Do you drink water before meal or after meal?

Philippines
August 6, 2008 9:18am CST
Do you drink water before meal or after meal? I usually drink water before eating my meal, so I would eat less, and to maintain my weight. What do you usually do?
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@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
9 Aug 08
Hello agentalice. I drink water with food supplements before the meal and I like to have a glass of water on the table during the meal. The glass of water definitely has to be there whenever hot and spicy mexican or indian food is on the menu. Usually I will have a hot drink like a coffee or tea after the meal with something sweet. I don't drink water to eat less, as I think I can also keep my weight down by eating more fruits and salad, but it was interesting to see you make that point. Have a good weekend. UMart
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
Thanks for your reply. Oh you take your food supplements before the meal. I usually take mine before going to sleep.
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
10 Aug 08
Hi agentalice, really! you take your supplements before you go to sleep. I never heard that before. Have a nice day and enjoy the olympics. Umart
@umart13 (841)
• Ireland
22 Aug 08
Hey! Agentalice! Thanks for the best response. That was a nice surprise. Enjoy your weekend. Umart
@hezoid (2149)
6 Aug 08
I uaally have a drink during my meal becuase eating my food often makes me feel thirsty.
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
My teacher once told me that - if the FOOD makes u thirsty, it could contain lots of msg. Or maybe you are eating spicy foods. It would surely makes you thirsty.
@shamzy18 (2319)
6 Aug 08
[i][b]lol hey thats actually a good way to prevent eating and lose weight !! well i normally eat after the meal because hate it when i get full by drinking water !! also drink during the meal if i need to [/b][/i]
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Aug 08
yea,drinking water before a meal is a good way to lose weight.
@bestie (1458)
• Philippines
8 Aug 08
I drink water during and after meal.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I drink water before, after and during my meals, I have a very dry mouth which make it very unpleasent to eat without drinking. I was told sometime ago that if you drink during or right after your meals it slow the digestion. i don't know if this is true or not.
@lijiahui (187)
• China
7 Aug 08
if my mouth is not so dry before dinner, i would choose to drink water after meals~~ i think before meals if i drink water i may feel a little full in my stomach and eat less maybe~~ but after meals when i drink water i would feel more comfortable,maybe it also makes my mouth clearer~~
@padma84 (98)
7 Aug 08
It is a good practice to drink water after half an hour after any meal. This is what I practise.
• Indonesia
7 Aug 08
i sometimes drink a little bit water before meal. but i don't drink it just after meal. it is advised that we don't drink after meal as it will cause our digestion can't digest the food we ate properly.
@pkc3000 (1268)
• India
7 Aug 08
hey agent_alice I drink water after completion of my meal. Occasionally I drink water during the time of meal if it is so spicy. It is learnt that drinking water after meal is good for health from the digestive point of view. pkc3000
@sameroad (3180)
• United States
7 Aug 08
I drink water before, with and after my meal... lol Water is pretty much all I drink, except maybe some orange juice but i will only have maybe one or two glasses of something to drink that is not water. I like drinking with my meal though it helps you get full faster. it is really good... its best when its not really cold but just has a light cool taste to it. thats when i like it best.
• Philippines
7 Aug 08
I usually drink after the meal. Grew up doing that. But sometimes I drink before meals especially when I get really thirsty. Anyway, you are absolutely right and I totally agree with you. Drinking before meals makes you full and eat less. I'll do that next time since I need to lose some weight.
@jsmith12 (438)
• Canada
7 Aug 08
I'm always drinking water, before, after, and during a meal, because I'm always thristy. Given how much you're supposed to drink in a day anyways you need to spread it out, or you'll never drink it all.
• Malaysia
6 Aug 08
I drink after meal to get everything down.
@pearl1003 (671)
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
i used to drink after meals so that I will be able to eat everything i want first... Then i gained so much weight by doing that all the time... So what I'm doing now is that I'm drinking first before my meal so I would eat less... haha... After doing it for 2 weeks now, i lost 1 and 1/2 lbs. Cool eh?
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
6 Aug 08
I drink water before, during and after meal.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
6 Aug 08
i do not have problem with my weight,so i usually drink water after my meals.it is known fact that if you drink water before a meal,you normally eat less.happy mylotting.
• Singapore
6 Aug 08
I usually drink after meals. But if what I'm eating is rather dry, I will drink sips of water during the meal.
• Philippines
6 Aug 08
After meals.. But during the course of my meal, I drink a lot of water and still, I will always end up still hungry.
• United States
6 Aug 08
I drink water during my meal.
@myrandge (43)
• China
6 Aug 08
hah,i usually drink water after meal. i hope to add my weight so i must eat more and full??? while eating meal,lol,i like as a pig???:)