Stevia/grass-Finished/collagen Protein ?s
I have a few questions for the veterans of the BP way of life. I'm trying to do the intermittent fasting to lose weight, but even more importantly, I need the energy and clarity the diet will provide. I work nights so my schedule tends to be crazy. If it's my first day back to work I may have slept up to 15+ hours before getting up for work (keep in mind I said I needed energy!). So, when I wake up I'm very hungry and just 2 meals over 12+hrs after fasting for so long doesn't seem like enough. Is it ok to add a snack or another meal? I can't always eat a a big meal at one sitting.
Also, sometimes, before I'm ready for my coffee I want some hot or iced tea with stevia and, if iced, w/ lemon as well. Does adding stevia break my fast? Dave recommends adding collagen protein to the coffee if you're over forty and have a lot of weight to lose. I fit that profile at 42yrs old and ideally about 50# to lose. However, I'm pretty sure this would break my fast and stall my weight loss.
One last question. Dave recommends not only grass-fed, but grass-finished meats. However, I've yet to find anything that indicates an item is any more than grass-fed. I don't want to pay for grass-fed if it's not grass-finished, as there are no benefits if it's not grass-finished. Thanks in advance for your help! Any advice on willpower would also be appreciated!