Intermittent Fasting Stories with Gin Stephens – Season 2, Episode 28


Intermittent Fasting Stories with Gin Stephens

In this episode of Intermittent Fasting Stories, Gin talks to Kelly Dean from Camas, WA.

Kelly is a physical therapist, and has her own practice. Growing up, Kelly was a swimmer, and very lean. She continued to swim through college, but when she graduated, her swimming career came to an end. She got married, and experienced five miscarriages. Kelly found herself eating to cope with the sorrow. “It was emotional trauma, and I began to punish my body with food.” 

At this same time, Kelly was diagnosed with Diastasis Recti, which is a condition where the abdominal muscles separate. This diagnosis began a journey to heal her core, which also led Kelly to start her own practice, The Tummy Team. Kelly was passionate to help others with this same condition.

When her practice shifted to being completely online and with the stressors of the pandemic, her weight steadily climbed, and eventually Kelly was at her highest weight of 212 pounds. Kelly knew it was time to do something about her weight. A friend shared intermittent fasting with her, and she quickly read Fast Feast Repeat. In the first 28 days, Kelly dropped 15 pounds, and knew IF would be something she’d do the rest of her life. “I enjoy the graciousness of this lifestyle,” Kelly exclaims. She has lost 50 pounds, and feels wonderful.

The advice she’d give the new IFer: “It’s okay to start with small steps. You don’t have to be perfect. It’s all a process.”


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