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Eating Right and Bright With Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

Ep. 145

Have you ever noticed the effect different foods have on your body? Like that feeling of lethargy after a sugar binge. Or the experience of boundless energy during a period of healthy eating. The power of food to affect our mood, energy, and body is immense and something we should all be in tune with.

My guest on this episode, Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, is a best-selling author and founder of Bright Line Eating. With a Ph.D. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Thompson created Bright Line Eating to help individuals lose weight by training their brains to mediate their eating habits. It is a structured program that doesn’t restrict portions and isn’t a quick-fix solution. 

Tune in to Episode 145 of REJUVENAGING® with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson to start eating better.

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What does the term “Bright Line Eating” mean? (8:38)
  • Is there an addictive personality? (12:01)
  • What is the difference between what you're doing and all these various diets that are being promoted? (16:11)
  • What's so bad about sugar? (23:48)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • About the four bright lines when it comes to food addiction (10:15)
  • About the continuum of addictive susceptibility (13:15)
  • How Bright Line Eating works (17:50)
  • What consuming sugar does to Dr. Thompson’s thinking (24:19)
  • The important hormone that sugar blocks (24:50)
  • Dr. Thompson’s advice for parents who wish to raise ‘good-eaters’ (31:31)
  • What Bright Line Eating’s research shows about the rate at which its members lose weight (34:06) 


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