Fast. Feast. Repeat.: The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don’t Deny® Intermittent Fasting–Including the 28-Day FAST Start PDF AZW3 EPUB MOBI TXT Download

The instant New York Times and USA Today bestseller! Change when you eat and change your body, your health, and your life!Diets don’t work. You know you know that, and yet you continue to try them, because what else can you do? You can Fast. Feast. Repeat. After losing over eighty pounds and keeping every one of them off, Gin Stephens started a vibrant, successful online community with hundreds of thousands of members from around the world who have learned the magic of a Delay, Don’t Deny® intermittent fasting lifestyle. Fast. Feast. Repeat. has it all! You’ll learn how to work a variety of intermittent fasting approaches into your life, no matter what your circumstances or schedule. Once you’ve ignited your fat-burning superpower, you’ll get rid of “diet brain” forever, tweak your protocol until it’s second nature, and learn why IF is a lifestyle, not a diet. Fast. Feast. Repeat. is for everyone! Beginners will utilize the 28-Day FAST Start. Experienced intermittent fasters will strengthen their intermittent fasting practice, work on their mindset, and read about the latest research out of top universities supporting intermittent fasting as the health plan with a side effect of weight loss. Still have questions? Gin has you covered! All of the most frequently asked intermittent fasting questions are answered in the exhaustive FAQ section.

Gin Stephens
June 16, 2020
352 pages

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Gin Stephens is the author of Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle, an Amazon #1 best seller in the weight loss category. Gin has been living the intermittent fasting lifestyle since 2014. This lifestyle shift allowed her to lose over 80 lbs. and launch her intermittent fasting website, four Facebook support groups, four self-published books, and two top-ranked podcasts—Intermittent Fasting Stories and The Intermittent Fasting Podcast. Gin graduated from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition’s Health Coach Training Program (2019). She earned a Doctor of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education (2009), a Master’s degree in Natural Sciences (1997), and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (1990). She taught elementary school for 28 years, and has worked with adult learners in a number of settings. She splits her time between Augusta, Georgia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where she lives with her husband and their four cats. Gin is also a mother to two adult sons (and she is thankful every day for the intermittent fasting lifestyle that makes her life easier). <div id="

  • My wife and I personally practice intermittent fasting, and this book is a very thorough compilation of an overview of its benefits, as well as a vast reference book of sorts to the many ever emerging studies. Gin provides an easy-to read, extensive overview of the science of IF, many practical approaches to follow, a thorough FAQ, and plenty of motivation along the way. For other potential strengths, read the many other glowing reviews.That said, my issue with Fast Feast Repeat is twofold: it contains an overwhelming amount of cherry picking (even if in favor of a viewpoint I agree with), as well as a patronizing tone. Allow me to explore both.I was motivated by Gin’s opening call to action. As she says, “…as you read my words, feel free to double-check everything I am saying by going straight to the studies and source material that I reference. I pledge that I am not going to misrepresent any of the scientific material that I present like so many authors do. (This is actually a real problem with many books in the health field. More times than I can count, I have read a claim and then gone to the study referenced by the author, and it’s like we were reading two different papers: the original study doesn’t say what the book author claims it says. I promise not to do that to you.)”Per Gin’s urging, I did just that. While many studies showed exactly what she said, many did not. Painting herself as an unbiased source while delivering a bias is perhaps one of the most dangerous routes for spreading information, as it can lead to trusted authoritative sources spreading incorrect information.RODENT STUDIESGin notes the issues with using rodent studies for IF evidence. This serves to give her credibility, while simultaneously green lighting her use of them. She does not mention the fact that 24 hour fasted studies in rodents are likely the equivalent of much longer fasts in humans. As such, I believe any study should have been noted for if it was conducted in rodents. (Alternatively, she could have only used rodent studies to support IF claims for longer, extended fasts). Second, rodents have the opposite circadian rhythm of humans, which is not noted nor accounted for in Fast Feast Repeat. As such, any study used to testify to IF, if done in a rodent, may or may not apply to the type of daily IF prescribed in the book.SATIETY HORMONESGin states, “Research shows that IF decreases gherlin (the satiety hormone) and increases leptin (the satiety hormones).” Her referenced studies do not support this, and in fact show the opposite. Her first referenced study (“Flipping the Metabolic Switch: Understanding and Applying Health