Yeah.. I definitely think there should be a better way of doing it, then what I did. During this time I had to be on a very basic diet... no condiments (salad dressing, ketchup, tarter sauce, etc off limits) no dairy (milk, butter, cheese, yogurt off limits), no lemonade, no tea, no soup, no fried food etc. I also stayed away from fruit that is high in acid ( like berries and oranges), no apple sauce (since citric acid is in it)
I only drink water and I ate basic food.. e.i., grilled chicken, grilled fish, baked potato plain, cooked carrots plain, apples, bananas, bread... It was a very plain and boring diet. But it was the only thing I could eat or drink when going thru acid rebound.