Been experimenting with Intermittent Fasting the past few weeks - which is a fancy way of saying, "skipping breakfast." I have been tweaking meals accordingly: big meal of the day to actually "break" the fast. I find it makes managing calories a lot easier - and nowhere near as hard as I thought it would be....
I take a few supplements in the mornings on the way to work, and have, for the past year or so: Vitamin D, B12, Calcium, and the most important: Fish Oil.
A Tbsp of fish oil is about 100 kcal or so. Is this "significant" enough to break the fast, and jeopardize whatever metabolic magic happens to my body when in the fasted state?
it is a spectrum. I don't think it will have any significant impact, this would be even more true if you lowered the dose (half a spoon). Many people also state fat does not have the same fast breaking effect, and that the benefits of fasting can be obtained through just restricting carbs and protein. http://www.bulletproofexec.com/bulletproof-fasting/
Do you think the benefit outweigh the possibility of breaking your fast, it probably does.
Or you could just have it at a different time, i don't see why it would be necessary to have to in the morning, as opposed to other times of the day.
From my experience and getting advice from those in the IF comunity, you can have aroune 80 cals day, spread through the day during a fast. Low or no calorie drinks (i.e. Monsters, Red Bull, Coffee with a small amount of creamer, etc.). As far a fish oil it's still uncertian because it's pure fat but amino's are a go.
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