Over 99% of people who try to lose weight don't succeed. They don't get slender and they don't stay slender long term. The average dieter spends a significant amount of money and makes four or five new attempts each year. Four or five new attempts each year with almost no hope of success. Only 1% of people will get down to their goal weight on traditional diets.
Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., suggests that there's something fishy going on here, something important we're not paying attention to. We don't have an obesity problem; we have an obesity mystery - and she has a groundbreaking philosophy to solve that mystery.
Rooted in science and psychology, Thompson's book describes how the brain blocks weight loss and then gives us a solution. Thousands of people have participated in her Bright Line Eating Boot Camps and have used her methods to lose all their excess weight and become happy, thin, and free.
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Absolutely, I consider the audio edition of Bright Line Eating to be better than the print version because I can listen to the author's voice.
The author, Susan Peirce Thompson, for her honesty and passion in reaching her dream to write a book that will help millions of people with their loss weight and addiction to food.
The narrator is the author Susan Peirce Thompson and she is wonderful. She brings her own experience, warmth and enthusiasm in her performance.
I waited for this book my whole life! I followed the method described in the book and in 9 months I dropped 5.8 stones going from size 20 and a BMI of 36.6 to size 10 and a BMI of 24. I will be forever grateful to Susan Peirce Thompson for her vision of writing a book about food addiction and about how to live Happy Thin and Free. She helped to get my life back. The audio format is great as I can listen to it anytime, anywhere and it's going to be part of my EAP. What is EAP? You have to listen to or read the book to find the answer. It's fascinating and in the same time so simple.
The book represents a holistic approach to food addiction, based on the author's life experience, study and research. It contains amazing scientific information and neuroscience research presented in such an easy to understand manner by Susan Peirce Thompson and includes interesting study cases. The book describes a method that does not rely on willpower but on automaticity and integrity with food. The food plan is a simple, ingenious and reliable solution to gain and maintain the ideal weight. "Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free" may very well constitute "The Book" for anyone who wants to achieve a healthy eating style and break free from food obsession, simply following 4 Bright Lines, eating whole foods and learning about the inextricable link between our brain, body and soul.
Loved that although to me I kept thinking restriction in my head. listening to the book kept making feel this is so achievable. The case studies so resonated with me. I have picked up a lot of books in my time even while listening to this I was flicking through a booK on how to go sugar free. What I found was that the book did not go far enough as I could do some sugar and sweeteners. I am looking forward to doing something so different than any thing I have ever done before. Thank you for keeping my hope alive
Brain based weightloss
I can honestly say that this is an original it is the first book to ever explain why in spite of endless knowledge, determination and motivation I have never been able to lose my excess weight
Susan Pierce Thompson is a natural performer and has been an actress, she is now a neuroscientist and has lived through what she talking about so it is genuine passion that comes through
This book is that missing link understanding how to become Happy thin and free and it really works
"FINALLY the program that actually WORKS!"
I went through the Bright Line Eating Boot Camp almost two years ago and finally got off all medications and down 86 lbs to goal weight. So I knew Susan's voice from the coaching calls and videos in the online program.
The hardcover book is FABULOUS and my new nightstand read. But I wanted to hear Susan read it to me... Because we have so many food cues in our culture, and so many around me eat differently than I do now... I like to be reminded daily about the program that's keeping me feeling so FREE from all my former food cravings.
So what I like best is hearing Susan. She is the real deal. She's walked this path, and she tells it like it is. The personal. The gritty. The science behind our brain chemistry.
I can't say enough about how fabulous this book is... the audio, the hardcover... and the program you can join online. I was so afraid to EVEN TRY to go without sugar and flour. Now I'm on Day 658 and don't miss it at ALL!
I like the combination of real science combined with personal stories. I like the love that went into every chapter. Mostly, I like that the food plan is one that healed my brain and now allows me to live in a right-sized body. I'm feeling my ribs and hip bones for the first time in my adult life.
While the personal stories and case studies are deeply moving... I needed the science to understand why THIS plan would be the one that would work for me.
Yes. And I'll also enjoy repeat listening.
I can't express the degree of emotional, physical and spiritual suffering I had because I was morbidly obese. I felt hopeless and full of shame that I could not stop eating sometimes even when I didn't want to be eating. I never in a million years thought I'd be down 86 lbs and feeling better at 60 than I ever felt at 30. But it's true. And if I can do it, believe me, ANYONE can!
