Which Sweeteners Break Your Fast?

Fasting can be tricky for anyone with a sweet tooth. For the extremely strict amongst us who want to get as much out of their fast as possible, it’s likely best to avoid sweeteners all together. Yes, even the ones without any calories.  But for those who have a specific goal in mind for their…

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Happy Heart Day

Valentine’s Day is 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 healthy…

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Fitness and Fasting Q+A

When we think about building healthy habits, it’s normal for one of your first thoughts to be about hitting the gym. But as you’re building a fasting practice, is it safe and/or possible to keep working out? The short answer is likely yes. However, you shared lots of other questions with us on this topic,…

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Nutrition in the New Year | Fast Breakers

You’re watching your timer, the seconds slowly ticking by, the circle inching closer to closed. Your fast is nearing its end and logically, you’re fantasizing over daydreams of french fries and apple pies. The moment arrives: your timer turns green and… what do you do? What you choose for your #FastBreaker meal is arguably your…

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What to Eat Before a Fast

We’re focused on “healthy habits” rather than resolutions in 2020. In addition to repetition (Start Your Timer Every Day!), another key to healthy habit forming is setting yourself up for success. Make your habit as easy, comfortable, and as drama-free as possible, and you’re more likely to repeat it. Since a successful fast often has…

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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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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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