The Secret to Jumpstarting Slow Weight Loss

Just recently, I’ve tried something that has helped my body to take off those few extra pounds I’ve been carrying, and I wanted to share the secret with you. Watch this week’s vlog to hear all about it.

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  1. Pamela Emard

    Happy Birthday gorgeous!
    Enjoy your “frooty” 43rd birthday… lol

    It is MY 1 year anniversary BLE with the Happening House bootcamp!

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  2. Emily in MT

    I’m celebrating, too – it’s my 2 month anniversary of doing boot camp perfectly! Happy Birthday Susan!!

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    1. Susan Peirce Thompson

      Yaaaayyyy Emily!!! You’re a Bright Line Eating ROCK STAR!!!
      xoxox
      Love you so,
      Susan

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  3. R. Collado

    Happy birthday. On the back of the card that Maya made for you, she drew a cake. You are wonderful. and your children are too.

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  4. Patricia O'Connor

    Almost two years on BLE and over one year on maintenance happy thin and free! Blessings for your birthday from me to you. I am so grateful for the blessings you gave to me.

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  5. Stefi

    Happy HAPPY Birthday Susan!
    You look FABULOUS !
    I have awe of how you can have that high TPO and STILL be doing all you do!! Bravo!! 🎉🎀🎈🎁😊

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    1. Marie

      Was Susan really overweight? I know the real reason why we eat too much and the wrong things its because we are surrounded by it everywhere we go – fast food, cakes, patisseries, chocolate…..and it takes tremendous willpower to not be tempted. I’ve managed for 1 week now not to be tempted.

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  6. Sandi Cather

    Thank you for this message. I think I am one of those people who really can’t vary from the BLE. AND … as much as all of my meals are BLE and I DON’T do sugar or flour. I do have the occasional wine. Because I am so very careful with the eating … I haven’t given a lot of thought to the occasional glass of wine. But I better be paying attention. Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. Carole

    OMG… Law of Attraction is truly at work in my life!

    I am on day 137 and have lost over 20lbs and am happy with that but the loss has stalled and I knew that it had to do with my non-squeaky clean days but I’ve been giving myself excuses as to why it’s happening but you’ve reminded me that EVERY BITE COUNTS and I’m going to write this acronym everywhere so I don’t forget…EBC…EBC…EBC…EBC!

    Thank you once again Susan and Happy Birthday.

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  8. Patricia

    Happy Birthday Susan!! You are a wonderful human being, and have given so much to so many people! “Way to go” in reaching your 43rd!! Enjoy!!

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  9. Cheryl Backes

    Hi Susan! Happy birthday! Question: Did you go back to weight loss quantities in order to get the weight off? Thanks!

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  10. Wendy

    I am going to have to watch this again and again and again! Thank you!!

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  11. jackie

    Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  12. Peggy

    Happy Birthday, Susan! Hope you have a wonderful, blessed day! Enjoy your froot!! ❤

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  13. Lynnette

    I’m not very happy with this vlog. I do understand weightloss stalling if you don’t have brightlines-the consequences of cheating. The reason I clicked on this was because my weightloss has stalled but my bright lines are very bright. I have not and will not cheat any amount, because I am desparate to lose weight to be happy thin and free. And it is very frustrating to not see success. ….especially since I am around people who are losing quickly and their lines are a bit blurry. I don’t know if the difference is because I am only 5 foot and female? I’m eating the same amount as those that are bigger than me….does being smaller affect weightloss speed? How do I jump start weightloss if my lines are bright? And why do bodies vary in weightloss speeds? Can you change your bodies speed?

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    1. Joseph

      You may need to be patient Lynnette. A lot of people are slow to lose weight. How long have you been doing BLE?
      Joseph in Missoula

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    2. Laurel

      I have had success cutting my fruit in half. Have lost only four pounds in last six months, two of those in the last month, so excruciatingly slow. But have lost 36 since February 2016 and love the program. Stay patient, skip nuts and lessen fruit, it will move. I am going to have my thyroid checked, too, so perhaps yours is underactive too.

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    3. Sheena

      Don’t forget that different Proteins have different calorie counts, for instance a 4 oz ribeye is 329 calories vs a 4 ounce chicken breast at 187 according to My Fitness Pal.