Benefits of Fasting”) says that IF decreases leptin, and provides no commentary on ghrelin, though it does reference another study on it. When we look up that study (“Impact of Reduced Meal Frequency Without Caloric Restriction on Glucose Regulation in Healthy, Normal Weight Middle-Aged Men and Women”), comparing one meal a day to 3 meals a day, it found no difference in leptin, and “no significant effects of meal frequency on plasma levels of ghrelin, adiponectin, resistin or BDNF.” It also noted that ” insulin sensitivity was apparently decreased in subjects when consuming 1 meal/d,” and suggests that IF can only improve glucose regulation if it is calorie restricted, which flies in the face of many other claims throughout her book. Her second referenced study notes that IF decreases leptin, with no mention of ghrelin.KETONESGin does not provide an accurate picture of ketone use in the body. As she states: “Let me explain. When your body uses ketones efficiently, there are fewer ketones being excreted, or released, in your urine or your breath, and you also won’t have as many hanging around in your blood. If you try to measure, it may appear that you are not making many ketones, when in actuality, your body is just becoming really good at using the ketones that you have made.”This is not entirely correct. When entering the ketogenic state, excess acetoetate may be excreted as urinary ketones, which may taper down with continuation in ketosis. Breath ketones, however, do not tend to taper down, and perhaps most importantly, blood measurements typically increase when getting deeper into ketosis. The fact that your body becomes more “efficient’ at using ketones, does not mean blood measurements will go away (If so, what would you be running on?). On the contrary, blood measurement tend to increase, and breath measurements tend to align with accuracy to blood measurements.BITTER TASTESGin states that “sweet, sour, and umami foods increase saliva secretion (which helps our bodies prepare for digestion and food absorption) while bitter flavors (such as black coffee and plain tea) do not have this effect.” The cited study (“Effects and Mechanisms of Tastants on the Gustatory-Salivary Reflex in Human Minor Salivary Glands”) simply doesn’t show that. Rather, it found that ALL flavors did not increase saliva in low concentrations, but did increase saliva in high concentrations. As it notes, “The present study has shown that each of the five basic taste sensations can induce human [saliva] secretion.” It’s possible she briefly read the abstract, saw that bitter did not stimulate nearby blood flow (which is different than saliva), and applied that to the saliva aspect as well.COFFEEGin uses her false statement bitter saliva claim to support other statements throughout the book, such as why coffee – with its bitter flavor – is ok for the fast, due to not releasing insulin. As noted, this is not what the study found. On top of that, there ARE studies showing coffee releases insulin. (“Coffee consumption is positively related to insulin secretion in the Shanghai High-Risk Diabetic Screen (SHiDS) Study,” “Effects of coffee consumption on glucose metabolism: A systematic review of clinical trials,” “Effects of Coffee Consumption on Fasting Blood Glucose and Insulin Concentrations,” etc.) While some have found a favorable effect on glucose metabolism, this only further skews Gin’s argument that insulin release is always something to be avoided during the fast. If coffee can release insulin, encourage fat burning, and support autophagy, should it still be ok for the “clean fast”? Gin has black and white parameters for her “clean fast,” and then cherry picks findings to support her preferences.EARLY VS. LATE NIGHT EATINGAcross the board, literature overwhelmingly supports more favorable glycemic responses to early vs late night eating. To address this, Gin cites one study (“Time-Restricted Feeding Improves Glucose Tolerance in Men at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Crossover Trial”), saying “Scientists found that participants had similar improvements in glycemic response, no matter which time of day they ate.” The study actually found that only an early fasting window lowered mean fasting glucose, and early eating was superior to later eating in improving glycemic responses (though both were better than “normal” eating.) As it says, “There is also a known circadian impact of meal timing, with poorer glucose tolerance at night despite identical meals and equidistant fasting lengths.”INCORRECT STATSGin states completely false information from at least one study. In discussing “Postprandial energy expenditure in whole-food and processed-food meals: Implications for daily energy expenditure,” she says “scientists compared two different cheese sandwiches: one that was made from highly processed bread and cheese and another that was made from more “whole” versions. It took almost 47 percent more energy to digest the less processed version of the sandwich, and the metabolic rates of the participants went up as they digested the meal! ” The study actually states that the “The DIT of the PF meal was 46.8% lower than the DIT of the WF meal.” Doing the calculations, this means the “whole” version took around 88% more energy, not 47%. As the study says, “the metabolic processes associated with DIT consumed approximately twice as much energy for the WF meal compared to the PF meal.” While this