We’ve all been on the losing weight journey one way or the other. Either by intermittent fasting, skipping meals, or following a 2 to 3-week diet routine.
Intermittent fasting, in my opinion, is the best option to lose weight. Apart from weight loss benefits, it can help improve mental focus and reduces oxidative stress in the body.
When opting to lose weight through fasting, it sometimes can get tough to let go of the habit of having an energy drink.
In this article, we’ll find out if the famous Bang Energy can break your fast. And the short answer is yes, Bang Energy Drink can break your fast.
Let’s expand. Keep reading!
What is Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is an eating routine that time your food intake proportionately. In other words, you eat during a specific time – fast for certain hours of the day or eat just one meal a day.
The table below explains the different methods involved in intermittent fasting.
|16:8||16 hours fasting and 8 hours eating window|
|Pause & Repeat||24 hours fasting and pause. Repeat again. (You can do this four times a month.)|
|5:2||Enjoy regular meals for five days and eat around 500 to 600 calories on two inconsistent days.|
Intermittent fasting indeed works! It offers several benefits such as repairing the body cells, improving insulin levels, and enhancing the growth hormones.
And if you want this method to work well, it is important to follow the guidelines strictly for the best results.
If you’re a fan of Bang Energy, you should read this article to see how it can break your fast!
Nutrition Facts of Bang Energy
Let’s have a look at the nutrition facts of Bang in the table below.
|Fat (of which saturated)||0g(0g)|
|carbohydrates (Of which sugars)||0g(0g)|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B6||0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B12||1.5 μg|
|Vitamin C||27 mg|
As you can see, Bang Energy is calorie and sugar-free which technically means that it may be safe to consume while on intermittent fasting.
As a general rule, you can consume up to 50 calories to remain in the fasted state. If we’re just talking about calories, we can assume a can of Bang Energy is fine to consume while fasting.
Can Bang Energy Drink break a fast?
Although Bang is sugar and calorie-free, it can still break your fast.
Sucralose, the sweetener used in Bang Energy is likely to break your fast if you’re fasting for weight loss purposes. It might have a negative impact on fat loss and metabolism due to its chemical structure.
As a result, the body does not metabolize sucralose and there is no insulin response after intake.
However, the research on sucralose is unclear. Still, we can assume Bang Energy can break your fast especially when you’re fasting for health and weight loss.
If you’re curious to know what breaks a fast, watch the video below!
Does caffeine in energy drinks break your fast?
Caffeine doesn’t affect fasting, and having a cup of black coffee would be a great deal as it’s low in calories, has zero sugar, and has no carbs.
A standard can of Bang contains up to 300 mg of caffeine which is still within the recommended limit.
According to the FDA guidelines, healthy adults should stick to the caffeine limit which is 400 mg per day. Exceeding the caffeine limit can result in side effects such as headaches, nausea, rapid heartbeat, and vomiting.
You can get caffeine from coffee and tea too. However, I do not recommend pouring additives to remain in the fasted state.
Will Drinking Any Calories Break My Fast?
You can consume up to 50 calories without breaking your fast.
In other words, you can consume Bang while fasting. (Just beware of sucralose and BCAA!)
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA) contain 4 calories per gram which manufacturers tend to hide due to loopholes in the supplement industry regulations.
So, Bang Energy may not be for you if you’re following a strict method of fasting!
Is Bang Energy bad for you?
If consumed within the limit, Bang Energy is not bad at all.
Bang Energy contains zero sugars and calories which make it a great option for those who are trying to lose weight. Also, it’s loaded with caffeine which gives a boost after consumption.
Moreover, it is best to stick to a can of Bang per consumption to stay within the safe limit. Overconsumption of any energy drinks is linked to adverse effects such as diabetes, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Bang Energy will likely break your fast if you’re fasting for weight loss purposes. The sucralose and BCAA in it may trigger weight and growth hormones.
On the other hand, from a calorie viewpoint, Bang Energy will keep you in a fasted state because it has a caloric content that is below 50. FYI, Bang is calorie-free!
Your fasting method will determine what food and beverages you can consume to remain in the fasting state. Be sure to follow the fasting guide to achieve the best results.