Season 1

Episode 291: Jamie Cochran

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Jamie Cochran from Altoona, IA.

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Jamie is an 8th grade science teacher. She never really had a weight problem, but was always following the latest diet. She struggled with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), which caused daily stomach pain and digestion stress.

Jamie began her IF journey in June of 2020, easing in with a 16:8 protocol. She has lost 20 pounds and her IBS symptoms have all but disappeared. Her skin, hair and nails are stronger, she has loads of energy, and has made peace with food.

Jamie’s advice: “Don’t stress about IF! Pick a long window at first. Ease in. Take baby steps! Your body will adjust. Give yourself grace as you begin this new way of living.”

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