• 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 (1,992 ratings)

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By: Gin Stephens
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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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  • Nina
  • 12-04-22

Interesting and concise information on intermittent fasting with research brought all together

Interesting and concise information on intermittent fasting with research brought all together by Gin Stephens.

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  • sportstherapist
  • 12-03-22

Book is good

Good but tends to repeat a lot
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  • M L Williamson
  • 10-26-22

Fasting tips

I have lots of new advice and tips to fall back on after listening to this book. Really interesting and useful

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  • Birgit
  • 10-25-22

Nothing new

nothing you could not learn by watching one or two YouTube videos. Too bad.

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  • Mrspatriciacherry
  • 10-15-22

Excellent

I have been doing IF on and off for a long time. Having read this book I can see where I was going wrong.

I have a strong feeling that this time with the knowledge that Gin shares I will be changing my lifestyle permanently. Thank you

I can across this book and Gin having listened to an iPod session with the Zoe Health study programme with Professor Tim Spectre I am taking part in their research on IF.

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  • Mary
  • 10-03-22

Highly recommend

If you’ve started or plan on doing fasting of any kind I highly recommend reading this book. It’ll help you fast with ease and provides very useful information.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-14-22

The last piece of the puzzle for me 💃🏾💃🏾💃🏾

love it, easy to listen too and great information. Thanks Gin. I will listening to this book over and over again.

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  • Atmdeo
  • 09-05-22

Great Read!

Loved not just the content but how easy it was to read. Thought provoking for sure! Would recommend this to anyone looking to get healthier. As the author says "IF is a health plan with side effect of weight loss"

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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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  • Bridget M Beck
  • 11-08-22

Great book

Love this book and the useful layout of chapters and the references within to go to specific chapters for more info. Rather than duplicate info.

Getting used to the accent was quick too. Makes me smile listening to it now.

Gin has done a great job. I also downloaded a PDF version of the book to look at tables etc. also useful. Though she does have a useful handout included with audible - I just wanted to search the book for specific topics.

Have listened and re listened to the book and now dive in and out of chapters for reference and refresh while on my IF journey. Hearing things I didn’t hear when at the first stage of my journey. 👍🏻 super happy to have found her (recommendation via a Facebook fasting group). Much easier to listen to than Jason Fung’s book- but his is also good in a different way to a different depth. It also helps put Michael Mosley’s books into perspective too. Acknowledging F800 is an approach that I may blend into my maintenance plan (for my specific body needs), but for weight loss and health benefits- I’ll do Gin’s IF approach - Delay don’t Deny.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-26-22

I am Fasting, Feasting and Repeating

Very informative, great read.
Currently putting into practice and so far so good.
My first audiobook and glad I've read it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-23-22

The Most Important Weight Loss Book Ever Written

This book will overhaul mainstream clinical approaches to weight loss world wide. Where diets don't work, this does. Thank you Gin Stephens...this is the closest thing to a solution to the ever increasing problem of obesity that has ever been written.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-27-22

Simple to understand, a great first insight!

I started fasting immediately after binge reading this book. Eye opening and everything you need to start, now!

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  • Kris
  • 09-05-22

Good advice

Loved the advice on the clean fast and the ability to be flexible with IF. Performance was hard to listen to at times, but I knew this when purchasing the book. Also, the "Who shouldn't intermittent fast" chapter really should be at the beginning of the book,not the end, otherwise some will listen to the whole book and then find out it's not for them.