Unbelievable Freedom

How We Transformed Our Health and Happiness with Intermittent Fasting
Narrated by: Ryan Smith, Kim Smith
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
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Ryan and Kim Smith struggled with dysfunctional eating throughout their lives. They had been on the hamster wheel of diets long before they met. From the time of their wedding in 2003, they ate their way through a decade plagued by massive weight gain until 2014, at which point they topped out at well over 500 pounds combined. 

First, Ryan began a weight-loss effort, then Kim followed suit, eventually leading them both to intermittent fasting as outlined in Gin Stephens’ Delay, Don’t Deny: Living an Intermittent Fasting Lifestyle. At this point, they have lost a collective 215 pounds. The journey transformed not only their relationship with food but with themselves and with each other. Their lives are filled with a peaceful joy that they hope to share with others. 

Updates about the Smiths and their journey are always available at fastingfeastingfreedom.com.

©2018 Kimberly Smith (P)2019 Kimberly Smith
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Did I miss something?

I downloaded this book in hope it would keep me motivated and give me more insight on the IF lifestyle. (I'm only 30 days in)
I noticed that Gin Steven's is a supporter of this book and that gave me the assurance to purchase it. I adore Gin and love everything she has done, said, wrote, etc.
But I was disappointed. It was lovely that they were brave enough to share their struggles but they didn't mention much about IF. Not until the end when they briefed over.
At the very beginning of the book, Kim stated that this book was not about IF as much as about their lives and struggles with food. I didnt think she meant literally the entire book. I only assumed they would dedicate at least one chapter to IF, since "Intermittent Fasting" is in the title.

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Very inspiring story!!

This story is so inspiring! And is actually very well written. That said.....
I listen to a lot of audio books and have come to appreciate a good reading performance. It’s amazing to me that some narrators do not appropriately apply emphasis. These authors do apply emphasis appropriately.....it is their story, after all! I only gave 3 stars to the performance because it sounded too much like an oral reading in 10th grade....by the shy kid who was dreading their turn to read. I didn’t let that stop me from listening to it, and I’m glad I made it through. It really is a great story. I’m inspired! My comments are given as constructive criticism only! I would encourage them to read again in the future, but with more “stage presence” .... :-)

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Great inspirational book!

Such an encouraging book to listen to. I highly recommend if you are starting in the ‘IF’ journey or have even been doing it for 6 months like me.

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Inspirational

The inspiration I needed on the day I was going to quit my fasting journey. Thank you for this encouragement!

Melissa

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I was so excited to read this book because I noticed the link between this book and Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stephens. Gin’s book was so informative. Her performance was great and funny. Unfortunately, I couldn’t engage myself in Unbelievable Freedom because of the consistent monotone speaking from both Ryan and Kim. It sounds as if they were reading their book instead of just telling their story. I fast forwarded through a lot of the chapters to avoid the sadness I felt listening to their story’s. There were moments that I found myself chuckling at some of Ryan’s stories. Even though they were upfront about this book being more about their personal life than intermittent fasting, I was still hoping to hear more about intermittent fasting. Regardless of what I was expecting. I applaud them for having the courage to share their story. I’m sure it helped a multitude of people.

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Inspiring and relatable

A wonderful, inspiring story of two people who both fought problems of being overweight and constant dieting. There personal stories are truly relatable.
I started listening and didn’t stop till the book ended.
I highly recommend reading or listening to Kim and Ryan’s stores.

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Not much information a IF

Long, very long somewhat boring story about their life and past diets...

Should not be read for information on IF

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Real Inspirational IF People

What a real, honest, and inspirational book. Ryan and Kim share vulnerability and truth of their journey in weight loss.... and how they both ended up at the same place: Intermittent Fasting.

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I just started IF in June. I’m still learning and listening.

I truly enjoyed listening to their testimony . Very inspirational . Thank you for sharing your story

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I love weight loss success stories!

This was a great story about weight loss that had the added bonus of also being a love story. It was wonderful how they each shared their individual struggles with food and weight loss and ultimately united with the IF solution.

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Inspiring

This book is so inspiring. I can definitely relate, makes me feel normal, it’s awesome