Current Susceptibility Score (CSS)

You probably already know about The Susceptibility Quiz. It gives you a Susceptibility Score between 1 and 10. The instructions for the quiz ask you to think back to a period of your life during which your eating habits were at their worst. Then you take the quiz from the perspective of this time period. The reason for this is that once you have the kind of brain that can generate those eating behaviors, you will always need to be more vigilant than someone who has never engaged with food in that way. 

The old adage is definitely true—from a neurological perspective, “once an addict, always an addict.” So, once a 9 or 10++ on the Susceptibility Scale, then always a 9 or 10++.  But the downside of that perspective is that BLE really is an effective treatment for addiction. So even though I might be a 10++, I am living today as though I were a 1 or a 2 or a 3 on the Susceptibility scale. In other words, that’s the impact my Bright Line Eating program has, and my disease of food addiction is currently in remission. 

I periodically take the quiz based on how I’m doing at that time. And the score I typically get is about a 3. I took the quiz just the other day, and I scored a 1. A little over a year ago, I cleaned up my quantities in restaurants. I went back to square one and prioritized tightening up my program when it came to quantities. And so now, based on how I’m living today, I score a 1. I am utterly free from wanting more food and from obsession over what I’ve eaten. Sometimes I do ebb and flow between a 1 and a 2 right now, and I can use that as a litmus test to measure how well I’m working my program. 

I was actually really surprised when I got down to a 1. I had never gotten below a 3 before. But what I’ve learned is that if I work a rigorous enough program–rigorous enough for a 10++ food addict like myself–I can actually be a 1. 

Try it out. You will discover whether the BLE program you’re working is strong enough for your brain. You can go to to take the quiz from the vantage point of your eating as it is today and get your Current Susceptibility Score (CSS). If you’re weighing and measuring your food you’ll need to adjust the questions slightly in your head, but I think you’ll find that easy enough to do. Enjoy!


Episode: Current Susceptibility Score (CSS) | Bright Line Living | The Official Bright Line Eating Podcast