Before changing your diet and changing your diet significantly, talk to a doctor to make sure this is your best bet or drinking for hours is a serious business. It is natural for anyone in the middle of fasting to wonder if coffee is "allowed" or if it will ruin all his hard work. What about green tea or just a tiny snack? Here is the truth about what fasting will and will not do.
Is it allowed to drink coffee while fasting?
Short answer: Yes! Good news, right? But it gets a bit more complicated. First, we define coffee. It is not a double mocha cappuccino with whipped cream and sprinkles. It's not even a latte with eight ounces of milk. During fasting, coffee is coffee that contains nothing. Yes, drinking black coffee during most types of intermittent fasting is absolutely fine. The popular 1
With only five calories per cup, it makes sense that a cup of joe does not do much harm to your metabolism or blood sugar. Coffee can increase your metabolism by one to 25 percent. You may need to get used to the taste of black coffee, but we have faith in you.
What else can I drink (and chew)?
Here is a list that gets green light during the fasting phase to some IF experts.
Drinking water is not only allowed but also promoted (shocking, we know). Although your body can live without food for a long time, it can not function properly without water. Good old H2O is necessary for organ and muscle function, so pump your body full of it. Since water can get a bit boring, add a dash of lemon. You will not add any calories and you can add a new taste without giving up other drinks.
Like coffee, ice tea is not always as innocent as it looks. They have sweet tea, tea and fruit "soft drinks", peach tea, green tea, matchatee and the list goes on. Most tea drinks contain additives such as sugar or milk and are not permitted during the fasting phase. However, tea in its purest form has virtually no calories and will not ruin you quickly. Best brew your own from a simple black, green or herbal tea bag or look for brands that offer unsweetened varieties with no added additives.
Have you ever had a strange taste in your mouth? Fasting and then you pop a piece of gum, panic and spit it out? There is no reason to relax. Most chewing gums are made from sugar alcohols, contain no calories and are perfectly fine during the fasting phase. Some research even suggests that chewing gum can reduce the feeling of hunger. Time to get some mint fresh!
What should I avoid during fasting?
Green juices are often marketed as "detoxification" or "detoxification," but that does not mean they work that way – or fit into the IF lifestyle. In fact, one of the benefits of IF is the reduction of insulin spikes and the creation of higher insulin sensitivity. Green juices will undoubtedly contain calories and natural sugar, both of which will increase your blood sugar. Do not buy the pack claims and do not add green juice during your Lent.
Obviously all foods are banned during the fasting phase, but your hungry stomach can convince your brain Certain low-cal snacks do not really hurt. Seven celery stalks have only 15 calories – that's nothing! Unfortunately, that's probably 10 calories too many. The general guidelines for fasting vary from plan to plan, but most only allow soft drinks during fasting. Celery is made up of water and natural sugar that stimulates insulin and metabolism. Do not wait until the meal times, but get ready for something that you enjoy.
We'll leave it to you.
Believe it or not The Leangains Protocol (16/8) says it's okay to drink diet soda while fasting. Yes, diet soda. Other IF plans call for "clean food" and no processed foods. Diet soda does not grow exactly on trees. Let's put diet soda in the "maybe" column because you do not get killed every now and then, but we think you probably should just be on water, coffee or tea during intermittent fasting.