• Fast. Feast. Repeat.

  • The Comprehensive Guide to Delay, Don't Deny® Intermittent Fasting - Including the 28-Day FAST Start
  • By: Gin Stephens
  • Narrated by: Brittany Pressley, Gin Stephens, Greg Cooler
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (1,694 ratings)

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The instant New York Times and USA Today best seller!

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 80 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 hear 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.

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There is newer/better research out there...

The objection I have to this book is that the author is not a fasting or obesity researcher, and she seems to be heavily pushing some ideas that are about her own approach to things. She says again and again that she's researched things, but is leaving out the most current research. For example, she prefers one huge meal at night and likes snacking and a 'delay don't deny' approach that could lead to binging and also spreads the impression that you can have snacks and sugar and unhealthy foods and everything will be fine, when modern research is proving that is not the case, and it is the type of food you eat that makes you fat, not just when you eat or how much.

There's lots of research now showing that eating sugary foods ups insulin levels and leads to insulin resistance, so if you're eating one big bomb of a meal per day and still eating sugary foods, your metabolism will be out of whack and you may well need to 'deny' certain foods most of the time if you want to be healthy and avoid insulin resistance and diabetes.

So she's sprinkling a little reserach in, but ignoring research that doesn't support her idea of 'delay, don't deny.' You do have to deny (most of the time) things that are well proven to cause negative metabolic changes and are empty junk not supporting the body's nutritional needs. If you're eating them, you're not eating things that are good for you and that will help you lose weight and maintain that loss.

She on the one hand says one must 'clean fast' on only water during a fast and not even allowing a spot of cream in coffee, yet research has shown that that won't affect anything. Then she turns around and says that you can have that ice cream and cookies 'later' when the reality is those will deeply impact your insulin levels and health as empty calories, while a dollop of cream in your coffee on a fast won't affect anything..

Intermittent fasting can be useful, but the way you eat and what you eat is critcially important to maintaining your health.

If you want to read a book that is based on modern research (by legitimate researchers), then get 'The Obesity Code' by Dr. Fung. He's also written books about fasting that are better and based on science rather than the idea that you can gorge yourself once a day and eat sugar and empty snacks and everything will be fine. It won't.

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Where are the PDFs? I got the audible version.

I am listening to this book right now. It is very interesting. But, is there a link to get the PDFs that the author talks about?

Thanks

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How to access PDF

I haven’t listened to the book yet, but I was able to find out how to access the PDF by talking to a rep via chat.

In the audio player window in the app, click the three buttons in the top right and click on the accompanying PDF button.

In desktop, go to audible.com/lib and on the right hand side of the title, it will say Listen Now, View PDF, and Download. Click view PDF and it will prompt a download.

Hope this helps others!

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Pdf please

I have the obesity code and the fasting guide by Dr. Jason Fung. These are excellent books mainly because of the added pdf. I am an audio and visual learner. I would like to see the charts, graphs, quizzes mentioned in this book!

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Where is the PDF?

The author refers to the PDF in the book quite a few times, and I would benefit from seeing the information in addition to hearing it. It is impossible to remembers the details of the program on a day to day basis without seeing it written out. Is there any way to get the PDF, I am not the only reader requesting this.

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Where are the PDF's???

Why is Audible not addressing the fact that the PDF
s are not attached? The content is fine, but, its missing something that was paid for when we received the book.

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Good information, but so repetitive

I was doing IF almost by accident so I bought this book to understand the science behind it. The important info was good, and the author laid it out in a way that was very easy to understand. What I found annoying is that the book ends up being overly repetitive. It was made clear over and over again that a clean fast consists of water, black coffee and tea with no flavor. I don't know why we were still talking about that 8 hours into the book.

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PDF Please!

Such great information! I’m so excited to get started on my IF journey! I would love to have some PDF’s to reference. Where can I find them?

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No accompanying charts to review:(

The author discusses charts and lists of food but there are no accompanying PDFs to review.
Hence not a good audible purchase.

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Informative and Inspiring!

I had this book on pre-order for awhile, awaiting it's release, and it did not disappoint! Gin Stephens has such a conversational writing style and distills down a vast amount of research into this book, along with years of personal experience, plus very practical and helpful guidelines - appropriate for those just reading about intermittent fasting for the very first time as well as long time experienced fasters! So easy to read/listen to, yet definitely not lacking in depth!

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  • CarMul
  • 03-10-21

This is a keeper...

This book contains a lot of valuable information. I'll be referring back to it time and time again.

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  • Lilly
  • 07-12-21

Just brilliant

Lots of great information and encouragement . A must read when you start IF !

