Season 1

Episode 20: Jeethah Atwal

In this episode of the Intermittent Fasting Stories podcast, host Gin Stephens chats with Jeethah Atwal, a teacher from Vancouver, about her experience with intermittent fasting. Jeethah stumbled upon IF one day while on her computer, and she was very surprised that such a thing exists. She decided to try it for one day, and upon waking up the following day, she was surprised with how light and well rested she felt. That inspired her to try it again the next day. In her own words, she felt amazing; and in the year since then, she never stopped practicing it.  Over the course of the year, she has seen several physical and emotional improvements. During this episode, Jeethah shares some of her past experiences with food and her struggle with unhealthy ties to food before she began IF.

When people start IF they are sometimes afraid of what other people might say, and may be prone to hide it; however, a supportive doctor can make all of the difference.  After starting IF, Jeethah was surprised by her doctor’s positive reaction when she shared that she practices IF. He was supportive of her, and of fasting in general.

Finally, Jeethah shares her advice for someone starting IF. She suggests to just be you, feel your body, and tailor your IF plan to you and your body. For her, it was not about weight loss, but for general well-being and overall improvement. Jeethah really enjoys food, and IF actually allows her to enjoy it even more.



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  1. Amazing podcast and a great listen. I was truly looking forward to this and it did not disappoint.

  2. Linda Fry

    March 14, 2019

    Loved your message so much Jeethah!

  3. Karen Stephen

    March 21, 2019

    I have known Jeetah Atwal since grade 9. I know that food has always been a thing for her. Chips, fries, anything to walk and eat. She has always been the one that makes me laugh when things are funny and even when things aren’t. I’m so glad to hear that there is something that is working for her. I love listening to her here, it’s like she’s here beside me, this is normal Jeetah. Her honesty and kindness, and humor shines through. I have really enjoyed listening and I’m so glad she shared it with me. I love the last advice. Just be you.

  4. Christine Kinney

    March 28, 2019

    I absolutely loved this episode. I felt like I could relate to Jeetah because she is so down to earth and so humorous. My favorite part of the interview, however, was when she talked about her eating window. In the past, I’ve focused on watching the number of hours fasted, but Jeetah mentioned focusing on the eating window. Since I listed to this podcast, I’ve focused on my eating window and stopped worrying about how many hours I’ve clean fasted. This tiny adjustment in mindset has helped me tremendously! Thanks for the tip!

  5. Jeethah Atwal, your podcast has touched my heart and I thank you so much. I felt that you were talking through my heart with each story you told. I to had trouble making friends and bought friendships as a child. I used hockey cards rather then ding dongs . Lol. This of course led to a life time of over eating for me as well. Thanks to you, I’m going to start fasting tomorrow morning!!! I can’t wait. Thank you for opening your heart to the world, which in return has opened my mind to intermediate fasting lifestyle.

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