Christmas might look a little different for many of us this year, but sitting down to Christmas dinner is one thing that we can definitely still look forward to! In this post I’m going to share some tips to help you make sure your acid reflux doesn’t ruin your Christmas this year. If you’re already on our Heartburn Relief Kit, then you’re off to a flying start and may not even need to follow any of the guidelines I’m listening here, but if you haven’t got started yet then this will help you to keep your symptoms under control until you get to work on resolving your acid reflux for good!
Firstly, let’s face some facts. EVERYONE gets bloated at Christmas. Everyone eats too much and the “food coma” that happens afterward is a very real thing! And that’s okay, it’s Christmas, it’s time to indulge! But when you have acid reflux, you do have to be a little more careful, or at least weigh up the pros and cons. For example. Is one day of over-indulgence worth triggering your reflux for the following few days? Some people might argue it is, and if you’re one of them, that’s fine too – but I definitely recommend trying to find a middle ground!
The thing about acid reflux is that it usually happens because your stomach acid is too low, and another symptom of low stomach acid is – wait for it – BLOATING. So you’re facing double the Christmas bloat that everyone else gets if you don’t take a few steps to mitigate it. The bloating from low stomach acid happens because when your stomach acidity is too low it can’t properly digest the food you eat, so that good sits in your stomach and ferments (I know, gross), and boom – you get bloated, constipated, and likely a bit gassy too.
So how can you manage your Christmas bloat so that it doesn’t become too much to handle? Well, firstly, I’m not going to tell you to completely avoid anything – because it would just ruin the whole idea of sitting down to your Christmas dinner.
But what you can do is:
- Have breakfast – don’t skip breakfast so that you can stuff yourself at dinnertime, you’ll just end up eating far too much at once.
- Stop eating when you feel full – don’t just wait until you burp and then have seconds and thirds!
- Stay hydrated throughout your meal.
- Be sensible with your portions.
- Get up and moving around after dinner.
- Eat slowly and chew properly.
- If you have our Heartburn Relief Kit, take 2 Reflux Inhibitors before your dinner and 2 Acid Relief.
These tips will also help to keep your acid reflux under control as the two are so closely connected! As I’ve noted in the tips above, if you’re taking the Heartburn Relief Kit, taking these supplements with your meal will help to avoid any symptoms. In addition, try to cut down on how much alcohol you drink and if you’re drinking try to stick to spirits such as gin, rum, or vodka rather than beer or wine. And make sure to avoid carbonated mixers.
Most importantly, make sure that you enjoy your delicious Christmas dinner and don’t worry too much if your acid reflux does flare up – it will die down within a few hours/ days, and worrying about it will only make it worse (stress is proven to worsen and even trigger acid reflux).
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