#6 Smaller Portions
Consume small meals, and do so frequently. If you often find yourself eating just one or two large meals per day, this can actually increase your risk of acid reflux. A stomach that is too full puts pressure on the sphincter between the stomach and the esophagus, causing it to open in order to relieve itself. Heartburn is caused when the stomach acid comes back to your esophagus. Smaller meals will put less pressure on your stomach, causing you less discomfort.