Intermittent Fasting for Autophagy and Designer Denim, Month Zero

It seems that intermittent fasting is everywhere – and I like that because I think it really works. Not as a calorie restriction plan, but as a means to reign in insulin resistance, reset appetite control, and to let your body clean itself up with autophagy.

I’m not here to explain how it works, I’m just here to share my story as I fast for my first twelve months. If you want to give it a go (which I think all adults can benefit from) grab a copy of the Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung, and a copy of Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stephens. Both are available on Audible and I re-listen to each audiobook often. 

Everyone starts somewhere! This is the formal start to my fasting lifestyle - no, it's not starving. I simply don't eat ALL DAY, that's all! #LadyJupiter #fasting #lifestyle #eateveryday #ilovefood

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Thinking back to the summer of 2019, the words “intermittent fasting” were mainstream enough that a lot of people knew what it was. I’ve known about it a little bit (but not the mechanics) and I didn’t think about it until seeing one of Mister Jupiter’s coworkers who recently lost weight…via intermittent fasting (IF).
I thought about it for 30 seconds, ordered my meal, and forgot.

I quickly forgot about most weight loss plans or ideas that summer because I was nursing Baby Jupiter, and the ‘safe while nursing or pregnant’ folder is annoyingly slim. Luckily I wasn’t nursing forever, and wanted more information about intermittent fasting. For what it’s worth, I have never been motivated by numbers on a scale – it’s always my pants. I have several in small sizes with no stretch. And I missed them dearly.

I searched my podcast player for IF and found a lot of options! I subscribed to two dedicated podcasts, then I started listening. Learning from discussions and stories I decided to give it a go. Especially after listening to the Obesity Code – I was ready to not spike my insulin and let autophagy do its thing.

  • Tiny disclosure – sudden fasting isn’t for everyone, you may want to speak to your doctor first before making big changes. Also, this is just my story; nothing more than sharing.

We are going to see these more later, so it’s time to meet my Goal Pants. My Goal Pants are my first pair of ALLSAINTS denim. Black with raw edge hem. 30″ waist, no stretch, button fly. They were a recent thrift score, and I can’t wait to wear them out.

I don’t know when I will fit into them, but right now I definitely don’t.

Goal Pants! I am intermittent fasting for cellular recycling and to fit into these non-stretch jeans. #ALLSAINTS #designerdenim

If you haven’t read or listened to the suggested books (Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung, and Delay, Don’t Deny by Gin Stephens), this talk about autophagy might be confusing. It is simply the body’s recycling program that is always on. Fasting simply boosts autophagy.

Here are some handy links about autophagy:


☞ Ready for more? Intermittent Fasting for Autophagy and Designer Denim, Month One


Intermittent fasting for autophagy and designer denim - MONTH ZERO, WHY NOW?

Intermittent fasting for autophagy and designer denim. #IF #fasting #health #jeans Time to share my experience with intermittent fasting as it happens! I'm shedding excess fluff and feeling great. #IF #cleanfasting #fasting


National Wine Day is May 25, so I'm celebrating by sharing these five favorites with you! It's an annual holiday that's a week before my birthday -and that deserves a toast, so cheers! 🥂✨ #LadyJupiter #NationalWineDay #FiveFaves #WineDay #May25  Public Note; re: comparing RadCity Step-Thru3 and RadRunner Plus - two models that I happen to have, and I love them both.  Week № 16! Today I'm talking about plain t-shirts, infused olive oils, mineral water, Huel, and laundry detergent sheets that are perfect for those long work trips.



Author: Tracey

Tracey has a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She loves editing, riding bikes, and cooking for her family.

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