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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

I keep getting told by my dietician and I keep reading articles about waiting 30 minutes between eating & drinking.

But why? Why must I not drink for 90 minutes? How do I drink anything if I'm only allowed a 30-minute period 90 minutes apart?

I think my hardest habit to break is drinking while I'm eating! I've tried to make sure that I consume very moist foods, but that doesn't always help. I still need water to wash down my food.

So WHY do I have to wait 30 minutes...

and HOW do I stop drinking?

I'm always thirsty (and no I'm not diabetic).

This article came close to telling me why, but it still says just don't do it (and it says to always keep a bottle of water handy):

So please please share with me how you do it and why I should, without saying "Because I said so!"
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    It's because of something called Dumping Syndrome. When you drink while eating the fluids will push the food through your system faster than they can digest and it can cause pain and digestive distress. Chewing your food thoroughly and avoiding fluids during and 30 minutes after eating can mitigate the potential problems of Dumping Syndrome.
    711 days ago
    And if you drink you body will flush out nutrients faster then if you let them sit in your belly.
    745 days ago
    It's because if you drink while eating you get full on liquids and will be hungry faster.
    745 days ago
    I had gastric sleeve surgery in November 2016, they always told us to wait at least 30 minutes- preferably longer- but I just can't. I just take sips while I'm eating, I just can't break the habit of eating & drinking at the same time
    745 days ago
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