Season 1

Episode 309: Michelle Chow

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Michelle Chow from Hamilton, Ontario.

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Michelle is an adult educator. She struggled with her weight throughout her childhood, and was teased for it. She became obese after college and stayed that way well after having her children.

Michelle began her IF journey in 2020 when her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her sister heard that IF would help with chemotherapy, and Michelle began IF to support her sister in her journey. Michelle’s sister wound up not needing chemotherapy, but because Michelle felt so great, she decided to continue with IF. She has gone from 248 pounds to 140 pounds!

Michelle’s advice: “Take measurements in the beginning. Give yourself time to get used to IF. Read Delay Don’t Deny. You’re not denying, you’re simply delaying!”

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