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Hi! I'm a few days in on the program and had a question about when I can have water, tea, etc. I thought I read in the book not to have liquids with meals, but can't locate where that was.

Are there any recommendations around when to stop having water before a meal and how long after the meal to wait before drinking again?


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People with digestion problems can dilute stomach juices too much by drinking with meals, but many people do not have a problem. I sit down with a glass of water and drink as much as I need during a meal to feel comfortable and then finish the glass at the end of the meal. That works for me. If you are experiencing digestion problems, you might want to avoid drinking for 30-60 minutes before meals and wait 30 minutes afterwards. If you're not having problems, you probably don't need to worry about it.

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