Emmanuel asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 4 weeks ago

Intermittent Fasting .Fasted State?

I fast from 6pm to 11pm . At 6am i wake up and brush my teeth. Thats only about 12 hours into the fast. Is that enough to trigger my insulin ? I still have about 5 more hours of fasting after brushing my teeth. Or am i okay?

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    4 weeks ago

    Brushing your teeth while fasting is FINE (you're not supposed to swallow toothpaste anyway). It won't affect your fast, it shouldn't affect your blood glucose, and shouldn't knock you out of ketosis if you're on a low carb diet. Your sleep hours are naturally part of your fast, and most people brush their teeth when they wake up and start their day. It's not an issue.

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