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Coffee for Breakfast or Protein Drink?

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Created July 30, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I'm having a hard time deciding on a breakfast choice following a busy schedule that also involves following Dr Ori's and Dave's (from bulletproof fasting) recommendations of undereating during the day and eating one larger meal at night between the hours of 2-8pm. And then restarting the daily "fast" at 8pm after your last meal each night. This has worked well for me in the past but my version of "undereating" was cooked eggs which I think I've given myself an allergy to from eating so much of. Since I find that i'm more focused and effcient on lighter meals throughout the day though, I'm not considering beef, or meats, or heavier paleo foods in the morning because I just prefer a "lighter" feeling, and it goes against my intermittent fasting methods. SO my question is what would provide greater FAT LOSS/SATIETY as a breakfast choice until that time when I eat (usually around 4pm). Not to mention when I say coffee I mean Bulletproof coffe (coffee with some high quality fats such as MCT oil and raw butter in it) These are my concerns with the two

Coffee: Pros; increases metabolism, the fats would help with satiety, would continue my day as fasting without feeling deprived since apparently fats don't take your body out of ketosis (only protiens and carbs do) Cons; I've never been a coffee drinker so this would be new. Is coffee okay to drink health wise?

Protein Drinks: Pros; It's a PROTEIN drink, so it would also help with satiety? It's still low calorie and light Cons; A serving has around 6 grams of natural sugars, and I don't know if this would impair fat loss, since it is a PROTEIN with natural sugars, technically it would take my body out of ketosis each morning impairing fat loss right and wouldn't technically count as intermittent fasting? (http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/) this is where I would buy the protein drinks from btw, grass fed, organic, etc.

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on July 31, 2012
at 04:15 PM

I think, why complicate this, just go at least 16 hours without food or any kind of calories and if weight loss is your goal, do your workout within the last 2 hours of the fast.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 31, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Thank you so much! I think I'm just going to try chamomile for now, as a decaf version and try blending it in my vitamix so the oil doesn't settle on top? I'm just afraid I might be insulin sensitive to coffee, so I'm going to try this first and see what the fat loss results are. Thanks for all your help tho in case I turn to coffee!!

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on July 31, 2012
at 12:54 PM

coconut milk wont produce the thermogenic effect of the coffee / mct combo if that is what you are after

91119f53c3827f5c7fc90b98cab85b04

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on July 31, 2012
at 12:53 PM

try gorilla coffee, most whole foods carry it - check the roasting date and try to get a bag that has been roasted as close as possible to the date you are purchasing it on. They have a wet-processed Guatemalan single-origin that I have found to be quite similar to the upgraded coffee that Dave Asprey sells. Look for any coffee producer that has roasting dates printed on the packages and offer single origin, wet processed. Those are the two sticking points of the upgraded coffee that supposedly limit the toxicity

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:27 AM

Yes and no. At that point you're doing a protein sparing fast, since you're not getting any carbs. Dr. Davis had a post on butter raising insulin, but looks like he switched blogs and the full post is hard to find: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2010/03/butter-insulin-and-dr-davis.html - it seems to be here: http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2010/03/butter-and-insulin.html but without the graph.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:21 AM

You can get pure unflavored protein powders from places like the protein factory. These places will mix up whatever you want, but it's not worth it in the end. There's an insulin spike from whey that you don't get (as much of) from actual meat.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:19 AM

Yup, whey is insulogenic. Almost the same effect as eating sugar on insulin, though of course, it's better for you on all the other levels than sugar, so if you've got metabolic issues such as insulin resistance, it's better to just eat meat.

