Health FAQs

The following FAQs are regarding health-related issues.

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages

  

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, FAQs, Health | Comments Off on What is the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD)?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, FAQs, Health | Comments Off on I’ve heard people talk about the French Formula as a tool for determining goal weight. What is the French Formula?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, FAQs, Health, Potential Hurdles | Comments Off on I have Candida—can I still do Bright Line Eating?

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.

Posted in All FAQ's, FAQs, Health, Potential Hurdles | Comments Off on I have coated tongue. What is causing this?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, FAQs, Health, Potential Hurdles | Comments Off on I have Hashimoto’s. Can I lose weight doing BLE with thyroid issues?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, Before You Start, FAQs, Food, Health, Potential Hurdles | Comments Off on Will my body experience a detox period when I start BLE?

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. …

Posted in All FAQ's, Before You Start, FAQs, Health, Potential Hurdles | Comments Off on Do you need to do a cleanse while doing Bright Line Eating?

Will Bright Line Eating help with leaky gut?

Yes, BLE will help with leaky gut. Try to stick to organic, non-GMO foods and work closely with your doctor.

Posted in All FAQ's, Before You Start, FAQs, Food, Health | Comments Off on Will Bright Line Eating help with leaky gut?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, Before You Start, FAQs, Health | Comments Off on Am I going to have a lot of loose skin?

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 …

Posted in All FAQ's, Before You Start, FAQs, Food, Health | Comments Off on How do I feed my family while doing Bright Line Eating?