STOP INDIGESTION IN ITS TRACKS
THE MAIN CULPRITS
Indigestion is the result of eating too much, which stretches the stomach, or by having an empty stomach, where there is too much acid and no food to buffer it.
TACTICS TO WARD IT OFF
Eat slowly and regularly: It takes 20 minutes for you to realise your body is full, so take your time before saying yes to dessert. »
Set limits: Instead of allowing yourself to lose track of, say, how much chocolate you’re eating, take a couple of pieces, and agree that’s your lot for the day.
Choose wisely: Limit fatty foods as they stay in your stomach longer. Eat mindfully; notice what you’re eating. The same with wine; set a limit either by glass, deciding you’ll only drink with your meal, or choosing a spritzer instead.
Quick fix: Have sorbet! Cold water and ice help empty your stomach more quickly so a sorbet can offer fast relief. Most over-thecounter heartburn remedies can also help. Also anti-sickness and motion-sickness pills can help move food out of your stomach more efficiently.