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Acid Reflux
Acid Reflux
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1/14/13 1:20 PM
Alright so first of I'm an 18-year-old male and have acid reflux disease. I've done p90x, insanity, insanity asylum, 2 hybrids, and body beast. Now I am starting insanity again and even though I managed to pull through with those with my acid reflux, this time I don't wish for it to hinder me. The constant feeling and burning of chyme in my throat is so aggravating and it really hinders me from doing my best, especially in a lateral position. This time around since im a lot more fit than when I first started I wanna do my absolute best. And I do take acid medicine. Any suggestions on this? Also, despite the fact that I've done these I still remain to have a pooched belly at the bottom that won't go away, along with the most irritating part which is my saddle bags which are quite large which never leave. My breast are also poochy but I believe they are that way due to gynecomastia. I'm happy with my arms, legs, and back. It's just my midsection that is relentless. Also, I'm full time college and it's difficult to find a job in my small town, and because of this I can't afford to eat great alot of the time since healthier food is a lot more expensive. Though I live with my dad who is disabled and only receives social security income so we get very little money. Any way to suggest something for my diet? I know it may sound like I'm making excuses but I really do face these obstacles, and this go around I want to make the very best of it. All advice will be greatly appreciated.
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/14/13 2:47 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Greetings!
First, you are to be commended for completing several programs, keep up the great work!
I know how you feel with the Acid Reflux, I know off hand that it really is aggravating and I wish mine would go away as well. I wonder if shakeology might help?

As for the fat that is not going away ,,, yet, here's a thought. The body is like a swimming pool that is being emptied, In a swimming pool the deepest end of the pool is always the last to get emptied. The body is like that in a sense that the belly and saddle bags are the last to get rid of fat. So keep going with your workouts and keep in touch to let me know how its going, your doing a great job, keep it up.

Sorry to hear about your financial obstacles, as far as eating, do the best that you can do despite your circumstances. Have you considered becomming a coach? I hear alot of good experiences with people making money from Beachbody and since your in an area where your surrounded by people of all ages that want something better, that your in a prime location where you could make some serious money. I'm sending you a buddy request, Let me know if you would like to learn more and I'll share with you what I know.

I wish you and your family the best of health and happiness,
Coach
Lkofarrell
Team MotivFit
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/14/13 3:59 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Cosnafect:
Alright so first of I'm an 18-year-old male and have acid reflux disease. I've done p90x, insanity, insanity asylum, 2 hybrids, and body beast. Now I am starting insanity again and even though I managed to pull through with those with my acid reflux, this time I don't wish for it to hinder me. The constant feeling and burning of chyme in my throat is so aggravating and it really hinders me from doing my best, especially in a lateral position. This time around since im a lot more fit than when I first started I wanna do my absolute best. And I do take acid medicine. Any suggestions on this? Also, despite the fact that I've done these I still remain to have a pooched belly at the bottom that won't go away, along with the most irritating part which is my saddle bags which are quite large which never leave. My breast are also poochy but I believe they are that way due to gynecomastia. I'm happy with my arms, legs, and back. It's just my midsection that is relentless. Also, I'm full time college and it's difficult to find a job in my small town, and because of this I can't afford to eat great alot of the time since healthier food is a lot more expensive. Though I live with my dad who is disabled and only receives social security income so we get very little money. Any way to suggest something for my diet? I know it may sound like I'm making excuses but I really do face these obstacles, and this go around I want to make the very best of it. All advice will be greatly appreciated.


I will comment on the acid reflux. I have it - had it for 10+ years and it sucks! I was told by my doctors that I would have to take a pill for the rest of my life. Well that was until I discovered P90X and Beachbody. Now I no longer need the medication. I save $360.00 per year just on that one medication alone!!!!

You will NEVER cure acid reflux however you can control it without medication. How? Keep something in your stomach often.. If you eat every 2 hours on the nose, your stomach will be constantly filled with something that the excess acid will be working to digest your food instead of backing up through your esophagus.

I also look at acid reflux as a gift, in a weird sort of way. I always know when it is time to eat because I start to feel the burning sensation inside me... When I feel this sensation, I eat something and it goes away...

I found that the foods that take longer to digest are the best. Those are high protein, high fiber foods. When I go to sleep I take 2 scoops of casein protein and that takes me through the night without having an episode of acid reflux. The casein protein also helps me with muscle repair.

Healthier food IS NOT more expensive, in fact once you understand how to buy healthy foods it often times ends up being cheaper. You just need to learn how to buy healthy food. That takes time but it is not impossible to do.