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on July 31, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Thanks! After I responded to your comment, I realized that I have now gotten rid of 10% of the body I started this journey with. I am amazed at my accomplishment at the moment and it gave me some motivation. Forgive me for a moment while I bask in that glory!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 31, 2012
at 01:33 AM

another quick question, if I decide I don't want to start drinking coffee, would unsweetened coconut milk work as a base for the fats too? I don't think I could stomach the oil settling on top of such a watery alternative substance such as tea. Would the coconut milk ruin the fat loss benefits since it's a source of carb calories unlike coffee and tea? And will it work the same for fat loss even though there would be no stimulis from caffine? Thanks again !!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 31, 2012
at 01:30 AM

Well keep going strong that is AWESOME! 32 pounds is a lot!! Cuidos to you :) !!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 31, 2012
at 01:11 AM

*diabetic and. Damn phone.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 31, 2012
at 01:10 AM

Yes, but at 300 lbs, I had a lot to lose. So far, down 32 lbs. I am T2 diabeticad must keep carbs below 50 gr. Don't think it's any one thing in particular, but the BP coffee is certainly helping.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:49 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast" until 2pm or later but no later than 8pm? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option anymore. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:43 PM

is there any brand I can buy from a store that is okay? I have a few organic options from my local whole foods and trader joes, but I want to pick the best one. and I'm not really sure what to look for. Dave's article on choosing coffee didn't really help me. Thank you!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I hope I don't have an insulin reaction that would be counterproductive huh? haha I'm gonna try the BF coffee thing I think, but if that doesn't work maybe I will try to get my hands on some turkey bacon or something (I don't eat pork). Eating real food food in the morning though can sometimes intenser my want/cravings for food throughout the day (as weird as that is haha) thats why I was looking more for a liquid option, but again I will try it maybe if the coffee doesn't work. Thank you!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Hmmm, if I can't tolerate the coffee, I will try to do this. I'm not sure what pemmican is? and I'm not sure if I could handle beef tallow in a shake? hahah but I will do my best to come up with something if the coffee doesn't work :P thank you!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:24 PM

Thank you Rob! But I'm not sure if I'm gonna go with the protein powders anymore since everyone is saying they really only help if you exercise intensely, otherwise they can put on weight I guess :/

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:22 PM

That's so awesome thank you for sharing!! Have you experienced fat loss results with the bulletproof coffee? (if that's even what you were going for)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast"? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option anymore. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 11:19 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast"? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 11:15 PM

okay that is REALLY good to know thankk you!! Cuz I don't think I exercise to the point then that it would help my composition haha :)

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on July 30, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Fat and carbs, interfere with the production of HGH, which is one of the main reasons for fasting. On top of that, as soon as you consume calories, you break the fasting cycle.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Well it is insulinogenic, so given that you're doing the kind of exercise that requires insulin and protein for rebuilding muscle, it should improve your body comp. But in my case, sitting at a desk, it just gave me a belly.

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:10 PM

http://shop.portlandroasting.com/

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:03 PM

That might be a good answer too! But I feel like a foamy coffee (he shows you how do it) would be a lot more appetizing than butter and tea hahah :P but I might have to do that if I can't tolerate coffee

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:02 PM

hmmm well as much as that makes sense, according to Dave BP fasting method, this works especially better for women because it's still "fasting" but less stressful on the body and still provides good fat loss results. ?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:01 PM

That's so weird/good to know that whey protein didn't give you a even better body composition, since that's what it's SUPPOSED to do right? Some days I might just have avocado, cucumber and such like you suggested and see how that works:) and regards to breaking the fast, if Alvaro is right ^ then coffee or whey would be breaking it anyway :P so this is a less stressful version of "fasting" for me.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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at 06:58 PM

Thank you so much! It's great to hear this from someone who has tried something and had great results :) !! Where do you buy your coffee?

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:45 PM

maybe the answer is consuming the extra fat you would add to coffee to some herbal tea?

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91119f53c3827f5c7fc90b98cab85b04

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:53 PM

I would recommend starting with small amounts of coffee to see how caffeine sensitive you are - like maybe a single or double espresso in the am to start, and add a little butter a day or two after. The fats can be a little rich for the digestive system if you are taking this first thing in the am - I have found adding a digestive enzyme with the fat makes it a little easier. Also start slow and work up to the full tablespoon of MCT because that can be a little hard on the tummy for some people as well.

