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Jimtc
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 8/5/2008 1:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have looked around the web and can't seem to find a grocery list of items that would be good to eat when dealing with GERD.
I have just had a bad bout which has fianally made me start taking this GERD thing serious.  I don't have any experience in shopping for GERD and would love to have a list of grocery items that seem to be friendly to use GERDIES.  I would like to see things like frozen dinners, fruits, vegetables, snacks, meats and cheeses, basically everything in a grocery store.  Since I am starting from scratch any list would be nice so I can get some calories back in me.  It would also be nice to see a list of restaurant menu items that are safe for us.
 
Thanks,
Jim

stkitt
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 32602
   Posted 8/5/2008 1:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Hello Jim and Welcome to the GERD and Heartburn forum.  I am happy you found us and I hope we will be able to meet your needs.

Here are a few starter tips for you:

Avoiding factors that make acid reflux worse may help to reduce the symptoms of GERD but is not an alternative to treatment.

You may find it useful to keep a diary of your symptoms and the food you eat, so that you can see which foods affect you.

Avoid eating too close to bedtime. Try to leave at least 2-3 hours after a meal, before you go to bed.

Avoid lying down after meals.

Eat small regular meals.

Do not wear tight clothing that may increase the pressure on you stomach.

Raising the head of your bed by 4-6 inches may help reduce night-time acid reflux.

Safe Foods for the Acid Reflux Diet
Apple, fresh
Apple, dried
Apple juice
Banana
Baked potato
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrots
Green beans
Peas

Ground beef, extra-lean
Steak, London Broil
Chicken breast, skinless
Egg whites
Egg substitute
Fish, no added fat

Cheese, feta or goat
Cream cheese, fat-free
Sour cream, fat-free
Soy cheese, low-fat
 
Bread, mult-grain or white
Cereal, bran or oatmeal
Corn bread
Graham crakers
Pretzels
Rice, brown or white
Rice cakes
 
cookie, fat-free
Jelly beans
Red licorice
Potato chips, baked

I am sure other members will have great shopping ideas for you.  Each person is different so the diary is a good way to identify what triggers your reflux. I do not have info on what frozen dinners or prepared meals to offer you.  Hopefully someone else will.
 
Again Welcome
Kitt
 
 

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