Season 1

Episode 239: Nikki Schank

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Nikki Schank from Fishers, IN.

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Nikki is a pediatric physical therapist. She shares that she dieted off and on throughout her life, until she reached her highest weight of 180 pounds.

In May of 2021, Nikki’s daughter announced she was getting married, and Nikki knew she needed to do something about her weight. She had heard about intermittent fasting, and did some research. Nikki found Fast Feast Repeat, and the IF Stories podcast.

Nikki immediately enjoyed the freedom that IF gave her, along with better sleep and plenty of energy. The weight came off quickly, and instead of focusing on a goal weight, Nikki decided to focus on a goal size. By the time of the wedding, she was at her goal size of two!

Nikki’s advice: “Listen to your body, have patience, and enjoy your life!”

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