I was introduced to Susan Pierce Thompson and Bright Line Eating a year ago when my wife started one of the Bright Line Eating Bootcamps. I was seeing her great success with the plan and thought I would hop on board too. I had some weight to lose but wanted to get my cholesterol under control. The doctor wanted me to go on medication and I was trying various things but nothing would change the number much. Now, a few months later I am at the lowest weight of my adult life (I am 56). I actually weight about the same as I did in high school. I work out a few times a week and have some muscle weight so that accounts for a few extra pounds. The doctor is very pleased with my cholesterol numbers and I can avoid going on any medication. When I was given the chance to get an advanced copy of the book I was anxious to read it. I wanted to learning more about Susan's journey and her knowledge and research about the role that the brain plays in how and what we eat and how we can outsmart it. I can now say that I feel I can easily maintain my weight loss by following this plan. Best of all it is completely based on natural whole foods so I feel I am eating healthier than any time in my life.
I've spent most of my life either overweight or obese and have tried almost every program out there! Nothing worked! I'd given up actually thinking I was doomed to be fat all my life! Then I got an email from Ocean Robbins that changed my life forever! It was about Susan Peirce Thompson and Bright Line Eating. I spent a lot of money to do the bootcamp and today I'm 90 pounds lighter and only 17 pounds to my goal! I'm truly living Happy, Thin and Free!! In this book Susan gives all the information that you'd receive in her bootcamp! Do not just jump into the plan! I know what that desperation feels like! Be sure to read every word so you'll have all the awesome "ah-ha" moments! They will solidify keeping the Bright Lines! Susan is the real deal! She wants the world to live Happy, Thin and Free! She IS in the business of long term, successful weight loss! This is a lifestyle! A very sustainable lifestyle! If you follow the Bright Lines, the weight WILL come off! By the way, I'm a 10 on the Susceptibility Scale. When you get to that chapter, you'll be able to pause the book and take it also (from her website); then hear all about your results and what it means. Don't wait! Start now and start living!
"Finally!! Answers to a lifetime of frustrations!!"
Such a GREAT book! Written to capture the readers attention, while providing valuable information for anyone who has a "love-hate" with food or has battled with failed weight loss or maintenance of weight loss.
Steps are provided for the readers ultimate success.
Dr. Susan's honesty in explaining why so many diets fail to help us maintain a lifetime of sustainable weight loss.
YES!!! I actually DID!!
I can honestly say that everyone needs to read this book….if not for themselves, then to understand and have compassion for those in their lives suffering from years and defeated attempts to lose weight. There is a reason for the failed attempts to lose weight. Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson explains so beautifully, with actual science backing it, why our efforts to drop the pounds can seem daunting and even impossible. Even more startling is that Dr. Susan also sheds light on the mystery for how to maintain and keep the weight off- forever. Even with all the science referred to in this book, it’s an easy read. The book is written clearly, concisely, with humor and wit. Susan’s wisdom is unmatched, and greatly appreciated. I’m one of MANY who are seeing the benefits of her research, and can’t express the freedom I feel from following the simple plan she was inspired to share with the world.
"The Keys To The Castle......really, yeah really"
I bow to Susan Peirce Thompson's focus, story and mind. Her tenacity to unravel the obesity mystery and support others through it is is of profound importance.
As someone who's been doing BLE since 10/16 I can honestly say I have never felt so free. This book gives me the perfect gift to give everyone who has been asking me how I am doing so well.
I have immense love, joy and gratitude for this work! If you have struggled for years with weight issues, this information is life changing.
"Wow. Just wow. This book is a game-changer."
This book. THIS BOOK! Wow. It's a game-changer. It changes everything. Not only is Susan Peirce Thompson's approach to getting control of your food and your weight powerful and compelling and based on brain science, she also presents it in a clear, convincing, wonderfully readable way.
Hearing her narrate her book is especially powerful -- I strongly recommend the book overall, but I particularly recommend the audio version.
Thompson overturns so much -- so much! -- of what is standard, unquestioned, deeply ingrained thinking about weight loss (the old canards like "you can eat anything, just in moderation," "exercise promotes weight loss," "sugar, eaten in moderation, can be part of a healthy diet.") No, no, and no. At least, not for the majority of us.
In her compelling argument, people struggling with their weight aren't lazy or lacking in willpower. They don't need to just get off their lazy butts and get to the gym. They don't need to just stop eating so much. No. Their brains have been high-jacked. And the substances doing the high-jacking are NOT fat, salt, or simply an excessive consumption of calories. The substances are sugar and flour. Period. Fat people aren't sloths -- their brains are addicted to these substances and practicing moderation can be as much a no-win solution as practicing moderation in drug use would be to a brain addicted to heroin.
