Bright Line Eating

Bright Line Eating

The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free

Book - 2017 | 1st edition.
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Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight and keep it off. Are you ready to join them?
In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again:
It's because the brain blocks weight loss.
Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four "Bright Lines"-clear, unambiguous, boundaries-Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals.
Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower cannot be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway.
Through the lens of Susan's own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you'll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You'll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating-from weight loss to maintenance and beyond-and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you're vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above.
Bright Line Eating frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It's a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing.

Publisher: Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2017.
Edition: 1st edition.
ISBN: 9781401952532
Branch Call Number: 613.25 Tho
Characteristics: xi, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Robbins, John


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Sep 17, 2018

Bright Line Eating is particularly useful for those with a food addiction, e.g. spend more time thinking about food than they’d like, or rarely feel full, or sometimes can't stop eating, or have intense cravings that feel overwhelming.

The goal of the plan is to make eating a neutral and automated activity, removing hard choices when you’re likely to slip from boredom or anxiety or busy-ness. An example of a neutral and well automated activity for most people is brushing your teeth - you build it into your routine and just do it. BLE requires a little planning and prep, but overall, I spend significantly less time preoccupied with food. Surrendering to the plan means it’s easier to say “that’s not my food,” and not having to use willpower to resist. And if you find yourself struggling, there is an Emergency Action Plan to help.

Thompson was a tenured professor who taught a university food addiction course. She explains why sugar and flour are addictive for some people based on peer reviewed, published studies. If this doesn’t apply to you it could be because not everyone who partakes gets addicted - as with alcohol or cocaine. Like 12-step programs (e.g. no alcohol for alcoholics), BLE draws “bright lines” to require 3 big meals of measured quantities. Off limits are natural and artificial sweeteners, any kind of ground foods, and snacking. Within the categories, choices are available for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores, and there is no religious component. If 3 meals won’t work for you, you are encouraged to create a different timetable and most importantly, stick to it.

The closer I follow my plan the easier it is to drop weight and keep it off. You can take the BLE online “Susceptibility” test to see how food addicted you are, and sign up for free weekly vlogs, or pay for various supported services. A lot of her vlogs are free online. The book was her way of making the program free to everyone who has access to a library. In conclusion, BLE is not for everyone, but then what is?

Feb 24, 2018

This book is LIFE CHANGING! I have never read anything like it in regards to a food plan that was flexible for any kind of food lifestyle, from vegan to Paleo, and effective. Finally, I have come to understand my lifelong battle with food addiction and have a real solution instead of another diet. I've lost 60lbs and kept it off over a year with Bright Line Eating. Thank you, SPT for writing this enlightening and encouaraging book!!!

Sep 14, 2017

Yes, this sounds very much like another book, The Diet Fix, which employs the same types of strategies. Thank you for your comment.

May 11, 2017

Uses sketchy science and the whole concept boils down to giving up sugar and flour completely, eating only three meals a day (author talks about how she had to tape her mouth shut while cooking so she wouldn't be tempted to taste food outside mealtime) and using portion control to work. Like all fad diets, it relies on reducing caloric intake dressed up in fancy terms to seem worth your time and money. Definitely not worth the time it took to skim over this.

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