Fast Diets For Dummies
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As a general rule, when fasting, you’re only able to indulge noncaloric beverages. To fast, after all, means to abstain. This means that, for the most part, food is something that needs to be set aside in the hours that you’re fasting. However, you can enjoy several drinks during your fast, including the following:

  • Black coffee

  • Black tea

  • Green tea

  • Herbal teas, such as peppermint, chamomile, or rooibos

  • Homemade light broths

  • Sparkling water

  • Unsweetened coconut water

  • Water

Don’t underestimate the power of water. The human body consists of about 75 percent water. In fact, water is vital in the performance of bodily and cognitive functions. However, the typical American only drinks 2.5 glasses of water a day, far short of the recommended eight glasses. Staying hydrated while fasting can help ensure optimization of the fast, including allowing fat and toxins to be transported out of the body.

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Dr. Kellyann Petrucci, author and nutritionist, appears on various news streams nationally and conducts workshops and seminars worldwide to help people feel — and look — their best. She is also the author of the popular website and gives daily news, tips and inspiration on twitter @drkellyann. Patrick Flynn, a fitness minimalist, is the coauthor of Paleo Workouts For Dummies, and the driving force behind a top 500 Health and Wellness blog

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