I have always heard that one should wait 30 minutes after eating to have anything to drink. Post surgery I am always careful to take note of the time when I am done eating and not have any beverages for that time. I do notice, though, that when I do drink that my stomach rumbles and I sometimes feel a bit bloated. Should I be waiting longer before I drink? How long do you wait?
Technically, 30 minutes. But since I'm forgetful, I often forget to even note the time for at least 15 minutes post eating. I'd easily say I average 45 minutes between last bite and first drink. If its a heavy meal, I will often wait longer.
5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:195 Current Weight: 197
I am a sort of newbie (5 months post op) but I was told to wait an hr before drinking. I even had to clarify this with nutritionist if it's one hr after the first bite or the last bite...the latter. So I put a timer and wait patiently.
M1-25.6 M2-11.6 M3-13.2 M4-9.4 M5-7.6
I have always waited an hour. For me now pretty much habit
RNY Feb. 16,2017
5'4" SW: 246. CW: 140
Per my surgeons office, 30 minutes.
Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017.
WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL! Average calories in maintenance approximately 1350