How long should I wait after eating to start drinking?!

Question: How long should I wait after eating to start drinking?
I had a pretty big meal for lunch today at 1 and I was planning to start drinking at around 6 or 7. I drink a few shots of vodka and whiskey and it can usually get me pretty drunk. But should I wait a little longer cuz I wanted to get really drunk tonight hehehe :)!

My question is how long does it take for food to digest completely?


The only thing eating does is slow the absorption af alcohol. It is an urban myth that it absorbs it. When you eat, a valve at the bottom of your stomach closes to digest food. Alcohol is mostly absorbed in the small intestines. That valve slows the absorption of alcohol until opened. Drink as much as you want while, or after you eat, you will get just as drunk, just not as quickly. It depends on what you ate as far as how long the valve remains closed.

Anatomy and Physiology classes in College.

"...the food has spent between 30 minutes and 2 hours in the stomach and between 2 and 6 hours in the small intestine and 90% of the nutrients have been extracted. The left over material has lots of water and sodium left in it. The body wants to reclaim these substances before defecation; food takes 72 hours to be processed in the large intestine."

Personally, I like to eat about an hour before drinking.…

That should be enough time for the food to exit your stomach. It depends on what you ate as to how long it would take to completely digest.

6 to 7 you should be alright...have fun!

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