I've been IFing for over a month now and I absolutely love it. I've never felt better and I'm definitely seeing positive results from it. I actually eat early in the day and fast after 4 (until 8 AM the next morning), and sometimes in the evening I like to make a cup of black coffee with a couple of stevia drops in it. Is this adversely effecting the benefits of fasting, and is it disrupting autophagy?
asked byErica_6 (707)
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on February 01, 2013
at 02:00 AM
In short, no, probably not. The calories in coffee are negligible. And the effects of stevia on insulin are likewise negligible.
It might be disruptive to your circadian rhythm though. Coffee increases adrenaline/cortisol/etc. These hormones are typically going low as you get closer to bed time. So if you start having trouble sleeping or feeling tired in the day, you might want to try a decaf beverage. Otherwise, press on.