Starting any lifestyle change takes time, and it could be confusing at the beginning. After all, you want to do it right. When it comes to intermittent fasting, one of the most common questions asked is: “What can you drink during intermittent fasting?”.
Staying hydrated is always essential, but it’s even more so during intermittent fasting when your food intake is normally reduced. Roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from food. Therefore, it is especially important to drink more when you are fasting.
What’s even better – by staying hydrated you can reduce hunger and avoid many of possible intermittent fasting side effects like headache, constipation and dizziness.
But the question is…what can you drink during intermittent fasting in order to not break your fast? And what exactly to drink while fasting?
The true answer is – it depends on the type of fast you do. Technically anything you put in your mouth while fasting breaks the fast. But if fasting is a tool for you to restrict calories and hence help you to lose weight, it is okay to consume a small amount of calories if that helps you stick to the fasting schedule and fast longer.
To answer your questions, we’ve categorized fasts in three different categories based on the intensity and goals. Below you will find a list of beverages you can have depending on your choice of fast.
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