NOT Eating and drinking at the same time

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    Mar 22, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I remember reading an article (don't have link) that claims everyone should practice this habit of eating first, then drinking small amounts of fluids. It gives a sense of fullness more than eating and drinking together.

    I've only heard about not eating and drinking at the same time in reference to post-gastric bypass patients because the fluids either create too much pressure on the new pouch or flush out the food too quickly.

    Has anyone ever heard anything about this?
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    Mar 22, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    I've heard something similar, like .. You should not drink anything while you're eating. Instead, you should wait a while after you complete your meal. Then drink. The reason being that the liquids dilute the digestive fluids in your stomach. And your stomach can't break down the nutrients efficiently.

    I haven't researched this claim. So I really don't know if it's valid or not.
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    Mar 22, 2009 5:55 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI've heard something similar, like .. You should not drink anything while you're eating. Instead, you should wait a while after you complete your meal. Then drink. The reason being that the liquids dilute the digestive fluids in your stomach. And your stomach can't break down the nutrients efficiently.

    I haven't researched this claim. So I really don't know if it's valid or not.


    Same here......basically what I've heard as well.
    Maybe it's a wivestale but, who knows?
  • Richbehr

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    Mar 23, 2009 3:05 AM GMT
    I've had gastric-by-pass surgery and the reason for not drinking with meals is that you want to fill your pouch with as much protein as possible. I do not drink anything 30 minutes before or after a meal.