Episode 86: Stopping Sugar Cravings, Coffee When Eating, Protein And Muscle, The Great Funfetti Debate, Working Out After Dinner, Fruits And Veggies, And More!

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Welcome to Episode 86 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

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Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones (James Clear): Learn how making small changes each day can lead to big results. This books explores the science of breaking bad habits, starting new good ones, and how your identity and sense of self plays into everything. 

Intermittent Fasting Stories

Gin's Wheat Mill

Melanie's Simple Being Manual Meat Grinder

13:10 - Listener Tip: Ed  - Using Gymnema Sylvestre for sugar cravings!

Liquid Gymnema Extract 

The Diabetes Code: Prevent and Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally (Dr. Jason Fung): Dr. Jason Fung's revolutionary guide to reversing diabetes. Want to know the science of blood sugar regulaton, insulin, diabetes, etc.? This is the book for you!

21:35 - Listener Question: Breanne  - Does Coffee Have To Be Black During The Eating Window?

29:10 - Listener Question: Dominique  - Do I Need To Consciously Eat More Protein To Gain Muscle?

Episode 84: Optimizing Digestion With Wade Lightheart: The Digestive Process, Enzymes, HCL, Raw Vs. Cooked Foods, Acid Reflux, Aging And Longevity, Probiotics, Diet Adaptation, Protein Digestion, Pesticides, Proteolytic Enzymes, Serrapeptase, And More!

Maximum Muscle, Minimum Fat: The Secret Science Behind Physical Transformation (Ori Hofmekler): A very detailed look at dietary and exercise principals to build lean, hard muscle for health and longevity.

Unlock Your Muscle Gene: Trigger the Biological Mechanisms That Transform Your Body and Extend Your Life (Ori Hofmekler): Ori Hofmekler’s foundational book on intermittent fasting, including its historical background, and how it benefits the body to make you stronger!

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Episode 77: Red Light Therapy For Energy, Weight Loss, Stubborn Fat, Beautiful Skin, Muscle Recovery, Exercise Performance, Sleep, Mood, Thyroid, Your Gut Microbiome, And More! (Featuring Joovv Co-Founder Scott Nelson!)

Check out the smaller portable Joovv Go coming soon!!

Vibration Machines: These machines are fantastic for passive exercise, lymph stimulation, and detox! Gin and Melanie both have the large but totally affordable Confidence Fitness Platform Fitness Machine, while Melanie also has the LifePro Power Plate Exercise Machine for under her desk!

43:35 - Listener Question: Scott  - Should You Workout An Hour After Eating To Get Back Into Fasted State Faster And Help Hunger?

44:20 - Listener Question: Nikki  - How Does Working Out After Dinner Affect Re-Entry Into The Fasted State?

53:30 - Listener Question: Heather - How To Get Enough Fruits And Veggies While Fasting?

Designs for Health - PaleoGreens Powder

Super Greens


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



BUY Melanie's What When Wine Diet: Lose Weight And Feel Great With Paleo-Style Meals, Intermittent Fasting, And Wine, Gin's Delay, Don't Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, and/or Gin's Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny Lifestyle

More on Melanie: MelanieAvalon.com  

More on Gin: GinStephens.com

Theme Music Composed By Leland Cox: LelandCox.com

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