For example. My afternoon snack consists of almonds and a protein bar. That takes me through to dinner. That afternoon snack costs me LESS THAN $1.50... A bag of chips and a soda or even a water is more expensive than my mid-afternoon snack.

Chicken is a great inexpensive food to cook. If it is just you and your dad, 8 oz of chicken ( 4 oz each person ) is a fairly decent portion of chicken. Add that to a salad which is also inexpensive if you prepare it yourself and you have a great chicken salad. the left overs can be used for chicken sandwiches or another chicken salad.

Reach out to your coach and work on a meal plan that fits your lifestyle. Often times the answers are right in front of us, we just need to think "Outside the Box" and see them..

Again definitely speak to your coach, that is what they are there for.

Have a blessed day.

John
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/14/13 5:26 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try my best to try the things mentioned here. And I'm not sure if I even have a coach. But that would be nice to have a meal plan around my lifestyle because I feel that is my main challenge. I know weight loss and a healthy lifestyle begins with a healthy diet.
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/15/13 12:54 AM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Are you taking something prescribed by your MD/PA/NP? You might need your dosages tinkered with. (And your provider can prescribe it so you can often get it cheaper with a prescription than over-the-counter.)
That said, I often have to use some tums during my workouts. Even when my reflux is well controlled, working out will set it off.
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1/15/13 2:50 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
I don't take any prescribed meds for it. My dad has serious acid reflux problems and he takes over the counter omeprazole. I just take over the counter generic equate acid reflux medicine. And often do I use tums as well.
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1/15/13 3:37 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
I had bit of this too, but mine was mostly at night.
Not sure how bad it was compared to others but I found when I lost some weight with P90X programs, it helped allot.The other thing I found is to stay away from spicy foods and not to eat anything within a couple of hours of bed, including shakeology.
If I follow the above, I can avoid it.
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/15/13 7:53 PM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Cosnafect:
I don't take any prescribed meds for it. My dad has serious acid reflux problems and he takes over the counter omeprazole. I just take over the counter generic equate acid reflux medicine. And often do I use tums as well.


You might try different OTC acid reducers. When I first developed chronic heartburn, I tried Pepcid...worked for awhile, but then stopped. I switched to Prilosec (omeprazole), and it has been much more effective for me. My mom has it worse, and she went through those two and ended up on Nexium, which has helped her.

I personally never found that after-the-hearburn starts relief medicines did any good, including Tums. For me, I had to prevent the heartburn from starting in the first place.

If you have health insurance, you should see about getting a prescription. You could end up paying a lot less than OTC, and your doctor may suggest a higher dosage, or even a combination.

Melissa
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RE: Acid Reflux
1/16/13 11:27 AM as a reply to Cosnafect.
Great advice from the people who've suffered from this condition. I only want to chime in and say that I agree that eating healthy doesn't need to be more expensive. In fact, it can be cheaper, if done right. Look into big bags of frozen veggies. Check out the produce section at the 99-Cent store if you have that nearby. Cut out the prepared foods that may seem "cheap" but are actually quite expensive when you add it all up.
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1/17/13 11:01 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
I haven't read this full thread, but I noticed the title and just wanted to chime in with a solution that worked for me.

A few years back I started having acid reflux type issues and eventually solved them. Note that this was self diagnosed and I'm really only posting this as food for thought.

I solved this simply having 2-3 spoon fulls of Apple Cider Vinegar anytime the acid in my stomach was acting up. Based on my research your stomach is trying to produce extra acid to digest, and for whatever reason it over-produces. It may sound counter intuitive, but taking Apple Cider Vinegar turbo charges your stomach acids (as it is very acidic) and calms the production down.

Beyond that, all I can tell you is that it worked... perfectly. A couple weeks after taking it, I no longer had to take it at all.

Around the same time I self diagnosed my self as lactose intolerant, so I stopped eating dairy, which I believe helped as well. Dairy requires a lot of acids to break down the food (based on what I've read).

Just recently, I started eating dairy again and I handled it ok for a couple weeks as I slowly reintroduced it into my diet. Then, I started having acid reflux type issues again. I took 3 spoon fulls of ACV and voila, the burn went away and I was all good within minutes. You can chase with a small amount of water if you'd like. But I try to keep it as a fairly concentrated dose of ACV.

I'm back to little-to-no dairy in my diet again as well.

You may want to give these things a try - they were 100% effective for me, and I am very thankful for discovering them. Again, I'm not a Dr, but you can't argue with results, and better yet this is a cheap and natural solution to try.

Good luck!
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