There are more drinks than you might think that are little, or ideally, zilch calories that we swear by that will help you get through to your next meal! Any help is very appreciated, we know.
Remember, it is paramount that you avoid sugar-filled drinks such as juices or soft drinks. They contain way more sneaky calories and sugar than you think! Don’t waste your precious cals on liquid… keep it for that piece of dark choccy after dinner!
What can I drink on a fast day is definitely one of our most commonly asked queries when it comes to intermittent fasting! So we wanted to make sure everyone knew as we know first hand how crucial these are to get you through! Here are our top five favourites!
The fountain of health – water
You’re probably thinking… well der, everyone knows water has no calories and that you need to drink it every day to actually… you know, survive. Correct. But if you’re fasting it is 10x MORE crucial that you get your water in. 2.5 litres is the consensus on how much water you should be having if you are fasting!
Water reduces hunger pangs. It can be still or sparkling, up to you! Just remember, if you are dehydrated, you are much more likely to feel a bit off whilst eating less than normal aka fasting. If water is too boring, how about trying…
Water + delicious infusions
Infuse it! Whether that be with some fresh fruit, some lemon, cucumber or lime always works a treat, or with water infusions such as Twinings Infusions!
They are a favourite in the SFD office. They are 0 calories, and add a subtle delicious, fresh taste depending upon your chosen flavour! There are SO many to choose from. Orange and Mango? Rose Lemonade? The mouth-watering list goes on.
‘Wake me up’ medicine – coffee
Before you get too excited, no, unfortunately, we don’t mean your frothy, 3 sugar Frappuccino! You can absolutely have these yummier coffees, but maybe try no sugar, and skim or almond milk – a small skinny cap is only 90 calories! Work that into your fast day and that is easily done.
But black coffee is absolutely NO calories! Yep, 0! So, you can have as many coffees as you can. But we don’t recommend too many – the over-caffeinated caused shakes aren’t too fun, especially on a fast day! Black coffee can actually be beneficial to intermittent fasting, often said to enhance the benefits.
All the tea
They boost the effectiveness of fasting, as well as being an awesome asset when it comes to gut health and improving immunity! What an added bonus. As mentioned before, adding a dash of milk to an English Breakfast Tea won’t break the calorie bank too much! Just be careful.
Broth – the perfect salty pick me up
A great trick to have up your sleeve when you are trying to get through those last couple of hours of your morning on the part-day method or between meals on the 2-day or 3-day method, broth is a great option to have ready to go. Broth is almost 0 cals and is a great salty alternative when you are craving something you really shouldn’t be having on a fast day.
Broth is easy enough to make yourself, or if you are more on the time-poor side of life, pop a teaspoon of stock into a mug like chicken or beef, with some optional curry powder and boiling water, and voila you’re set and you can say goodbye to those cheeky cravings!
A hot SFD Tip
An extra fun tip that a lot of us here at SuperFastDiet love doing on fast days is to make those yummy drinks feel a little more special, have them in your favourite mug, or have your infused water at wine o’clock in a gorgeous, big wine glass! As we have said earlier – it all helps! Have a great fast day.
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