In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Karen Wheeler, a nurse from Kansas.
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In July of 2019, Karen began the IF lifestyle for the health benefits, though she dieted on and off for many years prior to IF.
Karen has an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s, which is where the immune system attacks the thyroid. Constantly exhausted, and desperate to feel better, she searched for a diet that would help with her Hashimoto’s. She found Dr. Jason Fung and intermittent fasting in her search.
Karen immediately began a 16:8 protocol, and within three days, she felt so much better! Within six weeks, she had lost 20 pounds. All of her doctors love IF, and support her completely. Karen has lost a total of 52 pounds, going from 218 pounds to 167 pounds.
Karen’s advice to new IFers: “Be flexible. Do what feels right to you. Don’t get caught in the rules…except the clean fast!”
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