"Now this may sound daft but if I were to add a dash of skimmed milk to my tea, does that count as breaking the fast? The thing is I'm not only doing this for weight loss but also for the other benefits of fasting... repairing of cells as referred to in Dr Mosley's book and I thought that only happened if you fasted completely. I'm worried that even if I have a carrot stick half way through the day, that this would class as breaking the fasting hours, is that right? I aim to go for 12 hours straight but there's no way that I can drink black tea I've tried and it makes me feel sick. I guzzled a couple of herb teas on Monday only to discover that they do have a few calories in them, meaning 2 or 3. Author Mimi says one thing and Michael Mosley says another and... I'm confused."
My concern is that I'm worried that even 2-3 calories every so often throughout the day might put pay to the other benefits of this eating plan. I drank a couple of ginger teas yesterday only to find that they are 3 cals each. I thought they were zero so I guess I broke the fast even though those calories were included in my 500 cal limit :-/ Any info you can give me, most gratefully received.
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