Potential Hurdles FAQs

The following FAQs are for potential hurdles to starting the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.

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What constitutes “falling off the wagon” in this program? In other words, what triggers a need to restart my count at Day 1?

Going back to “Day 1” is a very personal decision. In Bright Line Eating, there is no one standard rule and no judgment from the community on how you decide to count your days. This is a program of honesty. …

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What happens when I get the urge to binge or eat off my plan?

I do still get thoughts of eating off my food plan, but they are pretty faint and easily dismissed. I almost never get cravings or obsessions. I’m pretty vigilant with my mind when it comes to food (there’s a video …

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What happens if I’m unaware that I’ve broken a Bright Line?

The only way to break the Bright Lines is to know you’re doing it. When you are not aware, you are not responsible. The minute you become aware, you become responsible. Once, I got a hivey-rashy reaction to something, and …

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What is a “trigger?” What happens in the brain when we’re triggered?

A “trigger” is really a retrieval cue. It’s a cue that the brain associates with other things, and when it is recognized, all kinds of related info gets pulled up, including habitual action patterns, emotional responses, imagery, memories, and more. …

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Sometimes when I am out it is hard to find plant-based protein options. Any suggestions?

Put 2 oz. of soya granules, roasted edamame, roasted chickpeas, nuts, or seeds in a snack baggie and keep them with you (3 oz. if you’re male). Order a salad for your veggies and discreetly pour the contents of the …

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Since starting Bright Line Eating, I have headaches. Is this normal?

Headaches can definitely be a sign of protracted withdrawal. If you’re weaning off caffeine, that could be the culprit. It really should pass. Lots of water and hanging in there will go a long way to rectifying it over the …

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How do I handle setbacks and get back to my Bright Lines?

The most important part of any trip across the Bright Lines is what you learn from it. This binge was worth the lesson. Bright Line Eating is a SYSTEM. It all works together. You need a firm foundation to be …

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I really like nuts. Will they affect my weight loss?

WITHIN Bright Line Eating, nuts are about the densest choice around and will definitely slow, halt, or even reverse weight loss. Splitting your protein and having 1/4 or 1/2 of the protein serving as nuts, with the rest being something …

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I want to donate blood. What can I eat afterwards?

If possible, try scheduling your donation right before lunch or dinner, so you don’t need to eat any additional food other than your planned meal. A second alternative would be to drink water afterwards and rest, but not eat anything …

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I suffer from depression. Will Bright Line Eating help me?

Here’s what I know: on average, eating lots and lots of vegetables (7-9 servings a day) and little to no processed food or junk food, is associated with reduced rates of depression.   Here’s what I don’t know: whether this …

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