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Why do we count veggie burgers as a protein?

We know that the veggie burgers can fall into a grain grey area, and some veggie burgers are mostly vegetables, so they don’t have high protein content. Since there are so many brands and new ones come out frequently, it’s …

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Can I eat lima beans?

Yes, 6 oz. of lima beans are considered a protein serving.

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Can I eat butter beans?

Yes, 6 oz. of butter beans are considered a protein serving.

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Can we have avocado as a vegetable?

If you are on the Weight Loss Food Plan and are struggling to lose weight, only use avocado as a fat. If your weight loss is ticking along, then avocados are fine to use as part of your vegetable serving, …

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What are the benefits of chewing rather than blending our food?

Digestion starts in the mouth, where enzymes in saliva begin breaking down your food. Blended food goes into your system faster and it’s processed faster, so there’s less time for the release of nutrients. Blended food results in a bigger …

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Can we have poi?

Yes. It counts as a grain because it is made from taro.

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What is the difference between textured wheat protein, textured vegetable protein, and textured soy protein?

Textured vegetable protein, or TVP, is made from soy and is the same thing as textured soy protein. Textured wheat protein is made from a similar process, but from wheat. They are all highly processed plant-based alternatives to meat.

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Can we have Impossible Burgers?

Yes. Impossible Burgers are entirely plant-based and a BLE-friendly food. Cook first and weigh as you would any other soy or meat-based protein.

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Can I have whole carob beans, eaten as-is, or brewed as a tea?

No. Carob beans are incredibly high in natural sugar and also high in calories, so they wouldn’t count as a condiment, nor as a fruit, nor as a vegetable. Due to their sweet taste, they are likely to trigger an …

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Can I have Crio Bru brewed cocoa (semi-ground 100% roasted cocoa beans)?

Crio Bru is not a BLE-friendly food. Chocolate is one of the top three most addictive foods, and it is not recommended in any form in Bright Line Eating.

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