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Bright Line Eating

Susan Peirce Thompson PHD, John Robbins

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Susan Peirce Thompson Ph.D. explores the neuroscience behind food addiction, why weight loss is so hard, and how to overcome the obstacles to losing weight and keeping it off.


Bright Line Eating

Bright Line Eating

by Susan Peirce Thompson PHD


Some of us rarely think of food until it's time to eat. Some of us think of little else. On the spectrum of our relationships with food, the differences lie in our susceptibility to food addiction. The modern Western diet enables food addiction, affecting our neurological and hormonal systems in ways that keep us eating, even when we don't want to.

Susan Peirce Thompson is an entrepreneur and former associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester. Peirce Thompson has overcome drug, alcohol, and food addiction and founded the Bright Line Eating program as a secular alternative to 12-step programs.

In Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, and Free, Peirce Thompson details the inviolable rules of eating to lose weight, help overcome food addiction, and maintain a healthy lifestyle long term.

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Being overweight is ... not a willpower deficit and not a moral shortcoming – rather, the by-product of a brain hijacked by modern food.

- Susan Peirce Thompson

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