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    My body has recently settled into a pattern of IF on it's own....basically I'm no longer hungry in the morning, so I don't eat anymore until about 1pm, but I do have a bit of cream in my coffee in the morning. Is this still technically IF, or am I breaking the fast with the cream?

  • #2
    IF isn't a switch. You'll be fine as long as we are talking about a reasonable amount of cream (i.e. you aren't drinking 16 ounces of cream every morning).


    • #3
      the effects are negligible. don't worry about it.
      this great blue world of ours seems a house of leaves, moments before the wind


      • #4
        ^ I agree. I don't consider my coffee with half and half a meal, since the calories are negligible.
        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

        "I'm not a psychopath, I'm a high-functioning sociopath; do your research."


        • #5
          ^agreed. I consume nothing but coffee/cream or bone broth in the morning until I'm truly hungry for a real meal...somewhere between 10am and 1pm.
          *My obligatory intro

          There are no cheat days. There are days when you eat primal and days you don't. As soon as you label a day a cheat day, you're on a diet. Don't be on a diet. ~~ Fernaldo



          • #6
            You'll be fine as long as we are talking about a reasonable amount of cream


            • #7
              Technically you ARE breaking the fast, but as it's only fat, if you're in ketosis, you'll stay there. That's the good news.

              The bad news is that antioxidants (which you get from the coffee) can reduce or even stop the effects of autophagy which is one of the reasons to engage in fasting.

              Overall, I wouldn't worry about it, but you need to make your own choice.
              "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."