Bright Line Eating on the Road

This week, I’m coming to you from Los Angeles with a very special vlog. If you want to see firsthand how I handle my food when I’m traveling, you don’t want to miss this one!

 

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  1. Rita Griebel

    Susan,
    Was wondering what you use for the protein you need? Would be nice to show your house when you finally are able to live in it.
    At least you are not in that nasty weather right now.

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    1. Cath King

      Hi Rita
      Not wanting to talk for Susan, but the beans, tofu and hummus are her protein sources in the food she showed us. Also the salad, nuts and vegetables contain lots of protein, so there’s no problem getting enough protein.

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  2. Anne

    This was a great video, Susan! Thanks for sharing.

    I so appreciate your energy and enthusiasm and the common-sense, practical tips in all of your vlogs.

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  3. Sara

    Soya is an estrogen disrupter, cannot believe how much you injest.
    Micro waves have been proved to nuke all the nutrients in food. Better you should eat cardboard

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    1. Rhonda

      What does that mean, microwaves nuke all the nutrients in food? It has been pretty much proven that microwaves DON’T affect the nutrients and in fact are no worse than any other method of heating food. Do some research.

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      1. JOSIE

        Agreed Rhonda!

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    2. Christina Gonzalez

      There have been studies that show soy does not cause breast cancer or other cancers. As long as you limit it to 1 or 2 servings of soy a day, you are good! Actually proven that soy keeps certain cancers away! I’ve done my research as I am a double survivor of thyroid cancer.

      “Because natural soy foods contain isoflavones, similar to estrogen, some people fear that soy may raise their risk for certain cancers. This is because estrogen is linked to hormonally-sensitive cancers like breast cancer.
      But according to the American Cancer Society, when it comes to soy, isoflavones may act like estrogen, but they have anti-estrogen properties as well. Some studies even show that people who ate soy were less likely to get breast cancer..”

      This was from a few years ago, which more research has been completed but this was even given to my onocolgoist. Here is the link, https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/focused-on-health/september-2014/soy-cancer.html

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  4. patricia burleson

    What about grains?

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    1. Millie

      She eats oatmeal for breakfast.

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  5. Shana

    Try Kite Hill almond yogurt also. Really nice.

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    1. Michele

      I just discovered Kite Hill almond yogurt – YUM!

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  6. Ingrid

    hi Susan,
    In one of your videos you mentioned about journaling about solving an issue. You mentioned about answering 10 questions that you also cover in your bootcamp and they were going to be in your book. (your book had not come out yet then) I bought the book and could not find that reference.
    Did it get edited out? If not I would love to know where I can find it.
    Thank you very much,
    Ingrid

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  7. Nancy

    Interested in what you had to say. Please condense your message., we have lives to live.

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    1. charmaine

      yes I agree. It sounded like an advert for AirBnb!

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  8. Theresa

    Thanks for sharing. Even though I’ve been doing BLE for 2 plus years and have automaticity it’s nice to see how others handle travel as well.

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  9. Kaila

    What are your suggestions for business travel internationally (which I do a lot) and don’t have access to grocery stores or a kitchen or flexibility with my days. Do you pack your food and what types of foods do or can you pack for a 2 week business trip. Oh and by the way I am a whole food plant based only eater. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. International travel is and always has been challenging for me.

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    1. Jill Perryman

      Yes, and international travel from the UK limits luggage to 20kg, so I can’t pack all those bowls and boards!! I’m off to Thailand shortly…..it will be a challenge!

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  10. Jean

    I would love to see you do a blog showing how you make yogurt!

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  11. Judy McQuinn

    thanks for a concise practical message. I keep my lines most days, but deal with feeding grandchildren who are true baconators. I’m finding this process is more of a lifestyle for me, I’ve lost 30 lbs but not at goal yet. Winter is a hard time to get outside and do the things I really enjoy.

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  12. Julie

    From the rundown of your on location meals I don’t see your grains for lunch and dinner. Don’t you need them on maintenance?

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    1. JOSIE

      Everyone has different maintenance requirements. I’m on maintenance and I need LOADS of food! For others they stay on weight loss portions. It varies and changes all the time with age, metabolism, exercise…etc

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  13. Dilia

    Thank you Susan. Life is better when it is simple. Great tips and ideas for being prepared.

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  14. Alicia

    Great blog, Great ideas. Thanks for your time.

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  15. Amanda

    Surprised at how much soy you eat considering your thyroid issues, Susan. If dairy bothers you, what about coconut yogurt? Or another viewer suggested almond yogurt?

