Season 1

Episode 405: Marion

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Marion who lives in the southeast of England.

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Marion is a Pilates instructor. She first heard of fasting around 2018-2019, but she wasn’t ready and filed the information away.  During the early stages of the pandemic in 2020, she heard about it again and was ready to dig in a bit more.

The discussion shines a light on Marion’s battle with disordered eating, a struggle to break free from the dieting cycle, and her extensive research into the fasting lifestyle, with notable references to books by Jason Fung and Gin’s book, Fast Feast Repeat. Marion’s intermittent fasting journey is as much about self-discovery and health as it is about weight management.

Marion describes the improved clarity of thought and increased productivity that comes with being in a fasted state. Their conversation underscores the personalization and flexibility of fasting schedules, as Marion adjusts her patterns to suit her professional teaching duties and rigorous exercise regimen.

Marion has enjoyed improved skin, more muscle tone, an energy surge that fuels her passion for running, and a younger biological age, all while maintaining a naturally intuitive approach to her fasting regimen—a cornerstone of Marion’s fasting experience. Gin’s message about the importance of not comparing one’s fasting experience to another’s resonates throughout the episode, endorsing a journey tailored to individual needs and responses.

As the episode draws to a close, Marion offers heartfelt advice to newcomers in the fasting community. Her key takeaway encourages individuals to trust their instincts, eschew rigid adherence to fasting schedules, and focus less on the numbers on a scale and more on the transformative journey that lies ahead. Marion’s story is a beacon of hope for listeners, evidencing the profound capability of intermittent fasting to revolutionize one’s lifestyle when approached with patience and self-compassion.

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