Overeater? 8 tricks to feel full quick

  • If you've made smart choices so far, don't get tripped up by the beverages or after-meal choices. In fact, choosing to drink alcohol or caffeinated beverages may trigger heartburn no matter what you eat. The National Heartburn Alliance recommends mineral water as your safest bet; even nonalcoholic wine or beer can pose an intermediate risk. When choosing dessert, avoid chocolate (apple pie may be your best bet), and don't follow your meal with a cigarette - a well-known heartburn trigger. A post-meal walk is probably better than a nap, and when you do hit the pillow, make sure to sleep with your head elevated 6 to 8 inches to curb acid reflux. More from Health.com: 13 foods that fight acid reflux istockphoto

    It's not just what you eat that can make you more satisfied - it's how you eat, too. Try these tips from our friends at Health.com to feel fuller longer...

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    Drink two 8-ounce glasses (16 ounces total) of water before each meal. It will fill up your stomach and trim up to 60 calories per meal.

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