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  16. Trish Meza

    Hi Susan, I absolutely love that you shared what you do while traveling and I agree that we get into routines with our eating and that is all part of staying on track!. I was surprised that you buy alkaline water . There is a big difference between alkaline water and Ionized Alkaline water. I need to share with you Kangen Water. It is hands down the healthiest water you can drink in your lifetime!! I am not trying to sell you anything ….I am all about health and nutrition and helping people heal in a natural way. I’m a Colon Hydrotherapist and also have lost 95lbs and kept it off for 15 years by changing my entire lifestyle. Kangen water is classified as a Medical Grade Machine and has been used in Japan for over 40 yrs including hospitals. This water hydrates every cell, organ, and tissue within 12 minutes and your brain 60 seconds. It also has higher Antioxidants then any food or drink on the planet.and is a Ionized Alkaline water , meaning that it is produced naturally, nothing is added to it to bump the ph up like store bought bottles that are not only leaching chemicals into its content but polluting our planet in the biggest way. . All this is scientifically documented in PubMed and the lives that are being changed because of it are amazing!! Anyone who wants to know more about this healing water please contact me as I would be happy to share all I know and tell you my own testimony regarding Kangen water!

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    1. Millie

      I can stay at my friend’s house for three weeks and drink the water from her kangan water machine and notice absolutely no change in my health. Seems like hokum to me.

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      1. Trish Meza

        That is highly unusual so my question would be how much water did you drink daily? You need to drink at least half your weight in ounces to experience the greatest results. There are so many people who detox, sleep better, and have more energy and those are just side effects. I drank over a gallon a day for a month and it has taken all the pain away that I had suffered with for so long due to Crohns disease and we have a friend who was diabetic for 10 years taking insulin 3-4 times a day. He drank over a gallon a day and in 3 weeks was able to get off all his insulin. His Doctors were amazed and wanted to know what he was doing. It’s not hokum…..it’s a scientific fact that Ionized Alkaline water and Antioxidants are great in improving your health!!

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  17. Emily

    What a great vlog, Susan! Maybe you should address other “how to” questions in future vlogs.

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  18. Dawn

    Fun to see how you keep the lines every day. You look great! So inspiring! More food ideas, please, but it is helpful to see that you can go 50 days of rezooming with very simple meals.

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  19. Kelly Goldkamp

    I like this blog. Im confused though – it seems like your portion sizes are for weight loss? Are you not in Maintenance Phase Susan?

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  20. Eileen Lass, your proofreader from Virginia

    Awesome! Thanks for all those tips! It’s a blessing to be in your tribe!

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  21. Teressa

    Make sure the salt has iodine. A great doctor to look into for Hashimoto’s or any thyroid problems, is Dr. Brad Shook on facebook.

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  22. Lucy

    Thank you for this. I am in Pasadena and can’t believe you are here! Enjoy our weather….best part I see , you eat similar to me so, someday I could be much smaller too, Always nice to see proof! Awesome!

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  23. Ronna

    Soy products are contaminated with insecticides and your soy tofu has gluten in it . Otherwise your food sounds safe. Consider Dr.Ozborne’s site. Just sayin!

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  24. Jennifer

    Thanks for the information, how you travel with containers and the type of places you stay. I just returned from Florida, I did fairly well. I don’t eat soy products as they aggravate my Thyroid. I did take a few food items with me, but was not sure how to do a lot of that on a plane. Good tips! The next time I fly, I will do more research.

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  25. Ann Partin

    Yes, I agree, about certain Soy products. I knew a husband/wife that got very sick as they only used Soy for their protein source for 20 years……… I felt bad, since they thought their diet was so healthy.

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    1. Susan

      Soy is now known to be quite an unhealthy staple in many diets.It has been touted as healthy for so long that there seems to be no way to reign it back in and inform people of what is now known to be true about soy. We Americans overdo everything – to our detriment. It is said ” The Japanese culture eats soy as a healthy food.” This is a half truth. They use fermented soy products more as a condiment in some meals. We here have soy milk in our coffee and have soy yogurt for breakfast, tofu for lunch, edamame for a snack and soy burgers for dinner with soy ice cream for dessert. Soy is the #1 GMO crop followed by corn. Gmos are proving to cause imbalances in gut flora.What allows the soy plants to kill bacteria that may affect the plant may now be killing the good bacteria we need to digest our foods. Soy is also a pseudo estrogen causing reproductive damage in both males and females. Nothing healthy about soy. And soybean oil is in EVERYTHING. Dr.Patrick Gentempo produced a series called “The Truth About GMOs; if anyone is interested. Soy is the largest crop but GMO factor is only one reason not to ingest soy.

