 2019. She found it easy and lost 40 pounds quickly.

And then life turned upside down. Between the stressful pandemic of March 2020, grad school, a new role in her job, and raising teenagers, Maryanne gained back most of the 40 pounds she had lost. Things felt out of control, and fasting felt hard.

Gin encouraged Maryanne to listen to her body during this difficult time, not to force anything, and know that she is not alone. We all go through seasons where IF feels difficult. Maryanne is focusing on the things for which to be grateful, and taking it one day at a time.

Maryanne’s advice: “Let go of expectations. Go with the flow. IF is a journey.”

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