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Old 02-29-2012, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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A glass of water. I get thirsty.

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Early the next morning, she met us in the driveway and gave each of us a can of beer. She told us that her husband never ate breakfast before a day of fishing, only drank one beer. It was my first breakfast beer.
Breakfast of champions! LOL
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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just read an article today in prevention magazine, suggesting the importance of a glass of wine with dinner. I think this shows us, no one knows what is good or bad and I doubt there is an answer: I suggest we just continue whatever makes us happy..
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:25 PM
 
Location: S.A., Texas ~ Home of the HUD secretary farm~
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just read an article today in prevention magazine, suggesting the importance of a glass of wine with dinner. I think this shows us, no one knows what is good or bad and I doubt there is an answer: I suggest we just continue whatever makes us happy..
Precisely!
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Old 02-29-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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I was at a doctor appointment the other day and she told me I (people in general) shouldn't drink beverages with meals as doing so causes us to eat more (too much) as food goes through the stomach faster.

She also said (one of the reasons) people in Europe are thin (is) because they tend not to drink beverages with meals.


Does this sound right to you?

PS. I did my due diligence and couldn't find a thread similar to this but it isn't an easy thread to search for using key words.
I've been reading this a lot lately on health blogs I follow, regarding how drinking with meals affects the enzymes in your tummy needed for digestion, etc. and it's recommended that you drink 30 mins. prior to a meal instead, etc. However, as health conscious as I am, this is one tip I won't be following.

I've always done the opposite (not on purpose) and I've never had a problem. I also fill up much quicker than people I dine with (which is opposite to what your doctor is saying), and it's likely because I drink 3-4 12 oz. glasses of water with each meal, five mini-meals per day.

(Disclaimer: I do have a slight water addiction that I'm working on to avoid flushing out precious nutrients, however, whether or not I drink with a meal is of no concern to me as I still haven't seen strong enough data to convince me otherwise. To me, the bigger concern is what you're drinking.)

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Old 08-02-2012, 02:52 PM
 
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I was at a doctor appointment the other day and she told me I (people in general) shouldn't drink beverages with meals as doing so causes us to eat more (too much) as food goes through the stomach faster.
Sounds interesting but how can you NOT DRINK when eating?? (I would think it might be hard)
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Sounds interesting but how can you NOT DRINK when eating?? (I would think it might be hard)
Actually there was a health guru at the beginning of the 20th Century named Horace Fletcher who promoted his system of avoiding all beverages during meals, and chewing every bite of food 32 times, at a rate of 100 "chews" per minute. This was called Fletcherizing, and it was a huge fad for quite a while in the early 1900s.

Fletcher's theory was that by chewing food vigorously, without any beverage, that you stimulated the production of a lot of saliva, and that by thoroughly mixing it with the food your digestion would improve and... in one of those big leaps that health gurus are prone to... all manner of diseases would be cured and miracles would happen, etcetera.

When I was a kid had friends who lived across the alley whose parents believed in Fletcherizing, and it was soooooo weird to eat lunch at their their house. They'd take a bite of sandwich and then chewandchewandchewandchewandchewandchewandchew... and then swallow. And then after we finished eating we all had to wait 20 minutes before we could have our glass of milk.

I think the OP's Doctor sounds like she may have been influenced by Fletcherizing... but in no way was she coming from a mainstream medical position.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I never heard anything like that. But I do know grandparents never allowed us to have a drink until our meal was atleast half finished. It was because they didn't want us to fill up on a drink.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:19 AM
 
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I guess I have always heard that drinking water, sodas, etc. while eating a meal interferes with digestion, and you should consume your beverage before or after eating. I have never done this; I need liquid to swallow my food (wash it down, so to speak). I think probably a happy medium is best - try not to drink TOO much while actually eating, and drink most of your water at other times. Also, I like coffee with my breakfast and wine with my dinner, and no one is going to convince me this is bad!
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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My parents did the same with us, for the same reasons. I never liked it because I love drinking water (other beverages .. not so much) with my meals.

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I never heard anything like that. But I do know grandparents never allowed us to have a drink until our meal was atleast half finished. It was because they didn't want us to fill up on a drink.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:16 AM
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you arent suppose to drink any liquids when you are eating, the first step in digestion and nutrient absorption is thru your saliva and mouth. drinking liquids while eating washes your saliva away and takes this first digestive process away.
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