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  26. Lori

    Thanks for being so real… love that you let us see how and what you eat… thanks for sharing!

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  27. Amy

    Thank you for this video. It was very practical and helpful. Also, I enjoyed your cooking tips and product suggestions. In this video you mention trying a couple of new items because they had them at this store but not at your home store. How do you go about adding variety to your food when you are at home? Do you try a new recipe once a week? Do you pick a vegetable and experiment with it? Do you pick a time to go shopping and review the isles for new things? I recognize that getting bored with my food is an opportunity for me to be tempted so I was just wondering if you have suggestions for people like me. Thanks!

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  28. Estra Rubin

    I really liked this vlog. It was great to see what you packed when you travel to make BLE easier. I bought `Redwood Hill Farm plain goat yogurt at my Wegmans. It is very good but I got used to Greek yogurt because of the thickness.

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  29. Jane Dwinell

    It’s very easy to make yogurt, and if you culture it for 24 hours (with cow’s milk) you will kill all the lactose. Unless it’s the casein in the milk that bothers you, cow’s milk yogurt is the thing. Always use whole milk as skim milk will not thicken. I find the Yogourmet yogurt maker to be infallible. Bring the milk to a boil to kill any pathogens, cool to 110, add your yogurt culture (1/2 c. store-bought plain yogurt with no junk in it to a 1/2 gal. of milk), put it in the yogurt maker and it’ll be done in 24 hours. I agree with other posters about the amount of soy you need. Not good for you…..

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  30. Bernice

    I recently discovered another yogurt: Forager Creamy Dairy-free Cashewgurt Unsweetened Plain Organic. It’s creamer and tastier than coconut yogurt.

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  31. Elaine Cousineau

    Thank you Susan.
    I love the way you are just so natural. Thank you for so many tips. I wonder if your advice for using salt differents for people like myself who have high blood pressure . I am so grateful for the program. At 160.4 lbs., I am at the lowest weight I have been in many many years and still plan on losing about 20 more.
    I would never have dreamed this was possible so thank you thank you.

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  32. Lillian Swersky

    How do you cook your oatmeal? Anyone know?

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    1. Davida

      Lillian, I make my oatmeal in the microwave, both old fashioned and quick oats. 1 part dry oatmeal & 2 parts water in a large bowl (it swells up really big while cooking). Cook at full power 2 1/2 to 3 minutes.

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    2. Paula

      I buy steel cut oats (bulk from Sprouts) as per the doctor, who indicated steel cut is much better than the typical kind, healthier for reducing cholesterol. I use a rice cooker to make my steel cut and make a large batch that I can keep in the fridge for breakfast every morning.

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  33. Davida

    Thank you Susan for this timely vlog! I’ll be traveling soon myself and though I’m an omnivore, I appreciate the tips I gathered today.

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  34. Debra La Rose

    That’s a lot of soy in your diet with having Hashimotos. I would look into reducing it.

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  35. Rita

    Good info Susan thanks so much for it. Thanks for the bright lines I am so happy thin and free. Never thought it was possible. You are changing lives.

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  36. Neelie

    Hi, Susan! Thanks for the travel tips. Our Wegman’s carries goat’s milk yogurt in the specialty section of yogurt. And Trader Joe’s carries it. Love the “cooking show”…I’m challenged by a medically – necessary glutenfree diet + needing to be lectin-free. (There go the beans, hummus, tofu, etc.) Any adaptations you can suggest are welcome.

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  37. Esther

    Enjoyed the weekly blog. I’m looking forward to coming to a live event in the near future.

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  38. Arline

    Thank you, Susan! I truly appreciate your realness and your presentation. Thank you. It makes me feel like you’re my friend and not my instructor. I’m traveling for two weeks in February and am grateful for the eating out module that I just finished AND this video. Timing is everything! 😉

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  39. Antoinette Mary Lincoln

    That’s funny, my new BLE eating habits are very, very similar to yours! I do actually cook a bit more than you do, but that’s because I enjoy it.
    Thanks, love you.

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  40. Silvia

    I usually like all your blogs, this too, I appreciate the tips, but I’m surprised about the incredible amount of plastic you have in your fridge. I understand it´s difficult to avoid it when you are travelling, but maybe a little comment about the need to refuse plastic would contribute to the protection of the environment and that food revolution that many of us want…

    Anyway, don´t take as a criticism, but as a suggestion. Thank you for everything, Susan.

