In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Sara Walton Steele, who lives in South Padre Island, TX. Sara and her husband are both in their sixties, and live an intermittent fasting lifestyle together.
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Sara is a retired school principal’s secretary. She also homeschool’s her granddaughter. Prior to IF, Sara tried countless diets over the years.
In Summer of 2018, she tried a “juice fast”, drinking only juice for breakfast and lunch, and then skipping dinner. Sara managed to 10 pounds by doing this. And then, in October of 2018, she happened to see a segment on Dr. Oz about OMAD, (one meal a day). She decided this was something she could do, and posted on Facebook that was going to give OMAD a try. In December of 2018, a friend shared Delay, Don’t Deny with her, and Sara joined the DDD Facebook group. In December of 2018, she officially began IF.
A year later, she has lost around 55 pounds, going from a size 3X pants to a size medium. She has also noticed a great deal of body recomposition. Instead of a goal weight, she has a goal size of 8, sharing that eventually she will put the scale away. Sara followed the LIFE app for a long time, tracking her fasts, but found she no longer needs the it. Instead, she simply listens to her body.
Sara’s husband joined her in IF about a year after she did. Sam had Type 2 Diabetes and some heart issues. Sara presented IF to his doctor…his doctor was open to IF. Sam has lost 60 pounds, and is off insulin, as his A1C has gone from 8 to 6 in only 3 months! His Type 2 Diabetes is being healed with IF.
Sara’s advice she’d give to new IFers: “Take before and after pictures and inches. Take a picture of your face, which can be the biggest change! Share without fear. Follow the Facebook groups, and follow Gin.”
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