There are two things I especially love about Thompson's approach. One, that it's based on science. She's not guessing here. She's not making things up based on what seems logical and reasonable. She's looking at the science. And what the science suggests is pretty persuasive: Sugar is addictive to your brain. And flour might very well be too. We live in a toxic food environment where sugar and flour are everywhere and in everything. As with other addictions (in varying ways depending on your own brain susceptibility), the way forward is to remove these substances from your diet.
The bright lines are simple, clear, and unambiguous: no sugar, no flour, three meals a day, and weighing all your food.
The second thing I love is that her style is so wonderfully loving, supportive, and inspiring. Thompson writes in a way that is never condescending or dryly scientific. She tells stories, she shares her own experiences, she makes academic scientific studies easily comprehensible. But hearing her read her own book is incredible. Her warmth and love and understanding shine through her voice as well as her writing. Writing this way is not easy to do -- and speaking this way is even harder. I am wildly impressed at her ability to do this.
My only singular concern, which she does address, is that for all that this approach is simple, it's not easy. It's no easier than quitting cigarettes would be for a cigarette addict. Or quitting alcohol for an alcoholic. This is hard to do. And she does say so, when she notes that (I'm paraphrasing here), if a food plan is all it took to lose weight, everyone who wanted to get thin would be thin.
Still, I worry that readers might fall in love with her wonderfully supportive, upbeat tone in the audiobook and think that simply deciding to follow the bright lines is all it takes. Make no mistake, this is hard to do, and it requires a TON of support and self-love-and structure and help (the bright-line eating approach provides that, but you have to be diligent about seeking it out and getting it).
This is Thompson's first audio book performance, but having listened to her videos online, I found her ability to read text as strong as her ability to speak without a text in front of her. In this audiobook, it sounds like she's just talking to you in a personal conversation. Nothing sing-songy or monotone. She's great.
I listened to this book while on a drive that lasted 5 hours. And I wanted it to be longer so that I could keep going. The information in it is that good, and Susan's narration is that wonderful.
It's not often that a book comes along that has the potential to cause a seismic shift in our thinking, but this book does that. Bright Line Eating should have as profound an impact on our thinking about weight loss and the obesity epidemic as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring had on our thinking about pesticides and the environmental movement.
I really hope that everyone struggling with weight and food issues, whether they have a modest problem or a serious food challenge, gives themselves the tremendous gift of reading this book.
I worry that I'm going to sound like some nut-case, over-the-top Susan Peirce Thompson fanatic. But it's really true. Bright Line Eating has changed my life.
Like so many other reviewers, all I can say is thank you thank you thank you Susan Peirce Thompson. My deepest wish isn't that this book will help me (although I hope it does); my wish is that this book changes the world.
"A Game Changer"
Bright Line Eating is the program I've been looking for, for many years. Listening to Susan, I find better then just reading. Her magnetic personality comes shining through, and it inspires me. I've lost 40lbs on the program. I know listening to Susan's vlogs and I know I'm going to enjoy hearing this book over and over, because I still have some weight to loose but most importantly I know this is the way I'm going to maintain, once I've reached goal weight.
Listen and/or read the book and I'm sure you'll find it as motivating, inspiring and doable as I do.
Susan talks about the science behind why our brains make us compulsively overeat. She explains how/why sugar and flour are so addictive, and then provides a viable solution for overcoming this addiction. It's as good as Dr. Robert Lustig book "Fat Chance: The Hidden Truth About Sugar, Obesity and Disease", but it's the program that is behind it that is the answer to my prayers.
"Life changing listerning"
Susan Peirce Thompson has changed my life. This book tells the story of a program that has helped me change the thing in my life I had little control over. Why when I'm successful and accomplished in many ways can I not stay thin despite many successful diet attempts.
This book documents the science the facts and the methods to help you as Susan has helped me to live Happy Thin and Free and learn to love yourself again. You must must must read this book!
"No sugar, no flour, 3 meals a day, scale portions"
That is her 4 bright lines.Those advices are well known for ages, and she thinks that she discovered something new and made a brilliant method to loose weight. Basically first 5 hours she was keep saying how great her method is. And didn't want to admit that it's just another diet. I feel sorry for her, obviously she wrote this book just earn some cash
Seriously?! She was keep saying that all diets don't work, but in the book she is just reccomending another stupid diet, and asks to commit for it forever. I feel fooled by those fake reviews that made me buy this stupid book. She wants us to carry the scale to measure our portions? REally? How do you imagine this happening in the restaurant!
"Tough but true"
at the very top
Listening to the author read it herself. Susan is charismatic, bright and caring it's great to hear her
I was hooked at the intro :)
It's tough but true. The science, the facts, the reality of weight loss that depends on your brains susceptibility. This is the first book and really faces all of the reality and with a real world plan to navigate living happy thin and free!
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