Does toothpaste break the fast when time-restricting your eating? November 3, 2019 8 By William Morgan [Rhonda]: You know, a lot of people just really…they want to do time-restricted eating and theywant to do it right.[Satchin]: Yeah.[Rhonda]: And so, you know, some of these questions can be a little silly, but it justshows how people are thinking.Like, for example, does toothpaste start the clock?[Satchin]: If they’re not swallowing.[Rhonda]: So if you’re not swallowing it, probably not starting the clock.[Satchin]: Yeah.Yeah.It’s not starting, it’s actually resetting the clock.[Rhonda]: Resetting.[Satchin]: So I think we have to also think of time-restricted feeding, although we camefrom a circadian clock lab.So that’s why we always get connected with circadian with circadian clock.But time-restricted eating has also feeding, fasting, that whole physiology type to it.So the other way to ask the question is, “Does brushing your teeth or mouthwash break thetraditional definition of fasting?”And definitely it’s not breaking that, it’s not putting food in your stomach so that thestomach will start processing it and insulin starts going up slightly and blood glucosegoing up.So in that way we ought to keep in mind that we’re bringing that definition back once ina while.No, it does not break that fast. CategoryArticlesTagsand Dr. Satchin Panda intermittent fasting not that time restricted eating time restricted feeding toothpaste 8 Comments FMF Clips says: January 27, 2019 at 6:04 pm Watch the full episode:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iywhaz5z0qs FoundMyFitness episode page:https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/satchin-round-2 More clips from this guest:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrGxo-5Uw8gJvYzdgho9lVcNz720llVYV Reply enforme says: January 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm I had wanted to know this for ages!Thanks Rhonda! Reply Stuart Tanner says: January 28, 2019 at 5:32 pm I messaged Dr. Panda about a month ago with this question Dr. Rhonda but got no response. I suffer for IBD and it looks like cannabis seems to help. I don't want to vape it all day long because I want to be productive but an hour and a half after my evening meal, I take between 2-4 pulls on a vape device with pure weed (so there's no carbon monoxide). Does cannabis effect fasting and could there even be a chance that it is potentially beneficial to the fast? Please help, any advice would be fantastic. Reply Gymtertainment says: January 30, 2019 at 11:29 pm Does salt break a fast? Reply jonathan becker says: March 7, 2019 at 1:18 pm Does diet pop break the fast? Reply Ari B says: September 12, 2019 at 12:13 am I wish the toothpaste mouthwash answer here was a little more detail-oriented —he says “if you’re not swallowing it” —well, okay, but, what falls into the category “not swallowing toothpaste or mouthwash” or anything for that matter? There’s leftover residue from the toothpaste in your mouth after you swallow and use mouthwash. If you’re using a fluoride product, the directions say not to have anything to eat or or drink for 20 minutes or a half hour after, so it’s not like you’re rinsing it with a swig of water and spitting it out. SOMETHING is finding its way into your stomach. So, it seems like he should be answering more the question of, where’s the cutoff? What AMOUNT is considered negligible when it comes to time-restricted eating? For that matter, what about a little speck of food that comes loose when you floss before you even brush? What if that makes it into your stomach after assuming your 12-hour fast has already begun? From what I’m understanding here — at least in terms of what I myself am wondering, if not others who wonder about this same question as well — is that this is what I think some of us are really looking to know. Reply stephen delong says: October 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm Yes it does. Plus, the flouride in water breaks a fast. Reply dvdgalutube says: October 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm There are studies to show that when we taste something sweet, then it will raise our insulin. It's not as much as we eat, but definitely has raised. I will post the studies when I find the links. Seriously, I'm not sure the science behind what will break a fast has a definite answer at this point. Every scientist/doctor has their own opinion, and there hasn't had one single research study that everyone can agree upon it. Why? Is it such a complicated subject? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.