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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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I am happy they lost the weight but there was almost no mention of IF or eating for health. Interesting. I wouldn't buy it .

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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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Thank you!

Thank you both very much for sharing your story. I plan on sharing it with many people.

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Male & female narrators should be professionals

I loved the words in this book, but having to listen to it on Audible made it difficult. I assume these are the actual people's voices -the Smiths. They should have hired professionals to read on this platform.

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Bravo!!

As I am early in the process of entering into an IF lifestyle, I am very interested in reading, listening and absorbing as much as possible about the topic. Seeing your story as a couple was intriguing to me as I am working on bringing my husband to this way of eating and living, as well.
I truly enjoyed your book via Audible...loved hearing your voices about your weight gain and loss journeys. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. It is very motivating and I couldn’t be happier for you both!
Great book!!

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This book grabbed my attention and never let go!

Loved every word and truly I've lived every word too. Kim and Ryan's struggle is every overweight person's struggle. Such a compelling book and the happy ending is that what they achieved is available to every one of us. Don't miss this book, it will change your life!

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love it

you give me confidence and I'm still fat but I'm already planning my book
thanks.

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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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  • 04-05-21

Inspiring, raw and real

Ryan and Kim share their real and unapologetic story of how they came to the conclusion that fasting was the best option for them. If you like myself have tried every diet under the sun, given up hope that you’ll ever lose the weight and hate the thought of trying something new only to be disappointed in the results this book is a must read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-19-20

Encouraging

I have read quite a few books now on IF. I related a lot to different aspects of their stories. If your looking for encouragement, inspiration and hope that it can work this is a great read.

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  • nicfish
  • 02-28-19

Inspiring

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