Intermittent fasting has been one of the most popular eating habits.
Many people claim to have lost hundreds of pounds through intermittent fasting.
You will find both the “clean fasting” and the “dirty fasting” terms if you search for enough information about intermittent fasting.
What is clean fasting?
Clean fasting, in its most basic form, is drinking only black coffee, unflavored teas, and water during the fast.
Clean fasts will be broken by added flavors, fat, and artificial sweeteners.
Clean fasting is about more than calories. You should not cause an insulin spike from the food you eat during your fast.
It is possible for it to cause insulin reactions even though it is calorie-free. During a clean fast, bone broth, lemon water, and gum are not allowed.
What is the importance of Clean Fasting?
It all depends on what you want to achieve from intermittent fasting. This eating style has many benefits that have nothing to do with weight loss as well.
The clean fast is the best option if you want to see results such as improved mental clarity, cellular repair, and reduced inflammation.
Weight loss is possible if you have a goal to lose weight. Many people have lost weight by adding cream to their coffee.
There are many success stories. It is important to stop eating after you have finished your breakfast.
Clean fasting can be difficult if you have to stop using creamers and sweeteners in your coffee.
Some IF participants will drink black coffee until they are used to it, while others may accept the challenge and add a bit of their favorite sweetener or creamer.
Making changes in your life can be a slow process. You can start one way and work your way to your goal, whether you are following a clean fast or a fast with 50 calories or fewer.
It is easy to clean up fast because I don’t drink coffee.
If you want to ensure your fast is clean, you can set a date for when you will stop eating unclean foods during your fast.
After drinking unflavored water for a few weeks, many people find that they enjoy black coffee.
What is allowed on a Clean Fast?
Clean fasting is unflavored water, unflavored coffee, and unflavored teas. We are trying to avoid the insulin response caused by flavors during fasting.
You can add flavor to plain water or soda water. Tea made from fresh leaves is the best choice.
You can also enjoy green tea, black tea, or other bitter, unflavored teas in a bag.
Unflavored minerals/electrolytes/salts are allowed if necessary, during the clean fast. Prescribed medication is also permitted.
The list of items that can be brought to a fast is quite easy, as you can see.
What is Not Allowed in a Clean Fast
This question is also very simple. It is prohibited to fast if it isn’t on the above list. Some items fall under the grey area. These items will be included in your fast.
These include peppermint essential oils (for breath freshening only), bitter herbal teas, vitamins, and other supplements.
You can change the time that you take supplements or vitamins to avoid breaking your fast.
FAQs on Clean Fasting
When it comes to intermittent fasting, there are some common questions. Most people have questions about foods that can be eaten but are not allowed to.
These items include foods that add flavor to coffee such as creamer, sugar, artificial sweeteners, and creamer.
People don’t like black coffee so they are looking for a way to make it taste better.
Another question that is frequently asked concerns alcohol consumption during fasting. It is not forbidden on an Intermittent Fasting diet plan.
The plan does suggest that you have an eating and fasting window.
You will be breaking your fast with alcoholic beverages. They are also high in carbs. You can have your favorite adult beverage, but nothing is forbidden.
It’s just a matter of planning your day so you can have your favorite cocktail at the right time.
Clean fasting is an easy concept that anyone can follow if they want.
Before you start your intermittent fasting, it is important that you discuss it with a doctor. If you are hesitant to try clean fasting but want to give it a shot, don’t.
You are already halfway there if you drink black and water coffee.
You may need to wait a few weeks before you can switch to drinking clean coffee or water without “additives”.