I know, that sounds counterintuitive, right? We all know water is great for us and we’re always told to drink more, but during meals is not necessarily the best time. When you are chewing your food, you are creating enzymes or “digestive juices” that help break down your food into your intestines. If you drink water while eating your food, it dilutes those digestive juices, therefore hindering them from breaking down your food.
The negative result of the undigested food? It leads to acid reflux, heart burn and even cause a surge in your insulin levels, almost like the way hugh glycemic food would affect you. And the more insulin is released in to your blood stream, the higher the chances of you storing fat in your body. So although, drinking more water can help fill you up and help increase the metabolism, drinking it during meals will not help you with weight loss if its surging insulin.
Try to stop drinking before the meal and wait 30 minutes after the meal to start drinking again. Sipping a little bit of water before and after is not going to be a big deal but drinking a full glass of water at that meal will cause major problems in digestion.