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How our New CEO Lost 55 Pounds

By Tom Conrad, as told to Allison Goldstein My name is Tom Conrad, and I am 52 years old. I split my time between New York City and Sonoma, CA, and I am Big Sky Health’s new CEO. Heaviest Weight: 229 lbs Current Weight: 171 lbs As far back as elementary school, I was conscious…

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Introducing Tom Conrad, Zero’s Next CEO

A Letter from Mike Maser I founded Big Sky Health, makers of Zero, nearly four years ago, with the goal of empowering people to unlock improved health and longevity through fasting. Together, in that time, we’ve fasted for 1.5 billion hours over 100 million fasts. Those are some seriously impressive numbers. And it’s the dedication…

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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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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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