I have been drinking the bulletproof coffee around 6 each morning with 1T each of Kerrygold unsalted butter and MCT oil - usually in 12-16 oz of Guatemalan coffee or the Dark Colombian single origin from Portland Roasting, I take it with a 1000mg Krill Oil softgel and a capsule of Betaine HCI. A few times per week I immediately follow this with around 30 minutes of fairly strenuous exercise, usually kettlebell intervals, follow up with 5mg of BCAAs and then go about my day until lunch rolls around. My eating window is from 1 or 2PM through to 7 or 8PM (6 hours), the other 18 hours I fast, drinking just this coffee and supplementing from the 8PM - 2PM window. I have been following this 5x/ per week (every week day) and have had great improvement in fat loss, preservation of lean mass, mental clarity, and have not experienced hunger. It did take a while (4 weeks or so) to really dial in all of the correct amounts of coffee, fat, and supplements and for my body to adjust.

GOOD LUCK!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 31, 2012
at 02:51 PM

Thank you so much! I think I'm just going to try chamomile for now, as a decaf version and try blending it in my vitamix so the oil doesn't settle on top? I'm just afraid I might be insulin sensitive to coffee, so I'm going to try this first and see what the fat loss results are. Thanks for all your help tho in case I turn to coffee!!

91119f53c3827f5c7fc90b98cab85b04

(799)

on July 30, 2012
at 07:10 PM

http://shop.portlandroasting.com/

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 06:58 PM

Thank you so much! It's great to hear this from someone who has tried something and had great results :) !! Where do you buy your coffee?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 11:43 PM

is there any brand I can buy from a store that is okay? I have a few organic options from my local whole foods and trader joes, but I want to pick the best one. and I'm not really sure what to look for. Dave's article on choosing coffee didn't really help me. Thank you!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 31, 2012
at 01:33 AM

another quick question, if I decide I don't want to start drinking coffee, would unsweetened coconut milk work as a base for the fats too? I don't think I could stomach the oil settling on top of such a watery alternative substance such as tea. Would the coconut milk ruin the fat loss benefits since it's a source of carb calories unlike coffee and tea? And will it work the same for fat loss even though there would be no stimulis from caffine? Thanks again !!

91119f53c3827f5c7fc90b98cab85b04

(799)

on July 31, 2012
at 12:53 PM

try gorilla coffee, most whole foods carry it - check the roasting date and try to get a bag that has been roasted as close as possible to the date you are purchasing it on. They have a wet-processed Guatemalan single-origin that I have found to be quite similar to the upgraded coffee that Dave Asprey sells. Look for any coffee producer that has roasting dates printed on the packages and offer single origin, wet processed. Those are the two sticking points of the upgraded coffee that supposedly limit the toxicity

91119f53c3827f5c7fc90b98cab85b04

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on July 31, 2012
at 12:54 PM

coconut milk wont produce the thermogenic effect of the coffee / mct combo if that is what you are after

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61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:19 PM

I drink Bulletproof coffee at 6AM during the week and lately I don't get hungry until 4:30 or 5. I started drinking it because I am not usually hungry before I leave for work, but by 9AM I am ravenous and can hear the vending machines in the next building over calling my name.
In the beginning, I would drink BP coffee and be hungry around noon. Now that I've been in ketosis for a while, I am able to go several hours longer.

For what its worth, I stopped drinking protein drinks because there were too many ingredients in them, especially ones that I couldn't pronounce.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 31, 2012
at 01:11 AM

*diabetic and. Damn phone.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 31, 2012
at 01:30 AM

Well keep going strong that is AWESOME! 32 pounds is a lot!! Cuidos to you :) !!

