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Nov 13

Episode 30: Should You Fast When Sick?, Natural Immune Support, How Melanie And Gin Met, All About Salt!

Intermittent Fasting , Supplements

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Welcome to Episode 30 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

8:25 - Listener Q&A: Ruth - Is Pink Himalayan Salt Healthier Than Table Salt?

8:57 - Listener Q&A: Sandra - Does Salt Break The Fast? 

9:50 - Listener Q&A: Val  - Is Himalayan Good For Healing?

25:10 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - How Did Melanie And Gin Decide To Do A Podcast Together?

25:10 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - Do You Catch Fewer Colds When Fasting? Does IF Benefit The Immune System? How To Naturally Support The Immune System? Should You Fast When Ill? 

33:15 - Listener Q&A: Catherine - Should You Fast When Sick? What Cough Drops Should You Take?

STUFF WE LIKE

Check out the Stuff We Like page for links to any of the books/supplements/products etc. mentioned on the podcast that we like!

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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Nov 06

Episode 29: IF To Get Shredded, Jumpstart Fasts, Leaky Gut, “Clean” Wine, Toxins Stored In Fat, Water Intake, Berberine, And More!

Blood Sugar , Exercise , Fasting Approaches , Gut Health , Intermittent Fasting , One Meal A Day , Supplements , What To Eat

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Welcome to Episode 29 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

SPECIAL OFFER FOR PODCAST LISTENERS: Preorder What When Wine: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine (available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.com) and send a picture of your receipt to preorder@IFPodcast.com, and I'll send you early access to the Holiday Recipes from the book (just in time for Thanksgiving!), access to a quiz to determine your perfect IF protocol, and entry into a drawing to a win a skype or phone call with Melanie!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

5:30 - Listener Q&A: Becky  - Should You Do A Longer Jumpstart 48 Hour Fast To Get Into Ketosis?

5:30 - Listener Q&A: Becky  - Can Berberine Help With Plateaus?

19:30 - Listener Q&A: Stephanie  - What's The Best Way To Heal Leaky Gut? What Are Good Supplements For The Gut Microbiome?

Diet Protocols to Heal Leaky Gut And Address GI Distress: The Gaps Diet, The Low-FODMAP Diet (Check out all the info from the Monash University, and get their app)

Betaine HCL/PepsinHelps break down fats and proteins - great for digestion!

19:30 - Listener Q&A: Stephanie  - Are The New "Cleaner" Wines Really Better?

YES! Check out Episode 26 for ALL the info! We interview Todd White of Dry Farm Wines who is the expert on this: basically, you'd be SHOCKED by what's in most wines! Want your own low carb, low sugar, toxin free wines (including a bottle for a penny?) Check out DryFarmWines.com/IFPodcast. We cannot reccomend this enough! 

32:10 - Listener Q&A: Melanie - Can Toxins Stored In Fat Cause Detox Symptoms?

33:10 - Listener Q&A: Mary - Can Activated Charcoal Help With Toxins Released From Stored Fat When Fasting?

44:10 - Listener Q&A: Tommy  - How Can You Use IF To Get Shredded Like A Body Builder? 

Melanie's Blog Post: Is Intermittent Fasting Bad For Women?

Check out Episode 17 for a full discussion of HIIT

50:50 - Listener Q&A: Hannah - How Much Water Should You Drink While Fasting?

The Salt Fix: Why Experts Got It All Wrong - and How Eating More Might Save Your Life (Dr. James J. DiNicolantonio)

STUFF WE LIKE

Check out the Stuff We Like page for links to any of the books/supplements/products etc. mentioned on the podcast that we like!

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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Sep 04

Episode 20: Tired After Eating, Oil Pulling, Optimum Fasting Time, Fruit And GI Distress, Purposeful Calorie Restriction, Accidental Food, Probiotics, Kids And Fasting, And More!

5:2 , Fasting Approaches , Fruit , Intermittent Fasting , Meals , Mindsets , Supplements , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 19 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

5:50 - Listener Q&A: Maren - What To Do If You Feel Tired When You Start Eating?

5:50 - Listener Q&A: Meryl - Why Do I Feel Whoosie After Eating?

16:35 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - Does Oil Pulling Break The Fast?

21:05 - Listener Q&A: Julian - What's The Optimum Time For A Fast? 

22:00 - What Is 5:2 Fasting? 

28:15 - Listener Q&A: Maryellen - Why Can Fruit Cause GI Distress? 

Fructose Malabsorption List

Melanie's Low Fodmap Guide

34:05 - Listener Q&A: David - Is Purposeful Calore Restriction OK?

