I am experimenting with intermittent fasting and I have no problems with skipping breakfast and other meals and going without food.
However, it is impossible for me to skip the coffee, especially in the morning. I need at least 1-2 cups (containing 2-4 nespressos in total) to get going. The problem is that the coffee on an empty stomach causes me heartburn, especially if i follow this regime over longer time periods. I try to live with it, as I dislike breakfast in general, but the heartburn is killing me.
Any advice or tips on how to drink coffee on an empty stomach without the heartburn? Any foods that do not affect the fast, but prevent the heartburn? Any recipes?
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on August 14, 2013
at 11:21 PM
Have you tried a bulletproof coffee? Black coffee blended with grass fed butter and MCT oil. I have been informed by several sources that proteins and carbs break a fast but fats don't.
There is lots more info on bulletproofexec.com
You need to blend the coffee with the butter (otherwise it just sits on the top). It tastes great, just like a creamy latte. The MCT oil has not taste whatsoever. Make sure you use unsalted butter.
There are a few fans of this drink on paleohacks. The bulletproofexec forum also talks about using this coffee with intermittent fasting. I find it can keep me going till around 2pm.
good luck ps. don't overdo the MCT oil to start
on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM
I practice IF most days by having either coffee or green tea for breakfast. I add a tablespoon of coconut cream to the coffee or tea and have no stomach issues. Without the coco cream, I sometimes feel nauseous. Maybe it will help you with heartburn as well? I don't like the taste of coco oil or butter in my coffee.
on August 15, 2013
at 02:46 AM
Have you tried drinking green tea instead? Its an effective stimulant and contains antioxidants that improve mental clarity. That's especially important if you're fasting and running low on omega-3 fats and essential vitamins that regulate brain function.
on August 14, 2013
at 11:40 PM
High five Suzie, bulletproof is awesome for IF. In absence of MCT oil I use coconut oil instead. Definitely takes care of the acidic feeling I get from coffee on an empty stomach. Also kerrygold is an easy grass fed butter to find for bulletproof (: