Coffee During Intermittent Fasting

Coffee During Intermittent Fasting

Harriet Walker; Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian. A leader in the sports nutrition space within Australia, specialising in strength sports.


Alongside keto and vegan diets, intermittent fasting has had a considerable rise in popularity over the past few years. Many are turning to IF to help control their energy intake, lose weight, promote longevity and reduce insulin resistance.

Like any controlled style of diet, intermittent fasting has rules and guidelines to be observed to follow the diet and reap the maximum benefits. While the logistics around reducing your eating window are fairly straightforward, you might be wondering what the recommendations are when it comes to drinking coffee. After all, skipping breakfast is one thing, but for many of us, our morning coffee is non-negotiable.

A lot of the benefits of intermittent fasting come from a process called autophagy, where the body rids itself of damaged cells. To do this, the body needs to be in a starved state - which is where fasting comes into the equation.

Will coffee disrupt this process? Not quite - but don’t reach for your spice pumpkin latte or double mocha frappuccino just yet!

The key to IF is to minimise the number of calories consumed during the fasting window. If you’re adding milk, cream, sugar, or any condiments to your coffee, you’re ingesting a significant amount of calories, meaning that your body is no longer in a fasted state. For most people, however, one cup of coffee shouldn’t cause a large enough change in your metabolic state enough to disrupt the fast.

Each sachet of Clean Coffee contains just 13 calories - just a fraction more than a standard black coffee, but with a host of extra benefits. Not only will Clean Coffee help you stay in a fasted state, it can actually boost your metabolism, combining the thermogenic fat burning effects of caffeine and MCT oils to increase your metabolic rate. It can also help to increase satiety and boost energy - giving you the boost you need to make it through to your first meal.

If you struggle with focus or performance in a fasted state, you’ll love the addition of Bluenesse and caffeine to your morning routine. The duo can help you to feel alert and energized, improving your mood while helping to keep a lid on stress and anxiety.

Whether you’re considering taking up IF or a long-term fan, consider Clean Coffee your ultimate IF sidekick.

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