Avoid overeating by having smaller, slower and more frequent meals throughout the day. Also, avoid late-night snacks.
Food triggers differ from person to person, but common ones include:
Rich, spicy, fried or fatty foods
• Chocolate • Caffeine
• Carbonated beverages
• Alcohol • Coffee
• Ketchup and mustard
• Vinegar • Tomato and citrus juices
• Other acidic fruits and juices
Keep tabs on what you eat and learn to avoid the things that cause heartburn.
Sleeping on Your Right Side
Belts and tight-fitting clothing may be fashionable, but they also put extra pressure on your stomach.
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