Drinking Water during Meal

By Raj
India
September 7, 2021 5:04am CST
We all know that we are not supposed to drink water during the meal unless it's urgent and it's recommended to drink water at least 30 minutes after the meal and 30 minutes before the meal meaning we shouldn't drink water just before to start the meal as it may not help us to eat the required quantity but some do like to drink water before meal so they will eat less and it will help them in weight lose. I try hard to not to drink water during meal but since I eat spicy dishes I do need to drink water during meal too. Do you drink water during meal or avoid it and drink only after 30 minutes of taking the meal?
23 people like this
25 responses
@Vree0937 (562)
• Indonesia
7 Sep
I asked my son to drink plain water durimg meal.. otherwise its so difficult to ask him to drink water. He prefer milk if he's thirsty
4 people like this
• India
7 Sep
During the meal will make him eat less and may make his stomach heavy
2 people like this
@Vree0937 (562)
• Indonesia
7 Sep
@Butterfingers actually thats my plan. He love eat so much.. that he weight 25kg for 5 yo. I dont want him to be obese
1 person likes this
• India
7 Sep
@Vree0937 oh good then
1 person likes this
@marlina (131521)
• Canada
7 Sep
I don't see anything wrong with drinking water with meals
2 people like this
• India
8 Sep
Nothing wrong but it can make stomach heavy
@moonandstars (54883)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
7 Sep
i didn't know about this. my preference was always to drik after the meal but not 30 minutes.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
We all do that, most of the times I cannot stay without water too so drink just after the meal and even during the meal
1 person likes this
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Sep
@Butterfingers if i drink during the meal, i feel full already.
1 person likes this
• India
12 Sep
@moonandstars yes this is one of the reason we should avoid water during meal
1 person likes this
@m_audrey6788 (53235)
• Germany
7 Sep
I don`t drink during meal not unless I accidentally ate a spicy food. It is one of the reason why I don`t eat spicy because I don`t like to drink water when eating
1 person likes this
• India
7 Sep
That's a good thing and you are following it well
• India
7 Sep
That's a good thing and you are following it well
1 person likes this
• Germany
7 Sep
@Butterfingers I don`t feel good when I drink water during meal
1 person likes this
• Philippines
8 Sep
I drink water during the meal
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
Could be the reason of your charm
1 person likes this
• Philippines
15 Sep
1 person likes this
• India
15 Sep
• Angeles City, Philippines
7 Sep
I don't think drinking water during the meals can interfer with the absorption of nutrients. There were no studies or evidence that it can lead to serious health problem. The fact that water helps in metabolism and good digestion.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's fine if you believe that, I try to avoid while having meal
1 person likes this
• Angeles City, Philippines
8 Sep
@Butterfingers Maybe no to avoid drinking water during meals, but we should drink water in moderation, if your suggesting it will make your stomach heavy, and you'll easily get full may eat less. But again base on facts and studies, drinking water helps in metabolism and good digestion.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
@ThatDisha (4050)
• India
7 Sep
I avoid drinking water 30 mins before and after meals and during too unless i ate something spicy
1 person likes this
• India
7 Sep
Same like Me, Dishu
1 person likes this
@ThatDisha (4050)
• India
7 Sep
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
1 person likes this
@oahuwriter (17058)
• United States
7 Sep
You know what, I drink water during meal or as needed. Water burns fat, so, and fills you, so I eat less, good for I'm watching my weight.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
It's fine since it's working for you
1 person likes this
@oahuwriter (17058)
• United States
10 Sep
@Butterfingers Ok. This summer, so warm, I've been drinking more water.
1 person likes this
@Rashnag (20114)
• Surat, India
7 Sep
I don't think so much. However I don't drink water during the meal. I have it once I am done
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's fine but most say we shouldn't drink during the meal nor at the start or completion and try to have a gap of 30 mins
1 person likes this
@Rashnag (20114)
• Surat, India
8 Sep
@Butterfingers ok dear but I don't believe much about it
1 person likes this
@prinzcy (33007)
• Malaysia
13 Sep
I would try to avoid drinking water while eating. It's not good for my belly.
1 person likes this
• India
14 Sep
Yes me too but even when I know it's not good I still take it but need to avoid
1 person likes this
@florelway (20325)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Sep
Been drinking water after meal and make sure there's a ready glass of water or any beverage during the meal.
1 person likes this
• India
12 Sep
I'm drinking too but ideally we shouldn't
1 person likes this
@HazySue (39398)
• Inverness, Florida
7 Sep
I do drink water during a meal. I don't see anything wrong with drinking water during a meal.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
Nothing wrong just that it's not considered as a good habit
1 person likes this
@CarolDM (154265)
• United States
7 Sep
I drink water all day long.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's good, just that we need to control during the meal
1 person likes this
• United States
7 Sep
I always drink water during my meal. I don't think I could get through a meal without some water.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's ok although it's recommended to not drink during meal
1 person likes this
@cacay1 (61478)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Sep
I am not used to drink water during meal. I only drink after I'm through eating , after 1 hour.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
This is in a way perfect
@kaka135 (14360)
• Malaysia
7 Sep
My mom always asked us not to drink water during the meal as she worried if we drink too much water, we couldn't finish the meal. So I have this habit of not drinking water during the meal, but I always drink water after meal. I don't stop my kids if they want to drink water during meal. They will just drink if they need to.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
I do drink too but it was recommended to not drink during meal and only drink after 30 mins of meal
• Philippines
7 Sep
I never heard of that rule before.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's fine, you heard today
@LadyDuck (355648)
• Switzerland
7 Sep
We should not drink during the meal, but I drink a little water.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
yes you are right, sometimes we need to
1 person likes this
@kobesbuddy (134099)
• East Tawas, Michigan
7 Sep
I seldom drink water, unless I'm thirsty. With meals I always include coffee, not water.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's fine
1 person likes this
@toniganzon (64891)
• Philippines
7 Sep
I don’t follow that rule. I would sometimes drink water before meal. No specific time followed but i hardly drink water during meal.
1 person likes this
• India
8 Sep
That's fine, I drink too but I try to avoid during meal but sometimes cannot help it
1 person likes this