“Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free” Review
There are a lot of diet books out there, and with the rise of Kindle and Amazon self-publishing, the market is now positively flooded with diet books and it can be hard to find one that works.
One book that has become popular of late is Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin, & Free by Susan Peirce Thompson.
The book was released in March 2017 and it has already gotten close to 1000 reviews on Amazon. In this review, we are going to look at the book and tell you whether it is worth your time.
Key Features of the Bright Line Eating Guide
- Written by Susan Peirce Thompson a Ph.D. and Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in at the University of Rochester.
- Foreword by John Robbins, the famous dietician who wrote the 1987 book Diet for a New America.
- Available as paperback, hardcover, e-book, or audiobook.
- 320 pages long in print form.
Is Bright Line Eating Worth Reading?
What sets this book apart from other, generic diet books is that Dr. Thompson uses her background in neuro and cognitive sciences to craft a unique diet plan.
She spends the first part of the book explaining how different foods and ingredients affect your brain.
She explains how things like sugar, alcohol, and flour can really mess up a diet plan because of how those ingredients affect your state of mind and make you crave more food.
So, she crafts a diet plan that will not only make you lose weight but will actually help your brain suppress cravings for food.
This is a very unique and effective approach to dieting and it definitely helps set Dr. Thompson’s book apart from the many other diet books available on the market.
In terms of writing quality, the book is not just a bland set of instructions.
The book is well-written, includes plenty of helpful information, and has a very nice flow to it. Although it is over 300 pages long, you will zoom through this book in a couple of days; it is that interesting.
The biggest issue with Dr. Thompson’s diet is that it is extremely rigid.
You can have absolutely no sugar, alcohol, or flour.
Also, you need to be able to measure out meals using an exact scale. Most diet plans make allowances for things like cheat days, parties, holidays, special occasions, etc., because let’s be honest, most people are not going to give up alcohol and sugar for their entire lives.
But, this plan does not allow for any cheating; which makes it pretty difficult to follow the diet plan.
Overall, this is a diet book with a difference. If you’ve never found yourself satisfied with traditional dieting boots then it could well be worth picking this one up.