Potential Hurdles FAQs

The following FAQs are for potential hurdles to starting the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.

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I am sick, what should I eat?

Here are my nuts and bolts recommendations for how to do Bright Line Eating when you’re sick… Tip #1: Eat breakfast meals. Eat breakfast for breakfast, breakfast for lunch, and breakfast for dinner. The Bright Line Eating breakfast has three …

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I am pregnant. Can I participate in Bright Line Eating?

In general, it is a good rule of thumb to start on the Maintenance Food Plan if you are pregnant. In certain circumstances, depending on how much weight you have to lose, your OB-GYN may approve of you losing weight …

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I am going on a cruise. Will I be able to follow my Bright Lines?

Yes, cruises are very Bright Line Eating friendly. They almost always have a cafeteria-style food court available (sometimes all day long), and you can even bring your scale there. Generally, the chefs in the full-service dining room are all very …

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I am already at my goal weight, but am still obsessed with food. Is Bright Line Eating for me if I don’t want to lose weight?

Absolutely! Many people are drawn to Bright Line Eating who don’t need to lose weight. They come for the freedom this way of eating provides. If you don’t need to lose weight, you can start on the maintenance food plan …

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How do you schedule meals/adjust for time zone differences when flying to the West Coast?

I just eat my breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per usual, and space my meals out as it feels right to me. I personally prefer to eat on the early side, so what I usually do is eat breakfast at …

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How do I know if I am a food addict?

Food Addicts in Recovery has a great list of questions to help you decide whether you identify as a food addict: http://www.foodaddicts.org/am-i-a-food-addict

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How do I handle real hunger in between meals? Help, I am hungry!

I can understand your frustration with being hungry as you introduce a whole new lifestyle. Remember that it will pass, and no one ever starved to death between meals. If you have weight to lose, you’ll start off on a …

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How do I get from dinner to bedtime without turning to my comfort food?

Ah. This is an excellent question, and it really gets to the heart of transitioning to a life free from dependence on excess food. What we’re really craving is comfort and connection. Excess food is a horrible stand-in for genuine …

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How do I handle holidays and possible deviations?

The thing about holidays is that they come around fairly regularly—some once a year, some more often (like Shabbat). Meanwhile, the holy grail (so to speak) of successful weight loss is that it must be LONG TERM. Plenty of people …

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I’m feeling foggy, forgetful, and dehydrated, and I think I might need more salt. What should I do?

All of these issues are temporary growing pains along the pathway to living Happy, Thin, and Free. Fogginess can be due to the early stages of detox and withdrawal. One of the benefits of Bright Line Eating, after a while, …

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