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Why do we count veggie burgers as a protein?

We know that the veggie burgers can fall into a grain grey area, and some veggie burgers are mostly vegetables, so they don’t have high protein content. Since there are so many brands and new ones come out frequently, it’s nearly impossible to enumerate all of them, so we consider all veggie burgers a protein …

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What are the benefits of chewing rather than blending our food?

Digestion starts in the mouth, where enzymes in saliva begin breaking down your food. Blended food goes into your system faster and it’s processed faster, so there’s less time for the release of nutrients. Blended food results in a bigger rush of glucose into the bloodstream (followed by a bigger release of insulin as a …

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Can we have poi?

Yes. It counts as a grain because it is made from taro.

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What is the difference between textured wheat protein, textured vegetable protein, and textured soy protein?

Textured vegetable protein, or TVP, is made from soy and is the same thing as textured soy protein. Textured wheat protein is made from a similar process, but from wheat. They are all highly processed plant-based alternatives to meat.

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Can we have Impossible Burgers?

Yes. Impossible Burgers are entirely plant-based and a BLE-friendly food. Cook first and weigh as you would any other soy or meat-based protein.

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Can I have whole carob beans, eaten as-is, or brewed as a tea?

No. Carob beans are incredibly high in natural sugar and also high in calories, so they wouldn’t count as a condiment, nor as a fruit, nor as a vegetable. Due to their sweet taste, they are likely to trigger an addictive response. They are not a BLE-friendly food.

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Can I have Crio Bru brewed cocoa (semi-ground 100% roasted cocoa beans)?

Crio Bru is not a BLE-friendly food. Chocolate is one of the top three most addictive foods, and it is not recommended in any form in Bright Line Eating.

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Help! I am having muscle spasms since starting BLE.

You should definitely see your doctor, as this is not a typical side effect of weight loss or starting to eat a healthier diet. However, if you have stopped eating all packaged foods and are not adding any salt to your whole, real food, it’s possible that you could have a mineral deficiency. If this …

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Can we have tamari?

Yes, you can have it as a condiment.

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Can we have Tamarind paste?

Tamarind paste is very sweet, and as such it’s not a BLE-friendly food.

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