41:25 - Listener Q&A: Alissa - Do Hunger Signals And Hunger Headaches Go Away With IF?

46:31 - Listener Q&A: Alissa - Does An Accidental Bite Of Food Ruin Your Fast?

48:58 - Listener Q&A: Alissa - When Should You Take A Probiotic?

56:20 - Listener Q&A: Tasha - Should Kids Fast?

STUFF WE LIKE

Left Coast MCT Oil (Melanie likes this brand a lot, which is derived only from coconuts, has a nice C8/C10 ratio, and is quite affordable. However, it does come in a BPA-free plastic bottle, so consider transferring it to a glass bottle when you get it!)

Brain Octane MCT Oil (More expensive, as it is C8 only - which is faster assimilated and potentially more ketogenic.)

Clean MCT Oil (More expensive, as it is C8 only - which is faster assimilated and potentially more ketogenic.)

AC: The Power Of Appetite Correction (Bert Herring) (Gin loves this book!)

Prescript Assist (Awesome soil-based probiotic!!)

Rejuvenative Foods Fermented Food (Melanie is obsessed with their "Vegi-Delite", available at some Whole Foods)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

 

 

Aug 28

Episode 19: Wonky Windows, Communion, Sugar Cravings, Restrictive Tendencies, Becoming Fat Adapted, Sugar Free Gum, Detecting Ketones, And More!

Cravings , Diet Mindsets , Fasting Approaches , Intermittent Fasting , Ketones , Mindsets , paleo , Struggles , Supplements , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 19 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Hi friends! In this episode, we discuss wonky windows, and breaking your fast for religious purposes. We also tackle sugar cravings and sugar-free gum, and provide our thoughts for dealing with restrictive tendencies. Curious about becoming "fat-adapted"? We talk all about it! Enjoy!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

3:30 - Listener Q&A: Josh - Is There Anything Wrong With A Wonky Window?

3:30 - Does Communion Break The Fast?

7:20 - Listener Q&A: Gabrielle - How To Stop Sugar Cravings?

15:45 - IF While Pregnant 

17:40 - Listener Q&A: Anna - How To Let Go Of Restrictive Tendencies? (Calorie And Macro Counting)

30:40 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - Can You Become Fat Adapted Without Low Carb?

41:50 - Listener Q&A: Chantal - Is There A Way To Become Fat Adapted Sooner?

45:20 - Listener Q&A: Krista - Can You Have Sugar Free Gum During The Fast?

45:20 - Listener Q&A: Krista - Does Miralax Break The Fast?

54:15 - Listener Q&A: Annie - How Do You Know If You're Burning Ketones?

STUFF WE LIKE

Gymnema Sylvestre (For sweet cravings)

L Glutamine (For sweet cravings - also healing for the gut!)

Candidase (For Dealing With Candida Which Can Cause Sweet Cravings)

The Power Of Appetite Correction (Bert Herring)

The Yoga Of Eating (Charles Eisenstein) 

Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement (Drink Form) (For Relaxation, Stress, And Bowel Movements)

Liquid Ionic Magnesium (For Relaxation, Stress, And Bowel Movements)

Transdermal Magnesium Spray (For Relaxtion, Stress, And Bowel Movements)

Alli-C Allicin (For Dealing With Candida Which Might Cause Sweet Cravings)

Ketone Measuring Strips (Urine)

Ketonic Breathalyzer (For Measuring Ketones In Breath)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

 

 

Aug 21

Episode 18: How Much Food?, Favorite Recipes, How Many Calories Break A Fast, IF Weekend Struggles, Collagen Peptides, Window Changes And Timing, And More!

Collagen Peptides , Intermittent Fasting , Mindsets , paleo , Struggles , Supplements , Vegetarianism , What To Eat , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 18 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Hi friends! In this episode, we talk about how much food we eat in our window, and our favorite recipes! We also tackle how many calories break a fast, and tips for sticking to IF when you're bored/not working/it's the weekend/ etc. We also clarify some things about the eating windows, like how strict they are and if you can change them up. And much more!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

2:05 - Gin's vacation experience

5:10 - Listener Feedback: Camilla - Veganism As An Ethical Rather Than Dietary Choice  

7:35 - Listener Feedback: Kelley - Micro Algae Omega-3 Supplementation

10:00 - Listener Q&A: Jessica - How Much Food Do You Literally Eat In Your Window?

14:35 - Listener Q&A: Annie - What Are Gin's And Melanie's Favorite Go-To Recipes?

