Season 1

Episode 214: Lori Barker

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Lori Barker, who lives just outside of Eugene, OR.

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Lori is a payroll administrator. She shares that she was never a dieter, but still struggled with her weight. She learned of intermittent fasting from her eye doctor, and did some research. After reading Delay, Don’t Deny, Lori began her IF journey in August of 2017.

Lori found IF to be easy. She quickly dropped 10 pounds, and lost all the weight she needed to lose. But suddenly Lori began to struggle, and eventually gained back all the weight. This cycle happened yet again.

Lori is focusing on her health for now, and knows the weight loss will come. She is no longer pre-diabetic, her cholesterol has come down, and her acid reflux is gone. IF has healed her relationship with food, and helped her to cope with anxiety.

Lori’s advice: “Make a mental shift. Go into IF with the health aspect, not just the weight loss.”

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