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Intermittent Fasting and Alcohol

Lizard King

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Just curious what the take is on this. If I have my last meal at 6pm but then have a few ounces of bourbon at 9pm, is my fast considered starting at 6pm or 9pm? Not having beer or food, just maybe a splash or two before bed.
Looking to figure out actual fasting time to see if I need to move my 1st meal back.
Thanks
 
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Just curious what the take is on this. If I have my last meal at 6pm but then have a few ounces of bourbon at 9pm, is my fast considered starting at 6pm or 9pm? Not having beer or food, just maybe a splash or two before bed.
Looking to figure out actual fasting time to see if I need to move my 1st meal back.
Thanks
Technically / literally defined, alcohol breaks a fast. The physiological benefits that fasting provides, are interrupted/delayed/stopped by alcohol consumption.
If your form of fasting is simply to abstain from food consumption, then your bourbon drink is inconsequential.
What’s your reason/s for fasting?
 
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LK needs to fit into his summer Mankini
 
Lizard King

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LK needs to fit into his summer Mankini
My man hammock does not hold the boys well in the heat.

Been doing IF to control weight and it has been working well, just didn't know how a scotch or bourbon before bed fit in.
 
Mike_RN

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I pushed my fasting times up to 10pm-2pm. This way I can drink a few cocktails and have a small meal before bed. Black coffee in the morning and first meal at 2p
 
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I consider my last meal to be my last beer of the night, but that’s 2-4 beers so it’s definitely more impactful than your 2-4oz of liquor. I also eat with my first couple beers, and that’s the 2nd or 3rd meal in a 6-7 hour window each day. I almost always make it until 3-4p for my first meal. Used to suck, now it’s not too bad. Espresso only in the morning. Nothing added anymore. Used to put butter and cinnamon.

Just rambling, but bottom line, if it’s purely for restricting calories, you’re not hurting anything.
 
Lizard King

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I pushed my fasting times up to 10pm-2pm. This way I can drink a few cocktails and have a small meal before bed. Black coffee in the morning and first meal at 2p
Pretty much do 1:30 to 6pm food wise, pushing for a longer fast but a cocktail at 9 to 10 will throw that off I may change it up.
 
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