Diet and Lifestyle Management for GERD often begin with what to avoid. Diet plays a major role in controlling acid reflux symptoms. It’s always recommended to avoid high fat food, fried vegetables, caffeine products, carbonated drinks, sausages, bacon etc. Instead it always better to have intake skimmed milk, yoghurt, whole wheat bread etc. Avoid smoking and drinking. It’s advised to avoid having coffee or tea before going to bed. Maintain upright posture during meals which aids in proper digestion. Propping up the head of your bed on 4-6 inch blocks may reduce night time symptoms. It is recommended to have smaller, comfortable meals. Control your weight and don’t eat late in the evening or close to bedtime. Intense workout can also trigger GERD.