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 31, 2012
at 04:00 AM

Thanks! After I responded to your comment, I realized that I have now gotten rid of 10% of the body I started this journey with. I am amazed at my accomplishment at the moment and it gave me some motivation. Forgive me for a moment while I bask in that glory!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 11:22 PM

That's so awesome thank you for sharing!! Have you experienced fat loss results with the bulletproof coffee? (if that's even what you were going for)

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on July 31, 2012
at 01:10 AM

Yes, but at 300 lbs, I had a lot to lose. So far, down 32 lbs. I am T2 diabeticad must keep carbs below 50 gr. Don't think it's any one thing in particular, but the BP coffee is certainly helping.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:21 AM

You can get pure unflavored protein powders from places like the protein factory. These places will mix up whatever you want, but it's not worth it in the end. There's an insulin spike from whey that you don't get (as much of) from actual meat.

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:52 PM

Whey makes me a little bit pudgy unless I'm really exercising my ass off on a regular basis.

Real food is a much better option than some franken-drink. You keep emphasizing feeling light: how about some veges and a fat source: avocado or coconut perhaps? I often have avocado, cucumber, and red pepper 'salad' with just a little salt and pepper on it.

Also, it may be worth noting that, from what I understand, women do better with a little bit shorter fasting windows (12ish hours instead of 16, I think I've read?)

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:19 AM

Yup, whey is insulogenic. Almost the same effect as eating sugar on insulin, though of course, it's better for you on all the other levels than sugar, so if you've got metabolic issues such as insulin resistance, it's better to just eat meat.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:01 PM

That's so weird/good to know that whey protein didn't give you a even better body composition, since that's what it's SUPPOSED to do right? Some days I might just have avocado, cucumber and such like you suggested and see how that works:) and regards to breaking the fast, if Alvaro is right ^ then coffee or whey would be breaking it anyway :P so this is a less stressful version of "fasting" for me.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:15 PM

okay that is REALLY good to know thankk you!! Cuz I don't think I exercise to the point then that it would help my composition haha :)

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Well it is insulinogenic, so given that you're doing the kind of exercise that requires insulin and protein for rebuilding muscle, it should improve your body comp. But in my case, sitting at a desk, it just gave me a belly.

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on July 30, 2012
at 09:27 PM

I'd avoid the protein shake thing entirely- unless you are making it yourself of fresh ingredients. a LOT of sensitivities to food involve processed bits, separated parts, and contaminants in the processing (contaminant can mean food, btw)

Some people get an insulin reaction from coffee, others don't. I can replace breakfast with 4 shots of espresso in water with a few tablespoons of heavy natural cream and fly through my day. I have friends who cannot (with or without the cream)

Possibly your best answer is found in C: BACON!

I'm not really joking, 2 ounces (2 or 3 strips or whatever) of bacon is great. it's a near perfect food. And it will satiate well.

Provided, of course, as I will continue to harp on- you aren't "hungry" because of dehydration.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:29 PM

I hope I don't have an insulin reaction that would be counterproductive huh? haha I'm gonna try the BF coffee thing I think, but if that doesn't work maybe I will try to get my hands on some turkey bacon or something (I don't eat pork). Eating real food food in the morning though can sometimes intenser my want/cravings for food throughout the day (as weird as that is haha) thats why I was looking more for a liquid option, but again I will try it maybe if the coffee doesn't work. Thank you!!

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:10 PM

Following the Bulletproof guidelines (to the T) would ensure great, healthy coffee. But you may be missing a couple things here. I follow both the bulletproof / paleo diet and intermittent fasting:

  1. Unless I've misunderstood your write-up you're talking about having bulletproof coffee in the morning. This would of course be breaking your fast far earlier than the 1 P.M. timeframe outlined in the protocol.

2a. Be warned. When I drink bulletproof coffee my body temperature rises. I have absolutely no jitters. No awkward energy. But I am HOT. I sweat. Far more than with a regular cup of coffee. Remember that body heat and metabolism are directly correlated.

  1. Your question on protein powder concludes that you're only willing to buy a single brand of protein. All protein powders do not have that sugar additive. I think gold standard makes a quality product for this. As does Dave Asprey (I'm not sure if his includes sugar). Protein powders, in my experience, do not lend to satiety whatsoever.

