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What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)?

We have adapted the Fasting Mimicking Diet and are now recommending the Bright Line Eating version known as the Metabolic Reset Plan. The following is more information about the history of FMD and our adaptation, the Metabolic Reset Plan: A Brief History of FMD The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) was pioneered by Dr. Valter Longo, …

I’ve heard people talk about the French Formula as a tool for determining goal weight. What is the French Formula?

There are many factors we consider when advising people about their goal weight. (See this FAQ in which we describe these factors.) We also refer to a couple of computational tools that some people find helpful, especially if they’ve never been in a right-sized body and are looking for numerical guidelines. Neither of these formulae …

I have Candida—can I still do Bright Line Eating?

Candida is a fungal infection that can manifest in the mouth, gut, genitals, or even the feet. It’s the most common form of fungal infection worldwide. Yes, you can absolutely do Bright Line Eating with candida. In fact, eliminating sugar and flour is an excellent foundation for reducing inflammation and boosting health—including anti-fungal health. You …

Will my body experience a detox period when I start BLE?

Weight loss is very stressful on the body. People can experience a wide variety of withdrawal and detox symptoms during the weight-loss phase of Bright Line Eating. These range from general tiredness to flu-like symptoms, and sometimes people even experience hives and shakiness. The withdrawal symptoms resolve within a few days, but the detox can …

Do you need to do a cleanse while doing Bright Line Eating?

Generally speaking, we find that taking or doing a “cleanse” is not needed when we implement the food plan as suggested in Bright Line Eating. Our bodies’ systems respond exceptionally well to whole, healthy food with nutritious fiber and macronutrients. Most bodily systems naturally heal and thrive as we fuel them with the BLE food …

Am I going to have a lot of loose skin?

Loose skin is one of the few downsides to losing so much weight, and it is a valid concern. If you are worried about this happening to you, Susan advises to first focus on losing the weight, and then give it a year. You never know what a year can do to your body or …

How do I feed my family while doing Bright Line Eating?

Cooking for a family can seem daunting when you’re pursuing a new lifestyle. However, following the Bright Line Eating food plan does not mean you have to cook separate meals for your family. Susan has three little children and a husband, none of whom follow Bright Line Eating (the BLE food plan is not necessarily …