What Is a “Fat Fast” and Is it Healthy?

What is a “Fat Fast” and For What Health Goals Might That Be Appropriate? Asked By: Sharon F. A “Fat Fast” is not a true fast as you can still consume Calories, but those Calories come primarily from fat. Essentially, it’s more of an all-fat diet, which also happens to be ketogenic, meaning it supports…

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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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When Should I Start my Fasting Timer?

When should I start the fast timer? I want to press ‘go’ straight after eating. But it feels like a bit of a cheat to start the fast timer on a full stomach! Asked by: Lindsay G This is a great question, and the answer is yes! Your fast starts as soon as you swallow…

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Is it Necessary to Reach Ketosis to Lose Weight?

If reaching ketosis while fasting is a proxy for fat-burning, we totally understand why you might think you need to be in ketosis to lose weight. The good news is: you don’t! Ketosis is certainly a product of accelerated fat burning, however, we still burn fat in the absence of ketones. Reaching ketosis is not…

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Meet Sari

“After struggling with chronic pain and infertility, I started a ketogenic diet combined with fasting and lost 70 pounds in 9 months.” By Sari Mah, as told to Emily Shiffer Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sari_cooking_keto/ My name is Sari Mah, and I am 36 years old. I live in Hurricane, West Virginia, and I am a Certified Nurse…

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Happy Hearts

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, but instead of diving into a heart-shaped box of chocolates (maybe later), we’re digging into some health science on the symbolic organ of the hour—your heart!  If your heart’s about to be overflowing with love, you’d better make sure it’s up for the challenge. So what exactly makes a…

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2021: The Year of Whole Body Health

Let’s face it, 2020 was no one’s year. But a new beginning is right around the corner, so we’re setting our sights on a month filled with Challenges, prizes, and (most importantly) metabolic health! New Ways to Challenge Yourself We’ve lined up four unique Challenges for you to take part in this month—all of which…

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