Start breaking a fast with easy to digest food such as bone broth, fermented foods, berries, avocado, etc. Transcript: "What's the best way to break a fast? Great question. The general rule for this is you want to get back into eating with stuff that's easy to digest. It's really that simple. So you want stuff that's not going to put a lot of demands on your digestive system that you don't want to go with a big fried food meal. But that's pretty much common sense. Now this matters more when you're doing long range fasting like a five day water fast. Then you want to be really careful about reintroducing food and doing it very very gently so you don't overwhelm your system. But it's less of a problem when you're doing it the way most people do it in America which is basically a 16-8 fast. So you're fasting for 16 hours and then you're kind of eating all your food within an 8 hour window. So you want to get back in with stuff that's easy to digest but it's not quite as critical as when you're doing long term water fasts. So I would suggest things like bone broth, fermented foods like yogurt or kefir, berries, avocado, any of these things are just a great way to get back into your eating window."
Start breaking a fast with easy to digest food such as bone broth, fermented foods, berries, avocado, etc.
People take MCT for weight loss, brain health, and energy as it is easily converted to ketones. It was also used by bodybuilders during contest preparation to get the needed calories without putting on any fat.
I'm not a fan of sugar-free and diet foods as they are often loaded with chemicals and artificial ingredients. There is some evidence that artificial sweeteners may disrupt the microbiome. I believe it's best to eat real food whenever possible, instead of these substitutes.
Low-carb diets are not bad for your kidneys unless you have existing kidney disease and a prescription to not increase protein beyond a certain amount. If you do not have kidney disease, then it is safe to do low-carb and a high fat version of the diet.
Artificial sweeteners are believed to disrupt the microbiome, and can cause an increase in insulin and blood sugar even though there are no calories present. It is recommended to avoid artificial sweeteners, and instead opt for alternatives such as stevia or sugar alcohols.
Protein powder can be used by people under 18 if the correct dosage is taken. A website called Healthy Heights has research on the correct dosages for kids and can help provide recommendations for a 15 year old who needs protein.