lose 30lbs, NO mints,chocolate,caffiene, coffee (decaf or regular),tea, Coke or Pepsi and no fatty foods or deep fried foods, alcoholic beverages and in short, if it's brown, you don't drink it,and finally,stay away from acids (orange juice
etc.)and hot spicy foods. I was able to have a clear pop (diet preferred). My Doctor also advised to raise the headboard 6", sleep on a wedge and absolutely no food eaten after 7PM unless I would like to stay up 4 hours to digest.