Can I put sweetener in my coffee during intermittent fasting?

Can I put sweetener in my coffee during intermittent fasting?

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  1. If you must have a little sweetness in your coffee, choose wisely. Sweeteners will break your fast by triggering insulin secretion . Artificial sweeteners such as Stevia, Swerve, Aspartame, and Splenda won’t break your fast, since they don’t seem to have an effect on insulin secretion or blood glucose.

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  2. Are you asking if you can put sweetener in your coffee whilst the fasting window? If that’s the case, it would be a big NO. Sweeteners (zero-calorie or not) make trigger insulin response, and you don’t want that in your fasting window.
    If the question were for eating window, I would suggest using coconut sugar or zero-calorie sugar alternatives (monk fruit, stevia, etc.).
    Coffee without sweetener is quite bitter, and you would get used to it over time. Do yourself a favour and try without sweetener for a while, you can thank me later!

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  3. Technically a fast is calorie free outside of the small amounts from black coffee and such. So a calorie free sweetener can be a viable option to sweeten coffee for energy. But as stated previously it may lead to sweet cravings which can cause breaks in fasts or over consumption of calories during your feeding window.

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  4. You can, but I don’t recommend it. your brain sees the sweeteners that you add as another form of sugar. Basically, the sweetener tricks your brain into thinking that it is consuming sugar, and when that happens, you become more hungry.
    So do yourself a favor, and do not add sweetener to your coffee during your fast.
    I hope this answer helps! Peace.

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  5. It might cause an insulin response. Think of when you see something you’d like to eat like your favorite dessert or food or snack… you probably salivate… that is an involuntary response. Similarly with insulin response, you produce insulin without thinking about it when you taste something sweet, and if there is too much insulin in your bloodstream then you won’t use fat for energy and you won’t be teaching your body to use fat for energy and to use ketones instead of glucose so it is not recommended.

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  6. It depends on the reason that you’re fasting.
    If you are fasting for weight loss, those few calories are not likely to stall weight loss. However, if you are on a long fast, and in ketosis, the sweet taste from even a “zero calorie” sweetener can trigger an insulin response in some people that may kick you out of ketosis and make it harder to get through the rest of yo…

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