• Autumn Bates, CCN, MS

How Sara Boosted Her Energy Levels With Intermittent Fasting!

Updated: May 27, 2020

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The Fall Intermittent Fasting Challenge starts next Monday (September 23)!! To celebrate the start of this next adventure, today I'm sharing mathematician, Sara's story on how she boosted her energy levels and improved her sleep. If you haven't already joined in on the Challenge, you can head over HERE for the details on how to get started!

Say hello to AENpeeps, Sara!

Tell us about yourself!

I’m a 31 year old mathematician/computer scientist 🤓 I have had bad belly issues for the past 2-3 years and have been on the lookout for a sustainable solution and your programs seem to be exactly what I was hoping to find 😍

Which program are you following?

21 day intermittent fasting

What was your main wellness goal?

Less bloating, better sleep, less anxiety (especially the one connected to belly issues and health in general) and more energy (or at least enough energy to slowly start working out again).

Have you tried anything in the past?

For the whole past year I was on AIP diet (Autoimmune Protocol) due to my autoimmune issues, but on long term it isn’t the most sustainable diet.

Did you have any hesitations before starting the 21 Day Intermittent Fasting Program?

None at all! I tried out smoothies and some other recipes before the challenge and I’d loooved them right away.

What are the biggest changes you have experienced?

Better sleep and enough energy to travel and eat well while traveling! I have so much energy finally again 🤩 and I can finally eat nuts and seeds again without looking pregnant 😅

What was your favorite meal?

That is a tricky one, I like all of them! But if I’d have to pick just one, it would be Moroccan Detox Bake. Or maybe rather Almond Butter Cup smoothie? Or the aweeesome Pumpkin Chili Goodness 🤩 or Keto turmeric latte? 🙈 there are just too many good ones to choose from 😇

Did you have a Nutrition Nerd moment? 🤓

Definitely! I love your science packed information, it makes me want to know “why” not only “how” something works. My biggest nerdy moment was when I realized that water from soaking seeds (for example) isn’t bad at all! It’s just a medium to break down phytic acid. I learned that (as a true researcher by heart) by studying the chemistry of phytic acid 🤓

Is there anything else you want to share?

It’s by far the best experience I’ve had with lifestyle changes! I’m happy it’s sustainable not just for me, but also for my partner and due to such amazing results, my family is also thinking about changing their lifestyle (for which I am extremely happy as they really need it with as much stress as they constantly have in their life 😑)

What's your Instagram handle so we can all say hello!


Thank you SO much Sara for sharing your story!

You can join in with Sara and the rest of the #AENpeeps in the Fall Intermittent Fasting Challenge starting Monday, September 23rd! Grab the details on how you can get started HERE.

Your Nutritionist,


Autumn Elle Nutrition

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