Coffee Empty Stomach

slayers

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I like the feeling coffee gives me better when I drink it on an empty stomac?
I try to make it last and sip it and have it with some gelatin a little sugar and cream to help with the effects of adrenaline
Will this work?
 

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I used to drink coffee black (or bulletproof ha), usually on an empty stomach, and I would always get an adrenalin response. I thought coffee just wasn't for me. When I started eating peat style I decided to try coffee again and dove right in to 4 cups a day, with sugar and milk, and always with food. Now coffee feels just like any other drink. No adrenaline response whatsoever.
 

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Jenn said:
I drink coffee as a meal on a regular basis. Coffee brewed with a little salt, then add gelatin, sugar, milk.

This is one of my main go to meals as well. I now use chocolate syrup (made with cocoa and sugar) rather than plain sugar. But a wonderful meal in itself.

@dietf'd The gelatin I use (NOW brand bought from Amazon) dissolves fine provided I put it in my cup first and add the hot coffee and stir right away. Then I add my chocolate syrup and milk.
 

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I generally prefer coffee / espresso between or before meals...kinda as an appetite stimulant (so long as it isn't too watered down, that's why I like espresso)

There is a point though where too much coffee on empty stomach and I'll get that gut gurgle that sounds like bile being released and theres a noticeable tingling/heating
sensation with it...a signal the acids are getting a bit too high...then I'll usually chill for a bit or eat

The idea of having the protein and fat with the coffee might be something I should try! (I guess that's what people typically do by having milk)
 

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If I am making a fresh pot, I add the sugar and gelatin in the bottom of the cup, then add HOT coffee half way while stirring rapidly. When it's dissolved, I add a little more coffee, then milk.

If I am reheating coffee (yes, I admit it, I am not a coffee snob, I just add more sugar to old coffee) I sprinkle the sugar and gelatin onto the cold coffee, wait a few seconds for it to absorb, then reheat....like making jello.

I usually have a poor appetite in the AM. Possibly do to years of skipping breakfast (one of the WORST things you can do.) I need to have a little something to wake up systems, then I can have a meal about an hour later.
 

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When you all use coffee on an empty stomach (thats how i usually use it too) - how much sugar do you typically take with it? I typically put 6-7 TBSP in which may be excessive. I don't put weight on from it but it negatively effects the taste.
 

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It's important not to drink coffee on an empty stomach, it should always be with food, since it increases the metabolic rate, and can deplete glycogen stores". Ray Peat PhD (ie: blood sugar will crash and cortisol will rise ... in other words MAKE SURE THERE'S FUEL IN THE TANK BEFORE YOU REV UP THE ENGINE)
 
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