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  • Victoria Blagoe
  • 05-23-22

A life changing book

Absolutely amazing book. I now know that I was not fasting clean.
A must read book. Thank you for all the valuable information.
If I could give more than 5 stars I would.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-22

Excellent resource

Toyed with IF for years therefore very glad I listened to this book as filled many of the gaps. The definition of the clean fast being the key takeaway

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-08-22

Compelling read

I’m only in the early stages of IF but this book has changed my life. Thank you Gin for showing me the way.

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  • HARRY BOUSQUET
  • 02-26-22

A must read!

Absolutely the best IF book I have read! This has changed my life in such a positive way

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  • Amanda Galley
  • 02-20-22

Very clear and logical

Loved this book. Definitely throws all typical diets on their heads. A lifestyle change that's changed my life. No more shakes, no more waking up from bad dreams. Highly recommended

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  • Michael Maksymiw
  • 10-28-21

Great book

I found the information in this book extremely helpful Is this book will also always be a reference point for me. Thank you really enjoyed it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-29-21

Excellent

Everything you need to know about intermittent fasting. I have been doing for 3 months and Gins Method works

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  • 05-10-21

Excellent audio book

I loved this book it was very easy to understand and very clearly laid out options surrounding IF

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  • Christine P.
  • 01-27-21

Excellent resource for IF

If you're looking to improve your health, lose weight and still enjoy life, this is the book for you!

Gin explains the science in easy to understand ways and takes away all the usual guilt tripping diet talk. I'm 2 weeks in and already feeling so much better!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-27-21

Extremely enlightening!!!

The amount of research that has gone into this book is awesome. Thanks Gin for your continued quest to get the correct facts out there so we can all enjoy our lives and look after our bodies in a realistic way. Life changing!!

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  • Adam B.
  • 02-16-21

Great introduction to intermittent fasting.

Loved every minute. A great introduction to anyone curious about intermittently fasting without being too sciency.

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  • cath betz
  • 01-19-21

Very Helpful

I got into fasting with the help of Gins first book, which also got me into Audible,as I couldn’t get the hard copy quick enough! Both of these have been fantastic in my life. I am enjoying fasting and seeing results that I never did from regular dieting. I feel it was the right time in my life too. ( big 50 this year). This book was like a recap and reminder of all I learnt in the first book. Plus I have listened to a few of her recommendations as well.

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  • Rowena
  • 12-14-20

A good read but same same

I was really looking forward to this book as there had been a lot of hype around its arrival. I enjoyed it but felt there wasn’t really much I didn’t already know from Delay Dont Deny. Gin is a great narrator though so I’m sure lots of people would have enjoyed but I found myself skipping through chapters often.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-29-22

Beginner Faster

I’ve been dirty fasting on and off for about a year, some days I’d feel wonderful 22 hours not eating, and others I’d struggle to do 14 hours. My sister recommended I read “Fast.Feast.Repeat” and so I finally got the book and finally realised what I’ve been doing wrong. My fast wasn’t always clean and that made it difficult to stay on. Now, although I still struggle at times, I’m doing regular 16-18 hour fasts and sometimes I’ll push it to 21-22 hours. I still consider myself a new faster because I only just discovered clean fast, so my appetite is still in the adjustment period, but I’m never Super hungry. I found this book to be the key to my goals, and I’m looking forward to seeing the changes in me, my body and my life- and I say life because the way I was living was literally dictating how I felt and ultimately that transpired into other area in my life. Thank you seems too small of a word. But I’m so grateful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-29-22

Highly Recommend this Intermitted Fasting Book

Loved it! Very informing, easy to follow and I definitely could relate to Gin Stephen's background about dieting. She has helped me feel so much more confident about this lifestyle of I.F - a health plan with a side benefit of weight loss. I was 6 weeks in (doing I.F dirty fast) before I was referred to this book and had not seen any side benefits of weight loss. Ten days after learning about the 'clean fast' I had lost 1.5 kgs and my feast windows averaged between 19:5 and 20:4. Managed a 23:1 on one of the days due to not being hungry and to see if I could do OMAD. But I will work my way up to that. 20:4 works well for me at the moment. The 'clean fast' is the key!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-16-21

Buy the actual book!!

I love the lessons in this, but couldn’t handle the narrator’s voice and feel like some of the science needs to be read, noted, bookmarked and read again.

Book is good - just shouldn’t have been published as an audio book

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-13-21

Extremely helpful book backed with science.

I keep going back to the chapters to refresh my knowledge. Such a great book that sets it all out very clearly.

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  • Duncan P Cook
  • 08-30-21

Amazing, so very well written and explained

seriously thank you so much, total game changer !! I have gone from obese to normal BMI so yes weight loss was my initial goal but the magic is how much my health and outlook on life has improved.