Season 1

Episode 271: Susan and Karl Metz

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Susan and Karl Metz from Ellicott City, MD.

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Susan was overweight her entire life but never dieted. Thanks to Karl’s incredible cooking, her weight crept up to over 210 pounds. She knew it was time to do something.

In December of 2021, a family member shared Delay, Don’t Deny with Susan, and she immediately jumped into IF with a 20:4 protocol. She has lost more than 40 pounds.

Karl did not begin his own IF journey until November of 2021, and has lost over 60 pounds.

Both Susan and Karl enjoy the health benefits that IF brings: great sleep, body recomposition, and tremendous healing. 

Susan has created a website to share IF success stories!

Susan’s advice: “Know that there is no such thing as a perfect body.”

Karl’s advice: “Hunger is not an emergency. When you’re feeling hunger, know that your body is doing work. Enjoy your meal when it’s time to open your window.”

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