If you are experiencing heartburn, one or more of the following suggestions may be helpful. Listen to your body to find out what will work for you.Eat 5-6 small meals each day and chew the food slowly.Limit your amount of greasy, fatty, and fried foods. These can take 4-6 hours to digest before leaving the stomach.Never have a high fat snack before bedtime.Limit spicy food. Many women find chili powder and peppers to be troublesome.Avoid foods that may aggravate heartburn, such as broccoli, cabbage, chocolate, garlic, onions, and caffeine.Drink fluids, including soup, between meals rather than with meals.Wear clothes that are loose around the waist.Sleeping in a recliner may give some relief at night.