21:55 - Listener Q&A: Phillip - How Many Calories Break A Fast?

28:2o - Listener Q&A: Stephanie - How To Do IF On The Weekends, Or When Not Working?

Gin's Post: The Importance Of Mindset 

36:5o - Listener Q&A: Sandy - Can You Have Collagen Peptides During The Fast?

Gin's Post: Does A "Clean" Fast Really Matter?

40:55 - Listener Q&A: Mimi - What If You Have Bladder Pain During A Fast? Is It From Oxalates? 

Melanie's FREE Food Sensitivity Guide

40:55 - Listener Q&A: Mimi - Can You Benefit From IF If You Don't Fast For More Than 16 Hours?

47:50 - Listener Q&A: Susanne- Can You Alternate IF Methods And Windows?

47:50 - Listener Q&A: Susanne- How Strict Is The Timing For The IF Windows?

STUFF WE LIKE

50 Awesome Delicious Gluten-Free Paleo Recipes In Melanie's New Book: The What When Wine Diet!

Collagen Peptides (Bulletproof - What Melanie Currently Uses)

Collagen Peptides (Vital Proteins - Melanie has used this in the past, and many people love it!)

Collagen Peptides (Marine-based: Melanie's recent research indicates that marine based peptides may be ideal, and better than bovine-based)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

 

 

Aug 07

Episode 16: Vacation Recovery, Bowel Movements, Binge Behavior, & Serrapeptase

Diet Mindsets , Intermittent Fasting , Supplements , Travel

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Welcome to Episode 16 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Hi friends! In this episode, we provide IF advice for recovering from vacation, and discuss how IF can affect bowel movements. (We go into a bit of detail with that one!) We also discuss eating mindsets and dealing with binging behavior, and give our thoughts on multivitamins during the fast. Oh! And we talk about one of our FAVORITE fasting supplements for overall health, which we had no idea we both used!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

2:05 - Gin's vacation experience

7:40 - Julie's IF Experience For Fatty Liver

10:40 - Listener Q&A: Ashely - How To Recover From Vacation? 

17:45 - Listener Q&A: Nathan - How Does IF Affect Bowel Movements?

20:15 - What Determines Bowel Movements

24:40 - Common IF BM Responses

29:40 - Listener Q&A: Katie - What To Do If Binging In Your Eating Window?

38:00 - Listener Q&A: Pat -Do Multivitamins Break The Fast?

41:35 - Serrapeptase

STUFF WE LIKE

Serrapeptase - We both take this - it's awesome!! 

The Yoga Of Eating - A wonderful book for dealing with dieting and food mindsets!

IBS And Food Sensitivity Guides (Free on Melanie's site!)

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

Jul 10

Episode 12: Exogenous Ketones,The “Official” Fasted Period, Body Odor, Taking Medication, IF Symptoms, Artificial Sweeteners, Insulin, And More!

Intermittent Fasting , Ketones , One Meal A Day , Supplements

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Welcome to Episode 12 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Effortless Weight Loss - Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine! and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

In today's episode, we address some foundational fasting topics, like when does the fasted period actually start, and what is the role of insulin? (You WANT insulin sometimes!) We also go more rogue with topics of body odor, exogenous ketones, and much more! Enjoy!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

3:00 - Genetic Tests (check out Melanie's Blog Post: How To Get Your Genetic Data (For Free) And Interpret Your Genes!)

9:55 - Listener Q&A: Regina - When Does The Fasted Period Start?

14:30 - Listener Q&A: Leslia- What Are Symptoms Of Beginning IF?

17:40 - Listener Q&A: Leslia - What Food To Take With Medicine While Fasting?

21:00 - Listener Q&A: Miolani - Is Body Odor During Fasting Normal?

25:45 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - Are You Doing Something Wrong If Not Losing Weight With IF?

29:10 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - Are There Benefits To Exogenous Ketones?

33:45 - Studies on Exogenous Ketones

25:45 - Listener Q&A: Fabian - How Does Diet Soda Or Artificial Sweeteners With Meals Affect Insulin?

41:45 - Studies on Artificial Sweeteners ADD THEM!!!

43:50 - Why Insulin Isn't Always Bad

STUFF WE LIKE

Green Tidings Organic All Natural Deodorant

DeSouza's Liquid Chlorophyll (Internal Deodorizer)

REFERENCES

Metabolic effects of exogenous ketone supplementation – an alternative or adjuvant to the ketogenic diet as a cancer therapy?

