(Closed) Totally random question: When you’re eating dinner…..

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Beverages during dinner...do you:
    Take sips of your drink throughout your meal : (160 votes)
    77 %
    Not touch your drink until you're finished eating : (48 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 43
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think Fiance and I both take sips during our meal. I do know that it is true that it is best for digestion to wait until you’re finished eating (for a half hour? Hour?) before drinking anything, but I ignore that rule.

    Post # 44
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I need to drink between bites.  Not every bite, but I definitely like to wash my food down with something.

    Post # 45
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I usually forget to drink anything while I’m eating… unless I dont like the food then I take a lot of drinks… lol usually though I don’t drink a drop until the food is gone.

    Post # 47
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I am a compulsive water drinker (I swear, usually 4 litres per day, which is maybe bordering on a bit crazy!)   At some point in my crazy teenage years when trying to being anorexic was ‘cool’ I read something that said that drinking water between each bite of food fills you up quicker and makes you eat less.   I don’t actually think of that when I eat but I still find myself alternating every bite with a drink of water.

    Oh yeah, I also have a weird phobia of choking and for some reason, washing down each bite with water makes me think I have less of a chance of choking.   Ridiculous, I know.   It only applies to water though – with beer or wine, I can usually go 2 – 3 bites between drinks. 

    Oh geez, I really think I have issues! lol!  

     

    Post # 48
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Strange! I drink throughout my meal. I’ve never realized there was any other way to do it!!

    Post # 49
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Most of the time I won’t drink while eating…I just kind of forget to, LOL! : D

    Post # 50
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I always drink a little bit during my meal, but I usually don’t drink most of my beverage until after the meal. However, the amount I drink usually depends on if anything I am eating is drying or spicy or something–then I have to drink more than I would normally just so I can swallow comfortably again. And if something tastes bad, but I’m trying to be polite and eat it anyway, then I have to drink something just to cleanse my palate from the nastiness haha.

    Post # 51
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I said sips throughout, but it’s much more sporadic than that.  Usually I’ll inhale 1/4 of my dinner on the spot, then take a break and a sip.  Then back to the next 1/4, finally drinking more when it’s over.  Depending on how full I am, I might alternate sips with a few more bites, ultimately taking the rest home.  So it’s certainly not a constant ratio.

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Fiance and I cannot eat if we don’t have drinks to sip as we eat.

    Post # 55
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I have a really hard time eating without having something to drink with it.  I can eat something small without something to drink OK, but if it’s a real sit down meal of any sort (something as heavy as pasta or even as light as a salad or soup), I HAVE to have something to drink.  I usually take at least one sip per bite, too. 

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ok … so if I NEEDED to (say, to win a bet or something) I probably COULD go the entire meal without taking a drink, but I in no way PREFER it. When out to eat, my Fiance will probably go through two glasses, and I’ll normally go through one. I probably take a sip every 3-4 bites?

    Post # 57
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    When I was a kid, we were never given drinks with dinner and I never thought about it until I started really going over to other people’s houses for dinner and seeing that they all had a drink with dinner!  Now I do both.  If I’m at home, I usually don’t drink with dinner, but if I’m at a restaurant I can drink 2 glasses of water with lemon or iced (sweet) tea.

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