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May 07

Episode 55: Special Episode With JJ Virgin!: Fat Vs. Sugar Burners, Personal Carb Intakes, Food Sensitivities, How To Clean Up Your Diet, Stress Reduction Techniques, Developing A Positive Mindset, Eating Windows, Circadian Rhythms, & More!

Fad Diets , Fat Burning , Fats , Fruit , Intermittent Fasting , Mindsets , One Meal A Day , paleo , Struggles , What To Eat , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 55 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

SPECIAL GUEST EPISODE WITH JJ VIRGIN!

Click Here To Get JJ's FREE Challenge Guide!!

“​Your body is not a bank account. It’s a chemistry lab​.” — JJ Virgin

Celebrity nutrition expert and Fitness Hall of Famer JJ Virgin teaches clients how to break through food and carb intolerances and master their mindset so they can finally lose the weight to transform their health and their lives.​ JJ is the ​author of four ​New York Times​ bestsellers: ​The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet​, and​ JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. ​Her newest title, ​Warrior Mom,​ shows mothers everywhere how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son’s life​.

Counting calories and hours on the treadmill will never achieve the lasting results that help you look and feel your best! That’s why ​JJ specializes in weight loss resistance related to food intolerances and sugar addiction. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people finally lose the weight and feel better fast with her groundbreaking diet and mindset programs. She shows people how to eliminate weight gain, fatigue, and pain related to food intolerances, as well as shift from being sugar burners to fat burners. She also teaches how to build a strong, positive mindset so that your health and life goals are always within reach.

JJ is a prominent TV and print media personality, whose previous work includes co-starring on TLC’s ​Freaky Eaters​ and serving as health expert on ​Dr. Phil​. JJ regularly speaks at major integrative medical and consumer conferences, having shared the stage with Jack Canfield, TD Jakes, Tony Robbins, John Gray, Dr. Daniel Amen, and Brendon Burchard. Her regular appearances include PBS, ​Dr. Oz​, ​Rachael Ray​, the ​TODAY​ ​Show​, ​Larry King Live,​ andAccess Hollywood​. ​JJ also hosts the popular​ JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show​ podcast, with over 3.5 million downloads and counting. She writes for ​Huffington Post​, ​Rodale Wellness​, ​Mind Body Green, ​and other major blogs and magazines.

JJ has provided nutrition and training programs for a wide variety of famous faces, including CEOs, athletes, and celebrities like Gene Simmons, Ben Stiller, Taj George, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Nicole Eggert, Tracie Thoms, and “Superman” Brandon Routh.

JJ is a board-certified Nutrition Specialist, board-certified in Holistic Nutrition, and a Certified Exercise Physiologist. She has completed over 40 graduate and doctoral courses and continues to learn every day to keep her audience up-to-date on the latest science. JJ ​is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

Find helpful articles, recipes, podcasts, online programs, and more at​ ​www.jjvirgin.com​.

Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at​ ​www.jjvirgin.com​.

3:10 - The Difference Between Being A Sugar Burner And Fat Burner

6:25 - How Do You Become A Fat Burner? (And Roadblocks Along The Way!)

10:30 - Finding How Many Carbs You Feel Best On, And When Keto Isn't Right

12:00 - Early Eating Windows

14:25 - Circadian Genes And Eating Windows

16:35 - Seasons, Sleeping, And Insulin Sensitivity 

17:45 - Fruit And Vitamin D Production

18:20 - Tips ANd Tricks For Starting IF & Cleaning Up Your Diet

20:55 - Food Sensitivities And Craving The Foods That Hurt Us

23:45 - IGE Vs. IGG reactions 

25:00 - How To Identify Your Food Sensitiites 

29:45 - Stress Reducing Techniques (Gratitude, Little Wins, Appreciating People, Tapping, HIIT)

34:20 - The Importance Of Appreciating And Taking Time For Your Meals

36:40 - The Importance Of Chewing 

38:40 - How To Develop A Positive Mindset (Rubber Bands, Managing Environment, Removing Negativity) 

46:55 - Get JJs Free Challenge Guide!

Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out (Marci Shimoff)

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol S. Dweck)

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

Mindset Food Study

Fruit Vitamin D Study

Chewing Study

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! 

