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Gin Stephens

The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don't Deny® Intermittent Fasting

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Fast Feast Repeat by Gin Stephens is a comprehensive guide to intermittent fasting, providing practical tips and tools for sustainable weight loss.
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    When it comes to fat loss, fasting beats dieting hands-down.

    People sometimes think that fasting only helps you lose weight because it causes you to eat less. If you don’t eat for half the day, the thinking goes, you’ll probably end up cutting a few calories.

    Over time, this undereating adds up – and, eventually, the number on the scale goes down. Sounds pretty straightforward, right?

    Well, maybe – but this line of thinking ignores everything that makes fasting special. Fasting doesn’t work just by helping you to eat less. It works because it triggers some truly remarkable processes in the body.

    The key message here is: When it comes to fat loss, fasting beats dieting hands-down.

    One of the ways fasting helps you to lose weight is by reducing the amount of insulin circulating in your bloodstream.

    Now, insulin is an important hormone; it works in tandem with glucagon to keep your blood-sugar levels in balance when you eat. But it also prevents the breakdown of your body’s reserves of fat.

    So when you eat throughout the day, you keep your insulin level high – and you stop your body from tapping into your fat stores. When you fast, on the other hand, you let your insulin level drop – switching your body into fat-burning mode.

    But that’s not the only reason fasting is a great weight-loss strategy. When you try to lose weight by adopting a traditional diet, your body’s natural response is to rebel. Why? Well, as far as your body can tell, you’re facing some kind of threat to your food supply.

    How does your body respond to that? Simple. It boosts ghrelin, a hormone that makes you hungry, and lowers leptin, which tells you when you’ve eaten enough. In other words, it does its best to make you feel ravenous.

    But that’s not all. In order to conserve energy, your body reduces its metabolic rate, or the number of calories it expends to keep you going. So while you’re trying to eat less, your body adapts and starts to require less, undoing all of your hard work.

    Fasting, however, is different. Because you draw on your stored fat when you fast, your body doesn’t react as though it’s facing starvation when your food intake drops. Instead, you burn through the fat you’ve accumulated in your body – and avoid the downsides that normal diets promote.

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    What is Fast. Feast. Repeat. about?

    Fast. Feast. Repeat. (2020) takes readers on a whistle-stop tour of the theory and practice of intermittent fasting. Drawing on cutting-edge research and immersion in the culture of the fasting community, Fast. Feast. Repeat. lays out the whys and hows of fasting in gripping detail.

    Fast. Feast. Repeat. Review

    Fast Feast Repeat (2020) offers a flexible approach to intermittent fasting for sustainable weight loss. Here's why you should read this book:

    • It provides a comprehensive guide to various fasting methods and schedules.
    • The book includes practical tips and tools to help readers succeed in their fasting journey.
    • Readers will learn how to adapt fasting to their individual needs and preferences.

    Embrace a healthier lifestyle with Fast Feast Repeat.

    Best quote from Fast. Feast. Repeat.

    If you are still not sure if something is clean-fast approved, I like to follow this rule of thumb: when in doubt, leave it out.

    —Gin Stephens
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    Who should read Fast. Feast. Repeat.?

    • Serial dieters trying to lose weight for good
    • Amateur nutritionists interested in human health
    • Skeptics who think fasting is just another fad

    About the Author

    Gin Stephens is a health coach, author, and educator who divides her time between Georgia and South Carolina. She’s been practicing intermittent fasting since 2014 and is the author of the best-selling book Delay, Don’t Deny.

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    Fast. Feast. Repeat. FAQs 

    What is the main message of Fast Feast Repeat?

    Fast Feast Repeat promotes a flexible approach to intermittent fasting for sustainable weight loss and improved health.

    How long does it take to read Fast Feast Repeat?

    The estimated reading time for Fast Feast Repeat is 5-6 hours. On Blinkist, you can read the summary in just 15 minutes.

    Is Fast Feast Repeat a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Fast Feast Repeat is a valuable resource for those seeking a flexible, sustainable approach to weight loss through intermittent fasting.

    Who is the author of Fast Feast Repeat?

    The author of Fast Feast Repeat is Gin Stephens, an intermittent fasting advocate, educator, and podcast host.

    How many chapters are in Fast Feast Repeat?

    Fast Feast Repeat by Gin Stephens has 15 chapters:

    1. The Basics
    2. The Clean Fast
    3. Fasting Windows
    4. Feasting Windows
    5. The Fast-Feast-Repeat Pattern
    6. The 28-Day FAST Start
    7. The Mindset Shift
    8. The Scale
    9. The Non-Scale Victories
    10. The Plateau
    11. The Troubleshooting Guide
    12. The Science
    13. The Lifestyle
    14. The Recipes
    15. The Resources

    How many pages are in Fast Feast Repeat?

    Fast Feast Repeat is 336 pages long.

    When was Fast Feast Repeat published?

    Fast Feast Repeat was published in 2020.

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