If you are fasting, you may be wondering what you can have to drink during that time. Acceptable Drinks While Intermittent Fasting is a video that tells you what drinks to avoid and what drinks to utilize while in a fasted state.
Acceptable drinks while intermittent fasting is a big question I get on a regular basis. Many people are consuming drinks that break a fast and wondering why they are not getting results. You must follow these simple rules if you want to get the amazing benefits that fasting offers.
Beverages for fasting include coffee, tea, sparkling water, apple cider vinegar, and water.
Acceptable drinks while fasting are important to adhere by so that you don’t raise your insulin levels.
The benefits of fasting are so incredible, so be sure to check out all my other videos on fasting and apple cider vinegar. Intermittent fasting specifically offers incredible benefits, which is why I use it on a daily basis. So lets talk some more about acceptable drinks while intermittent fasting…
Drinks that break a fast include anything that contains sugar, milk, juice, and anything that drives an insulin response. Some natural sweeteners like stevia and xylitol which are know for not raising insulin levels have shown to take some people out of a fasted state. So give it a try and see if it disrupts your fast.
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[Video Transcription] Acceptable Drinks While Intermittent Fasting
In this video I’m gonna teach you the acceptable liquids that you can drink while intermittent fasting.
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In this video we’re talking about the acceptable liquids while intermittent fasting. You know this is one of the biggest questions I get and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. So I really felt the need to cover it. Now you have to remember when intermittent fasting it’s very important that we don’t raise our insulin levels while in the fasted state. We don’t raise our blood sugar levels while in the fasted state because that simply throws us out of the fast. And we don’t get all the amazing benefits that I teach you guys about when we’re doing intermittent fasting.
So let’s talk about coffee first. Now rule of thumb when it comes to coffee is drinking it black is going to be best while intermittent fasting. A soon as we talk about coffee though there’s a couple questions that arise. One is can I use cream and can I use a sweetener in it?
So the first question on cream. There is a chance that when using cream it will throw you out of a fastest state. So you know some people can get away with using a little bit of cream. So if you try just using a little bit of cream and you’re able to maintain your fast then that’s good. So give it a try and see how it works for you.
Now as far as using the different sweeteners that are available it’s very important that when we look to sweeteners we’re obviously not talking about honey or cane sugar or anything like those. What we’re talking about is Stevia or Xylitol, and the truth is it may throw you out of your fast. So there’s no hard answers out there. Some people what they’re finding is that when using Stevia or Xylitol in the research they found that it was taking some people out of there fast and others it was not. So once again use it very minimally and go ahead and give it a try. If you’re finding that is ruining your fast then don’t do it.
Continuing on our acceptable drinks while intermittent fasting, let’s talk about milk now. So when it comes to milk, first of all milk has protein, it has fats, and it also has natural sugars in it. So milk is one of those things that you do not want to consume while intermittent fasting. So milk is a big no.
Juice once again, we don’t want to raise our blood sugar. We don’t want to go in and raise our insulin. Well juice is loaded with sugar. Yes, It’s natural sugar. Yes, it’s better for you than other sugars out there. But at the end of the day, we’re trying to stay in a fasted state and it’s still sugar so what we want to do is make sure that we’re not consuming juice so that we are able to stay in our fasted state.
Next thing on the list is apple cider vinegar, and this one is actually great. So if you are fasting, apple cider vinegar is your friend. There’s a couple reasons for it. So first of all, when intermittent fasting some people will have some blood sugar crashes. Apple cider vinegar can help with that, help balance out your insulin levels, help keep your blood sugar levels steady. And the other thing that it is able to do is it helps with weight loss, it helps with balancing your pH. And last if not least, and this is a most huge reason why it’s your friend while fasting is because it is actually going to increase satiety and maybe help with some of those hunger pains that you might feel. So apple cider vinegar is your friend. And if you haven’t seen the apple cider vinegar drink while fasting video that I did be sure to check that out because I share with you this elixir that I drink while intermittent fasting and using apple cider vinegar.
Now next on our list is tea. So tea is pretty much along the same lines as coffee. It’s best just to drink plain tea. Okay, if you want to put cream in it, very minimal, it could possibly throw you out of your fast so just be cognizant of that. And the same thing goes with the sweeteners, okay, so make sure that you’re using tea just like you would use coffee.
Now soda. Now the reason I mentioned soda is simply because there are sodas that are diet sodas that don’t raise your blood sugar, and then there’s regular soda, okay? So first of all, I wanted to point out that we don’t want to drink diet soda. They’re made with artificial sweeteners that are not good for your nervous system, and they can be damaging to your neurological health. So we don’t want to drink diet soda, and I know that there’s some people out there in the health space that are saying that you can drink diet soda. I would highly disagree with that, and I wouldn’t recommend it. And then obviously with regular soda, it’s the same thing whereas you know it’s going to raise your insulin levels. It’s going to raise your blood sugar levels, so there’s no soda at all. Now, here’s a little caveat to this whole thing I know that there stevia sodas out there. So basically what there are is like Stevia colas and indifferent sodas that are just sweetened with Stevia And it goes along the same conversation we were having with the coffee and the tea, is that these Stevia and the Xylitol these you know better quality natural sweeteners simply can throw you out of your fasted state. And it’s one of those like really dark areas where it may and it may not so if that’s something that you’re really set on wanting to be able to use Stevia and really wanting to be able to use Xylitol go ahead and give it a try and see if you’re able to maintain your fast or not.
Next big one on the list is sparkling water. So obviously drinking all the water you want during a fast is great. Okay? You shouldn’t be holding back on drinking water. Now specifically sparkling water is great. Okay, now when we look at fasting once again. It comes to this issue where we get hungry and sparkling water can actually help keep you feeling full help. Help keep you feeling satiated. So go ahead and use sparkling water as your friend. I specifically like drinking the Pellegrino brand and it’s because it’s a natural mineral water.
Next thing is branched chain amino acids, so people say well you know I’m really worried about losing muscle while I’m doing fasting, and I’ve been having all these gains in the gym. How do I make sure I maintain that? And the truth is that when in a fasted state your body goes into a muscle sparing mode. So your body isn’t going to be breaking down your muscle while you’re fasting and if you consume branched chain amino acids, you will be thrown out of that fasted state so do not consume branch chain amino acids.
So as a quick recap. Let’s go through this coffee is yes, milk is a no, juices no, apple cider vinegar yes, tea yes, soda is a big no, and sparkling water is a big yes. Along with branched chain amino acids which is a big no. So make sure that you’re following this when it comes to Intermittent Fasting.
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