Season 1

Episode 100: Jody Ayers

In this episode, Gin talks to Jody Ayers, a teacher from Bloomington, IL.

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Jody has been a 2nd grade teacher for the last 27 years. Jody shares that she always had 20 pounds to lose. She would follow Weight Watchers, limit carbs, count points, etc.   She would lose some weight, but then gain it all right back.

In 2018, Jody’s daughter was having great success with intermittent fasting. Jody was skeptical of IF at first, and thought she could never go all day without eating. For Christmas that year, her daughter gave her Delay, Don’t Deny, and she officially began IF in February of 2019. Jody jumped right in with 2-3 hour windows, losing 5 pounds in the first 10 weeks.

At the same time Jody began IF, her husband was in the middle of cancer treatment for Multiple Myeloma, which is a blood cancer. She shares that IF was the “stabilizing thing that brought a level of normalcy” to her life. David passed away in the spring of 2019, and Jody shares that IF also helped in the grieving process. IF had truly become her beautiful lifestyle.

Jody has lost around 20 pounds, and she loves the incredible energy IF has given her. The advice she’d give to new IFers: “You have to make IF a lifestyle.”

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  1. Hi Gin,
    Gail from Canada here. Just finishing your new book and I do feel it is your best one thus far. Just wanted to let you know about a great tip when dealing with bad breath and fasting. Purchase a tongue scraper at a health food store. They work amazing!
    P.S. Very touching episode as I also lost my husband to cancer at the age of 55 😢

  2. Becky Strong

    July 1, 2020

    I just want to say to Jody and her family, so sorry for the loss of your husband and father. I did enjoy the podcast. I have been doing IF for 4 weeks and I can’t imagine going back to eating all the time. I feel so much better.

  3. Paula wheelock

    July 5, 2020

    Thank you so much for sharing your story.
    Such a beautiful testimony to God and IF. 😉

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