Potential Hurdles FAQs

The following FAQs are for potential hurdles to starting the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp.
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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 successful long term, and it’s a good thing you learned now that you didn’t have …

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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 would help in your case.   It couldn’t hurt though. That’s for sure.   I …

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I’m a binge eater. Will Bright Line Eating work for me?

Absolutely. In fact, a huge percentage of the people I’ve known to be successful with this style of eating were binge eaters, rather than grazers. Including me.

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I just realized I wrote down and ate an extra serving (4 oz.) of grain. Now having eaten an extra 4 oz. grain for lunch, should I cut down on dinner?

Simply move forward and have your regularly planned dinner. If you ever find yourself off track, no worries. Pause, give yourself the permission to be human, and simply resume. You can restart your day at any time.

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I can’t tolerate raw vegetables, but Bright Line Eating calls for raw vegetables. Can I substitute cooked for raw veggies?

A vegetable is a vegetable, so if you cannot eat raw veggies, eat cooked veggies instead. Having said that, I have a good friend who has IBS, and once she eliminated flour and sugar, her symptoms subsided and now she eats raw veggies all the time. I don’t know if that will happen for you, …

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I cannot have soy in any form. In addition, I do not eat animal protein. So, what kind of protein options are available?

8 oz. of any kind of non-soy non-dairy milk (unsweetened of course), such as almond, rice, hemp, flax, etc. 6 oz. beans 4 oz. of soy-free veggie burgers (Sunshine burgers come to mind, but there are others, and you can make your own.) (6 oz. for men) 2 oz. of seeds, ground or whole 2 …

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I am pregnant. Can I participate in Bright Line Eating?

Absolutely. In general, it is a good rule of thumb to start on the Maintenance Food Plan. In certain circumstances, depending on how much weight you have to lose, your OB-GYN may be okay with you losing weight during the first (and perhaps even the second) trimester of your pregnancy. Consultation with your doctor is …

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I am already at my goal weight, but am still obsessed with food. Is Bright Line Eating for me if I don’t want to lose weight?

Absolutely! Many people are drawn to Bright Line Eating who don’t need to lose weight. They come for the freedom this way of eating provides. If you don’t need to lose weight, you can start on the maintenance food plan and adjust from there so that your weight remains stable. You will want to focus …

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How do I know if I am a food addict?

Food Addicts in Recovery has a great list of questions to help you decide whether you identify as a food addict: http://www.foodaddicts.org/am-i-a-food-addict

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Eating healthy is so expensive. How can I do Bright Line Eating on a budget?

Eating on a budget is definitely possible! You might even find yourself saving money on food by eating the Bright Line Eating (BLE) way. Purchase less expensive fruits and veggies (for example, apples and bananas are much cheaper than raspberries or exotic fruit). Non-organic food is always less expensive as well. You don’t have to …

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