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Bright Line Eating did me great harm!
3 September 2018
I participated in the very restrictive Bright Line Eating Diet and Community for 2 years. This is a very dangerous diet which harmed me greatly. Initially, I lost weight and was thrilled, of course. But the brainwashing by Susan Pierce Thompson and her staff did me great harm! I spent a fortune to be in their Boot Camps and Bright Lifers Community, was coerced into doing their other courses and became obsessed with food and weight loss in an extremely unhealthy way. As did thousands of others! Bright Line Eating, tells us that sugar and flour are as addictive as cocaine and that the two must never pass our lips! Also, this extreme diet requires the weighing of every morsel of food. And no licks, bites or tastes whilst cooking! Susan Pierce Thompson recommends putting sticky tape across our mouths while we are cooking, so we don't accidentally lick the spoon. Hardly any carbs are permitted. And only small amounts of protein. We were strongly encouraged to take our scales to restaurants to weigh our food if we ate out. I was hungry all the time. But we were told: "Hunger is not an emergency!" We were taught not to trust our bodies or our hunger cues. I developed orthorexia (fear of foods considered "unhealthy"), and was bordering on anorexia. My thinking became completely black and white. This is directly as a result of Bright Line Eating. Susan Pierce Thompson is making an absolute fortune from vulnerable women who want to be thin. It has taken me many months to recover from this extreme diet. And needless to say, I have regained most of the weight I lost once I stopped restricting and depriving myself.