2a. If you were going to do this I would recommend doing this in your blender every day and adding 100g of spinach, perhaps a small amount of kale, ginger... MAYBE 50g of frozen strawberries. You'll have to really pulverize it but the spinach wont impart a strong flavor on your shake and it'll make you feel much more satisfied.

2b. Protein powders dont usually inhibit weight loss on their own until an athlete (even a gym athlete) is trying to cut to super lean (10- for guys and 15- for ladies). I'm speaking from experience and observation. I don't have any annotations to back this up.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:49 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast" until 2pm or later but no later than 8pm? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option anymore. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:19 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast"? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on July 30, 2012
at 11:20 PM

I'm confused about 1. because yes I thought having the coffee in the morning is what the whole BP FASTING was about? Where you have the coffee in the morning during the "fast"? And good to know about the body temp. does that happen to everyone? And thank you for the info about the protein powder, from other peoples' comments too, I don't think it would be a good option anymore. I don't think I exercise enough for it to impact fat loss results!

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at 07:00 PM

If its organo gold then its for both, very healthy for you http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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on July 30, 2012
at 08:16 PM

Not having the coffee monkey on your back might be a good reason for staying away from the bulletproof coffee. Maybe there are other things you could create that do not involve coffee or protein powder. Perhaps a coconut and cocoa powder shake or maybe pemmican. I was considering trying to make a coconut pemmican with shredded coconut and beef tallow and maybe a little coconut manna to help it stick together. I wasn't considering trying this as a way to do what you are doing, but as a high energy source. But something like this, perhaps a concoction of your own, might work for what you want to accomplish.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:26 PM

Hmmm, if I can't tolerate the coffee, I will try to do this. I'm not sure what pemmican is? and I'm not sure if I could handle beef tallow in a shake? hahah but I will do my best to come up with something if the coffee doesn't work :P thank you!

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at 08:15 PM

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 11:24 PM

Thank you Rob! But I'm not sure if I'm gonna go with the protein powders anymore since everyone is saying they really only help if you exercise intensely, otherwise they can put on weight I guess :/

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:46 PM

If you drink Bullet proof coffee or a protein drink, you will be breaking your fast

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:02 PM

hmmm well as much as that makes sense, according to Dave BP fasting method, this works especially better for women because it's still "fasting" but less stressful on the body and still provides good fat loss results. ?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on July 31, 2012
at 10:27 AM

Yes and no. At that point you're doing a protein sparing fast, since you're not getting any carbs. Dr. Davis had a post on butter raising insulin, but looks like he switched blogs and the full post is hard to find: http://high-fat-nutrition.blogspot.com/2010/03/butter-insulin-and-dr-davis.html - it seems to be here: http://blog.trackyourplaque.com/2010/03/butter-and-insulin.html but without the graph.

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at 08:56 PM

Fat and carbs, interfere with the production of HGH, which is one of the main reasons for fasting. On top of that, as soon as you consume calories, you break the fasting cycle.

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on July 31, 2012
at 04:15 PM

I think, why complicate this, just go at least 16 hours without food or any kind of calories and if weight loss is your goal, do your workout within the last 2 hours of the fast.

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Coffee has questionable health benefits. Sure, there are antioxidants, and the caffeine could do good things for your metabolism, but it's also addicting, and there's a question of possible mold. If you're not currently a drinker, I wouldn't start. Also, if you're sensitive to gluten, I wouldn't start.

I've read that if the protein is pure whey isolate, it doesn't matter if it's grassfed. I could be wrong, and others may know more...

57bef671ea7e05631c9fa56f708bcaa9

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on July 30, 2012
at 06:45 PM

maybe the answer is consuming the extra fat you would add to coffee to some herbal tea?

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on July 30, 2012
at 07:03 PM

That might be a good answer too! But I feel like a foamy coffee (he shows you how do it) would be a lot more appetizing than butter and tea hahah :P but I might have to do that if I can't tolerate coffee

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