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Will Kombucha effect fat loss?

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Created September 13, 2012 at 12:15 AM

I'm trying to get down to my ideal weight right now. I know it's recommended to avoid fruit when trying to lose fat so I don't have any fruits at all but like to buy the cranberry kombucha with 4 grams of sugar(per entire bottle) once a day. The stuff makes me feel really great, and totally rids any feelings of craving for other fruits (which is weird because actual fruits cause me to overeat in general) but kombucha has the opposite effect on me; totally satiating. I cook mostly all my food at home, so I'm pretty sure those four grams would be my only source of sugar every day. I do Leangains fasting to 2pm or later, and eat a low carb >50, low protein >60, high fat diet (seems to be working for me) at 5"1 120 lbs. Do you think the kombucha will effect my fat loss negatively? :/

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on March 12, 2013
at 04:20 PM

You're not hurting it, you're helping it become immortal, and to take over the world! :)

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on March 11, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Cutting it!?!? You can do that?! I'm scared of hurting the poor thing when I pour my bucha into a glass... O_O

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:15 AM

the only thing I have during my fasting window is tea with butter and mct oil! I feel like it would ruin the effects of my fast, even is just slighty, and would rather wait to have kombucha with a meal during the feeding window. but thats just me!

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on September 14, 2012
at 02:14 AM

the only thing I have during my fasting window is tea with butter and mct oil! I feel like it would ruin the effects of my fast, even is just slighty, and would rather wait to have with a meal during the feeding window. but thats just me!

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on September 13, 2012
at 04:18 AM

I've often wondered about this in regards to the fasting window. What would the difference be between drinking one at 10am versus 4pm. I doubt it could much affect insulin levels with protein and fat in your stomach after breaking the fast, but what beforehand?

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yay thank you!! good to hear :)

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on September 13, 2012
at 12:55 AM

If you can use it to stay away from other, more sugary, fruits, I'd stick with it. 4 grams of sugar isn't very bad. In addition kombucha is acidic and may help you with digestion, which may in turn help you lose weight.

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at 01:01 AM

yay thank you!! good to hear :)

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on September 13, 2012
at 04:07 AM

At one point in time I was drinking 12 oz of kombucha per day and discovered that I was losing more weight than I wanted to. In some ways it is akin do consuming vinegar - really cleans out the system -- but has many other benefits as well. So, yes, kombucha can definitely help you get your weight down.

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on September 14, 2012
at 01:25 AM

I understand that there is a lot of residual fructose in kombucha, but apparently it's not enough to cause most people problems. There's a big following of kombucha drinkers on one of the low carb forums I frequent.

I found I did not like the vinegary taste of kombucha, but I'm interested in trying water kefir and was wondering the same about that.

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on September 13, 2012
at 10:45 AM

Even the fully fermented stuff tastes sweet to me, yeah, overall it tastes like vinegar, but after the acid, I can taste it as still quite sweet. Possibly it consumes the glucose, but not the fructose? Either way, I don't have it during fasts - and I have less than a cup of the stuff at night (I skip breakfast).

I don't think I need to chug gallons of the stuff, as it's been fermented a long time. (The commercial stuff hasn't and is very sweet - almost like a soda.) I suspect 1/2-1 a cup every few days is more than enough to provide probiotics.

Even so, I suspect most of the carbs have been consumed by the SCOBY. I say this, because I've seen that SCOBY grow very huge in my jar and am thinking of cutting it up and throwing some into the freezer since it's taking up about 1/4th the top of the jar. So it certainly has the potential to process a lot of sugar quickly.

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on March 11, 2013
at 07:29 PM

Cutting it!?!? You can do that?! I'm scared of hurting the poor thing when I pour my bucha into a glass... O_O

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on March 12, 2013
at 04:20 PM

You're not hurting it, you're helping it become immortal, and to take over the world! :)

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on September 13, 2012
at 05:29 AM

With all the kombuca I've ingested? I can safely say that is false.

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