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I found myself going up a bit for the first time since sleeve surgery due to sneaky "exceptions" 👎 which I allowed to my healthy eating plan. I since found that a helpful practice is to drink a full half liter glass of Water before allowing myself to eat any food or other drink and breaking my meal into two portions separated by at least 15 minutes. When I do that, I really am unable eat more than planned, sometimes I don't even finish. That has me headed in the right direction again, just about back to my lowest weight, which is close to my overall goal. :) Not saying it's right for others, just a practice that I find quite helpful...

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Do you drink it it 30 minutes before eating? Because we're not supposed to drink WITH our meals. Just curious.

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I have found not being able to drink with my meals really difficult, I have always drunk with my food as a means to wash it down.

Not being able to drink for 30 mins after my meals leave me feeling thirsty and as if my food is stuck - perhaps I need to chew a lot more.

Drinking before a meal makes me feel fuller quickly but also make me feel as if my food is stuck and not going down because of the liquid in my stomach.

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On 1/26/2022 at 11:26 AM, GradyCat said:

Do you drink it it 30 minutes before eating? Because we're not supposed to drink WITH our meals. Just curious.

Yes, I try to do it 30 min before, sometimes I come a little short, but not by too much. Still helps a lot.

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