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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Start Your Year, Start Your Timer

It’s the time of year when millions decide to recommit to their health. The time when gym membership signups skyrocket, new diet plans are Googled, and sugar becomes a dirty word. While we’re all about a focus on health, we don’t think it should be limited to unrealistic plans that are focused on one month…

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4 Tips for Mindful Holiday Eating

Ahhh the holidays. That time of year when offices across the world throw cheerful, debaucherous parties. That time when you spend half your workday online shopping for your nieces and nephews, and the other half googling “gifts for preteens.” That time when your calendar fills up with holiday commitments. That time when your Pinterest starts…

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Building the Perfect Thanksgiving Plate

The table is laden with holiday delights, your mouth is watering, and you’re ready to load up your plate. You might find yourself asking: “Is there a way to do this that’s just a bit more metabolism-friendly than the ‘traditional’ two scoops of stuffing with a side of pie?”  If you aren’t in charge of…

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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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