 

 

Mar 24

Episode 49 – IF & Morning People, CBD Oil, Emotional Crutches, Evaluating Gut Health, UK Organic Wines, Crashing After Eating, And More!

Benefits , Cravings , Diet Mindsets , Gut Health , Intermittent Fasting , Sleep , Struggles , Windows , Wine

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Welcome to Episode 49 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

4:50 - Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love & Success (Robyn Openshaw)

7:50 - Listener Feedback: Faye - Ditching The Husband AND Weight, And Gaining So Many Benefits!

11:30 - Listener Feedback: Jessica - UK Organic Wine Reccomendation 

Episode 26: IF & Low Sugar/Alcohol/Toxin Wines For Health – Special Interview With Todd White Of Dry Farm Wines!

Get Dry Farm Wines - Natural, Organic, Low Alcohol, Low Sugar Wines Which Are Amazing And Keto Friendly!! And With This Link, You Get A Bottle For A Penny!

Organic Wine Co: Organic Wine For The UK!

13:25 - Listener Feedback: Hayley - How Do You Deal With The Emotional Components of IF And Giving Up Crutches?

The Yoga of Eating: Transcending Diets and Dogma to Nourish the Natural Self (Charles Eisenstein)

 You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay) and You Can Heal Your Body (Louise Hay)

Mantras: I Am Enough, Let Go, This Is Only A Paper Tiger, I Am Peace, This Is Just A Moment, I Am Biger Than My Fear, Look How Far I've Come, I Am Free of ______

27:25 - Listener Q&A: Sarah - Does CBD Oil Break The Fast Or Hinder Autophagy? Does Peppermint Stimulate Appetite? 

How to Make Sure Your CBD Oil is Legal and of High Quality

35:05 - Listener Feedback: Rosie - How Do You Know If You Have A Healthy Gut?

Effect of Gliadin on Permeability of Intestinal Biopsy Explants from Celiac Disease Patients and Patients with Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Healthy Gut Heathy You (Dr. Michael Ruscio)

35:05 - Listener Feedback: Rosie - How Do You Know If You Have A Healthy Gut?

45:50 - Listener Feedback: Becca - How To Get More Energy At Night For Morning People?

47:25 - Listener Feedback: Celeste - How To Stop Crashing After Eating?

The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biological Powerhouse For High Energy, Explosive Strength, and a Leaner, Harder Body (Ori Hofmekler)

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 and Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny 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! 

 

 

Mar 18

Episode 48 – Wearable Weights, Mid-Fast Hunger, Fasting Teens?, Vegetarian Paleo, Reversing Diabetes, & More!

Diet Mindsets , Intermittent Fasting , Struggles , Vegetarianism

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Welcome to Episode 48 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

The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO FIX IT (Joseph Pizzorno)

5:45- Listener Feedback: Mainak  - IF Success & Need For Way To Embrace "Fear" Or "Pain" Of Initiation 

8:50 - Listener Feedback: Tino  - Reversing Diabetes With IF And Taking Your Health Into Your Own Hands

15:25 - Listener Feedback: Kelly  - Light Sensitivity As Indicator Of Adrenal Stress (For Liz)

16:40 - Listener Feedback: Karen  - Exercise At The End Of Fast For Blasting Through Plateaus

20:45 - Listener Feedback: Claire  - Calories In A Pound of Human Fat

25:10 - Listener Q&A: Statia  - Is Mid-Fast Hunger Normal?

29:45 - Listener Q&A: Rebecca  - More Details On Wearable Weights: Risks, Effectiveness, Muscle Building Or Calorie Burning, How Long, Vest, Size?

30:50 - Listener Q&A: Jessica  - Heaviness Of Wearable Weights?

40:25 - Listener Q&A: Jessica  - How To Do Paleo As Vegetarian?

46:50 - Listener Q&A: Max  - Is IF Ok For A Growing Teen?

48:10 - Listener Q&A: Genienne  - Could IF Help A Sick, Fatigued, Allergy-Ridden Teen?

48:25 - Listener Q&A: Angela  - Should Teens Do IF? Have There Been Any Studies On Teens And HGH?

