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What better way for two podcasters to check in with each other on their weight loss adventures than by starting a podcast about it?

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May 18, 2020

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We got a question before the show we spend some time going through about using sweetener with Intermittent Fasting and we go into it a bit. We also talk about how COVID is affecting our lives — we’re in the Northeast so it’s pretty much all around us. And can you tell our ADHD went a little wild on this show?

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In This Episode:

  • Thanks, Corona! John has been finding a lot of his usual favorites are not available in grocery stores as much, oh no!
  • We got a question in our chat (thanks Don!) before going live that we talk about a lot in this episode about using sweetener during Intermittent Fasting. While we are not experts, we explain some of where our information came from that we go by.
  • Neither of us can do cheat days, so it’s interesting to learn how other people use them.
  • Emily is using IF to feel good and no longer to lose weight. She’s in maintenance mode.
  • Are you a rebel and a rule-breaker like John? (And Emily the rule-breaker comes out every so often.)
  • John talks about his opinion about wearing a mask and gives us a very visual analogy about why using a mask is important, oh my!
  • There is a lot of COVID-Talk in this episode. It’s still on the top of our minds. And a lot of our food choices have also been affected.
  • What if we knew there was an asteroid coming to the earth, what would you go out and buy? Emily thought it would be food, but it turns out, when she really thought about it, it would be a pack of cigarettes (and possibly a cigarette holder?)
  • John is finding his anxiety is driving his eating disorder a bit. And we are now noticing just how prone to germs and infection we really are.
  • We are getting a lot of therapy by doing this podcast, especially when John edits and Emily writes the show notes.
  • What do you think of the virus talk? Do we need to cut back? Let us know!
  • Amazing #WinningWednesday posts! Including some virtual workout ideas!
  • Do you look at your phone as soon as you wake up or do you wait a bit?
  • Want more joy on social media? #FollowMoreArtists (Theresa’s links are below!)
  • Should we do weekly goals instead of weekly weigh-ins? What do you think? Let us know in the group!
  • Later, Weighters!

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Meet Your Hosts:

  • John Bukenas is a podcast editor from New Jersey. He started the podcast doing keto and intermittent fasting, but is now gearing up for bariatric surgery (probably) later this summer.
  • Emily Prokop is a podcast editor and consultant from Connecticut. She has been doing Intermittent Fasting since April 2018 and has lost about 90 pounds. She started with 16:8 and is now doing 18:6 and in maintenance mode.