      You don’t say how much you have to lose but that is a factor also, starting at 204 lbs, I’ve started out losing faster, even after the first 2 weeks where I lost 9 lbs (probably due to retaining water, I drink plenty of water so it didn’t cause dehydration) now it’s more like 1-2 sometimes a little more.

      If I had started at less than 150 lbs while I might have lost big the first week or two if I was retaining water, but after that I’m thinking it would come off more slowly. So look at where you started and for fun calculate your percent of weight lost.

      Whatever you do don’t lose hope to be in a right sized body. I believe I can get there today, but I know I have to keep working to retain the hope and continue what I’m doing.

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  14. Linda

    Happy Birthday Susan, Hope you have a beautiful day.

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  15. Sharon Cook

    Loved the “froot”!! So adorable. Best wishes , Susan, for a wonderful day. You deserve the best of everything! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for (practically) saving my life, and so many others! Deeply grateful to you.

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  16. Theresa Cardinell

    I’m starting my 14 day challenge soon…Happy Birthday and joyous new moments and memories.
    Thanks for being YOU!

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  17. Laurie J.

    Awe!, This Is my Dad’s Birthday too, He just Passed away this year on Easter Monday , 4/17/17 for those who do not do Easter, from Cancer . 🙁 I have been Heavy Hearted all day , But , I am glad to now know that my Father and you share the same day!

    Happy Birthday, Susan!!

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  18. Sylvie

    Happy birthday Susan!! 💕😊🎈🍏🍒
    I would like to register to the webinar you mentioned but I cannot find the link. Can anyone help?

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      1. Sylvie

        Thanks Joseph! I was able to register with the link you gave! 👍😊

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    1. Maitreyi

      I’d like to register too. Cannot see any links either.

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  19. Caron Spector

    Happy happy birthday !!! You ROCK !!!

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  20. Elisa Stillinger

    Love the Card. Happy Birthday to you and Me!

    Question: What are your thoughts on Ketosis? I have gallstones and I have been following the bright line eating. Felt great just not losing any significant weight. When I cut out the fruit I started losing weight.

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  21. Amelia Jordan

    What an adorable card!

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  22. Carol Ann MacArthur

    I do not see a link for the livestream webinar with Ari Whitten. Don’t know how to register.

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  23. Mary Maziarka

    Happy Birthday to you!🎉
    You are brilliant, beautiful and I wish
    you were my next door neighbor 😁
    Thanks for everything 💓

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  24. SarahBW

    Thank you. This message could not have been more timely for my journey, my Day 159 of BLE. I have known that blurring my BLs has contributed to a slower weight loss in the past 5 or 6 weeks. But Susan’s ability to articulate this and say it to me cuts through any denial I might have had. Thanks, again, and happy b’day, Susan.

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  25. Cindy Murphy

    But.. what if you have never broken your bright lines at all ever any of them and are only loosing at a rate of 1 lb every 2 to 3 weeks?

    I want to know how to fix that.

    Thanks,
    Happy Birthday!

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    1. Joseph

      You’re not alone Cindy. Many have that issue. And it’s usually due to having a history of starvation yo-yo diets and the damage they do to the metabolic system. The body got the message that it lives in a world with little food, and so it adjusts by desperately hanging onto fat, thus the slow weight loss.
      However, even at that very slow rate, after 3 years you would still lose well over 50 pounds. And 3 years will come and go no matter what you do or don’t do. So, you’re on your way, just stay the course.
      Joseph in Missoula

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  26. Pam Holt

    Happy Birthday tomorrow Susan! Your message could not be more timely — my birthday is today! Looking forward to the livestream, eager for the details!

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  27. Trina Summers

    So… 42 really IS the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything?! Sweet! I will be 42 next year. Hope 43 holds even more success (and maybe some rest) for you!

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  28. Cammie

    Happy Birthday Susan! Thanks for thinking of this diet which is helping me shed the unwanted weight and helping me understand why I yoyo. Best wishes !

