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13: Transform Yourself using Intermittent Fasting with Cynthia Thurlow


Are you afraid to do things your own way? 

Today, Jackie speaks with Cynthia Thurlow: nurse practitioner, TEDx speaker, nutrition expert, author, and the queen of intermittent fasting herself.

She’ll give you everything you need to start your own intermittent fasting practice and successfully follow through.

Diving deep into the topic of bio-individuality, you’ll be reminded that when it comes to your health, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. 

Throughout this conversation, you’ll be encouraged to honor the need within yourself to do things differently and to truly listen to your body. 

Cynthia will leave you with the motivation to uplevel your health and a refreshing take on the gift of womanhood.


  • What intermittent fasting is and how to incorporate it into your own life.
  • Why seed oil, soy, and fructose can be detrimental to your health.
  • How you should actually feel after eating a meal.
  • You may be losing weight, but are you losing the RIGHT weight? 
  • Cynthia walks listeners through a menstruation cycle and the best times to intermittent fast. 
  • Cynthia tells her story of giving a TEDx talk right after being hospitalized with a ruptured appendix.



Pre-order Cynthia’s book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation: 


“Unfortunately, there’s been this conditioning that what works for one works for all. And I just like to remind people that we need to really intuitively lean into what our bodies are telling us.” (11:46, Cynthia)

“I really fervently believe that the universe takes and the universe gives.” (22:48, Cynthia)

“I tell people if you’re not hungry for protein, you’re not hungry.” (25:37, Cynthia)

“Lifestyle changes are not meant to be easy, they’re meant to be sustainable.” (26:41, Cynthia)

“The scale can be helpful to a point that it can also be detrimental.” (33:58, Cynthia)

“I think it’s important for everyone that’s listening to understand that we may need to do things a little differently for each one of us to honor our bio-individuality, to honor our own physiology, to honor where we are in time and space, and to recognize that a strategy might work well for a while, and then we may have to change it. And that’s not a bad thing.” (36:07, Cynthia)

“Common is not normal.” (45:32, Jackie)

“I hope that there’s more acceptance of what a normal person looks like as they’re aging, so that women don’t feel as much pressure to look perfect because that’s not sustainable and it’s exhausting.” (53:17, Cynthia)

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Want to feel better now? Here are some resources to get you started:

Pre-order Cynthia’s book, Intermittent Fasting Transformation: 

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