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Episode 223: Sarah Samuel

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sarah Samuel from Asheville, NC.

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Sarah is a podcaster and artist. She shares that dieting and weight loss have been a major focus in her family. Her parents were always dieting, which became Sarah’s focus as well.

After gaining a great deal of weight, Sarah sought a different way to lose than she had her entire life and came across tapping for weight loss. Her tapping coach also shared intermittent fasting with her, and Sarah began to do some research.

She read Fast Feast Repeat, The Obesity Code, and listened to the Intermittent Fasting podcast. Sarah began with 16:8, and gradually shortened her window. She doesn’t focus on the scale, but how her clothes fit.

Sarah’s advice: “Start slow. Trust your body. Let yourself slowly work up to the fast that feels right. IF is a lifestyle, so you can be flexible.”

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