Caffeine and Ketosis: Can you drink coffee on a keto diet?
You know the drill, wake up and start your day with a refreshing, fresh batch of your favorite coffee to get you feeling ready for the day ahead.
But what about the combination of caffeine and ketosis, will coffee have a negative impact on a ketogenic diet?
This is a great question that pertains not only to coffee but other caffeinated drinks such as sodas, energy drinks, and some supplements.
How Much Coffee Can I Drink On Keto?
There are a lot of debates on whether one can drink coffee on a keto diet. This is due to there being no scientific study to point to a positive or negative interaction between caffeine and ketosis.
With that being said, the amount of coffee one can drink while on keto varies by each individual. Some are able to carry out their day on bulletproof coffees and espresso shots, while others body’s can’t tolerate the stimulation.
Research has shown that caffeine increases the metabolic rate process and promotes weight loss.
There are also some suggestions that state that caffeine may have a positive effect, through an increase in ketone levels with its fat-burning properties.
Caffeine and Ketosis While on Keto Experiences
Reading up on the personal experiences of individuals that have consumed caffeine while on Keto, they have stated that they have seen no negative impact on their ketosis. They consume their daily intake of caffeine through coffee and are still able to maintain their state of ketosis.
If still doubtful on whether what you are drinking or eating can throw you out of ketosis you can test yourself by using a blood ketone glucose meter.
It should also be noted that these individuals’ experiences do not form the basis of credible scientific research so it is up to you to decide on what is best for you.
Known Keto Facts:
- Added sugar or caffeinated beverages with sugar in them will through you out of ketosis. So make sure that what you are drinking has NO SUGAR!
- NO MILK! This includes skim milk.