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  29. MaryAnn Dyke

    Amazing 😉

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  30. Elizabeth

    Happy Birthday, Susan! The best part of celebrating a birthday is being with family and /or great friends! 🎉👏

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  31. Beth Culp

    Love that your children already know what good food is and how it is used to nourish the body. Fruit – not cake.
    Happy Birthday Susan. ❤️🌺❤️

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  32. Tina

    I tried registering for the livestream event tomorrow night and it’s not letting me enter my email address; it just pulls up a terms and conditions page.

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  33. september

    Happy Birthday Susan ……Froot Poops for tomorrow!!!

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  34. Julie

    Happy Birthday, Susan, my fellow crab sister 🙂 I just found you and borrowed the Bright Line book from the library. I’m on day 3 🙂

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  35. Emily in MT

    Maya made you such a beautiful card!

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  36. Leslie Key

    Happy Birthday Susan.! I know that the thousands of people you have helped with Bright Line Eating are very glad you were born and in the world with us!!!!! I started the 14 day challenge and have lost 4 pounds in 13 days. The most amazing thing about this diet to me is that I am not ever hungry. I have plenty of good food and I am satisfied. I am happily spreading the word about your fantastic food plan! God bless you.

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  37. Cathy J Cantin

    Happiest of birthday blessings coming your way!
    Enjoy your beautiful little girls and that wonderful husband of yours!
    Love U ever so much!

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  38. Cliff Dean

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Thanks for everything you do.

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  39. Eleanor

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You are just great and I love seeing the birthday card. THANKS!!!

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  40. Heather

    Hi Susan, Happy Birthday once again. Thanks for the insight Its really timely for me as I have been stuck not loosing lbs for a lot of weeks now and thinking about it myself I am sure you’re correct, so I’ll be tightening up my act and hopefully will slip easily down to my new goal weight!

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  41. Paula

    Happy Birthday

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  42. Ronna Berezin

    Enjoy your birthday “Froot,” Loove how your 5yr old spelled “froot.”. Sooo cute!

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  43. Narelle Cassar

    Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful birthday spending quality time with your family. Thank you for all that you share, your wisdom, guidance, support, encouragement and love. Appreciate and love you so much!! xoxoxoxo

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  44. Sylvia

    I love your Vlog . Have the merry birthday with friends and family is the best . Xox

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  45. Beatrice

    Happy Birthday, Susan! May your day be shinny and bright and may your wishes be fulfilled! I know you helped with some of my wishes become true 🙂 Two days ago I celebrated one year of BLE and releasing of 88 pounds. Forever grateful! Much love xoxo

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  46. Rhonda Pippy

    Wishing you a Wonderful Birthday Susan!!!

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  47. Jill

    Hope you have a birthday as AMAZING as you are! We are so lucky that we get to spend so much time with you on your birthday (Accountability Call, Facebook Live, Coaching Call, Webinar) – hope you have saved some time for yourself and your family (and I hope you get the sauna you asked for!)!! Happy Birthday!!

    P.S. I LOVE the birthday card your daughter made for you — it’s precious!!

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  48. Julia Silka

    Happy birthday to you! You make me look forward to Wednesday each week, and now tomorrow in honor of fabulous you. Thank you for all you do 🙂

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  49. Linda Montsion

    Happy Birthday i am enjoying your blogs. Thank you

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  50. Shirley

    Will you repeat the webinar at a later date or time. I have a previous commitment at that time. (Darn)

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  51. Annette Toomey

    Happy birthday Susan! Thanks for an insightful message! Could not find link for live stream tomorrow…have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and many more!!!

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  52. Brit

    Alles Gute zum Geburtstag. Happy Birthday from Germany.

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  53. Lydia Hands

    Happy Birthday Susan! Life has indeed changed for me because of you and I hope that one day I may do the same for another, hopefully with something I am passionate about. with BLE I am more motivated, getting more energy, better sleep, not as overwhelmed and of course losing weight. Enjoy your special day with your family. I love celebrating my birthday. I am important and deserving and so lucky to have made another year of living life and spreading my magic to everyone I meet (or at least hope I do). the year ahead will be a growing one for me, constantly learning about myself (which I never thought this ble journey would provide) but there you have it! Its all good!

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  54. Carol-Ann Meltzer

    Happy Birthday Susan! May the dreams you dream be the future you find!

