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Ok, I need to lose at least a stone to a stone and a half. I'm currently 17 stone and stupid stuff like cutting my toe nails is awkward so I have to do something. My biggest thing I guess is pastries, savoury or sweet. I get heartburn more after anything like that and never used to.
So my goal is 15 1/2 stone, fingers crossed.
Cheers, Neil.
 

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Repeated heartburn can give you osaphaegal cancer ! The lining of the osaphagus attempts to be change to become acid proof ( like the stomach lining) . If you've had a long history of untreated acid reflux you should be looking at getting it inspected for a pre-cancerous condition known as Barretts Osaphagus ...guess how I know ;)
 

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Suffered with heatburn and relux for a number of years, all lifestyle related, Doctors "cures" were futile as was gaviscon and all the maskers..

started to pay attention to what brought it on, that was the hard bit cause I had it all the time .. Cut out bread, chocolate, coffee, letuce, cucumber, celary, and milk. the shit grey milk that comes from the national dairys.. and apples..

in addition I added stuff like Activia bio yogurt and supplemented that with bio cultures

Several weeks later I was pretty much cured ... added each of abov back into the diet one at a time , discovered I ca eat apples without the skin, loose eaf like rocket and stuff is OK just none of that whit watery shite lettuce, cucumber remains a no no as does celary, and bread is fine providing it isnt stodgy white shit .. or stodgy brown shit for that matter..

Mikl is OK so long as its full fat and unadulterated ( gold top ) and I keep the chocolate digestives under control were fine .. and have been for a number of years now ..

usulaay have a few activias a week and if things do start to feel a bit acid, bump a couple of bio culture pills to increase good gut flora ..

Eliminating stomach acid is as bad for you as "excess " acid .. Excess acid is apparently a myth its a weak valve in the esophagus that allows acid to travel and cause the problem, eliminating stomach acid with protien pump inhibitors just masks the problem and swaps one issue for another .. You need stomach acid to facilitate digestion, you make what you need , if you make excess its because your input is excessive for your needs.. Or it was in my case..
 

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The heartburn I'm sure is self inflicted as when I leave off pastry, fizzy drinks etc I don't get it at all. I'm ok in moderation, and there is the issue and why I've put the weight on in the first place.
My dad used to say "the key to a successful diet is knowing the difference between need and greed" and he was spot on.
Anyway I had the last of the pack of ginsters pasties today (i couldn't waste them) and will have fruit instead in my lunch from now on.
Neil
 

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I don't indulge in pastries very often as used to get awful heartburn - I've become very aware of who's products give me gip.
I put it down to that shite hydrogenated fat they used to cook em in.
[email protected] can still burn but the other decent bakeries are all bloody scrummy. :)

Early days I was cursed with being a skinny runt, regular gym work, still no real muscle :-(
Lurching towards 60 now classed as slim with nice BMI LOL
Now push bike rides, 12 hour shifts on a manic hospital ward and Tai Chi rolling around down the garage keep me straight.
I hope.

Good Luck!!!!!! Flick the switch - my denial strategy is to not dwell. When I walk past the local I just alter my lustful thought immediately NO and walk on.
 

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This is what I was prescribed after an op for removing pre cancerous cells on my tongue.

https://www.nhs.uk/medicines/omeprazole/

I don't suffer from heartburn unless I drink far more than I normally do (which is very little) combined with rich food and lying down (typical beach holiday) but 28 days of those pills and I've not had heartburn in over 2 years.

Best to talk to your doctor though and get a proper appraisal.
 

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I've been on Omeprazole for about 25 years . It's only meant for short term use ( !!) and had resulted in me becoming B12 deficient and anaemic. Always best to deal with anything w ithout medication if possible.
 

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I've been on Omeprazole for about 25 years . It's only meant for short term use ( !!) and had resulted in me becoming B12 deficient and anaemic. Always best to deal with anything w ithout medication if possible.
Same here, omeprazole and gaviscon for years and still constant reflux and heartburn....until three weeks ago I started a keto diet, google it, similar to atkins diet, I have now stopped all reflux and heartburn meds and have had no reflux or heartburn whatsoever, I started the keto diet to try and loose some weight but the side effect of having no heartburn is even better ! I am sleeping much better and getting to sleep very quickly, also wakening up earlier and feeling bright first thing....ok so I have had to give up beer and gin and tonic but the good news is gin soda water and lime is ok and I`ve been having a dam good go at it lol.... Google the Keto Diet and judge if it might be for you, loose weight and loose the heartburn...
 

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well, only 2lbs but it's a start :)
 

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For what it's worth I managed to get rid of my acid reflux by changing from Tetley tea to PG Tips, I just realised that it often came on after a cup of tea.......
 

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For what it's worth I managed to get rid of my acid reflux by changing from Tetley tea to PG Tips, I just realised that it often came on after a cup of tea.......
I achieved the same thing by giving up drinking tea altogether, which I thought was going to be difficult after drinking it for over 50 years, but it wasn't, it was easy.
 

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Another pound this week, not much but it's something.
 

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The heartburn I'm sure is self inflicted as when I leave off pastry, fizzy drinks etc I don't get it at all. I'm ok in moderation, and there is the issue and why I've put the weight on in the first place.
My dad used to say "the key to a successful diet is knowing the difference between need and greed" and he was spot on.
Anyway I had the last of the pack of ginsters pasties today (i couldn't waste them) and will have fruit instead in my lunch from now on.
Neil
Neil aren't some fruits acidic. Might be best to limit those
 

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For what it's worth I managed to get rid of my acid reflux by changing from Tetley tea to PG Tips, I just realised that it often came on after a cup of tea.......
Could it have been the caffiene content?
 

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My wife is doing Slimming World as it suits her to have a weekly weigh in and all the support
(much like we've got here!).
She says the first half stone is easy (got her certificate this morning) but it gets progressively harder. However, it is relatively easy to maintain a healthy weight when you get there. I do most of the cooking and its surprising how many adapted recipes there are. I'm rather partial to the doner kebab meat...
 

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forgot to add i stayed the same this week. still it's better than putting any back on.
 
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