August 31, 2011#BeautyDetox Tip: Don’t drink large amounts of water and liquids when you are eating! They will impede the digestive process by diluting gastric juices, such as your HCI. You also dilute the digestive enzymes your body needs for the effective digestion of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, which can cause bloating. Just sip on water and other liquids at meals, but don't chug. You can also drink large quantities of water at least 20 minutes before or after a meal.