Before You Start FAQs

The following FAQs are for before you start the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.
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Can I have Tasty Bite Lentils?

Yes. A 10 oz. packet of Tasty Bite Lentils can be counted as a full protein serving plus 4 oz. of vegetables and a fat serving. You can add 2 oz. of vegetables to make your full 6 oz. vegetable serving. Thus, the 10 oz. packet, along with 2 oz. of additional vegetables and an …

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Can I have PGX powder?

PGX powder is a highly processed powder drink that functions as an appetite suppressant. It is not an acceptable BLE food.

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Can I have Dandy tea blend?

Dandy tea blend is questionable. It contains a water extraction blend of roasted barley, rye, chicory root, dandelion root, and beetroot. The “extraction” process is what is unclear. It’s possible they use a refining process that would cause a dopamine surge in the brain and an insulin spike in the bloodstream. But if it’s a …

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Can I have Isomalt?

Isomalt is a sugar substitute made from beet sugar, so it is not Bright Line friendly.

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What can I use to relieve a sore throat without breaking my Bright Lines?

Alas, at the present moment, we are not aware of any cough drops or throat lozenges that are free of added sweeteners. The least offensive are Olbas Lozenges, but they have Isomalt as their third ingredient and are mildly sweet. You can drink Throat Coat tea, Rooibos tea, or hot water with lemon. You can …

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Can I have malted barley?

Malted barley is okay because of how it is processed. Barley malt and malted barley extract are not acceptable BLE foods.

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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 it a year. You never know what a year can do to your body or …

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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 husband, none of whom follow Bright Line Eating (the BLE food plan is not necessarily …

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How is Bright Line Eating different from FA?

Generally speaking, FA is a 12-step program that welcomes people who are looking to recover from food addiction. It encourages its members to make use of tools such as a sponsor, weekly meetings, and outreach calls. It also has specific guidelines regarding access to the program’s food plan. For more detailed information on FA, we …

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