was likely not an intentional misrepresentation – as reporting the higher number would have been more in her favor – it nevertheless shows she does not always accurately relate the data found in studies.EXERCISEIn discussing exercise, Gin says “Exercise alone is unlikely to result in meaningful or significant weight loss, and studies have backed this up.” This simplistic statement does not account for why this may be the case. Namely: that exercise alone often results in overcompensation of calories, reduced physical activity, or failure to maintain the protocol. If exercise alone is added to one’s lifestyle with no dietary or compensatory physical activity change, it can (and most likely will) result in weight loss. Studies have shown this (“Aerobic exercise alone results in clinically significant weight loss for men and women: Midwest Exercise Trial-2,” “Reduction in obesity and related comorbid conditions after diet-induced weight loss or exercise-induced weight loss in men,” “Effects of Weight Loss on Lean Mass, Strength, Bone, and Aerobic Capacity,” etc.)Furthermore, the study Gin quotes actually says that “unless the overall volume of aerobic ET is very high, clinically significant weight loss is unlikely to occur,” that “changes in weight in response to ET without caloric restriction are highly heterogeneous and individual differences can span weight gain to clinically significant weight loss,” and that “although the weight loss from ET programs without caloric restriction are very heterogeneous, based on the present literature patients who engage in a PA program may experience modest weight loss(<2 kg), but no weight loss is possible.” In other words: exercise alone results weight loss across the board: from clinically significant weight loss, to weight gain. The study notes these variances likely involve compliance, overcompensation with eating, or other factors. Basically, if exercise doesn’t result in weight loss, it’s likely because people don’t do it as prescribed – not that it's an ineffective route.While this may seem like nitpicking, I believe the implications are huge. It is these subtle nuances which lead to the development of dogma. The studies and science surrounding exercise alone for weight loss is conflicting, with a myriad of potential factors. A more appropriate way of phrasing things, would have been as her cited study did: "The literature is clear that caloric restriction is more likely to result in clinically significant weight loss compared to aerobic ET alone.” I believe Gin could have phrased things more accurately if she had said, “fasting is more likely to result in meaningful or significant weight loss than exercise alone." The difference here, is noting that diet may be superior to exercise, rather than falsifying the potential effectiveness of an alternative option. (Because in Gin’s world, it would seem that there is no alternative protocol).BODY TEMPERATUREGin asserts that feeling cold during the fast is (across the board) not due to a decrease in metabolism. She cites that fasting reduces blood flow to extremities. While this may be the case for why hands and feet feel cold, that is not the same as a lowered core body temperature. In fact, her referenced study bears no mention of body temperature. If we research core body temperature and fasting, studies show drops in core body temperature do in fact occur while fasting, the extent of which likely involves genetic individuality. Those with “thrify genotypes” experience a larger decrease in core metabolism, and correlated decreased energy expenditure. In other words, if you feel cold at the core from fasting, your energy expenditure may indeed be reducing.Furthermore, Gin’s cited study note that "Data from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging indicate that men with body temperature below the median live longer, which makes it tempting to speculate that a more energy-conserving (thrifty) phenotype can result in increased longevity.” This is in stark contrast to Gin’s next statement: that a lowered body temperature over time is a “bad sign”. For her argument, she cites a 2009 study exploring a correlation between the obese and lowered body rates. Not only has alternative research found the exact opposite ("Human body temperature is inversely correlated with body mass"), but follow-up research since then has questioned the obesity/lower body temperature connection, indicating she didn’t do thorough research of the subject. (2009’s "Adiposity and human regional body temperature," 2011’s "Core body temperature in obesity," 2012’s "24‐h Core Temperature in Obese and Lean Men and Women.") It may be that low body temperature and obesity is a case of correlation not causation. As a 2011 study notes, "Little has been published regarding the relationship of BMI to core body temperature. Some have hypothesized that obesity is associated with lower body temperature, consistent with a lower resting metabolic rate. Of the five identified studies examining temperature and body weight, three (encompassing a total of 334 participants) found lower values while two, with a total of 866 individuals, reported higher body temperatures associated with increased BMI. Our data gathered in a far larger population than the sum of all the prior analyses clearly indicate that obesity is associated with higher body temperature in an almost quantitative manner. It is possible that the association is