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  41. Lisa

    Susan, loved this vlog! I got a lot of useful info out of it. We were back home visiting this past summer and went to the Pittsford Wegmans for the first time. Spent an hour and walked out with nothing we were so overwhelmed!
    I suppose that’s why we moved from Spencerport pop 3,600 to Pickens SC pop 3,100. Anyway thanks for the laugh and can’t thank you enough for all your inspiration!

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  42. Lynne Bennett

    Liked your blog, Susan! You must be a vegetarian? Tofu, nuts and veggies but no chicken, fish, shrimp?

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    1. Georgene Jackson

      Susan had recommended a book called The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health Paperback – May 11, 2006
      by Thomas Campbell (Author),‎ T. Colin Campbell on the brightlineeating.com website. She mentioned dropping meat, dairy, and eggs after reading this book.

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  43. Valeri Marsh

    Hello, Dear Susan!
    I was happy to hear you give a shout-out to adding salt to our diet. Thank you! I do have one concern, however. I know you are aware that there is “good” salt and “bad” salt, but I’m concerned that many viewers don’t–and as a result of this vlog may end up simply going out and buying conventional table salt, which is almost entirely (99%) sodium and chloride, and dangerous to our health. Just as whole beets and wheat berries are natural foods that are good for us, refined beet sugar or refined white flour are unnatural and toxic. Similarly, conventional white salt is processed from brine that has been evaporated with compression and high heat in order to REMOVE valuable minerals, and further processed with toxic chemicals. This process disrupts the natural molecular structure of the salt, which in turn can adversely affect pH and disrupt hormones, depress the immune system, affect the kidneys resulting in swelling and high blood pressure, and disrupt sleep. This article explains it well: https://nogreaterjoy.org/articles/the-good-salt/
    Do you think it would be helpful to let our tribe know to buy “dirty” salt (gray or pink) rather than white salt? Thank you again for encouraging us to be healthy in every way. Much love, and enjoy your trip!

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  44. Chris

    I have read your book and followed your vlogs, but have not started the Bright Line journey yet. It has helped me a lot to see how you go about your day with food and see some of the meals you eat. I think it would be helpful for me and ,maybe others, to see more food planning info. Thank you for all you and your team have done to tackle the obesity problem. It is my hope that I will soon join you all.

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  45. JOSIE

    My food plan is always so much more complicated. Love your simplicity! You are brave posting these vlogs. Never ceases to amaze me how quick people are to criticise and find fault. What is that all about??! Big love to you and here’s to keeping it real.

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  46. Cindy Rinaman Marsch

    As I close in on a year on Bright Line Eating, I am thrilled with my progress (almost 70 pounds down). I also just returned from a week’s vacation and can vouch for the peace brought by having our own meals at least a lot of the time. I was so relieved to make my usual oatmeal with fruit and two eggs for breakfast this morning–not so many decisions to make!

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  47. Janna van Leusden

    Thanks Susan for the video. Like to see how organised you are. I still have a lot to learn. Have a good time in L.A!!

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  48. Linda Montsion

    That was great. Thank you for sharing how you do it. You make it look so simple.

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  49. Carol

    Took a lot of notes.! Thank you for this “inside the traveling kitchen” practical advice. I’m getting a second scale (and a big salad bowl out of the back of the pantry) . Your manner is authentic and inspiring and you are helping me. Congratulations on your success and vibrancy!

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  50. Georgene Jackson

    Thank you so much, Susan! Loved this Vlog! You are an answer to many years of prayer and I thank God for you. Loved seeing how you line out your meals…..very similar to mine and it’s so reassuring! I’m going to invest in another travel scale, great idea! I have the same problem with taking it out of my purse and it not making it back into it, then needing it and not having it…..the worst sinking feeling ever, not having my scale, lol, I can’t eat without it! I need to come up with a lightly padded slim case for it though so it’s not getting banged around and turned on in my purse……..welcome to suggestions on that. I have the identical OXO 5lb. scale. Also love the cutting board and will look for one similar at Bed, Bath and Beyond to make it easier to drain those beans! Thanks again, you Rock!

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  51. Sharon.

    Susan: Thanks so much for sharing your Bright Line Eating on the Road. Travelling and keeping our lines clear and bright can be challenging.
    Love all your tips. You are such an inspiration.