    With ❤️ and gratitude

    Carol-Ann Meltzer

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  55. Patricia Brusky

    I have been a “student” of what creates health for 30 years and very few things have stood the test of time. I really love Susan and would like to talk to her about one thing that has and no body talks about. It would also affect her Hashimoto’s and gains significance after age 40. I’m 70 years old.

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  56. Josephine R.

    Thanks Susan, I think that one’s body functions
    Differently each day/ week dependent on how
    Much water or liquid one drinks and/ or the stress
    Encountered that varies since holds onto food
    And liquid. I had deterred a bit each of 2 last weeks,
    But did not lose one week and caught up and lost double
    The next week. I attribute it to the science of what
    The body produces and quickness of the elimination.
    Happy Birthday and hope you enjoy your day./ wanted to provide feedback on your welcome to weekly
    Vlog sentence and point out that your tone drops down
    Every time you say Vlog. Why not keep it elevated like
    Start of sentence to express the passion you have for it. 🙂

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  57. Nikki K

    Happy 43rd BDay, Susan! 4+3 = 7 is a Very Auspicious and Blessed number (…and you have NEXT year to look forward to as 4+4 = 8 is a Very Pro$perous number)
    Re: having “Froot” for your BDay Party…. Why not a “Froot” Cake ?!? Not the old, hard-as-a-rock kind of Fruit Cake that somebody gave you 6 Christmasses ago and which you might still have in your pantry somewhere, but a nice layering of beautifully colored Fruits stacked on top of each other? (suggestion: layer some cut up Strawberries, then layer some mashed-up Banana over them to hold it all together, and top that with some Blueberries. You’ll have a Red, White, & Blue “Froot” cake and be able to celebrate BOTH your Birthday and Independence Day at the same time 🙂 BIG HUGS! & MANY BLESSINGS…. Nikki K. ..
    PS Can’t find the Link to your and Ari’s chat scheduled for today. Will you be e-mailing this info out?

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  58. Joseph Meyer

    Happy birthday and thank you for your great endeavour and help, all the best!

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  59. Veronica

    OMG! It’s my birthday also. I’m exactly 15 years older than you, yet you are my new mentor. I’m on day 33 of BLE and down a solid 10 pounds. My lines have been less than bright, but at this high end of the scale (about 40 more to go) I’m losing quite steadily. But I hear ya, girl! I know that as I get closer to goal, I’ll need to tighten and brighten those lines. I think I’ve been super gentle with myself on “lining up”, much the way you say to NOT exercise. But really, I feel VERY good on the clean bright line days. So WHY NOT? Brighter lines are in my immediate future, as in lunch. And on this birthday day, I thank God that I long ago decided that cake was not of interest to me, and long ago I decided that it’s MY birthday and no one can force food upon me of any kind. Bright Line Eating is a perfect next (current) step for my journey.

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  60. Jenny

    As always a very helpful vlog. Thank you!

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  61. Penny

    Happy Birthday Susan!!!

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  62. Judy

    Thank you for your initiative! You’re a great example of someone who is honest with herself. We could all be more honest with ourselves. Stay happy stay true!
    Judy

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  63. Gail

    Happy birthday Susan

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  64. Dottie Hammer

    I follow your logs and have been working your program via your book. Do you have any connection to the BLE cookbook advertised on Amazon?

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    1. Ajji

      No! Susan does not have a connection to that cookbook.

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  65. Stacy Johnson

    Happy Birthday, Beautiful! You are a hero to many.

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  66. WendyEllen

    Happy Birthday❤️🌼🌈👏❤️🌼🌈

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  67. Nancy Reedy

    Happy Belated Birthday!
    I’ve been following Bright Lines after I watched your 4 videos. Since May 1, I’ve lost 40 lbs.
    Thank you,
    Nancy

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  68. Shawna Murph

    I hope you had a WONDERFUL birthday !!! I’m sad I was on a mountain top without any cell service, so I wasn’t able to send you Birthday Wishes!
    I’m so so so so so glad you were born!! Truly!

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  69. Patti Cochran

    belated birthday hugs to you! I can’t wait to meet you in person!! I love the feeling of freedom by living my bright lines!!! I have more to lose to get to my goal weight but just keeping going is a happy road for me!!

