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Edibles and Intermittent Fasting

Edibles and Intermittent Fasting

Are you finally trying intermittent fasting for weight loss but are worried that your love for edibles might not make it work? Although edibles can cause munchies, there are ways you can still enjoy them without gaining those extra pounds.

Cannabis and intermittent fasting are becoming two of the most popular topics for wellness enthusiasts – mostly because of their focus on health. However, cannabis compounds increase your appetite, and consuming them when you are fasting isn’t a good idea. 

However, for those who aren’t following an intermittent fasting diet, you can buy some of your favourite edibles at BC Weed – the best place to buy cannabis online.

 

The Connection Between Edibles and Intermittent Fasting

To understand the connection between edibles and intermittent fasting, we need to know how cannabis affects the body.

Cannabis contains certain chemical compounds called cannabinoids that bind with CB1 receptors in your body to give you the desired effects. These receptors are part of your body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating several bodily functions, including:

  • Sleep
  • Mood
  • Memory
  • Appetite
  • Fertility

One of the main compounds: THC, is responsible for increasing your appetite, which is unsuitable if you follow a fasting diet. However, other compounds, such as CBD and THC-V, respond differently and are known to suppress the appetite, improving your fasting results.

Also, CBD may help with fighting inflammation and reduce stress (and stress eating!) and anxiety, making it suitable for consumption during the fasting window. It comes with CBD oil, tinctures, and gummies that add to your daily routine.

 

 

Can I Use Edibles During the Eating Window?

Yes, absolutely! Since you want to increase your food cravings during the eating window, using THC edibles may prove beneficial. Why? Because THC is known for causing “the munchies” and will help you get in more meals during the eating window.

 

Can CBD Oil Break Your Fast?

1 ml of CBD oil contains 0.9g of fat, which adds up to 9 calories. Since you are only allowed to consume drinks with zero calories during the f

asting period, using CBD oil may break your fast. So, you can try CBD isolate instead, which is a better option for zero-calorie consumption.

 

Does Smoking Marijuana Break Your Fast?

Man smoking marijuana joint

There aren’t any calories or macro-nutrients in marijuana smoke, and it does not break your fast. However, it can impact your heart rate and metabolism, so it is better to consult with a medical professional before you smoke marijuana during your fast.

 

Do CBD Gummies Break My Fast?

All edibles such as CBD gummies, chocolates, or CBD oils are not supplements but snacks since they contain some form of nutrients. So, the answer is yes! Consuming CBD gummies and other edibles will break your fast.

 

Does CBD Oil Promote Weight Loss?

There is little research on the topic of CBD and weight loss. Some studies suggest that CBD can reduce body fat percentage and appetite while improving your metabolism. While CBD alone cannot promote weight loss, people add it to their diet plan to promote better sleep and reduce stress.

 

 

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting for Weight Loss

According to research, intermittent fasting has several health benefits for weight loss. Its effects are closely linked with how your metabolism works.

After 16 hours of no food, your body automatically switches to ketosis. It starts using fat reserves in place of glucose which promotes weight loss. The benefits of intermittent fasting include: 

  • Improved energy levels
  • Weight loss
  • Increases insulin sensitivity
  • Improved immunity
  • Boosts cell and DNA repair
  • Increases growth hormone levels
  • Easy to adopt into your daily routine
  • No eating restrictions

 

 

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Final Thoughts

Cannabis edibles contain several compounds which have different effects on your body. So, there is no clear-cut evidence about how they can help those trying out intermittent fasting. The real question is what compounds you add to your diet and when you add them.

It all boils down to your preferences, weight loss goals, and how your body adapts to a specific regime.

For example, using THC edibles during the eating window will increase your food cravings and help you get more meals in. On the other hand, CBD oils and gummies can help you limit your appetite during the fasting window. We always recommend talking to a medical professional for wellness advice if you want to add cannabis supplements into your diet.

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