Sorry if this is getting pedantic but I am curious about tolerances to some foods on the Gerd diet. I am somewhat in tune with what triggers my issues.
-deep fried foods
-eating too much
-coffee at times
(I typically avoid all fatty foods and processed foods, additives, dairy at all times)
So, most of the above is on the typical do not eat list. As for sugar, chocolate, eggs, ice cream or dessert style dishes I can not recall any moment where I had a treat based food and was hit with heartburn. Does this mean on my "gerd" diet I can include the occasional slice of chocolate cake? If this is not a trigger does it then become part of my personal gerd diet. Or am I doing harm by eating such a food even if it is not a trigger food simply because it is on the "don't touch" list.
I'm a bit curious if others have their own tailored gerd diets, or they stick to the "lists" without compromise. I am surviving fine on the gerd diet but at times I do have the odd craving. My birthday is coming up and I'm thinking about us having an early meal at home then an hour later going out for a desert. I figure if I have no current symptoms for a while, and I eat a desert in moderation I should be ok. I'm also interested to know if there are ways to minimise having something on the do not eat list. I am thinking before desert I take aloe vera capsule and some DGL. After desert I could follow that with slippery elm tea.
I guess I will report back with my experiments :)