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    Does black coffee interrupt a fast? I like to fast from 8pm the previous night until about 12 after I hit the gym the next day, but I don't like to go anywhere without a cup of coffee.

    So?

  • #2
    I try to do the same 16 hour fast every day. I drink quite a few cups of coffe and seen no ill results from doing so. I don't know the official answer but from my experiment of 1 it has been fine.
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    • #3
      No, black coffee is not going cause a change in insulin or blood sugar. It won't change the effects of a fast at all. The caffeine may also cause an increase in your metabolism as well.
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      • #4
        Yay, thanks!

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        • #5
          I am assuming as soon as some heavy cream is added, this breaks the fast?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by doghead View Post
            I am assuming as soon as some heavy cream is added, this breaks the fast?
            Yep. I do it anyway, it only derails it for as long as it takes you digest x amount of cream anyway. Still, best way is to go just black.

            I've been adding coconut oil to my coffee so I figure since I'm already fucking up the no-calorie part of the fast I might as well further enjoy my ONE cup of coffee with some cream. Cream and coco oil probably make that one cup of coffee clock in close to 200 cals if not more... hmmm maybe I should re-think that ...
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            • #7
              Whether or not cream breaks the fast for you is a personal choice. I try to keep my calorie intake as close to zero as I can personally, but there are other IFers who don't. Johnny at the leansaloon does put a little cream in his coffee during his fasts for example and that works for him.
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              • #8
                I was just gonna post this exact same thread, i have noticed since i started measuring my blood glucose that after i have a couple cups of coffe my blood sugar is higher than after i eat a big meal, i don't use cream or sugar in my coffee just straight black coffee. normally after a big meal my blood glucose is around 110 to 130 but after a couple cups of black coffee it's around 150 to 160 while i'm fasting. and i have noticed that if i don't drink coffee while i'm fasting my blood sugar stays around 85-90 range. so my question is would the higher blood glucose with the coffee while i'm fasting would that mean i'm technically in a fed state or would it not matter since my body doesn't have anything besides fat to burn?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by rabbidchicken69 View Post
                  I was just gonna post this exact same thread, i have noticed since i started measuring my blood glucose that after i have a couple cups of coffe my blood sugar is higher than after i eat a big meal, i don't use cream or sugar in my coffee just straight black coffee. normally after a big meal my blood glucose is around 110 to 130 but after a couple cups of black coffee it's around 150 to 160 while i'm fasting. and i have noticed that if i don't drink coffee while i'm fasting my blood sugar stays around 85-90 range. so my question is would the higher blood glucose with the coffee while i'm fasting would that mean i'm technically in a fed state or would it not matter since my body doesn't have anything besides fat to burn?
                  Well, the coffee it's self shouldn't be the source of the sugar in you're blood. My guess would be that the caffeine is causing you to dump some glucose from somewhere into your system. Caffeine is thermogenic and is meant to increase fat motilization. I stick to green tea while I'm fasting (and in a fed state as well for that matter) in part because I don't like the way that too much caffeine makes me feel.
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                  • #10
                    Well if you see an increase in insulin doing your fast, your fat mobilization will be reduced until it goes back down. If it goes down again quickly I wouldn't worry about it.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by doghead View Post
                      I am assuming as soon as some heavy cream is added, this breaks the fast?
                      There are actually two schools of thought on this; Brad Pilon will drink black coffee but, the bloke who writes the Lean Saloon blog says otherwise

                      http://theleansaloon.com/2010/09/14/...n-your-coffee/
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Shrinking_Violet View Post
                        There are actually two schools of thought on this; Brad Pilon will drink black coffee but, the bloke who writes the Lean Saloon blog says otherwise

                        http://theleansaloon.com/2010/09/14/...n-your-coffee/
                        I don't think there's really two schools of thought, Johnny (Lean Saloon) just says it doesn't matter THAT much, but does still matter. If fasting = no calories consumed, then consuming calories = not fasting.

                        Martin suggests taking BCAA's if working out fasted, and he says that it DOES theoretically break a fast but that the calorie content is so minimal it's "almost" like working out fully fasted, but better for those really serious about conserving/building muscle and such.
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                        • #13
                          Sorry, poor choice of words. The brain fog's been more like a brain smog/pea-souper today! <sigh>
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                          • #14
                            I had a fairly bad experience with this last week. I was fasting because I was out of town in a class and it was easy to do, but I sipped on black coffee all day. By 3 p.m., I felt totally weird. My left arm and leg were tingling. I felt a bit loopy, like I was there but wasn't and my hands seemed to be noticeably cooler than the rest of me.

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                            Beginning weight ~180
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                            Nov. 9, 2009........Nov. 9, 2010.....Jun. 17, 2011
                            LDL 155...............LDL 176............LDL 139
                            HDL 39................HDL 66..............HDL 95
                            TGL 154..............TGL 77..............TGL 49

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kcult View Post
                              my hands seemed to be noticeably cooler than the rest of me.
                              .
                              Your hands being colder (and I do notice that a lot when I'm fasting) is actually a good sign. It means that your body is directing more of your blood flow to your fat cells to motilize them so that their reserves can be used as energy. You might notice that places like your belly seem warmer than usual to the touch. That's where some of the blood is that could be warming up your hands.
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