Do you drink water between meals?Is it advisable by doctors?

@jshekhar (1562)
India
February 12, 2009 11:44am CST
I know it is such a simple topic but in fact, it is so simple that we barely observe this. I like to sit with a glass of water whenever I eat and by the time I finish my meal, I drink at least half a glass of water.Some people say that it is not advisable by doctors and it makes you fatter. But the problem with me is that I just cannot bear thirst. What about you people? Would love to read your replies. Thanks
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25 responses
• India
13 Feb 09
According Ayurveda, if you feel thirst you should drink water before taking meal. It will be help to minimize you apetite, and that way you can control your weight. Water shoul be taken after half an hour or 1 Hour. Both way are having their own advantage. If you drink water after half an hour, it will be helpful to digest your food. Water taken after 1 Hour give you strength. If you drink water during meal or just after meal, it hamper digestion process and also increases cough. I think this content would be helpful to you. Happy HealthLotting!
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@jshekhar (1562)
• India
13 Feb 09
Hello Ranvir, Thanks a lot for your response! I had a slight idea about it but you really explained the whole thing to me and I do seriously think that you deserve the best response for your efforts. So, cheers mate, I'm marking it as the best response. Thanks a lot to all the other people who took time to respond. happy mylotting!
@daneg33 (1131)
• Canada
12 Feb 09
Your body needs a minimum of 2 litres of water per day - that is 8 regular glasses. If you can drink more, that is great. Water helps all of your body systems to operate properly - i.e. digestion. Also, if you are working out, you need to drink even more water to replace what you have lost with perspiration. Water does not make you fatter, it helps you to lose weight if you are eating a healthy diet. It helps to "flush" your system.
@apples99 (6562)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Water bottle - Water is hard to drink.
I use to drink a lot more water, but now unfortunately I dont drink as much now I dont care for it much, but I know that I'm supposed to drink more of it though.
@becdmd (705)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
I couldn't bear the thought of not drinking water between meals...I think I could not swallow my food easily and I'm still a slim person so I won't be bothered by it.
@shaddy77 (13)
• United States
13 Feb 09
its funny you mention water. you know i allways get migrain headaches and my muscles allways cramp up alot!! i never drink water mostly allways pop! my boyfriends allways telling me to drink more water. he says thats why i get headaches all the time and it actually makes sense. so drink lots of water is good for you . your suppose to drink 8 glasses a day...
@22angel22 (451)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Doctors recommend you drink water all the time. During meals, after meals.. any time you can. The more water you drink the better you feel. I don't know who would say a doc wouldn't recommend you drink water. You're supposed to drink 8 glass or more of water a day.. plus like 8 glasses of milk..
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
13 Feb 09
drinking water is noway wrong while eating....it will only make ur stomach full..that is y ppl tell not to drink too much water...apart from that there is no harm in drinking water
• India
13 Feb 09
You should drink atleast 3litres of water everyday, but that doesn't mean you drink between your meal and of course its not advisable by doctors since you wont be able to digest your meal , you can have a little during your meal but you should take water after an hour of you meal, I hope this will help you
@andiel (117)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 09
Well, i am also as you. I always have a glass of water beside my meals. But yes, it is not advisable to drink and eat at the same time. What can you do is that to drink only after you finish your meals. That's what i'm doing now.
@hotsummer (10523)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i love drinking cold water too while eating my meal. it feels really great. and makes me feel full and so satisfied afterwards.
@denise002 (444)
• Australia
13 Feb 09
I carry a 750ml bottle of water with me almost always and constantly fill it up. I do not think it makes you fatter. it comes right back out again if anything it helps flush your system and its especially good when you start feeling sick
@honeylore23 (1085)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Hell jshekhar, For me I don't think it is not a good thing for us to drink water while eating. At home, when we eat, we always have a pitcher of water prepared with glasses, so when one feel the necessity of drinking water, can drink immediately. But I do observe, some people do drink lots of water while eating. I have a friend who always prepare water, and every after a while she drink water. She said it is her way of dieting. Lots of water would help a person to be slim. But I asked myself if I could drink lots of water while eating. I am not used to it. Happy mylotting!
@tabachi (263)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i envy the likes of you...i need to drink a lot of water..i love to eat spicy and salty food but i dont drink much water...one thing is when i drink water while im taking my meal i easily get full....but i know that i have to take water...i hve been like this since i was a kid...it's not good...i know...now im trying my bet to drink at least 2 liters o water a day but im really having a hard time doing it..and besides i go to the bathroom all the time when i drink water a lot and even at night..i can't sleep straight because i wake up just to urinate and this is really annoying..
@TessWhite (3147)
• United States
13 Feb 09
Anyone who tells you drinking water will make you fat is an idiot. Why would anyone even believe or suggest such a thing? Drinking more water actually helps you LOSE weight if you wish. It also keeps our organs, skin and body functioning properly. I've had 6 large glasses of water today, in addition to my two cans of diet pop I allow myself. I've always got a large glass of water, or bottled water if I'm out near me. And yes, any doctor you talk to will tell you we don't drink enough water and need to try and drink more.
• China
13 Feb 09
Yup, I drink a lot of water everyday and also eat many fruits, apple especially. I can't have anything in the morning before drinking a mug of water. It's good in every aspects, eg. digestion, skin. Hot water is better than cold one and actually it can heal some light illness, like cold, sore throat and fever. Drink more, lol.
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
I love drinking water. Whether in between meals or any time of the day. I always try to drink water as much as i could possibly do.Water replenishes fluids that are removed from the body.It also cleanses our excretory system.
@kumarpslv (3216)
• India
12 Feb 09
I will drink and it also advisable(?) to not to follow doctors advice in such things. You think of tea and coffee. What the doctors are saying about them?Whether it is good or bad to our health? Can we get the same advice from at least 2 doctors? That too,are they stand in their position for at least 6 months?
@delkar (1715)
• Romania
12 Feb 09
i know that it`s verry important that you drink at least 2L of water. I think i drink more than 2L of water/day . I drink water when i eat too ,and before too, i even drink water after i eat. My mom can`t drink even 500 ml/day , but she really can`t
@krupesh (2608)
• India
12 Feb 09
I dont think doctors would have said that.It might be an age old saying if you drink water you cant eat full.Therz nothing other tahn that.Defenitely I drink water while taking meals , before , during or after if I feel the necessity.In between meals if you feel spicy you defenitely think of drinking water.The moe you drink water the more your health is good.
@uck_wm (17)
• India
12 Feb 09
Yes. I like to sit with a glass of water whenever I eat. I drink water during meals.