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Old 12-31-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
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While incorporating intermittent fasting (few days a week no food or just breakfast) over the last year of so, I've been consuming coffee sometimes on fast periods. I find I get even more of a caffeine effect but I've been told by some people "Oh no you should never do that" "That will mess your stomach up" etc. Personally I haven't noticed any ill effects. Anyone else on the forum have any experience with this?

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:37 AM   #2
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Greg,
I've been fasting EOD for the last several wks and not once did I go a day without having a cup of coffee or two. Personally haven't noticed any funny or strange effects either. If anything, its a good feeling that gives me a nice jolt of energy. Perhaps drinking coffee on an empty tank without much water in your system could cause some strange feelings, but besides that...the person who told you to never do that most likely knows very little about nutrition and IF.

What grounds are they basing they're statement on anyway?

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Old 12-31-2006, 08:46 AM   #3
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Thats sort of what I was thinking. Just random (unqualified) people seem to think that. Usually from people who think coffee is bad for you in general (i disagree)..

I know it can give a bit of the jitters but if my stomach is truly empty i stick to a smaller size and that seems to avoid any problems.
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:45 AM   #4
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Never done coffee sans IF, but before I cut it out it caused my BP to spike up to 140/80. Cut out the coffee, back to 115/75 or so.

Now I just save coffee for special occasions when I absolutely must be awake. The caffeine jolt I get from it is ridiculous. As in, drink some at lunch and be unable to sleep until 1AM (when bedtime is 8-9pm).
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Old 12-31-2006, 01:08 PM   #5
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Chris, on another matter, how is your weights program going? Some months ago now, I seem to recall that you were doing less of the metcon stuff, ie. the regular CF workouts and more of the traditional oly lifts recommended in books like Starting Strength.

The reason I ask is that I have done a similar thing, but on a far more limited basis, that is, doing basic Oly Lifts on a Saturday when I can spend a full 90 minutes in the gym, cycling 60ks on a Sunday and then doing my regular CF exercises during the week.

Noticed any different outcomes?
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Old 12-31-2006, 02:38 PM   #6
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Matthew-

No progress as I've been trying to rehab a mystery injury in my back for quite awhile now.
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Old 12-31-2006, 04:04 PM   #7
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CAFFIENE!! The stuff of life...I drink two cups of freshly ground each and every day on an empty stomach. Done it for years and never had any problem.

Chris, what you do on the other occasions? Do you not have to be awake?
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Old 12-31-2006, 05:28 PM   #8
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Me too Frank, still kicking.
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Old 12-31-2006, 09:08 PM   #9
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It's possible to make breakfast without having coffee first?
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:29 PM   #10
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That should read WIDE awake. Example: I had to drive 4 hours back home after Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone knows about the famous post-meal nap, so I had a cup of coffee with dessert and was amped up for the entire drive home.
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