I want to incorporate intermittent fasting into my diet, but I’m concerned. I can cut out food, but coffee is my life. I need my two cups in the morning. AT LEAST!! I know I can drink tea, but it’s not the same as coffee when it comes to waking me up. Will coffee really break my fast? I used to put sugar and cream in it, but now I use some heavy cream and stevia.
I get you. Even with the increased mental clarity, and better nights of sleep, I just don’t want to give up my coffee. Luckily, you can drink black coffee while fasting. I personally have trouble drinking it black, so I add extra water to cut the bold flavor. Unfortunately, if you want to keep your fast until later in the day, you’ll have to cut out the sweetener and cream in the morning.
Your other option is to break your fast earlier, and start your fast earlier at night. Of course, if dinner is your meal of choice, this may not be the best option for you. If you do decided to start your eating window earlier, you can make yourself an Ultimate Keto Coffee(see #40 in the post) to start your day. It basically combines the idea of bulletproof coffee, and egg coffee. If you’d rather wait to break your fast, try this Buttered Coffee!