Intermittent fasting is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and regain your health back. It’s popular because it’s easy, sustainable and you don’t have to go to great lengths to resist eating the foods you love.
Let me also just make it clear that soda of any kind is not prohibited. They may not have sweetener or calories, but they are filled with toxic additives. Stick with the pure stuff.
Where does coffee come into it
The great news is that coffee does not break your fast (given that it’s without sugar and black) For about 250ml of black coffee contains only 3 calories, which doesn’t even meet the quota for 50 calories that’s said to break a fast.
It’s a great appetite suppressant
I drink coffee a lot, especially during those longer duration fasts. The reason being is that it suppresses the appetite, making it a whole lot easier to quench those hunger pangs and stick to your fast-long term. A lot of people who fast use this regularly, as well as making sure they drink enough water and supplement with some zero calorie herbal teas.
It’s great for enhancing the benefits of fasting
As you know, coffee is an antioxidant, and it reduces inflammation, decreases the risk of heart disease and has the added bonus of giving you the energy boost you need – especially when exercising.
Coffee is also great for your brain. It reduces the risk of mental decline, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
When drinking coffee in a fasted state, our bodies produce energy from our fat stores, in the form of ketones (greatly enhanced when you are on a low carb high fat diet whilst fasting). This process is linked to improved brain function. The caffeine in coffee may promote ketone production as well. Big bonus on all levels.
It’s most definitely an advantage to include coffee when you are fasting to suppress appetite and also give you the energy boost you need. You will not only be increasing your bodies capacity to fight off some disease, but also boosting your brain health. Hopefully you like coffee, but you can also get some amazing benefits of green tea. All f these can be consumed when fasting and are filled with antioxidant properties.
Hopefully you like coffee as much as me – I tend to go for pure cold brew with stevia. yes, there are some alternatives of stevia that are zero calories, but I purchase mine from the US via iherb. Take a look around to find a brand, making sure it’s zero to 3 calories.