Season 1

Episode 246: Carol Shearer

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Carol Shearer from Christchurch, NZ.

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Carol homeschools her five children. She did not struggle with her weight until she began having babies. After each pregnancy, she would try a diet and lose weight, but she could never keep it off.

By forty, life for Carol was extremely busy. She was taking care of everyone but herself, which eventually led to burnout.

In March of 2020, Carol found IF and Fast Feast Repeat through a friend who shared about the IF lifestyle on Facebook. Carol jumped right in with 20:4, and has lost 44 pounds. She now has confidence, and is in tune with her body. 

Carol’s advice: “Focus on consistency. Keep “big picture” focus. Keep doing the same thing each day, and just keep going!”

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