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12/31/10 9:48 A

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Just try taking sips if you need to when you eat, that's how I trained myself. Of course you always have days when plans get changed etc. I can DEFINITELY tell a difference when I do drink and when I don't.

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12/31/10 6:57 A

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Well I tried to do it yesterday (or not do it... you get what I mean) and I couldn't! It felt weird to not drink with my meal. I will try again... it will definitely take some retraining.

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12/30/10 10:00 P

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Yes, we all have to decide what is best of us...this late afternoon, I enjoyed two cups of tea. Then hubby wanted to take daugther out for sushi. I drank water before and during, plus a couple of sips of a mixed drink. All I had was a side salad with shredded chicken and two sushi rolls and I have the WORST stomach ache, bloated, miserable and regret all that I drank. I FEEL like I ate a huge steak and potatoe! UGH!!!!!!!!!! Live and learn. :)

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12/30/10 5:01 P

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This is new to me but reading the replies makes me think that I should give it a try.

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12/30/10 3:59 P

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We are learning some good stuff here. I appreciate those who are widely read and enjoy sharing. Thanks.

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12/30/10 10:12 A

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I have 2 colleagues who have both had stomach reducing surgery. They were both told not to drink during their meals b/c of what someone had said earlier about the enzymes breaking down food and what not. Also, you are right about the fluid "washing it down" and hence you are not actually allowing your food to start the digestion process in your mouth with saliva. I drink with my meals, we probably all do it until someone posses a question about it such as this one. I think it is something you should try if you want to, and don't if you don't. I am going to give it a try myself, but I know it is going to be very weird. Thanks for posting this question.

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12/26/10 11:30 P

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Good point Celebrate. Hydrating on an empty stomach is so much more satisfying anyway. And eating healthy food without a glass of liquid is also very satisfying--and easier to digest.

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12/26/10 10:32 P

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Yes, I agree, it's very important to stay well hydrated throughout the day. However, important to not drink with your food. It's hard to make the change but once you do, your digestion will improve!

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12/26/10 6:33 P

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Since I asked the question, I have been drinking water prior to eating, and actually I'm not wanting any liquid during the meal. I believe when I am eating too fast it causes me to want some water to push it down.

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12/26/10 2:27 P

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It's important to stay well hydrated throughout the day and drinking water throughout your meal aids in digestion. I haven't heard this.. and I certainly wouldn't recommend going without anything to drink for two hours, after eating or not.

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12/25/10 9:21 P

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Actually I often DO have bloating so if it weren't for the choking, it might be a good idea to try to not drink with meals.

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12/25/10 2:50 P

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Yes I know what you mean about "feeling" like you are going to choke. I have 8 screws and a two and a half inch plate in my throat and I have the same feeling. However, that has caused me to loose alot of weight as well. I never would have believed this "drinking" with meals issue until I started having this bloated feeling after eating and digestive probles. If I follow the rules about not drinking with meal, or very little, my stomach acids and digestion does alot better. Also eating fruit ALONE! If you aren't having any problems and your stomach is never bloated and you are never miserable after a meal, I wouldn't change it.

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12/25/10 2:13 P

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I HAVE to drink something with a meal or I feel I may choke. May be psychological but I don't want to chance it.

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12/23/10 8:39 A

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I googled this, because I'd never heard it before and at face value it sounds INSANE to me... I then realized I rarely drink and eat at the same time... Although I did just eat oatmeal and now I'm drinking a big cuppa java!!

I think if it works for you great! If you have problems with your digestion, give it a try!! No harm done... I'm lucky my digestion is fine, so I won't change what I'm doing.

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SHAKENBAKE's Photo SHAKENBAKE Posts: 1,433
12/22/10 10:54 P

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I had to reply to this...ANDUCKTHISTLE IS RIGHT AGAIN! My husband and I have had our blood looked at under a microscope by a health nutritionist. I didn't tell her ANYTHING about me. One look at my blood and she told me that I was not digesting my food and asked if I was having alot of bloatedness and problems with digestion. I was shocked that she knew why I had come to see her. She said the only way to change it is to NEVER NEVER drink while you eat because when you drink and eat you dilute all your stomach acids and it throws of the alkaline. Also, never eat fruit with ANYTHING. Fruit should be eaten alone. Wait 30 minutes and then eat whatever else. I am not one to ever tell someone what to do but I have learned so much the past six months. It's an awful hard habbit to break, but it certainly has helped with digesting my food. :)

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12/22/10 7:13 P

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I have been told this by diet "gurus" for years and years and have been told that it's supposed to be important because the liquid dilutes the bacteria and enzyme action thus making food hard to digest. Okay, that sounds good right off the old bat but how does that make soup look? (I always asked). Really, if this liquid dilution theory is true then soup is bad for us. I just can't go with that.

Personally, I don't enjoy drinking water or anything else with a meal; I just like the food. But soup I love! Won't give that up.

And when I am thirsty then I just want to slug down a bunch of water and not be eating anything anyway.

But soup??? Beautiful, beautiful soup, sung the Mock Turtle.
I won't give up my soup!

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12/22/10 3:43 P

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I have heard this; not sure about any good reason not to.
But, I always drink 2 glasses of water before every meal. Then a few sips afterward. Gotta wash it down. lol

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I have heard it before, but can't do it. I have to take a sip of a drink every few bites otherwise I just can't keep eating. Lol, though maybe that's their point. But I'd rather enjoy my food!

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12/22/10 2:22 P

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Never heard that. In fact, I've read in several places that you should start your meal with a glass of water. And/or take sips of water in between bites. Sounds kind of odd not to have something to wash your food down. Doesn't it aid in digestion?

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12/22/10 1:56 P

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I was told yesterday (by someone in the medical field) that I shouldn't drink anything while eating and to wait approx. 2 hrs. after eating. Has anyone else heard this?

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