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I’ve read all kinds of different things regarding how long to wait to drink Water before and after eating.. I have been doing half an hour but today I saw something that said one hour. It’s so rough! What does everyone here do?

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I wait at least 1/2 after eating to drink. I use the Baritastic app and it has a timer that notifies you when you can drink.

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I find this odd also. My surgical team says to wait only 45 seconds between a bite of food and drinking something. I only heard about the half hour rule on this site.

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I was told by my team half an hour at least before or after. This has been the hardest for me, I am 1 yr 3 Mo since surgery. Especially if its very salty. My Nutritionist suggested asking for a half cup of ice cubes. If I really feel the urge I will request ice, I love the stares from people, and take a cube if I really need to. Luckily it has gotten easier and I don't request it as often.

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Drinking while eating is a big no-no. For several reasons. It can flush the food out of your pouch too quickly causing you to eat too much. And for RNY patients it can even lead to dumping syndrome. Do some research on the Internet and you'll find lots of support for waiting to drink after eating.

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One of the hardest things for me to relearn . In the OLD DAYS I always had a nice glass of Ice Water with my meals, partially for lubrication but also because I have more than a touch of Asthma and constant coughing during resturant meals Does Not earn you a Diner of the Year award.
Oh I do follow the rules, with the trials I have had, I simply must, but it still feels like wearing spike heels on Hocky Ice, very scary and. you fear falling!

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My clinic says drink up until my first bite then wait 30 min after eating.

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Mine says 30 before and after.

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On 6/20/2019 at 12:16 AM, Macy6 said:

My clinic says drink up until my first bite then wait 30 min after eating.

This is the same for me. My nutritionist told me that she had just learned that you can drink right before eating, it's the afterwards where you have to wait so that you aren't automatically flushing out the food you just ate. I wait 30 minutes after eating, but I do have a sip or two while eating if I get something spicy or need to wash out an after taste from my meal.

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