#358: Research-Based Strategies for Women to Succeed with Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow

If You Want to Adapt Your Eating Routine to Your New Phase of Life, You Should:

  1. Remember that what used to work for you may not work anymore
  2. Use intermittent fasting to allow your body time to detox and clean your cells
  3. Listen to the cues that your body is trying to tell you in order to adapt your plan to your body

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Episode Summary

Intermittent fasting has a wide range of benefits for women. Increased energy, improved mental clarity, and weight loss are just a few of the amazing side effects of giving your body a chance to detoxify. If you have been thinking about intermittent fasting but are still looking for the right blueprint that feels aligned for you and your body, Cynthia’s new book Intermittent Fasting Transformation is your tool.

The Many Benefits of Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow

Cynthia Thurlow is a nurse practitioner, CEO, and founder of the Everyday Wellness Project, and international speaker, with over 9.6 million views for her second TEDx talk (Intermittent Fasting: Transformational Technique).

With over 20 years of experience in health and wellness, Cynthia is a globally recognized expert in intermittent fasting and nutritional health and has been featured on ABC, FOX5, KTLA, CW, Medium, Entrepreneur, and The Megyn Kelly Show. Her new book is designed to help women experience the many benefits of intermittent fasting during perimenopause and beyond.

Adjusting to Each New Phase of Life

As our bodies change throughout the different phases of our lives, it is important to know how our bodies and metabolism are functioning. Whether we like it or not, what worked for our bodies in our 20s isn’t going to work for us in our 50s, and we need to prepare ourselves with the knowledge necessary to transition through these new phases with grace. Intermittent fasting is a great tool to help you move your body towards more metabolic flexibility, clean up your cells, and so much more.

Find Harmony in Your Body

Three of the biggest benefits of intermittent fasting when it is done right for your body are increased energy, decreased weight resistance, and boosted insulin sensitivity. However, in order to achieve these benefits, you much learn how to make intermittent fasting work for your body. Instead of apologizing or feeling ashamed because of your biology, Cynthia wants you to lean into it and learn how tremendously powerful it can be to take back control of your health.

Achieving hormonal balance for as long as possible takes some work, but the benefits can feel too good to be true. There is no ‘one size fits all approach to your health, but by taking the right steps, you can use every tool at your disposal to find harmony in your body.

Are you ready to experience all of the benefits of intermittent fasting? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!


“I think that a lot of women come to intermittent fasting out of a desire to change body composition or lose weight. And let’s be clear, that was part of my curiosity about it, but we stay for all the other benefits.” (11:11)

“You really shouldn’t be fearful of [perimenopause], it really should be a wakeup call to say either I am doing it right, or I am not.” (24:33)

“I don’t know about ya’ll, but I want to be sharp as a tack until I go out. I definitely want to be one of these people who remains insulin sensitive, metabolically flexible, as healthy mitochondria as they can be, and one of the many ways to do that is to really focus in on fasting as a strategy.”  (30:47)

“If anyone wants you to do ‘one size fits all,’ run. Literally run for the hills.” (35:36)

“It’s all about balance, but we aren’t taught how to balance in that way. Its really honoring the cues our body is trying to communicate to us.”  (43:13)

In This Episode

  • What you should know about fasting while breastfeeding (2:34)
  • How to intermittent fast throughout the different stages of your life (13:42)
  • Why your perimenopause symptoms are metabolically driven (22:10)
  • The importance of talking to your provider about your health goals (36:06)
  • Learn about the consistent hidden benefits of intermittent fasting and how to make it work for you (38:20)

Resources Mentioned

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Intermittent Fasting Transformation by Cynthia Thurlow

Cynthia Thurlow Website

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