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  70. Sylvia Mott

    Thank you BLE for giving me hope in finally losing weight the right way. My co-worker told me about BLE and I am so thankful!! I am soo happy to find a balance in my food intake that actually is working to lose those pounds on the scale. You have no idea how good it is to see the scale going from 188 down to 180.5 in 10 days!! Fabulous!! I have been on this for 10 days and have lost almost 8 lbs. after 7 years of struggling to lose weight to no avail, finally I have some hope. This has been combined with I am estrogen dominant and waiting for all of that to get out of my system, I have two more months and hopefully my body can get back on track. I am 5’5, 54 years old, still menopausal, weighing 188.5 when I started this journey. have been gaining anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds per year struggling to maintain that with no luck. I went from a size 6 to a size 14 plus in pants. I had a job for 9 years that was very physical and during that I still had trouble keeping my weight in check, continually watching my waist getting bigger and bigger. In March I found out my pancreas was not working like it should and has not been for at least 15 years. Finally after a few months I am not so tired anymore since taking those enzymes for my pancreas. So now I am finally losing weight, and although the rest of my body is the right proportions ( I have lost inches everywhere) my waist and bust keep growing, any takers on why this is? I am not lacking in vitamin’s or probiotics. My waist is 39″. Is the waist the last place I will lose? Thank you!

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  71. Sylvia Mott

    I have a question, with sooo many videos available, why are they not linked together so we can find them? Every time I do a search for Bright Line Eating I stumble across another web page with your videos. it would be extremely helpful if these pages were linked together somehow but they are not. I did not know this page existed until I started digging for your web pages. For some reason they are not linking up on the web. When you talk in your videos about leaving a comment at the bottom, there is no place on the bottom of that page to leave any comments. ( I am referring to the 14 day challenge for example). Each day we get a video which is awesome, but those pages are not linked to any other pages. You have many pages with a lot of great information available, but none of them seem to be linked to each other except this page. We can share these page which is awesome. I thought I better bring this to someone’s attention. It would make it easier when I refer people to your web site if these other pages were linked up. Thanks!

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  72. LAVONE MORRIS

    I am new. I just ordered the BLE book. Was,just wondering what to expect? Will the book tell me what to eat? Meal prep or plan?

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  73. Jenna C Reed Livingston

    I was recently diagnosed with Hashimoto’s and it’s so inspiring to see that Susan has had weight loss success despite this disease. It certainly can feel quite hopeless at times!

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  74. Marian Walters

    I am pretty new to BLE. I gave myself a challenge and agreed to try it for two weeks. A friend and I challenged each other over a year ago to loose 25#, but neither of us had done anything to accomplish that goal. So, the first two weeks of BLE, I surprised myself and lost 6.4#, I was quite happy even though I figured it was most likely water. So, decided to go another 2 weeks. I have just finished week three and have lost a total of 9.4#!!! So, now I am feeling good about heading for the 25 pound weight loss goal. And soon my friend will be starting the program as well.
    Susan, thank you for your program, and your reminders. My lines are very bright, but I do find it cumbersome to follow the food plan that I write each day. But, I am working on that!!!! I am already anticipating that once this 25# is gone, I may want to loose another 25#~~~~

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  75. Michelle Meadows

    I am net to BLE, I have been doing this now for 8 days. I got the audiobook but could not find a page with the foods listed. I wrote down what you said were “free condiments” , grains, etc. I have a few items I am unsure about: 1) pesto sauce, 2) pasta sauce, and 3) extracts (vanilla, etc.). What are your views on those three items?

    Thank you!
    Michelle

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  76. Julia

    Pcos I can’t handle this facial hair and awful cystic acne!

    No weight loss after 9 weeks! 💔💔💔💔😭😭😭😭

    So difficult-

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  77. MARIE LAMATTINA

    I want to tell you that at your age I was beautiful also perfect now at 79 it is a struggle

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  78. Thev2

    Hi,
    Thanks for this wonderful information.
    Many people call a truce with the battle of the bulge at a certain age, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Changing a diet has to be something you can stick with long-term because if you return to the way you were eating before, you’ll likely gain back the weight.
    https://thev2.com/how-to-lose-weight-slowly-safely-benefits-of-lose-weight-slowly/
    I hope this information will really help everyone to work on their weight lose plan smartly.

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  79. Jill

    I’ need this!

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