4 Fat-Burning Intermittent Fasting Drinks

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Intermittent fasting sounds like a tough way to diet.

Skip meals, yeah right!

And other people take it further and eliminate carbs and restrict calories.

I wouldn’t recommend fasting that way for reasons I’ll save for another video.

I actually really enjoy intermittent fasting personally and I even wrote a 21-day program that focuses on your metabolism.

I call my version of fasting, metabolic fasting.

I’ll also save explaining that for another video, but I do have a 24-hour metabolism reset guide that explains my metabolism focused philosophy on diet that you can download, just click the link in the first comment.

In this video, I want to give you 4 of my favorite go to drinks while fasting.

These drinks will NOT break your fast, which is why you’re fasting in the first place, to see results, right.

You shouldn’t have to skip meals for nothing!

So, what can you drink during intermittent fasting?

The main thing is that anything you drink needs to have no calories whatsoever.

Why? Because aside from weight loss, one of the biggest benefits of intermittent fasting is something called autophagy.

Autophagy is the process of your body breaking down and recycling damaged cells. Young people have a high rate of autophagy and as one ages this decreases. Fasting is a way to dramatically increase autophagy. This helps the body stay healthy, disease free and youthful.

When you consume calories of any sort you stop the process of autophagy.

It isn’t like you can only have 20-30 calories, wait a bit and jump-start autophagy again.

It takes a sustained fast for autophagy to kick in.

If you consume any calorie-containing drink while intermittent fasting, you are basically not going into Autophagy. And autophagy means you’re basically slowing aging.

Alright, Intermittent fasting drinks to consider…

First let’s go with water with a salty twist!

Sea Salt Water

When you are fasting you are depleting the minerals in your body.

This is amplified if you are also exercising in a fasted state.

It’s important to have sodium in your diet to make sure your muscle cells can take in water and stay hydrated.

When muscle cells are dehydrated, due to your body being depleted of minerals, they weaken and can even cramp up when training.

 

How much salt should you add your water?

Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt to one gallon of water.

Or just sprinkle a small amount into a bottle or glass of water.

Next intermittent fasting drink…

Apple Cider Vinegar

Does apple cider vinegar have calories?

Yes.

I know I mentioned earlier than any calories would kill autophagy, but we are talking 2-3 calories here.

If you are worried that it could stop the autophagy benefit of fasting, then no need to use apple cider vinegar during your fast.

Why is apple cider vinegar good for you?

Apple cider vinegar has acetic acid, which helps your body absorb nutrients and balances blood sugar levels. Vinegar is especially beneficial for those with type 2 diabetes or insulin resistance.

Apple cider vinegar can help you absorb minerals and nutrients.

Apple cider vinegar also suppresses appetite.

So this is a good thing to drink if you feel a bit jittery from blood sugar issue while fasting.

It will also help curb your hunger.

Various studies have shown that just taking a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per day can help reduce body fat and lower triglycerides in your blood.

How should you drink apple cider vinegar?

I like to drink it straight, but you can also dilute 1 tablespoon of ACV into one glass of water. It’s up to you!

I would recommend drinking a glass of this diluted apple cider vinegar as soon as you feel hunger when fasting.

Next intermittent fasting drink…

3. Green Tea

The EGCG in tea increases CKK which decreases hunger by triggering the satiation response in your brain.

Green tea also increases adrenaline which releases fat from fat cells to use for energy.

Studies also show that green tea is healthy.
The EGCG (Epigallocatechin Gallate) in green teas has been studied to treat various diseases and may be one of the main reasons green tea has such powerful medicinal properties.

Green tea is just an overall healthy drink to include in your diet. It also has antioxidants which fight free radicals.

While tea is great, what about coffee!

Coffee is the last drink on my lsit
Coffee has similar enhanced fat burning effects as Green Tea.
Coffee is fine to drink while fasting, as long as it’s black.

So, can you drink diet soda while intermittent fasting?

Some people believe that zero-calorie artificial sweeteners can make the body release insulin
and break your fast. Studies show that this is NOT the case.

Data from numerous publications on the effects of low-energy sweeteners on appetite, insulin and glucose levels, food intake and body weight have shown that there is no consistent evidence that low-energy sweeteners increase appetite or subsequent food intake, cause insulin release or affect blood pressure in normal subjects.

To sum things up, if a drink is truly a zero calorie drink, you will be fine.
If you are paranoid, then substitute plain carbonated water in place of soda while fasting.

Technically, anything without calories would be OK while fasting.

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See you next time!

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