Potential Hurdles FAQs

The following FAQs are for potential hurdles to starting the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.
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I have Candida—can I still do Bright Line Eating?

Candida is a fungal infection that can manifest in the mouth, gut, genitals, or even the feet. It’s the most common form of fungal infection worldwide. Yes, you can absolutely do Bright Line Eating with candida. In fact, eliminating sugar and flour is an excellent foundation for reducing inflammation and boosting health—including anti-fungal health. You …

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I have coated tongue. What is causing this?

Coated tongue could be caused by a lot of things, including detox. You can try tongue scraping, but we recommend you see your doctor for further advice.

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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 loss is slow (or nonexistent), you may need to be on a lighter food plan …

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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 hives and shakiness. The withdrawal symptoms resolve within a few days, but the detox can …

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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. Most bodily systems naturally heal and thrive as we fuel them with the BLE food …

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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 PMS symptoms have increased, perhaps wait a few cycles to see if it’s a pattern, …

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Why do I keep making bad food choices?

The really interesting thing is you don’t need to know why you’re making bad food choices. Your brain will go ahead and make those bad choices for you. It knows what the high calorie density foods are. Your brain will drive you to seek them out when you’re stressed, sleep deprived, or for a host …

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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. If you honestly think you have broken your Bright Lines and want to start counting …

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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. The process of recovery can, in a very real sense, be likened to the process …

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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 baggie on top of your salad. Voila! The perfect protein serving.

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