Effects of exogenous ketone supplementation on blood ketone, glucose, triglyceride, and lipoprotein levels in Sprague–Dawley rats

Consuming aspartame with and without taste: differential effects on appetite and food intake of young adult males

The effect of sucrose- and aspartame-sweetened drinks on energy intake, hunger and food choice of female, moderately restrained eaters

Effect of covert nutritive dilution on the spontaneous food intake of obese individuals: a pilot study

Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

BUY Delay Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

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Jun 19

Episode 9: Scales, Supplements, Naysayers, Max Weight Loss, Calories, Carbs, Wine & More!

Exercise , Fad Diets , Intermittent Fasting , Metabolism , One Meal A Day , Supplements , Wine

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Welcome to episode 9 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Paleo And Intermittent Fasting For Health And Weight Loss, and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

In today's episode, we discuss when to take vitamins and supplements when practicing IF, the best IF windows for maximum weight loss, how to deal with social backlash and naysayers, why it's not ALL about calories, determining your own carb tolerance, how much wine we drink, and much more!

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

2:20 - Throwing Away The Scale!

9:05 - Listener Q&A: Marcia - When Should You Take Vitamins And Supplements When Intermittent Fasting?

13:00 - Listener Q&A: Marcia - What IF Window Provides Maximum Weight Loss Benefits? 

15:10 - Listener Q&A: Angie - How Do You Respond To People Who INSIST It's All Calories In Vs. Calories Out?

16:50 - Social Tips For Naysayers

17:50 - Factors Affecting Calories In Vs. Calories Out

21:55 - Listener Q&A: Stephanie - Are Certain Weight Losses Possible?

23:05 - Low Carb/Keto Vs. Higher Carb Approaches

27:00 -  Listener Q&A: Stephanie - Can You Consume ANY Calories During The Fast?

29:22 -  Listener Q&A: Stephanie - How Many Carbs During The Feast Window?

30:15 - Historical Carb Macronutrients

30:45 - Personal Carb Reactions

32:55 -  Listener Q&A: Stephanie - How Soon To Experience Weight Loss With IF? Is 5 Days Enough?

37:57 -  Listener Q&A: Stephanie - How Much Wine In Your Eating Window?

STUFF WE LIKE

Measuring Leggings -Like A Glove

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know! 

Jun 12

Episode 8: Traveling And Intermittent Fasting, Getting Enough Calories With OMAD, Electrolytes And IF, The Whoosh Effect!

Intermittent Fasting , Maintenance , One Meal A Day , Supplements , Travel , Weight Maintenance

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Welcome to episode 8 of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast, hosted by Melanie Avalon, author of The What When Wine Diet: Paleo And Intermittent Fasting For Health And Weight Loss, and Gin Stephens, author of Delay, Don't Deny: Living An Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle

Gin's going on a cruise! In today's episode, we give our personal tips for how to adjust your IF patterns when on vacation. (Vacation doesn't have to mean instant weight gain!) We also answer listener questions about getting enough calories with one meal a day, and ensuring adequate electrolytes when fasting, including sodium, magnesium, and potassium! We also talk about the vague "Whoosh Effect."

To submit your own questions, email questions@IFpodcast.com, or submit your questions here!! 

SHOW NOTES

6:25 - Gin's Tips For Intermittent Fasting On Special Occasions (Like A Cruise!)

9:50 - Melanie's Tip's For Intermittent Fasting While Traveling

10:10 -IF and Road Trips

10:55 -IF and Airplane Traveling

11:30 - Using IF To Beat Jet Lag & Reset Your Circadian Rhythm 

13:35 - IF And Extended Vacations

14:30 - Lindsay: Are you consuming enough calories with One Meal A Day?

16:30 - Calorie Restriction And Longevity

20:15 - Appetite Adjustment And Nutrient Partitioning

21:30 - Listener Q&A: Sandy - Getting Electrolytes When IFing

21:50 - Why We Don't Crave Micronutrients 

23:00 - How To Get Enough Electrolytes And Minerals

23:30 - Sodium

24:50 - Iodine

25:20 - Magnesium And Potassium

26:40 - Three Ways To Supplement Magnesium

29:30 - Concentrated Mineral Supplements

30:05 - Listener Q&A: Lisa - What Is The Whoosh Effect?

STUFF WE LIKE

Natural Vitality Natural Calm (Magnesium Drink Supplement)

Pure Zechstein Magnesium Oil Spray (Transdermal Magnesium Spray For Skin)

Good State Liquid Ionic Magnesium (Ionic Magnesium Supplement)

Trace Mineral Drops

REFERENCES

LINKS

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving us a review in iTunes - it helps more than you know!