Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free

Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free

Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free

Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free


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Foreword by John Robbins, author of the international bestseller Diet for A New America

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401952556
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 68,674
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and the founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve the health and vibrancy that accompany permanent weight loss. Based on cutting-edge research that explains how the brain blocks weight loss, Bright Line Eating teaches people how to get their brain on board so they can live Happy, Thin, and Free. She lives with her husband David and their three daughters Zoe, Alexis, and Maya. Website:

Table of Contents

Foreword John Robbins ix

Preface: The Obesity Epidemic: Not a Problem, a Mystery in Plain Sight 1

Introduction: My Story 7

Part I How the Brain Blocks Weight Loss

Chapter 1 The Willpower Gap 25

Chapter 2 Insatiable Hunger 35

Chapter 3 Overpowering Cravings 49

Chapter 4 The Susceptibility Scale 63

Chapter 5 The Saboteur 83

Part II The Bright Line Eating Solution: Bridging the Willpower Gap

Chapter 6 The Four Bright Lines 97

Chapter 7 Automaticity: Your New Best Friend 117

Part III The Road Map: Getting Started

Chapter 8 The Weight-Loss Food Plan 133

Chapter 9 Your Day 1: Into Action 155

Chapter 10 The Tools That Make It Work 171

Part IV The Road Map: Staying on Course

Chapter 11 Bright Line Living 193

Chapter 12 Restaurants, Travel, and Special Occasions 213

Chapter 13 What if I Break My Bright Lines? 229

Part V Goal Weight, Maintenance, and Beyond

Chapter 14 Getting to Goal Weight 249

Chapter 15 Conclusion: Living in Your Bright Body 263

Resources 273

Endnotes 277

Index 292

Acknowledgments 299

About the Author 307

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