Bright Line Living™ - The Official Bright Line Eating Podcast

Bright Line Living™ - The Official Bright Line Eating Podcast

Hosted by: Susan Peirce Thompson

Welcome to Bright Line Living, the official Bright Line Eating Podcast channel. Created by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., a New York Times bestselling author and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of eating,...

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Lower Your Expectations

I live in Rochester, NY, where winters tend to be pretty dark and gloomy. Seasonal depression is not uncommon in the Northeast, and I have had bouts of it in the past. But I am NOT experiencing depression this winter,...
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The Five Appetites

Can you crave specific foods if you’re low in a particular nutrient? For example, if you’re deficient in magnesium, can that make you crave chocolate? And why will it make you SO HUNGRY to not eat enough protein?...
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We Did Not Choose to Eat

In this vlog, I share findings from a fascinating experiment conducted by an esteemed New York University neuroscientist. It gives insight into how the brain works and helps to answer the crucial question: why do we...
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Self-Appreciation

Welcome to the first vlog of 2023! A friend of mine recently shared one of her daily habits with me, and it has to do with self-appreciation. It’s a practice that she adopted after realizing how self-critical she was....
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Getting Your Whole Self Onboard with Change

At this time of year many of us will make resolutions to change, yet many of us will not keep those resolutions. Let’s face it, sustained change is hard. In this week’s vlog, I explain why parts of us are so resistant...
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Renunciation

I’m not feeling well this week, so I’m prioritizing rest and recuperation. This prompted me to recall a recent conversation with my friend Everett Considine about renunciation. In this week’s vlog, I talk about the...
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Bright Restaurant Meals

In a vlog a few months ago, I shared a revelation about my habits when it came to eating in restaurants. I had come to the conscious realization that I was using restaurants as an excuse to be lax with my Bright Line...
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How to Leverage Your Gut Biome to Microbiota to Suppress Sugar Binges

December 7, 2022 -  The other day, my sweet husband sent me an article from Current Biology that stopped me in my tracks. A group of scientists published their research showing how eating behavior—specifically...
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Using Your Benefits for Your Health

November 30, 2022 - Obesity rates around the world continue to climb, and the economic deck seems stacked against us. The “Big Food” industry keeps us dependent on its processed food, even as it makes us sicker and...
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How to be Happy

November 23, 2022 - Addictive brains, by nature, are dopamine-driven and always seeking that next hit. When we recover from active addiction (desire dopamine) we tend to gravitate toward the dopamine we get from...
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Five Actions that Replenish Willpower

November 16, 2022 - As we head into the holiday season, there are bound to be festivities and activities that will drain your willpower reserves. This time of year, triggers and stressors abound. The good news is that...
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Peace

Long-time Bright Lifers talk about the peace that they have around food. What does it mean to have that peace? How do you establish it, and what does it feel like? Is that peace ever disrupted? A member of our Bright...
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