Can you have milk in your coffee during the “fast” period of intermittent fasting?

Can you have milk in your coffee during the “fast” period of intermittent fasting?

You can check the answer of the people under the question at Quora “intermittent fasting coffee with milk

0 thoughts on “Can you have milk in your coffee during the “fast” period of intermittent fasting?”

  1. Fat doesn’t spike insulin so I use heavy cream, 35%, in my coffee but whether or not it prevents autophagy, I can’t say for sure.

    Reply
  2. Technically, you can’t. The sugar in milk (lactose which will be broken down to glucose and galactose) will trigger an insulin response and essentially cut short your fasting period.

    Reply
  3. i say YES . iv drank 1 coffee pretty much every day when doing fasting and lost a shedload of weight. That coffee was my little treat to myself

    Reply
  4. Not really. But if it’s just a splash of whole milk and it’s a choice of fasting with that or not fasting at all then def go with the milk. That might be 1g of carbs. It’s not really going to make a difference if we’re being honest

    Reply
  5. No, even whole milk has too much lactose – i.e. sugar – in it.
    If you need something, get as close to pure fat as you can. A small amount of heavy whipping cream (1–2 tablespoons at most), or you can try butter or coconut oil, for example. These are all popular choices.

    Eight O’Clock

    Reply
  6. A small amount of fat in whole fat milk, low protein and low sugar won’t likely break the fast by over stimulating the nutrient sensing pathways.
    Black coffee is better for not breaking a fast.
    However it will break the circadian rhythm and your body won’t think it’s fasting anymore. The same goes here for black coffee.
    These are strict rules.
    Black coffee is at least not adding calories.

    Reply
  7. NO its not advisable to have milk in coffee or tea or on its own as milk is a lactose just like fructose, sucrose and glucose, all of this family used for making different forms of sugar so drinking milk on a fast will break the fast unless it was such a minute amount if it was just a drop but if its just a drop of milk may as well not have any instead put some cream in as this is a fat not a lactose but keep it to a small portion your best off just waiting till your fasting window is over then have it.

    Reply
  8. First of all I don’t recommend any fasting other than what already happens between the time you eat dinner/dessert and the time you eat your breakfast. I don’t believe that it is healthy to fast at any other time.
    However; to answer your question, no. You can’t have anything during a fast. coffee or milk.

    Reply
  9. I don’t recommend fasting or intermittent fasting or semi-starvation diets of any kind, myself, because they tend to make your metabolic rate drop like a rock, so they’re both unhealthy and counterproductive.
    But my understanding is that anything that has zero calories is OK to consume while you are fasting, so that would be basically plain water or carbonated water. It is in fact crucial to drink lots of water if you are starving yourself, to keep your kidneys from shutting down. Going without any water at all for even just a few days will kill you.
    Anything with calories in it (like black coffee and like milk) “breaks” the fast, as the idea of “fasting” or starvation is to not consume any calories at all.
    A “semi-starvation” diet is a diet too low in calories to sustain life-processes on a long-term basis, so if you are allowing yourself to have SOME calories each day, (like, only 500 calories max per day) then you’d have to count the calories in the milk and in the coffee as well.
    But, please consider not fasting.
    Instead, consider making a permanent lifestyle change that includes a healthy, varied, moderately-calorie-reduced diet PLUS gradually increasing daily exercise (alternating between aerobic exercises and resistance exercises) to lose your excess stored fat weight, and maintain a healthy weight for the long term.

    Reply
  10. Technically no since it has some calories but it will have no impact, the important thing is to maintain a caloric deficit during the eating window.

    Reply
  11. Fasting needs to be totalitarian if for health reasons and not piece-meal which is allowed for spiritual reasons.. As milk contains various nutrients such as carbs, proteins and fats it adds to calories, thereby activating the metabolic pathway leading to synthesis of glucose. which is the basic energy provider. Though plain black coffee without added sugar would do as it has negligible calories for any pathway to get activated and put a spoke in your weight loss goal.

    Reply
  12. The whole reason you are fasting is to rid your body of the dangerous effects of milk. Why would you go and put more in while you are trying to get rid of it?

    Reply

Leave a Comment