To all experienced Intermittent Fasting practitioners. I myself am a long time IF follower, but recently something struck me, what I myself have never thought abbout.
We all know coffee is good during fasting, period. It helps with hunger, it boosts fat burning, it increases your energy expenditure etc.
But I have always drunk instant coffee, as it’s sadly my preferred choice (sadly, because I know coffee purists would tell I am drinking piss). Now the question is - does instant coffee possibly break the fast?
I mean the difference between a black coffee and an instant is that instant actually means adding something to the water. Black coffee is basically an infusion of coffee beans. A water with added flavour. But with instant coffee you put something in your water and it dissolves. So in the end it’d be the same if I literally ate a tablespoon of coffee.
I mean, if I am not allowed to eat anything, how can I drink coffee only because it is dissolved in water? Following this logic I should be ok drinking protein shakes without a milk (yes, I am exaggerating on purpose).
Please note I am a strict IF practitioner. In other words I don’t accept claims that “it is good, as long as it doesn’t have many calories” or “you can eat fats” or “you can drink lemon water”. No, I understand some people fast this way, but I don’t want to eat anything during my fast.
So am I overthinking too much? Or am I possibly right that even dissolved coffee should still count as eating?