based on the function of adipose tissue as an inflammatory organ with adipose mass related to total inflammatory mediator production."Furthermore, if a person loses weight on IF, and is at a lower body weight, it is hard to extrapolate these finding surrounding body temperature to that arguably more healthy hormonal state.FINAL WORDSI believe intermittent fasting is profound, and even if Gin is correct in her presented ideas, this does not grant the right to cherry pick studies and misinterpret them, in order to create one “accepted” form of IF. What if you question Gin’s clean fast, or even experience weight loss without following Gin’s specific "fasting clean?” protocol. Questioning should ALWAYS be encouraged, but Gin reprimands such questions by labeling the questioner as a “rebel,” and asserting he or she is actually not achieving the hormonal and metabolic benefits from the fast. (She tends to maintain a very patronizing tone throughout the entire book, treating all readers like inept schoolchildren who can’t understand anything without her guidance. In fact, I almost stopped reading it – it was that bad.) Her “rebel” retort is extremely narrow-sighted, in which a “teacher” brands questioning “students” with labels. To address that specific question (dare you ask it!), weight loss and calorie restriction are linked to numerous health benefits, and some even argue the majority if not all of IFs benefits are due to such. If a person does indeed lose weight with IF while having cream in their coffee – as many have – this does not negate the fact that they are likely experiencing hormonal benefits.I am not writing this post to argue against IF. I believe intermittent fasting is profound. I am writing this to question Gin as an “unbiased” source of information. Last time I checked, a primary goal of science was testing and questioning hypotheses: discouraging such is a dismal sign for progress towards truth. When reading Fast Feast Repeat, Gin makes it clear it is best to do exactly as she says, in order to be a teacher’s pet. (In her words, “you keep our classrooms running smoothly.”) If you question her narrative (which I have already shown contains false information), you are automatically branded a rebel… even if you were right.Well Gin, I did my homework. You said to "go to the source just to make sure or to gain a deeper understanding for yourself.” When I did that, I found out you are not always correctly “teaching us."
  • I got my copy of Fast, Feast, Repeat yesterday. It is an absolutely incredible book.Back in September, I started my intermittent fasting Journey. I was 54 years old and had been battling obesity for my entire adult life. Over the years I have tried almost every diet out there, starting with Scarsdale at 14 years old and yoyoing my way through Atkins, the Zone, Southbeach, Mediterannean, Weight Watchers, and even a 5 year stint with overeaters anonymous. For the last several years, I have been working with a nutritionist to try and heal my broken relationship with food and my body. By the time I saw my first Jason Fung video, I was over 300 lbs and seriously contemplating surgery. I had genuinely lost hope.Fast forward to yesterday. Since September I have lost 50 lbs. and have come to believe that the answer to my lifelong battle with weight is, in fact, fasting.As I read Gin Stephens’ incredible new book yesterday, I realized that it beautifully distills everything necessary to make this a permanent way of life. Starting with the science gives the rationale. Emphasizing the flexibility helps us see the potential for maintaining this lifestyle forever. Taking us through the different approaches helps us understand how simple this lifestyle really is. I am already planning to buy several copies of this book to have on hand for when people ask about how I am losing (and someday maintaining) my weight.As I was telling my husband about this new book, I was crying. For the first time in my life, I truly believe that it is possible for me to achieve a healthy weight and stay there. This book is a critical tool for Maintaining a permanent, sustained, healthy life. Buy it. Buy extra Copies to give to your friends.
  • If you’ve got a decent baseline understanding of healthy eating concepts and basic diet-related bodily functions (e.g., insulin production, metabolism, etc.), this book makes for an extremely long read to cover the topic of intermittent fasting. A “cheerleading” writing style, typical of self-help books (you can do it!, it’s not your fault!, and other exclamation point-filled content!), makes it a chore to get through and difficult to take seriously. That said, I did glean some interesting facts and learned a few things along the way, especially around the idea of “clean fast”.All in all, I was disappointed in this book. It seemed like overkill and at times just filling pages. Perhaps the original would have been a better choice. Not sure this one provided much more insight than what I learn with the quick search I did on-line that in turn led me to order the book!I.e., if you already make good food choices and eat appropriate quantities, add intermittent fasting using one of a handful of possible schemes (e.g., 16 hours fasting, 8 hours eating) to reap several health benefits and weight loss/control. Don’t cheat while fasting (clean fast), and otherwise eat your normal healthy variety of foods when in your eating window. Rinse, repeat. The end.
