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Delay, Don't Deny

Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle
Narrated by: Gin Stephens
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Summary

Tired of counting calories, eliminating foods from your diet, or obsessing about food all day? If so, an intermittent-fasting lifestyle might be for you! 

In this audiobook, you will learn the science behind intermittent fasting and also understand how to adjust the various intermittent-fasting plans to work for your unique lifestyle. 

The best part about intermittent fasting is it doesn't require you to give up your favorite foods! You'll learn how to change when to eat so you don't have to change what you eat. 

Are you ready to take control of your health and finally step off of the diet roller coaster? All you have to do is learn how to delay; don't deny!

©2017 Gin Stephens (P)2018 Gin Stephens

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Amazing Book

I have read both of Gins books twice. They are an incredibly easy read, and have changed my life. I have tried every diet, read every diet book, joined nearly every diet club.....all to lose some, and then put it back on again.
This time was different....it became more about getting off the roundabout and improving health rather than losing weight. Weight loss became a welcome side effect!
I have lost 47lbs since January, as has my husband.
Gin also has several Facebook pages, which have been a lifesaver. They provide a fantastic network of co-fasters all willing to share their experiences and help with any issues.
I have been impatiently waiting for the audio version so that I can listen whilst on my morning walk/run......something I hadn’t done for years, but now do 3-4 mornings a week. Thanks again to Gin.
Anyone who thinks they are too old/fat/sick to improve their health....think again.....this book will completely change your mindset.
Anybody can do intermittent fasting, there’s no special foods, you literally can eat what you want, no special clubs to join, no extra money to spend!
Delay Don’t Deny has set me free from the diet mentality that the commercial system wants us all to buy into....I feel liberated!
Thanks Gin for helping me to get my health, and my life, back.

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An amazing listen

This is an amazing book to listen to. The narrator makes it easy to remain focussed and take in the infornation whilst being entertained. The book explains intermittent fasting is a simple and understandable way. It has changed my life.

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Life changing!

I've had weight, pain, insulin and blood glucose issues for 12 years, starting in my first pregnancy. I have been low carb most of that time, which helped to a degree, but I came to learn that fasting was the fast track to endocrine healing. By complete fluke I stumbled across Gin's podcast on Spotify "Intermittent Fasting Stories". It was incredibly motivating and inspiring, so I downloaded Gin's book. I was already well familiar with fasting, Fung, Taubes, Mosley, Longo, McDonald etc. I had tried all the fasts! But Gin's advice is a game changer!!! Not only does she present the information in a way that just makes you believe that you can fast, but clean fasting is the difference between hardship and ease! She isn't pretentious or try hard, she's selling something, she just presents the way she tried and failed and then finally found something that worked, and that can probably work for anyone. I have already lost 16lbs in one month and have never lost weight so easily or felt so good! I don't feel deprived and have amazing energy all day. Clean fasting is easy once you adapt and feel like I can do this forever. It's a lifestyle and Gin converted me to that!

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weight loss and health focused

good paced reading not too science heavy. real and relatable. would recommend. thank you Gin

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Life changing

This book is personable yet science based and really easy to understand yet not oversimplified.

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Great book

Love the conversational way this book is written. Great insight into fasting and something I am now trying out for myself.

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Got me committed!

A complicated process explained easily, a great insight into IF . It worked for me.

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Exciting

loads of information that makes perfect sense. I look forward to seeing the results from this plan and I look forward to listening again

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Very helpful and informative.

I loved this book. It is very easy to read and was very helpful. IF has now become my way of life. It is not a punishment where you diet for a while, lose some weight only to put it all back in a very short time.
I recommend to anyone looking to lose weight or simply to prevent weight gain or overeating.

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This book will go down in history

Gin Stephens simply explains a life changing strategy. Those of us who follow her advice (there are thousands of us) never look back. We've never felt so good, ailments are miraculously healed by the body, we have boundless energy, and amazing mental clarity. All this and not a penny needs spending on this way of life, conversely we have more time and money.

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  • Jennifer D.
  • 31-07-18

Have a print copy, STILL bought Audible version!

Two doctors and a nutritionist recommended Intermittent Fasting for me. It sounded kooky and restrictive and impossible for a long while and then I Googled around and found Gin's podcast which led me to her books (Delay, Don't Deny and Feast without Fear). Gin's clear explanations made it seem a lot less kooky, a lot less restrictive, and a lot more manageable for someone who wants a normal life that involves sharing meals and social events with family and friends. DDD is a perfect introduction and also provides lots of background reading for those who want to dig deeper into the medical studies and science. I've shared her chapter describing insulin resistance a few times already to explain why I'm doing IF. Gin also has a delightful Georgia accent and genuine laugh that makes listening enjoyable. This is a great book to get started. If you want to keep it simple, you can just dive right in. If you want to learn more, she provides the annotated bibliography.

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  • Stephanie M.
  • 31-07-18

I love this way of life!

