Before You Start FAQs

The following FAQs are for before you start the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.

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How is Bright Line Eating different from FA (Food Addicts Anonymous)?

Generally speaking, FA is a 12-step program that welcomes people who are looking to recover from food addiction. It encourages its members to make use of tools such as finding a sponsor, attending weekly meetings, and involving oneself in outreach …

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Did Susan violate the traditions of 12-Step programs by creating BLE?

A few people have expressed concerns about violations of 12-Step traditions, the law, and moral conscience. When Susan started, she had the same concerns, so she did some serious investigating. As a 12-Step program member, Susan didn’t want to violate …

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I juice regularly. Can I continue juicing on Bright Line Eating?

Bright Line Eating does not recommend juicing. Juicing concentrates the fruit and vegetable sugars so they hit your bloodstream too quickly, without the buffer of the fully-intact fiber lattice network to slow the absorption. Blending causes the same problem. In …

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Can I have wheat germ?

Wheat germ is an acceptable food on the Bright Line Eating plan and can be counted as a grain.

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Can I have Triscuits?

Triscuits, like shredded wheat, are not made with flour and can count as a grain serving. The serving size is 1 oz.

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Can I eat yucca (cassava) or taro root?

Yucca (cassava) and taro root can be counted as grains, but they have considerably more carbohydrates and far more calories than sweet potatoes and yams, so it’s recommended to eat them infrequently, as they may stall your weight loss. In …

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Why is hummus okay when we can’t blend our food?

Hummus is a little bit of a weird exception. We’ve noticed it’s just not triggering for most people. Michael Greger, M.D. (from http://nutritionfacts.org) did a video where he talked about a study showing the glucose response and insulin spike from …

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Why do raw vegetables weigh more than cooked vegetables?

Raw vegetables don’t necessarily weigh more than cooked vegetables—it depends on the type of vegetable and the type of cooking method. Typically, if you roast or sauté vegetables you will cook off some of the water, and the cooked vegetable …

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What are some options to help resolve excessive gas, and what may be causing it?

The transition from a standard Western diet filled with sugar and flour to a diet of whole foods, including an abundant variety of vegetables, can initially cause some gas as the body adapts to the increased quantity of fiber. Continued …

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Can I eat water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are fine to eat. They count as a vegetable.

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