Season 1

Episode 276: Melinda Spangenberg

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Melinda Spangenberg from Concord, NC.

Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

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When Melinda’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in February of 2019, she was motivated to find ways to protect her own neurological health as she aged. In her research, Melinda came across IF and its powerful health benefits. She read Delay, Don’t Deny and learned about the clean fast.

Intermittent fasting has helped Melinda through menopause and she has lost 72 pounds. She feels she is living her best life!

Melinda’s advice: “Find your ‘why.’ Do your IF research. Ask yourself where you want yourself years from now.”

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