Season 1

Episode 411: Nikki Crocker

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Nikki Crocker from Liberty Lake, WA.

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Nikki is a personal trainer, and she and her husband own a gym. Nikki first learned about intermittent fasting in 2021 when her book club read Fast. Feast. Repeat. Since then, Nikki has accumulated 983 days of fasting and experienced numerous health benefits, including losing 15 to 17 pounds to return to her preferred maintenance weight range.

Gin and Nikki discuss incorporating fasting with training, debunking myths and emphasizing the importance of finding a personalized fasting schedule that complements your individual activity levels and goals.

Providing a powerful narrative of perseverance and positivity, Nikki stresses the importance of having a powerful why as a driving force behind lifestyle changes, sharing her own story of triumph over grief and becoming a resilient single parent. Nikki shares her experiences of navigating weight gain from a young age and tackling postpartum depression, and she discusses past approaches to losing weight through conventional diet programs. The conversation touches upon the synergistic role of nutrition and mindset in sustainable weight management, with real foods taking center stage in fostering a healthier relationship with eating.

Nikki highlights her significant struggles with severe health issues like IBS and digestive problems, underscoring the transformative impact of both dietary changes and fasting.

She and her husband have embraced the teachings of clean fasting within their professional practice, witnessing success stories in the improved health and well-being of their clients.

As the episode wraps up, Nikki tells us that it is fun to do intermittent fasting with other people.  Her closing advice to listeners highlights the significance of starting each day with a positive outlook and she and Gin encourage others to experience intermittent fasting’s profound benefits by committing to it for the first 28 days, and then for a whole year.

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