  • Having read Delay Don’t Deny, and been doing Intermittent Fasting already for about 10 months before this came out, I was in 2 minds whether to get this book or not. However, it goes into way more detail than Delay Don’t Deny and even as someone who was already Fasting, I still found it really helpful and informative. Gin explains things in such an easy to understand way. Following her way of Fasting has literally changed my life. I’ve lost 3 stones so far (without changing what I eat and with no additional exercising), I am no longer ‘obese’ on the NHS BMI chart, my high blood pressure is now in the normal range, my headaches have reduced, my skin is better, I sleep better, my anxiety is better…the list goes on. IF for the win!!
  • I came across Gin Stephens work via an online article which detailed the story of Kim and Ryan Smith’s incredible transformation following Intermittent fasting. At that time I had never heard of Intermittent fasting but I was intrigued and purchased ‘Delay, Don’t Deny’, which was a solid introduction to the ‘Why’s’ of Intermittent Fasting.What Fast, Feast, Repeat gives you is more of the ‘Why’s’ (4 years later more research is out there and Gin has learnt so much more from reading these papers and also from the thousands of members in her Facebook groups), and importantly for me the ‘How’s’. How to get started, how to stay the course, how to adjust, how to let go of ‘diet mentality’ and how to learn to connect and listen to our bodies instead of fight against and hate them.I’ve had FFR for around a month now and I’ve read it in full three times and re-read sections even more. I pick up on something new, or something clicks in my understanding each time I read. I finally understand how the body works and how hormones control our appetite and weight. This book gives you all the understanding, support and tools to make some huge changes. Once you have read FFR you can join Gin’s Facebook groups, the success of so many group members is incredible and so inspiring.If you are even a little bit intrigued by these 5 star reviews and my words you should order this book. For me, although I have a long way to go, I honestly feel I have found what I have been looking for. Thank you Gin.
  • I know a lot of people highly regard this book. And she obviously has done lots of research in putting this together. But I am somewhat skeptical since a lot of the science is patchy. Referencing a source/study is not enough. I have a degree in nutritional science, which she does not. One needs to learn the foundation onto which you can base ‘theories’. I haven’t yet seen a lay person describe well enough what takes professionals years to learn. I would read Jason Fung and other scientists/med professionals first. Although I guess she does present in a lay style, which would make this book easy to comprehend. But realise this too: a lot of medical professionals, be it MDs, researchers, or nutritionists (the RD type – not the diploma ones) – disagree on what’s best in terms of nutrition for the body. Only last month, the head of a metabolic lab at a university sent me data/studies to back up the idea that calories in/calories out was the best way to lose weight. I don’t necessarily agree, but I am saying be careful to completely commit yourself to the ‘right way’ because at this point in time, there isn’t any. Everyone’s different. And be careful to also question.
  • I’ve tried just about every diet and normally get bored/ give up/ disheartened after a few weeks.This book was recommended through a Facebook group I belong to and I thought I’d give it a go – I hardly ever buy books, but the reviews were so good…Fast forward 8 weeks later – I am eating whatever I want (including ice cream, cakes, sweets etc) but just inside my ‘feasting’ window. Its helped me break my bad ‘picking’ habits and I’m probably eating less/ healthier in the window. I’m 10lb down and lots of inches (and I’m at that time in life when hormones make it hard to shift the weight and inches!) – its really working for me and the reported health benefits are too good not to give this a go.The book explains all of the health benefits and different fast/ feast regimes to try in a really simple and human way.Really recommend giving this a go.
  • A complete waste of money in my opinion the things she’s says in the book some of it is common sense some is a load of rubbish she says in the book drinking tea and coffee with a splash of milk breaks your fast what a load of rubbish this is considering other information on the internet says it is fine to have tea coffee with milk and that it doesn’t break your fast another thing she misleads people she says you aren’t allowed diet fizzy drinks as they raise insulin levels that is rubbish as it doesn’t contain sugar but you can just find out about fasting on the internet for free it common sense really eat what you want until you full then stop basically what everyone allready knows don’t eat a 12 inch pizza to yourself or a family size bag of crisps it al common sense everything in moderation you don’t need a book like this to do fasting I bought this to see if there was anything in here that I don’t already know and it doesn’t tell me anything that I can’t get for free on the internet so don’t waste your money if you want my advice eat what you want whenever you want and stop when you have had enough and the common sense approach that we all already know there is no quick fix to eating everyone different just use common sense that why I have returned this book
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