Episode 46: The Coffee Episode! (Part 2): Coffee Sensitivity, Coffee Calories, Starbucks & Spices, Bulletproof Coffee, Mushroom Coffee, Caffeinated Water, Serrapeptase, Creamers, Half And Half, Splenda, and More!

Episode 45: The Coffee Episode! (Part 1) – Does Coffee Break The Fast?, Coffee And Autophagy, The Metabolic Clock, Blood Glucose, Caffeine Vs. Tea, And More!

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 and Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don't Deny 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! 

 

 

Nov 27

Episode 32: Common IF “Errors,” Digestive Enzymes, HCL, Hair Loss & Growth, Time For Results, And More!

Diet Mindsets , Fat Burning , Gut Health , Intermittent Fasting , Ketosis , Mindsets , Struggles , Supplements , What To Eat

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Welcome to Episode 32 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

7:50 - Listener Q&A: Cindy  - What Are Some Errors People Make When Trying To Lose Weight With IF? (What Am I Doing Wrong?)

9:20 - Not Fasting Clean 

13:30 - Not Giving It Enough Time

16:20 - Scale Not Accurate Because Of Body Recomposition 

18:55 - Micromanaging And Calorie Counting

20:50 - Too Long Of A Window

21:50 - WHAT You're Eating (Processed Foods, Refined Foods, Addictive Foods)

23:15 - WHAT You're Eating (Carbs, Ketosis, Etc.) - Finding The Right Foods For You

24:55 - Factors Beyond Your Immediate Control (Hormones, Thyroid, Etc.)

Melanie's Post: How To Fix Your Thyroid And Find Your Life

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

27:30 - Other Factors: Sleep and Stress

28:10 - Listener Q&A: Nicole  - When Do You Take HCL And Digestive Enzymes During Your Eating Window?

38:55 - Listener Q&A: Cindy  - Can IF Encourage Hair Loss? 

Hair Growth Techniques: Gotu Kola, Collagen, Red Light Therapy, Scalp Massage

52:52 - Listener Q&A Melissa:  How Long To Experience Energy And Benefits With IF?

Melanie's Post: Breaking Free From SIBO: My IBS Story And “Cure”

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

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

 

 

Sep 25

Episode 23: 16:8 vs. OMAD, Cold While Fasting, Stubborn Fat, Cellulite, IF & Brain Function, All Day Social Events, Cram It In Or Space It Out?

16:8 , Benefits , Fasting Approaches , Intermittent Fasting , One Meal A Day , Social , Struggles , Windows

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Welcome to Episode 23 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

4:10 - Listener Q&A: Diane  - Is 16:8 As Beneficial As OMAD? Should It Be Approached Differently? Should You Have A Mini Fast Or Graze The Whole Time In 16:8?

9:45 - Listener Q&A: Lucy  - What If You Feel Cold While Fasting?

Melanie's Thyroid Guide

17:50 - Listener Q&A: Keiko  - Can IF Reduce Cellulite?

18:40 - Listener Q&A: Denise  - How Does The Body Decide Where To Burn Fat? Can IF Tackle Stubborn Fat And Cellulite?

29:07 - Listener Q&A: Alex  - How Do You Burn Fat When Calorie Counting But Not Fasting? Why Does IF But Not CR Protect Metabolism?

Chris Masterjohn's Podcast On How Various Energy Substrates Are Used By The Body

34:15 - Listener Q&A: Nathan  - Should You Break Your Fast When Out Socially All Day?

47:40 - Listener Q&A: Jen  - Should You Eat Everything In An Hour And Feel Overly Full, Or Have An Expanded Window With A Snack Later? Should You Cram It In Or Space It Out?

STUFF WE LIKE

Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil, 3.4 Ounce

HD Skin Care Intensive Cellulite Serum - Anti Cellulite Cream with Retinol, Caffeine, Coffee and Jojoba Seed Oil Ultra-Concentrated

HydroXCell Anti Cellulite-Decrease Cellulite in 93% of Customers after 2 months-Proven Results-Cream 5x Action Defense w/ Provilism, Caffeine, Centella Asiatica, Gingko Biloba and Carnitin

Advanced Clinicals Retinol Cream. Spa Size for Salon Professionals. Moisturizing Formula Penetrates Skin to Erase the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles. Fragrance Free

REFERENCES

Being cool: how body temperature influences ageing and longevity

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!