Should You Avoid Fasting?

While fasting is getting great press for its numerous health benefits, it’s not for everyone. There are a variety of reasons for certain people to avoid fasting, either short or longterm, to stay in optimum health. Here are just a few groups who should likely avoid fasting or work closely with a doctor to devise […]

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Breaking your Fast

If you’ve embarked upon one of the many varieties of fasts — where you take in little or no food for a stretch of time — at some point you’ll eventually need to break your fast and begin eating again. Experts say you shouldn’t let your hunger or cravings drive you, but rather go slowly […]

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Preparing for a Fast

After reading all about the excellent benefits that fasting provides, you’re finally ready to try it out yourself. You could gobble down all the junk food you anticipate you won’t be eating for your fasting window, but it’s better to prepare your body for optimum success even before you begin fasting. The magic of fasting happens when your body […]

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Can Fasting Prevent Strokes and Aid Stroke Recovery?

Fasting is often touted as an effective method for losing weight, but new research finds it may also help save lives by reducing risk of strokes, and helping tissues recover after a stroke. There are numerous risk factors for stroke, ranging from obesity to unhealthy lifestyle choices such as smoking, and the biggest contenders — high blood pressure, […]

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35 Million Fasts and Counting

From zero to 35 million fasts completed—we couldn’t be more proud of the Zero crew for hitting this huge milestone with us. To celebrate the users who got us here, we’ve rolled up some other interesting stats. From where in the world you’re fasting to which fast protocol is your favorite, check out more below. […]

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How to Stay Hydrated While Fasting

Guest Writer: Jordan Rosenfeld When it comes to fasting, a lot of emphasis is placed on what we eat (or don’t eat), which makes it easy to forget about another crucial element: staying hydrated. With the exception of people who fast from both food and water for the religious holiday of Ramadan, it’s generally not recommended […]

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Exercise and Fasting

Guest Writer: Jordan Rosenfeld Though people fast for many different reasons, fasting and exercise are often undertaken together. Depending on the type fast and exercise you complete, it may or may not be a good idea to combine the two—there are a number of complexities to consider given the different types of fasts and physical […]

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When to Eat

The big debate for decades has mostly been around what we should be eating — vegan vs. high carb, low fat vs. Mediterranean, and so on — but arguably, an equally important question is when should we be eating? Does the time of day we eat have an impact on our health? How about the frequency of meals and […]

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The Physiology of Fasting

Fasting practices vary depending on the purpose of the fast, desired outcomes, and individual goals. Different durations, frequencies, and the amount and type of nutrient restriction involved are all factors that can change per individual. Even though the basis of fasting — overall energy and nutrient restriction — is consistent, the amount of time that […]

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Nutrition Q+A

Our health and nutrition advisor, Nicole, is tackling the food questions you crave answers to. Nicole is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Nutrition Support Specialist who practices in the inpatient and the outpatient setting. She has years of experience in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. In the outpatient setting, she works with patients […]

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