Bright Line Eating

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Over43
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Bright Line Eating

Post by Over43 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:10 am

My friend felt he owed me a book because he heisted my book about Bridge for Dummies... He gave me, Bright Line Eating. I am on page 3, I hate it all ready. Every other diet on earth sucks, but Bright Line, and only Bright Line saves lives, all of them. Here is the gyst of the diet from what I have learned. Do not eat refined food. Gee, that is a first. Second no sugar or flour, but...what about white bread, it has flour, and I like it! Salami, mayo, mustard, onion on white! Here is the next step. Eat only three meals a day. Hey kids, no one year has heard that! I will read more and be more serious. No I won't.I

See you in a few days!
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Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by oolala53 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:45 pm

Because I continue to have some issues with overeating, even after I all my years here, I did look for quite awhile at BLE. I even got the newsletter with her frequent (daily?) video logs. I felt cruddy just seeing the email in my inbox. I feel much better since I ended my subscription.

Which is not to say there are not some health benefits to the restrictions. Most of the long-lived, long-healthy cultures of the world eat very little sugar and only one eats flour items, and those "processed" with a souring process. If I were in trouble with my health, I might go commando. But until then...

Good luck with OUR bright lines.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
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Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by automatedeating » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:06 pm

Good luck with OUR bright lines.
Ain't that the truth?! We all must find the lines we want to stay within. No one else can find them for us or keep them between them.
If I were in trouble with my health, I might go commando.
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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by Over43 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:33 pm

Well, I have taken the book off the shelf. The same friend who gave it to me does not want it back, but he talked me into to taking a class on it for a college credit. So, I am committed for 6 weeks. He did not want to be the only guy in the class. I am a schmuck. So, 5 classes, I think I learned what I need to learn last night. To be successful I think, you need to have a very concrete personality. What else did I learn? Of course no wheat flour (or any flour) or sugar. Three plates of food a day. Along with three plates you are supposed to weigh your food, but, if you stick to the three plates you do not have to weigh (but optimally, weigh your food, even in restaurants...and keep it to three plates.) 14 oz. of salad a day. I had not had salad yesterday, and let me tell you 14 oz. of salad at dinner is over the top. With just tbs. of salad dressing (Low sugar...fortunately I am a Blue Cheese/Roquefort guy.).

Also, daily calorie intake is 1200-1400 cal. a day. (Remember this is for life.) There is a "Not My Food" mantra. So unlike No S, if you are at a birthday party, or Super Bowl party, those are Not My Foods. (Yes they are...) One of the more bizarre "suggestions" that I came across while reading a critique, but not in the book yet, if you are cooking, and are tempted to take a bite, tape your mouth shut. My wife would like to tape my mouth shut sometimes, but not for taking a bit of dinner, pre-dinner.

What is Bright Line? It seems to be a conglomeration of Atkins/Sugar Busters!/old Weight Watchers/No S/Low Calorie, all wrapped into one. Plus taping your mouth shut apparently.

I know, I do these things so you all do not have to.
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Bacon is the gateway meat. - Anthony Bourdain
You pale in comparison to Fox Mulder. - The Smoking Man

I made myself be hungry, then I would get hungrier. - Frank Zane Mr. Olympia '77, '78, '79

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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by Teammoney » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:06 pm

😂 thank you for doing this so I can have a good laugh and as no way would I want to 😂

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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by Soprano » Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:19 pm

Hilarious :)

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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by ladybird30 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:04 am

I am not surprised that BLE people have to tape their mouths shut. So would I if I was trying to exist on 1200 -1400 cals a day with no time off for good behaviour. And it is not necessary to eat that little to lose weight, unless one is a tiny, bed ridden/utterly sedentary female (I am talking about average intakes here, not just what one eats on "good" days.)
Some people can eat that little consistently while losing weight, and good luck to them. I am not one of them.
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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by automatedeating » Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:45 am

Oh my gosh this is fabulous. Thank you for making all of our days!
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Re: Bright Line Eating

Post by oolala53 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:11 pm

Actually, there are probably a fair number of women who need to eat that little or even less to lose weight. Tough to take, but true. I would probably have to, especially since I have lost weight, so it takes less to sustain me than if I had never lost. (When I looked at BLE, they were saying 1100 calories a day for everyone. And people were surprised they were losing? But what happens when some start having stalled loss, as stats show some will?)

There is no doubt that her program has and will have some success, maybe even a bit higher than the average, but it will take over five years to really see. It doesn't take much to do better than the abysmal results overall. Right now, at five years at goal (and most people who try never get to goal, which is probably too high for a lot of people), there is still a 27% relapse rate.

Zeal can do a lot, and for some people in dire- I mean present or imminent health conditions, or really serious compulsive eating- straits, sometimes drastic measures are needed.

BTW, her claim that AA is extremely successful or whatever she says about it? Well, in the field of alcohol abuse treatment, insisting on starting with abstinence is NOT the most successful strategy.
Count plates, not calories. Three a day. 9 years & counting
Age 65
SBMI Jan/10-30.8
Jan/12-26.8
Mar/13-24.9 Stayed at +/- 8-lb. for three years Sept/17 22.8 (but more fluctuation)
Mar/18 22.2

There is no S better than Vanilla No S.

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