The Weekly Vlog

The Day Begins at Sunset

Aug 02, 2023

This is a topic I actually wrote about years ago in a blog post. Yes, back before I started producing video blogs—vlogs—on a weekly basis, I wrote actual written blog posts. But that was only for a short time, and I’ve been sending out Weekly Vlogs now for the past eight years.

So, I wrote a blog post 8 years ago, but the topic is timely again now. We currently have a group of Boot Campers going through Bright Line Eating Boot Camp 2.0. The Boot Camp includes video modules about developing a morning habit stack and an evening habit stack. But we actually teach the evening habit stack first, and that’s very intentional. It’s because in BLE the day begins at sunset. That means the evening habit stacks comes first. 

The reality is that we often have a good day or bad day based on what choices we made the night before. And the same is true for Bright Line Eating. Whether you are going to have a successful Bright Day depends on whether you planned, prepped, and wrote down your food the night before. 

So how can we transition properly into an evening that’s going to set us up for a Bright Day the next day? One notion is “shutdown complete.” In terms of transitioning from work to home-life, this is when you stop work tasks and transition to what’s happening at home (or wherever you go after work). Another notion is “digital sunset.” This is the concept of turning off all your electronic devices for the evening, which is conducive to healthy sleep and mental well-being. Both of these concepts are based on putting habits into place that transition you and set you up for success. 

So, when it comes to Bright Line Eating, the evening habits include writing down your food for the next day; having a nightly habit stack that might include journaling, meditating or praying, reading, getting into bed in time to get a full night’s rest; and of course a personal hygiene routine. All the things that prepare you for a good night’s sleep and set the scene for a Bright Day.

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Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a New York Times bestselling author and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of eating.  Susan is the Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating®, a scientifically grounded program that teaches you a simple process for getting your brain on board so you can finally find freedom from food.

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