Will heavy cream in coffee break a fast? I do 16:8 intermittent fasting but right now I’m craving coffee and I can’t take my coffee wit

Will heavy cream in coffee break a fast? I do 16:8 intermittent fasting but right now I’m craving coffee and I can’t take my coffee without cream or else my stomach will feel acidic.

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  1. Typically fasting means abstaining from family of and drink.
    Having coffee with or without cream interrupts the intermittent fasting period.
    Essentially, the fast is over once one ingests anything of food or drink. .

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  2. Yes, it will.
    Here’s how to tell: if it has calories, it will break your fast. Fasting means not consuming calories. So if what you are craving has calories, then it does break your fast.
    And if what you are going for is total fasting with no exceptions, then there’s your answer. But for some folks, total lack of calories might be too much. For those folks, they might for example allow themselves 20 calories every four hours during the fast. Now 20 calories is enough for that cream in the coffee, but not enough to totally ruin the effect of the fast. It’s still really really low intake and will push the body into using up fat as intermittent fasting does, without triggering starvation mode, which defeats weight loss, and let’s you psychologically not feel quite so deprived so may be easier to maintain. (Some folks can’t do this if for them that 20 calories makes them eat more and more and stop fasting. But if you can keep the “treat” to under 20 calories in 4 hours, it may make staying on the fast psychologically easier.)

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  3. Yes, technically anything with calories will break your fast. Whether or not it will make a difference depends on the reason you are fasting, though.
    If you are fasting for weight management, heavy cream won’t raise your blood sugar much, so it wouldn’t affect your results to add about a tablespoon to your coffee.

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  4. Yes the dairy breaks your fast. But to be honest you really shouldn’t drink coffee on a fast anyway if it is health motivated. It is way too much caffeine when not buffered by food.
    To be frank, the same is true of those folks who must have caffeine first thing in the AM and then forego breakfast. They are just caffeine junkies. The first thing smokers and heroin addicts think of when they wake up is a hit of their drug of choice.

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