I have been fasting since January and could not be happier with the way I feel! I have read this book twice already and still wanted the audiobook! I recommend Gin’s other books as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-07-18

Excellent Way of Life

This has become my way of eating for the last 3 months. Down 35lbs and Loving life. I definitly recommend every one try this. My wife and sister law are now on board with me since seeing my results. Download, join up , and hold on for the results.

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  • Mindi
  • 31-07-18

Sanity at last

The concepts described in this book are simple and sane. The author explains the benefits of intermittent fasting thoroughly and in easy to understand language. She also describes various ways to fast, how to get started, and helpful hints for the journey. Additional resources are provided for readers who want to read more of the science behind IF.

The author's personal story is very relatable and will sound familiar to many of us who have yo-yo dieted.

I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in IF.

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  • DanaT
  • 31-07-18

Changed my life!

I found this book on a recommendation from a friend. After 20+ years of yo-yo dieting and gaining and losing weight and feeling like a failure, this book has changed my life forever. I read the book in record time and began implementing IF immediately. The lifestyle was easy to implement, made so much sense, and I lost 20 pounds in the first 6 weeks. Was able to stay on the lifestyle while on vacation recently, and even lost 2 more pounds! I no longer have the defeating mentality that I've had for so long, I feel healthier, and I'm enjoying life. IF is so worth it, and this book allowed me to make this life change. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!

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  • CAD
  • 18-08-19

This is the last 'diet' you will need to try

As a 'questioner' in the Gretchen Rubin "The Four Tendencies" framework I usually only listen to experts with credentials, or other credible sources like WireCutter or Consumer Reports -- People and organizations that are reliably credible. And while Gin isn't a doctor and doesn't have a degree in nutritional science and is not a registered dietitian, she has gained my respect because of her relentless review of research and the fact that she has personally tried about 25 diets. So with that caveat, I am about 8 weeks in with this intermittent fasting routine, and it has become a lifestyle for me. The research is abundant and incredibly persuasive - intermittent fasting improves health from the cellular level, and some of the side effects are healing 'leaky gut', improved cognition, less sensitivity in terms of what you can eat, more energy, and weight loss. Gin Stephens didn't invent intermittent fasting but she has perfected the strategy and the details of what 'clean' fasting is and it really does work. If you have been struggling with not being able to lose weight, you have a tire around your belly, you can't eat a lot of foods because they are inflammatory, you feel fatigued all the time, you feel like you are not thinking as clearly as you should... then this book is worth the read!

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  • karen nichols
  • 10-02-20

Skip and read Obesity Code by Dr Jung. Seriously.

You may notice that this author cites Dr Jung ad nausaum. However, Dr Jung NEVER cites this author and there's a reason for that.

This is simply HER own success story. Gin is a teacher, not a scientist, nutritionist, dietitian or physician and is monumentally unqualified to write about anything other than her own experience. SO, this is actually a memoir, not so much a guide.

The narration is unfortunate, but tolerable. But I truly think authors shouldn't narrate their own books. There are professionals for that.

Her Facebook groups and podcasts are riddled with horrible misinformation, dangerously so. The podcasts peddle MLMs, subscription boxes and woo. When challenged, Gin simply shuts down commenting, deletes other comments, or simply deletes the entire post. Each post is reviewed by her personally before it can even be asked. This lacks transparency and authenticity.

Fat does NOT "turn into muscle." Muscle does NOT WEIGH more than fat. Himalayan salt is just SALT. It isn't a cure all. It is NOT okay to binge on fast food, cupcakes, milkshakes, and coffee creamer during a window.

This book is a guide to a binge eating disorder.

Proceed with extreme caution.

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  • J. E. Tippins
  • 11-08-18

Awesome!!

I have actually read the hard copy of this book twice.. but I wanted to be able to have quick access while driving or away on trips. Best investment ever.. I love to hear Gin speak.. and I can hear her words of wisdom in my head!! This is a way of life.. it's not a diet you get on and then get off. I am so very thankful for this genuine lady and many others who are making a difference in the lives of so many.

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  • Kim Cunningham
  • 01-08-18

Exceptional research plus Southern charm

If you are looking for "HOW" to do Intermittent fasting, this is the book for you. Gin has done so much research and it is all in one place. I read Dr. Fung’s Obesity Code first and loved how he explained how the human body works to lose weight. Gin put everything together into a step by step guide on how to do it so you are successful. It is pretty much like she is sitting at your kitchen table telling you all you need to know. Now, with the audio book version, literally……..she’s in your kitchen. Plus, she has an adorable Southern accent. I couldn’t recommend it more.

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  • 1st grade teacher
  • 31-07-18

Life Changing!

This is a fabulous introduction to the idea of intermittent fasting! The author explains everything so clearly and adds a lot of humor to the topic. Delay, Don't Deny has really changed the way I think about food, weight loss, and overall health. I have found freedom after years and years of failed diets. Intermittent fasting makes so much sense to me and it's something I will be able to adopt for the long term. I'm so happy to have found this book!

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