#18: Your Intermittent Fasting Questions Answered with Cynthia Thurlow, NP

Apr 29, 2020

In this episode I interviewed Cynthia Thurlow. She is a nurse practitioner and functional nutritionist who has such an awesome story to share, both about her own health journey, and also how to started her own business to help other women learn how to lose weight and prevent disease. 

She has a TEDx talk that has over 5 million views on Youtube about the benefits of intermittent fasting. Cynthia focuses a lot on intermittent fasting with her clients and course members. We talk a lot about the benefits of fasting and how to incorporate it into your lifestyle. 

Aside from being a 2x TEDx speaker, she has been published in multiple online blogs and has a podcast called Everyday Wellness that was just named as a top 20 podcast that will help you grow in 2020. 


Here’s a recap of what we talk about in this episode. 

>> Point #1: Proven health benefits of intermittent fasting for weight loss, physical, and mental health. How to get started intermittent fasting and ease into it. 

>> Point #2: Who should not use intermittent fasting or what are some precautions to consider when starting intermittent fasting?

>> Point #3: Tips to deal with hunger and constipation during intermittent fasting. 


Let’s take a look at a few highlights of this episode…

>> 5:38: Once you dig into the science behind it, intermittent fasting is such an obvious tool to a healthy lifestyle. Cynthia talks more about the research-backed health benefits of fasting for weight loss, mental, and physical health. 

>> 14:05: Can you talk a little bit more about your recommendations for people who are just getting started incorporating more intermittent fasting into their lifestyle?

>> 22:37: What are some precautions that people should keep in mind when starting intermittent fasting and who are some people that should not intermittently fast?

>> 26:41: Can you talk through some of the more common barriers that people experience when they work into longer fasts? 

>> 31:05: The difference between water and fat fasting and how to use fat fasting to ease into water fasting. 

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Links Mentioned in This Episode

>> Cynthia’s Website: https://cynthiathurlow.com/

>> Cynthia’s TEDx talk about intermittent fasting: https://youtu.be/A6Dkt7zyImk 

>> Cynthia’s free intermittent fasting FAQ: https://cynthiathurlow.com/blog/intermittent-fasting-faq

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