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Wild Health Podcast

Dec 26, 2023

Today, our host is joined by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., the New York Times bestselling author of Bright Line Eating and The Official Bright Line Eating Cookbook. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and the founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.


Susan starts us off by providing a deep dive on her life story and experience with addiction. They dive into her personal experience with focusing on her mental health and watching her own behavior and others to overcome this endless loop that so many people find themselves in.


Dr. Thompson lays out the process of creating new rituals for achieving freedom and how to execute it over the long term. We then dive into the willpower gap, the concept of the cheat day, the use of daily affirmations, time restrictive eating, and the idea of our "bright" body. Overall, we take time to emphasize the importance of dropping weight related goals and shifting lifestyles, weight loss is just one symptom of this holistic shift.


This episode covers sensitive topics related to disordered eating and addiction. These discussions can be emotional and triggering for some listeners. Please remember that the information shared here is for educational purposes only and not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with these issues, seek help from a qualified healthcare or mental health professional.


How to find Dr. Thompson:

  1. NEW BOOK : On This Bright Day:

  2. Podcast: Bright Line Living Podcast:

  3. Website: ​​