Secrets of Success

Water At Meal Time?




It is best to have your water or drink at least 30 mins before your meal. This will help you digest your meal much better.

This Sparked Me! Leave a Comment
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

Member Comments

  • Actually, the reason it's best to drink (water) a minimum of 30 minutes before and after a meal is because you want the food you consumer during your meal to sit in your stomach. When this happens, your body produces enzymes that induce a feeling of satiety or fullness. This is also the reason for eating more slowly, chewing your food more thoroughly, taking smaller bites, etc. If you drink liquids with your meals, you will negate this effect. So, no liquids sooner than 30-45 min. before and after a meal. - by TOMWALK
    I'm willing to try this. I've heard this before but need to try it out. - by WANDAKUSA
  • I've never heard this, but I will try it. emoticon - by OPAL50
    So true, we shouldn't have anything to drink with a meal but 30 min before or after. - by ONLYTEMPORARY

Leave a Comment

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.