872. Intermittent Fasting 101 With Cynthia Thurlow

I’ve been practicing intermittent fasting for the past seven years and it’s been one of the biggest game changers for me. I’m joined by nurse practitioner and intermittent fasting expert Cynthia Thurlow, and we get into how this method helps you maintain your energy, indulge in fewer cravings, and lower your blood glucose levels. Cynthia shares what inspired her to write her book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation, and how she found calmness in the chaos of her life in order to hit her deadline. We touch on intuitive eating, how the menstrual cycle comes into play with intermittent fasting, and where Cynthia recommends people start if they’re curious about trying this method out.


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About Cynthia:

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, intermittent fasting and nutrition expert, and a two-time TEDx speaker. She leads numerous specialty fasting programs, has been featured on many well-known podcasts and is launching her book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation: IF45, in March 2022! 


Discussion Questions & Episode Highlights

( 0:56 ) Welcome back to Earn Your Happy.

( 3:06 ) Lori introduces today’s guest, Cynthia Thurlow. 

( 4:25 ) Cynthia joins the conversation. 

( 5:11 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “For people who don't know your background, could you give us a little bit of background on how you got here to writing this book?”

( 9:43 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “What were some things that you had to let go of, some beliefs that you had to let go of, in order for you to take that leap?”

( 12:48 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “How did you create space within the chaos to get this done every day?”

( 17:01 ) Lori shouts out one of today’s sponsors, Indeed. 

( 20:55 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “Tell us more about why intermittent fasting.”

( 26:22 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “Could you give us a few reasons why this will help us with our energy and mood?”

( 29:38 ) Lori talks about another sponsor of today’s episode, Better Help. 

( 31:42 ) Lori and Cynthia discuss making food choices based on mood instead of calories. 

( 35:03 ) Lori asks Cynthia, “Is there anything that you hit on in your book around more consistent feelings, maybe around managing your mood?”

( 38:17 ) Lori says, “Let's talk about how this balances food cravings.”

( 41:56 ) Lori asks, “Why don't we talk about how this can improve sleep, and also touch on improving your hormone health?”

( 46:01 ) Lori asks, “Where can someone start with intermittent fasting?”

( 48:20 ) Lori asks, “What is something that you want to share and leave everybody with?”

( 51:01 ) Cynthia’s book is now available wherever books are sold.