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Author: Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.

Can I have soup?

Soup is a tricky one. It typically contains a mixture of food categories, such as protein and vegetables and possibly grain, too (for example, barley beef soup with vegetables). Plus, there’s all the broth. This makes it nearly impossible to …

Can I eat eggs?

Eggs are a protein serving for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You can hard boil, scramble, fry, soft boil, or poach your eggs. (You can really cook them however you like.) If you’re using a frying pan, you can spray it …

Can I have dates?

Dates are too sweet. They are equivalent to honey and maple syrup. They’re “natural,” but they’re addictive because they raise insulin levels and flood the nucleus accumbens with dopamine. Therefore, they count as sugar in the Bright Line Eating plan …