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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 use psyllium husks to help with constipation?

Psyllium husks can be used to keep bowel movements regular. Find an unsweetened brand and consume twice a day with water.

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How do I handle menstrual cravings on Bright Line Eating?

Many people report a reduction in pre-menstrual symptoms once they are eating whole, unprocessed foods. Once sugar and flour are eliminated, many women are delighted to discover they no longer experience PMS to the degree they used to. If your …

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Is Bright Line Eating like a ketogenic diet?

Bright Line Eating is a moderate carbohydrate approach and is not designed to induce ketosis. Therefore, the body is unlikely to build up ketones to the extent that it would on a ketogenic diet. Research is not yet available on …

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I heard that soy causes breast cancer. Can I safely eat tofu, tempeh, and other soy products?

Several years ago, when Susan started eating mostly (often entirely) plant-based protein sources, she was concerned about whisperings she’d heard about soy “causing breast cancer.” Susan did some research on the topic and found this article. It doesn’t give an …

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I have a colonoscopy coming up. What should I do about the drink for the preparation?

Medicines with sugar or artificial sweetener in them generally are not triggering, as our brains are able to relegate the sugar consumption to just that occasion. We have never seen anyone triggered by the colonoscopy preparation solution, so you can …

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I follow a Paleo diet. Is this compatible with Bright Line Eating?

Yes, you can easily adapt the Bright Line Eating food plan to work with a Paleo diet. Protein options include most unprocessed meats, eggs, fish, and nuts. Processed high-fat foods (such as bacon, sausage, or hot dogs) should be avoided …

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I am an athlete in training for a climb. How can I modify Bright Line Eating to fulfill my needs?

With serious athletic training, you may need to eat larger quantities and/or more frequent meals in order to keep your energy and performance up. It’s hard to make generalizations, as individual needs and training regimens vary so much. Work with …

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How long does it take for leptin to come back on board?

Leptin is blocked by insulin in both the hypothalamus and the brainstem. Thus, the rate at which leptin resistance reverses will be determined, in large part, by the extent of insulin resistance and the rate of improvement of insulin sensitivity. …

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What if I experience dry mouth due to medications?

You can use mouthwash or drink BLE-approved beverages like water, sparkling water, or herbal tea between meals. Keeping your lips moist with lip balm can help as well. Perhaps explore some essential oils to put into your water. It’s not …

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