The Bright Line Eating Plan has helped me get rid of 70 pounds of weight!
I started the Bright Line Eating Plan on August 25, 2018. I weighed 194 lbs., and had elevated glucose, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels. I’m only 5 feet 2 inches tall. Addicted to sugar, I had constant stomach distress, and daily headaches. My last child was going off to college, and I really felt convicted to take care of me for once in my life.
In this eating plan you write down the night before what you’re going to eat for each meal the next day. The quantity of veggies is intimidating at first. Below is a photo of the first day of the plan in my food log:
I could not eat all of the food on the first day: Breakfast was 4 ounces of oatmeal, two eggs, and an apple.
Lunch was 4 ounces of hummus, 6 ounces of salad, 1/2 ounce Ranch salad dressing, and an apple which I could not eat.
Dinner was 4 ounces of baked chicken, 8 ounces of salad, 6 ounces of a vegetable, and 1/2 ounce of a fat. That first day I think I ate a total of 9 ounces of veggies. I wrote at the bottom of the page, “Too much food, not enough sugar!”
My Bright Line Eating Plan Today
Nine months and a few days later, I now weigh 125 pounds! My lab work is now in the normal range for everything. My stomach is pain free most of the time, and I no longer take Prilosec everyday.
I still have some fibromyalgia/arthritis pain, but I can do more walking before I get short-of-breath , which is huge for me. I can also wash a sink full of dishes, without having to sit down every 5 minutes or so.
Also, cutting out all sweeteners has drastically reduced my headaches.
Last week, I had 8 ounces of homemade lemonade with a bit of honey in it at my parent’s house, and got a mild headache afterwards. Apparently, I don’t tolerate sweeteners. ):
Transitioning In The Bright Line Eating Plan
Next, after the Weight Loss eating plan you transition into Maintenance. Transitioning is when you add more food in slowly to help you stay at your goal weight. Here’s a photo of today’s food log:
In the second log photo, there is an extra 2 ounces of carbohydrate (sweet potato), and an extra protein serving for breakfast. Walnuts is one serving and the almond milk is the second. At lunch, there is an extra 2 ounces of potato.
I’ve been working on this stage all of May. I’m finding it really difficult to add in more food, as I was completely satisfied with the quantity I was eating. Plus, eating extra food causes my stomach to feel too full. The Bright Line Eating Plan material says that it usually takes a bit of tweaking to get your body adjusted to maintenance mode.
If you’re a slave to sugar and sweets, try this Bright Line Eating plan. If you have daily headaches or stomachaches, try this plan. If you’re an emotional eater like I was, try this plan while doing counseling. It does work!
Finally, not only will it help you lose weight, but it helps you gain health from eating quality foods like veggies and fruits everyday. I managed to get through the worst of my spring allergies this year without getting a sinus infection. Considering that I have an immune deficiency, and was needing antibiotics about 5 times a year, this is HUGE!
If you’d like to read about the beginning of this eating plan, check out this post. https://upbeatliving.net/bright-line-eating-plan-journey-beginnings/
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Till next time, Kathy