Season 1

Episode 234: Eliza Desch

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Eliza Desch from Marin County, CA.

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Eliza is a hair and makeup artist. She first heard of intermittent fasting in 2015, but did not understand the how of the IF lifestyle. By January of 2020, Eliza reached her highest weight of 161 pounds and gave up. She decided that getting older simply meant being bigger.

A friend of hers posted about her IF journey, and mentioned Gin’s book, Fast Feast Repeat. Eliza was intrigued, and read the book in a day! She began with 16:8 protocol, quickly moving to 20:4. The weight dropped off, and Eliza felt IF was effortless. She has lost more than 30 pounds, experiences mental clarity, has loads of energy, and will never go back to eating all day long.

Eliza’s advice: “Give IF a chance! Trust the process. Pay attention to how you feel. Take lots of ‘before’ pictures.”

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