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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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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