Space the times you eat and drink
throughout the day.
Eat and drink slowly and don't do anything
else, such as watch TV, while you are eating.
Put your food on a
Drink one 8 fl oz (250 mL) glass of water half an
hour before each meal.
Eat foods that are low in calories, such as
fruits and vegetables.
Take daily vitamins if you have not been eating a
Add extra fiber to your diet by choosing whole-grain breads and cereals that have at least 2 grams of fiber in each serving and by eating cooked dry beans and legumes. Drink plenty of water,
if you get constipated easily or are taking a
medicine that causes constipation.
Some medicines may require you to change your diet. Talk
with your doctor or pharmacist about whether you may need to make
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 11, 2013
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