Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson

Grit: Overcoming Food Addiction with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson


Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson is in the house!!

Susan is my dear friend, and she brings her inspiring story AND some explanation around her philosophy around food with Bright Line Eating. [Admittedly, her program could not be more different than mine if she tried, and for good reason.]

Bright Line Eating is just what it sounds like—a big, fat, glaring, BRIGHT LINE in the sand when it comes to setting boundaries and structuring your eating habits. But why?

Susan’s expertise comes from her own experience with addiction. What first was an alcohol and substance addiction she overcame at age 20, transformed into a food addiction as she made her way through college and her PhD. [Don’t settle for this sparknotes version. Open the episode right now and listen to her incredible story. Yes. Right now.]

Where my health goals thrive with moderation and the idea of filling half your plate with veggies, Susan's is hard nos around processed foods like sugar and weighing all your portions for every meal.

She digs into why this structure is so important. For people with food addiction, structure and boundaries = freedom. It’s the only way.

Susan also has some great anecdotes for the excuses already spilling out of your mouth, like “I don’t think I could ever have birthday cake again.” Get ready for this wisdom… The you NOW can’t imagine that, but the future you doesn’t even think about birthday cake.

And there's more where that came from; Susan is bursting with some really empowering statements and insane knowledge… we even touch on the wonder drugs Ozempic and Wegovy.

Before you sneak off… if this episode resonated with you, go check out Bright Line Eating online and take their susceptibility quiz to know where you stand with food addiction. AND please please please leave me a review with your thoughts too!


  • What is food addiction?
  • Explaining the necessity of abstinence vs moderation in foods.
  • Bright Line Eating and susceptibility to food addiction.
  • Breaking past the bummer thoughts and lies to start your path to healing.

Food addiction can be a triggering topic… What resonated? What did this talk bring up for you? Let me know on Insta!



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