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Coconut cream during fasting period.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Simple question,

Running a leangains type program, getting either 20/80% or 100% around the workout with the use of BCAA.

Simply want to know if having 15g of coconut cream with my coffee will harm the idea of the fast? From what I have read the fat should not interfere with any autophagy and might even signal fat burning to the body?

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235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on July 10, 2012
at 09:31 PM

thats from Martin B. who is the main IF guru....read more here http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html and Xtend which is also recommended has artificial sweeteners in it.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 10, 2012
at 04:59 AM

Are you advocating the use of sugar free crap during a fasting period?

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(19413)

on July 10, 2012
at 02:07 AM

Just make sure it's the real stuff, and not the kind used to make Pina Coladas that's full of additives including sweeteners, and you're all good.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on July 10, 2012
at 12:18 AM

A serving of coconut cream is going to be 50+ calories. It will be mostly fat, but also contain a small amount of carbohydrate and protein. For someone strictly for a zero calorie fast, it definitely negates. However, like almost all of my responses on fasting, if the benefits are to just "rest and digest" and really train your body to burn fat, this isn't going to really hurt you at all.

It all goes back to why you are fasting...

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235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on July 09, 2012
at 11:21 PM

This is from Martin himself on the question about cream and coffee. quote "No calories are to be ingested during the fasted phase, though coffee, calorie free sweeteners, diet soda and sugar free gum are ok (even though they might contain trace amount of calories). A tiny splash of milk in your coffee won’t affect anything either (½-1 teaspoon of milk per cup at the most - use sparingly and sensibly if you drink a lot of coffee). Neither will sugar free gum in moderation (~20 g)."

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 10, 2012
at 04:59 AM

Are you advocating the use of sugar free crap during a fasting period?

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on July 10, 2012
at 09:31 PM

thats from Martin B. who is the main IF guru....read more here http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html and Xtend which is also recommended has artificial sweeteners in it.

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