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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The Spooky Side of Sugar

Most of our holidays in America are built around sugar. Birthday cake, Christmas cookies, spiced cider, you name it—a celebration treat is likely a sugary one. On October 31st, we literally send our children out into the night to demand sugar from strangers (while parents indulge on the leftovers). That’s why this year, we’re encouraging […]

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Will it Break My Fast?

When considering whether a food, beverage, or supplement might break a fast, it’s important to first consider what your goals are around fasting. The three most common reasons people fast are for weight loss/metabolic health, gut rest, or longevity. Let’s look at a few items through that lens. Coffee Coffee has minimal calories, but what […]

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Does Coffee Break Your Fast?

When considering whether a food, beverage, or supplement might break a fast, it’s important to first consider what your goals are around fasting. The three most common reasons people fast are for weight loss/metabolic health, gut rest, or longevity. Let’s take a look at coffee—the beverage we see the most questions about—through that lens. […]

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The Physiology of Fasting

The simple truth is every body responds to fasting a little differently. Genetics, health, lifestyle…all these things play a part. But for a healthy person embarking on a fasting journey, there’s a general timeline of events—a predictable set of metabolic responses as your fast stretches from hours into days. We’re breaking down that timeline here. […]

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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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