Can You Drink Coffee While Fasting?
One of the most common questions people ask when they start intermittent fasting is whether or not you can drink coffee (or other drinks) during a fasting state. The short answer is yes, but it is a little more complex than that.
What You Can Drink While Fasting
First, let’s talk about what you can drink and/or eat during a fasted state. The simple answer is that you can have anything with zero calories or extremely low calories. While fasting, you really should not have any calories, so the basics are drinking water, tea, and coffee black. Of course, there are some different variations on this depending on your preferences and comfort levels, which you will learn about in later sections.
Drinking Coffee During Your Fast
Many people will rely on drinking coffee during their fast for several reasons. For one thing, if you are fasting for several hours in the morning, not having food or drinks can be hard on your body. It can be difficult to get enough energy for work or exercising in the morning without that caffeine in your body. So, you can definitely have coffee while fasting, but drinking it black is preferred. You can also drink tea if you want something flavored, but without caffeine, or very low amounts of caffeine.
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