my question is about my current situation. I have been fasting for 59 hours. I’ve had butter coffee everyday during that 59 hours, except today. I am fasting for weight loss and for health benefits. I have lost 79 lbs since november 15. to be more accurate I lost 80lbs from november 15 to march 15, IF, keto. when I reached 80lbs lost I had some rash skin issues that I have dealt with all my life, kind of erupt- skin has been better drastically, but I think my body was just maybe needed a break. I’ve maintained within 10lbs so I know what ‘normal’ eating would be like and be able to maintain. I guess this is good to know that I can maintain, it’s not just a hope. I added carbs back, I mean honestly IF Is something I dont see as a diet, it’s really the best way for my body to digest food.
ideally I have a minimum fasting window of 12, but I like 16-18, and when I’m feeling well, and not particually hunger driven worried about food, I can go longer. The longest fast I’ve done was about 96 hours I want to say. I still want to lose about 20 lbs and I’d also like to make sure I am benefiting from autophogh(I know it spelling it wrong) I plan to do some more frequent extended fastings to knock out the rest of the weight, like maybe a 72 hour fast once a week, 16 to 18 hours the rest of the week.
I love butter coffee and I watched a youtube video where they say it does in fact break a fast as far as your body is not burning your fat for energy…but it does not raise insulin. I believe they said it also stops autophogh because the butter has minimal calories of 85 to maybe 120.
In digesting this minimal calories, and giving my body fat to burn, I know that butter coffee doesnt stop ketosis, and most likely makes it easy for your body to switch back over to your own fat once it burns that butter up, but am I getting any other benefits if I technically have not fasted these past 59 hours? I’ve heard some say calories lower than 200 especially if they are from fat, not sugar or carb, might not really count. just looking for some insight.