Fitness and Fasting Q+A

When we think about building healthy habits, it’s normal for one of your first thoughts to be about hitting the gym. But as you’re building a fasting practice, is it safe and/or possible to keep working out? The short answer is likely yes. However, you shared lots of other questions with us on this topic,…

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Nutrition in the New Year | Fast Breakers

You’re watching your timer, the seconds slowly ticking by, the circle inching closer to closed. Your fast is nearing its end and logically, you’re fantasizing over daydreams of french fries and apple pies. The moment arrives: your timer turns green and… what do you do? What you choose for your #FastBreaker meal is arguably your…

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What to Eat Before a Fast

We’re focused on “healthy habits” rather than resolutions in 2020. In addition to repetition (Start Your Timer Every Day!), another key to healthy habit forming is setting yourself up for success. Make your habit as easy, comfortable, and as drama-free as possible, and you’re more likely to repeat it. Since a successful fast often has…

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You Are What You Eat—Even While Sleeping

Written by Oura in partnership with Zero How you eat impacts how you sleep more than most people realize. Late night meals can affect the time it takes for you to fall asleep, your sleep efficiency, and how much REM or deep sleep you get. The reason is more evolution than strictly biology—it goes way…

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Breaking the Fast Before the Feast

If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you’re gearing up for your big feast with a big fast. Whether your fast lasts a few hours or a few days, you’re already being deliberate about your eating choices, and that’s commendable. You’ve taken the first step to extricate yourself from the typical standard American food environment—making…

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Smart Swaps for this Thanksgiving

Let’s be real, sometimes we just need to give ourselves permission to go ham on a plate of turkey. If there’s anytime it’s appropriate to indulge, it’s Thanksgiving. And why not? Food is delicious, it’s social, and even regular fasters need plenty of food to stay healthy: we need fat to replenish and rebuild our…

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Group Fast Before the Feast

Join us for a group fast before Thanksgiving! At Zero, our community’s Thanksgiving menus are going to span the full spectrum of possibilities—traditional spreads, vegan dinners, keto pot lucks, and everything in between. Many of us will be relaxing our dietary rules for a few days and enjoying family, fun, and food. And why not?…

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Sodium on a fast

Why You Need Sodium on a Fast

Like magnesium, Sodium is an essential nutrient, meaning you have to get it from food or supplements, your body can’t make it on its own. Your body needs sodium to maintain fluid volume and blood pressure, to transport other nutrients, to keep your muscles contracting and functioning properly, and to send signals from your nervous system.

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Fasting and Magnesium

Why You Need Magnesium on a Fast

If there’s one piece of advice you’ve probably heard over and over again for fasting it’s this: take magnesium. But if you’re like most people, you probably have no idea what the magnesium’s doing in your body or why it’s important.

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Meet the Fast Journal

How are you feeling? It’s a question that’s important to reflect on during a fast, especially extended ones. That’s why we created the Fast Journal—a place where you can easily track the highs, lows, and everything in between throughout your fast. Add notes and mood changes to create an easy-to-view mood graph at the end…

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