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What if I am feeling dehydrated or have been medically diagnosed as dehydrated?

If you think you’re dehydrated, there’s a few things you can try, such as making sure that your fluid intake is adequate. Extra electrolytes, in addition, can be very helpful. In the case of a medical diagnosis of dehydration, please …

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What is the importance of eating whole, real food?

Science keeps uncovering the synergistic relationship between the items we ingest as food and/or supplements. For example, the process of masticating (chewing) your food turns out to be very important. The process of digestion begins with the chewing process and …

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How do I determine my goal weight?

There are many factors to consider when trying to determine your “goal weight” or “Bright Body.” In no particular order, here are some things to keep in mind… When just starting out, especially if coming from bigger numbers, many people …

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As a transgender person, do I have to do anything different?

If you are transitioning, you should follow the food plan for the gender you are transitioning to once you start taking hormones. If you haven’t started taking hormones, you should follow the food plan for your biological sex. In some …

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Can people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) participate in BLE?

Targeted support for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or other gastric conditions can be accessed through coaching in the Boot Camp. Food plans can be adjusted for particular sensitivites such as IBS. We always recommend following your health practitioner’s …

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What if I have dry mouth?

One thing we recommend is to roll up some spearmint leaves with a little bit of food-grade wax, similar to chewing tobacco. Tucking that in your cheek and chewing on it can stimulate saliva/fluid production.

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I’ve heard people talk about the French Formula and the Fuhrman Formula as two ways for determining goal weight. What are these formulas?

There are many factors we consider when advising people about their goal weight or “Bright Bodies.” (See this FAQ in which we describe these factors.) We also refer to a couple of computational tools that some people find helpful, especially …

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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 …

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I have coated tongue. What is causing this?

Coated tongue could be caused by a lot of things, including detox. You can try tongue scraping, but we recommend you see your doctor for further advice.

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I have Hashimoto’s. Can I lose weight doing BLE with thyroid issues?

Absolutely. Many successful Bright Line Eaters have Hashimoto’s and other forms of thyroid disease and are highly successful. Of course, it’s possible that your thyroid disorder will slow your weight loss. Not necessarily, though. If you do find your weight …

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