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131. Why It’s Better Not to Drink When Eating. — 10 Comments

  1. Hi Mireille, i just wondered what are your views on drinking alcohol whilst doing the MÏR-Method?

    • Dear Nic,
      If you can avoid drinking alcohol, I would recommend that. Alcohol is in no way good for a body. If you cannot stop drinking, it will not affect the MIR-Method. The MIR-Method can then help you let go of the addiction. In that case, you do not need to stop drinking alcohol on willpower alone.
      Good luck!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  2. Hi Mireille, not sure if you noticed my first attempt with my question. You were mentioning not drinking liquids with your meals. I have to admit a while back I stopped drinking smoothies because of the liquid thing and because of combining fruit with vegetables. I need to release these fears, because I think smoothies can be and are a good form of nutrition…please comment with your thoughts. Thank you

    • Dear Ann,
      Smoothies aren’t so good as we may think. We miss out the saliva that should be mixed with our food so our stomach can process it well. Your jaws need to chew, so that they alarm the chemicals in your intestines that food is coming. Besides that, when you process fruits you tend to drink much more fruit than you could normally eat. For example: drinking a smoothy with 5 bananas, 3 oranges and 10 strawberries is easy. But what if you would eat them separately, with the fibres and all? You would be full halfways! There is a wonderful movie about this where this is all explained, a bit toward the end: THAT sugar movie. Hope my answer helps you!
      Greetings and good health for you!
      Mireille Mettes

  3. I really enjoy a glass of hot water after I have finished eating. Is this OK, good, or bad?

    • Dear Sheila,
      It would be great if you could wait half an hour after your meal. Then your stomach acid gets the chance to first mix with the food, to help it digest.
      Good luck with your digestion! 🙂
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

  4. Hi Mireille, Thank you so much for your wonderfully informative and common-sense articles. This current one about not drinking while eating has me concerned, as I take vitamins and supplements which have to be taken with food, and of course, water. So how do you get around that little problem? I will try taking them with food only, but supplements like omega 3 are large and tend to stick.
    Thanks, Larraine
    P.S. I haven’t ticked the box below to add me to you mailing list as I’m already on it.

    • Dear Larraine,
      Thank you for your kind words! I love to write the articles and we have like at least 100 more…! If you take your supplements with just a little water, you’re fine. Or try to swallow them together with your food. We also noticed in the Netherlands that people mention they don’t need some of the supplements anymore! So keep checking to see if your body really still needs them!
      Greetings, Mireille Mettes

      The box underneath the comments is for tracking other comments not for the mailing list. So it’s fine either way.

  5. I stopped drinking anything when I eat decades ago when I first encountered the principles of proper food combining which talked about the pH’s of various foods and digestive juices. It made perfect sense not to dilute my digestive juices with water or other liquids if I wanted to digest the food I ate completely. I may drink a little before a meal or after, but very little, and most often not at all. So I am very glad to see you sharing this information. Thank you!

    • Dear Tom,
      Thank you for confirming the article with what you already knew! I hope we can let many more people understand how the body and digestive liquids work. It is common sense, really, but somehow will have to tell you, otherwise you’ll never know. Wish this was taught in schools…!
      Greetings and to your health!
      Mireille Mettes

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