Season 1

Episode 413: Clover Yordanova

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Clover Yordanova from Austin, TX. Are you ready to take your intermittent fasting lifestyle to the next level? There’s nothing better than community to help with that. In the Delay, Don’t Deny community we all embrace the clean fast, and there’s just the right support for you as you live your intermittent fasting lifestyle.

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Clover is an educational diagnostician and a special ed facilitator at a high school.

Clover recounts her five-year intermittent fasting journey, beginning with her discovery of Delay, Don’t Deny in 2019. She describes the successful weight loss she achieved within six weeks through eating one meal a day and calorie counting, though she was able to release the need to count calories quickly as she developed confidence in her ability to listen to her body.

Clover shares how intermittent fasting allowed her to maintain her weight, even in the face of emotional eating during pandemic-induced stress. Adjusting her eating window to align with work schedules and finding balance during life’s upheavals, Clover opens up about the adjustments she’s made to maintain her flexible yet consistent intermittent fasting routine.

Clover leaves listeners with an empowering takeaway, emphasizing the flexibility inherent in the practice of intermittent fasting: you cannot fail unless you give up. Her parting advice emphasizes the importance of perseverance in the intermittent fasting journey, inspiring others to keep going and adapt the lifestyle to suit their individual needs and circumstances. The episode wraps up with a nod to the personal growth and understanding of one’s body that can evolve from these experiences, reminding us all of the power of commitment and the continuous path toward better health and happiness.

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