Dr. Becky’s Fitness Blog

Dr. Becky’s Fitness Blog

Sweeteners in Coffee & Fasting Round 2! Erythritol, Monk Fruit, Xylitol, Allulose

Jump to: Erythritol Conclusion | Monk Fruit Conclusion | Xylitol Conclusion | Allulose Conclusion | Final Results | More Coffee Tests

We are back doing more testing on sweeteners in coffee and their effect on fasting.

In this post, we tested erythritol, monk fruit, xylitol, and allulose in our coffee. We want to see how these sweeteners will affect our blood ketones and blood glucose, and determine if they will break an intermittent fast.

Here are the results!

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Giving Up Sugar is Hard. Here are 5 Things That Help

Video | Sugar Addiction | Diet | Hunger | Cut Your Sweet Tooth | Set Goals

No food is worse for your waistline than sugar. When you eat or drink it, it puts your body in a hormonal state that favors fat storage. But giving up sugar comes at a price.

Like other addictive substances, when you stop taking in sugar, your body goes through withdrawal. So, your reward for stopping sugar is a few days of irritability, headaches, and fatigue. In this post, I’ll share five things that I’ve found helpful when coaching people to a sugar-free lifestyle.

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Is Coffee Helpful or Harmful?

Nearly two-thirds of us enjoy a morning cup of coffee and its popularity has been climbing every year (1)(2).

Is drinking coffee OK or are we doing our bodies harm by drinking cup after cup, day after day? In this post, I’ll share the good and bad of coffee. We’ll investigate how it impacts your health and weight. 

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How Shortening Your Eating Hours Affects You

Studies show that splitting your day into periods of eating and fasting promotes health and weight loss, but is that how we eat? An innovative study published in 2015 revealed that many of us are all-day grazers, eating for 15 hours or more each day. 

That, by itself, is an interesting finding, but what’s truly remarkable is what happened to the study participant’s weight, energy level, and sleep satisfaction when they did nothing more than shortened their daily eating window by just a few hours.

In this post, we’ll take a look at how shortening your eating hours might result in a health and weight loss boost for you. 

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Apple Cider Vinegar: Science-Backed Benefits for Weight Loss & Health

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a natural remedy for everything from better health to weight loss. There is scientific evidence to support many of these claims.

In this post, I share what research has to say about apple cider vinegar benefits, from its ability to control blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity to its ability to reduce belly fat and lower cholesterol.

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