People often ask me about the best ways to break a fast, but does the answer depend largely on your diet and lifestyle choices?
You can probably tell from my blog and social media that I am a huge advocate for a high fat, medium protein, low-carb, ketogenic-style diet.
I usually cycle in and out of ketosis on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. But whether I’m in ketosis or not, I’ll generally eat meat at least 3 days per week, it’s usually organic but always locally sourced.
So I’m by no means vegetarian – and certainly not vegan as I eat a lot of sheep’s cheese and eggs too – but that doesn’t mean I don’t have anything but love, admiration and respect for all my vegan and plant-based brothers and sisters out there.
Whether you follow a vegan or keto diet, Plant-Based Coconut Protein+ is one of the best ways to break your fast!
WHY INTERMITTENT FASTING?
Intermittent Fasting plays a huge roll in my daily life – 7 days per week, usually between 16-24hrs (a 24hr fast is basically just one large meal per day)
Here at Fasting For Fitness we fast mainly for general health reasons and this eating schedule keeps us fit, healthy, happy and mostly injury free. I personally haven’t been sick (cold, flu, cough, upset stomach or any other illness) for well over 2 years now. It’s normal to do up to 10km of hiking in the Alps in the morning. Followed by an hours weight training at midday. And then a 20km (that’s nearly a half marathon) trail run in the afternoon. All this on an empty stomach and I feel great before, during and afterwards. With no aches or pains the next day. My body seems to be working at optimal levels and I know that Intermittent Fasting and the way I break my fast in particular is playing a major role in that success.
BREAK YOUR FAST – THE FASTING FOR FITNESS WAY
I have found out (from bitter experience) that what you break your fast with is hugely important. If you do a 20hr fast and break it with a load of bread, fries, steak or even just fresh fruit and vegetables then you are setting yourself up for a miserable few hours – stomach cramps, blood sugar spikes and a whole host of other horrible side effects.
The way to avoid this is to break your fast the right way. For me, that’s either with a cup of homemade 24-Hour Bone Broth or a Plant-Based/Vegan Coconut Protein+ shake mixed with coconut water.
Both of these drinks will replace much needed electrolytes that you’ve lost during your fast and while you slept. They will nourish your body when it’s primed for just this and deliver much needed protein into your muscles as well as getting your digestive system back online the right way.
Once you have broken your fast, leave it at least 30-40 minutes before eating your first meal and you will have no problems at all doing this day after day, week after week, month after month and year after year!
WHY PLANT-BASED COCONUT PROTEIN?
Organic Plant-Based Coconut Protein+ is 100% Vegan, Organic and Gluten-Free with NO added sugar, additives, emulsifiers or fillers of any kind. It’s full of Amino acids and Vitamin C and specifically designed for intermittent fasting and is also perfect for weight-loss or Ketogenic, Paleo and Low-Carb Diets. And it tastes great when mixed with Coconut Water
Basically, Organic Plant-Based Coconut Protein+ by Fasting For Fitness is great for anyone…no matter who you are or what you’re into!