Season 1

Episode 356: Teresa Cole

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Teresa Cole from Atlanta, GA.

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Teresa is the founder and director of The Willow School. She struggled with her weight as a child and remembers comments made by her family about her body. She began to diet in high school and was self-conscious throughout her teen years. This led to many years of emotional eating, shame, countless diets, and weight gain.

By August of 2020, Teresa had reached her highest weight of 302 pounds. She learned of IF from a parent at her school. She read Delay, Don’t Deny and immediately began her IF journey.

Teresa has lost 83 pounds and is working on losing more. She has also healed childhood pain and shame and loves her body for the first time.

Teresa’s advice: IF is not about perfection. Embrace the process and the lifestyle.

Do you enjoy Intermittent Fasting Stories? You’ll probably also like Gin’s other podcast with cohost Sheri Bullock: Fast. Feast. Repeat. Intermittent Fasting for Life. Find it wherever you listen to podcasts.

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