Episode 29: Special Occasions, Family Support, Weigh-Ins, & More! (w/ Gin Stephens)

Author Gin Stephens joins me for a far ranging conversation about the intermittent fasting lifestyle. 

FYI, due to a technical glitch, my voice sounds fuzzy (but Gin’s voice sounds fine). So feel free to skip around using the timestamps below!

Topics Addressed:

  • Intro (0:00)
  • Gin’s intermittent fasting journey (4:01)
  • Is fasting just a way to reduce calories? (8:37)
  • Gin’s approach to IF, & being flexible (10:22)
  • Why Gin recommends “clean” fasting (14:38)
  • Dealing with family / friends when you fast (26:28)
  • Family events & other special occasions (35:08)
  • Should you weigh yourself every day? (45:51)
  • Where to connect w/ Gin (51:15)

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Ben Tanner, PA-C

Ben has been practicing as a physician assistant (PA, or PA-C, similar to a doctor) in emergency medicine, urgent care, and family practice since 2014. Since 2016, he has developed an avid interest in various forms of fasting, using it to improve his own health while helping friends, family, and patients do the same.