How to Hack Sugar Cravings

What are some good substitutes for a sweet tooth? Asked By: Shaina P. If you are fighting a sweet tooth, rest assured you are not alone! Scientists are increasingly aware of the drug-like effects of sugar consumption that keep us coming back for more. Removing “added sugars” is a good place to start when trying…

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Meet Marguerite

Say hello to this month’s Zero Hero, Marguerite Palombella. A long-time Zero community member, she balances work, motherhood, a ketogenic diet, and a 23:1 fasting routine…phew! Her stance is ‘zero excuses’ when it comes to prioritizing her health and wellness goals—whether she’s pushing her kids in the stroller to get her steps in or strategically…

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Responsible Fasting Pillars

At Zero, we consider fasting an essential, lifelong habit. Like brushing your teeth or dimming the lights before bed, it’s a practice that can help you manage your weight, better your health, and improve both your immediate and future quality of life.  We’re committed to making the fasting habit accessible and achievable by providing guidance,…

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How Researchers are Using Zero to Improve the Health of Firefighters

By: Rich LaFountain This may come as a surprise, but firefighters have surprisingly high disease, obesity, and mortality risk. You’d think such a high-intensity job would require extreme physical fitness, and the truth is, it does! But the very nature of firefighting – its unpredictability – makes it tough to maintain optimal health. Just think…

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Can You Do a 16:8 Fast Every Day?

Yes, you can! Daily 16:8 time-restricted feeding (TRF) is safe to practice as long as you are acquiring the energy and nutrition that you need within your eating window; 8-hours is typically more than enough time to consume your daily energy/nutrition requirements. Exceptions apply to those who require longer eating windows in order to comfortably…

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Does Exercise Amplify the Benefits of Fasting?

How does exercise impact the progression of a fast? Asked By: Elliot K. The more you exercise, the more fuel you burn, and different types of exercise prioritize different fuels. So the volume and intensity of your training will definitely impact the speed at which you move through your Fasting Zones.  The progression of fast…

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After Realizing My Weight Put Me At Risk For COVID Complications, I Started Intermittent Fasting and Lost 115 Pounds

By Duane Pretzer, as told to Emily Shiffer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/if_motivation_duane/  My name is Duane Pretzer, and I am 48 years old. I am from Warren, Michigan, and I work in Corporate Security Management. At 46, I weighed 300 pounds when I began intermittent fasting with Zero in February 2020. But truthfully, I had been larger…

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How to Manage Side Effects of Fasting

Do side effects of fasting (headache, moodiness, etc) become more manageable over time? Asked By: Cheyenne L. Yes! In the beginning stages, fasting can certainly present challenges. The most common side effects of fasting are often the result of electrolyte deficiencies and can be easily remedied and prevented by staying hydrated and adding in a…

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Fasting, COVID, and Vaccines: Everything you Need to Know

By: Rich LaFountain A lot of people have been asking us about how fasting might intersect with COVID-19 risk, infection, and the vaccine. In this brief article we’re hoping to provide some evidence-based clarity so you can make informed decisions for your fasting practice.  Fasting and COVID-19 Infection The COVID-19 pandemic has had immense impact…

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