In Delay, Don’t Deny, Gin Stephens taught people around the world how to live an intermittent fasting lifestyle. Still, many wonder what foods they should be eating for best results. Is there one best diet that works for every one of us? The surprising answer to that question is an emphatic NO! In Feast Without Fear, the follow up to Delay, Don’t Deny, you will learn what makes each of us unique, and why there is not a one-size-fits-all approach, no matter what all of the diet books promise you. From your genetic differences to your individual gut microbiome, there are personal factors that affect how your body responds to the foods you eat. In addition, you will examine several well-researched dietary approaches that are linked to vibrant health and longevity. You will discover how to craft an individual eating style that makes you feel your very best, while still eating the foods you love. Get ready to Feast Without Fear!
About the Author
Gin Stephens lives in Augusta, Georgia, where she has been following an intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. Gin manages two intermittent fasting Facebook groups, with a growing intermittent fasting community from around the world. Visit www.ginstephens.com to read her blog posts and see some inspiring intermittent fasting success stories. Gin is co-host of The Intermittent Fasting Podcast with fellow author and intermittent faster, Melanie Avalon. Visit www.ifpodcast.com to learn more about the podcast, subscribe to updates, and submit questions. Gin earned a Doctor of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education in 2009, a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences in 1997, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1990. She has been teaching elementary school for 27 years, and has worked with adult learners in a number of settings over the years.
I seriously have over 50 health, fitness and diet books, not because I’m overweight (the first book – “Delay Don’t Deny: Living and Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle” cured that) but because I have always been interested in health and nutrition. Gin Stephens is not a doctor or a nutritionist, she is a normal person just like you and me. Except, lots smarter. Her first book, Delay, Don’t Deny, is my favorite book on Intermittent Fasting, up there with the guru, Dr. Jason Fung. This is the follow up. Unlike many second books, this does NOT repeat the info in her first book. So the first book is awesome (read it, I’m not kidding) but once you’ve kind of mastered the art of Intermittent Fasting, you really start thinking, ok what is the actual best food for me to put in my body? Gin explains how to figure this out for each of us – it’s different for everyone, based on our own bodies, our genetic makeup, our microbiome, and our histories. It’s truly a guide for optimal health. Ok that’s not all,Gin is synthesizing and presenting all this amazing science in an easy-to-understand way. This is all NEW STUFF, too – the very most recent science that is changing how we deal with all sorts of health issues from obesity to the leading causes of death. She addresses the most recent knowledge on the Microbiome, and gut health, and ethnographic studies about populations who are the longest living on the planet – to inquire what is it that makes those people so healthy? It’s a brilliant followup to her first book. Like that one, this book is well written – it’s organized well, each chapter builds on the others, easy links to the actual studies, Not just citations, LINKS to the ACTUAL STUDIES with tips on how to read them. And, if you need to get to those studies later, there is a whole webpage of the links. She is HELPFUL. The tone of the book is KIND, she is funny, she is warm, it feels like you’re sitting in her sunroom having an iced tea and chatting about all these incredibly interesting things. It’s also incredibly empowering to realize you can be fit and healthy and not have to eat in any specific way, you get the opportunity to learn what is the most optimal way for you. That is power! not like all new-age inspirational, but very grounded in what is actually possible. It’s pragmatic, full of actual facts, presented in such a lovely, accessible way. This book could easily be my favorite book on healthy eating, up there with Michael Pollan. That’s a pretty damn high bar, and Gin is all over that.
I began my most recent weight loss journey on April 28, 2016. I joined Weight Watchers and weighed in that first meeting at 191.4 (At 5′ 3 1/2″ , that out me in size 16-18 pants and extra large tops.) I steadily lost weight and by the end of the year I was at “goal” of 139. The problem now would be MAINTAINING. I was sick and tired of being “good”! One day my cousin mentioned The Obesity Code to me. I read it and my world changed! Next I read The Complete Guide to Fasting which have me more understanding of the process. But then I found Delay, Don’t Deny and was finally SET FREE! With her new book, Gin Stephens has added even more to my arsenal of information to equip me to be successful for life. Oh, and by the way, I am still slowly losing weight now weighing in at about 131. No more counting calories for me! I just do IF from 18-23 hours a day and then eat whatever I like in my window! That’s true freedom! Thanks, Gin!
I finished this book in less than 24 hours. After reading Gin’s first book, I eagerly awaited the second and purchased it within minutes of it being available. At 44 I can finally be free of the prison that food has kept me in since childhood. Anorexic and bulimia during my teen years and alternating between slim and overweight my whole entire life, it’s time to change my relationship with food. Thanks to IF I can finally really listen to what my body has to say. Thank you Gin.
- Title: Feast Without Fear: Food and the Delay, Don’t Deny Lifestyle
- Autor: Gin Stephens
- Publisher (Publication Date): CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 30, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: | 1977820182
- ISBN-13: | 978-1977820181
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