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  52. Uma

    Susan your OCD is totally out of CONTROL. Will never forget your cruise story vlog how you left you 3 baby girls in a cruise ship cabin alone at 1am to go to service desk with hubby to get a ship to shore phone because you were freaking out you wanted to eat the mint left on your pillow. And hubby was saving them up for the drive back from Florida. You needed to phone a friendbut all East Coast friends all asleep, so you called girlfriend in California….you are a very, very pitiful weak little girl through and through so afraid of losing CONTROL. Your demons of sugar, flour, booze, drugs, pills, plastic surgery Always wanting to stuff those Marshmellows in your pocket, hid the candy and pig out later. WHEN ARE GOING TO GET REAL THERAPY TO BATTLE YOUR EMOTIONAL DEMONS!!!!!

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  53. Frances

    Susan when are you going to heal the root causer of all your disorders? You were abused, neglected, abandoned as a child. You were raised by Hippie parents in California. You witnessed a nasty, ugly divorce. When are you going to heal that inner child that was never properly loved, and cared for? You are still seeking, craving all that attention you were denied as a child. You turned to food, sex, drugs, alcohol, self abuse, crazy, wild life style to fill up that VOID, that EMPTYNESS. You are still burying all your Pain with the the control issues. We know you had No control over the horrors you felt, and went through as a child. So now you must manifest all thishaving a feeling of being in control by having control over your food. Do not eat a extra baby carrot….Now having this one part of your life you can control you force yourself to control by eating “my right foods” addiction. You go from one addiction to the next. You have been running from yourself since you were 6 years old. Still not willing to deal with your pain. Your Mother is still alive you can still address your abuse, neglect, not being cared for properly, feelings of not being enough. Also why have breast implants? How do you even tie your shoes with those hideous melons on your chest? What are you teaching your daughters. Will they want implants so they can look like Mom? You NEVER look HAPPY in your vlogs, you are not FREE from your negative thoughts about yourself. Thin to the the point you look sickly…. Your book well………

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  54. stephanie nyland

    This was quite enjoyable😀 In your video after your thanksgiving struggles and surrendering again to your food you had mentioned returning to really simple eating. All you have specifics about was your breakfast though and since then I’ve wondered what simple food was for you. It was nice to hear about your lunch and dinner options. I also feel a lot less overwhelmed when it comes to traveling after watching this video. Thanks!!

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  55. Carole

    I’m not a gushy type person but I’m so so so so happy that I found you. I love airbnb’s when I travel and I carry a scale in my purse and as soon as I get somewhere I go grocery shopping and I love simple food and I still can’t get over how not worrying about food as entertainment changes things. Thank you thank you thank you. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  56. pepper

    Totally TOTALLY gross. Guess you never go carry on. SO there are stores on every street corner with fresh salads in a bag. Amazon will deliver bags of groceries in 2 hour window. It is very clear you truly seem to enjoy punishing yourself. You are not Happy in any of your Vlogs, all your measuring, counting etc. My Dr said no canned foods Over 5 years ago, the CHEMICALS IN lining to seal a can is highly toxic. As is all that soy based crap. tELL US HAS ONE NUTRITION DOCTOR ENDORSED YOUR PROGRAM OF EATING PORTIONS.?LOOKS LIKE 1,300 CALORIES A DAY HOW MANY ARE THERE IN YOUR LOW CAL PLAN?

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  57. Kim Bishop

    You should put out some sort of cookbook. I know i am always looking for ways to cook brightline meals. I get bored with the same old thing and that is one reason I have trouble keeping my brightlines.

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  58. Paula

    Oh my Dear God in Heaven! Its been so long since I’ve heard such blathering from people who should likely NOT be throwing stones!! (Not to name any names Uma, Pepper and Frances!! Maybe you should take responsibility for your own lives!). Bless you Susan for the program you have provided for so many people – some people may need to understand that they need to individualize what will work for them, as there are as many variations for what will work as there are the number of people on this planet. Thank you GOD for giving me the rationalization to realize this for myself!! Best to you Susan and for what you provide to us!

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  59. Coach Bob

    Hey there. You mentioned that you weigh your tofu and then cook it. Wouldn’t you cook it first and then weigh?

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  60. Heidi

    Great video – will help many people. Soy sauce has gluten though, unless you specifically buy gluten-free tamari

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  61. Deborah Garrard

    Great vlog!! You inspire me. Every. Single. Time. Thank you. Question: what is your view on microwaves? I realize there are as many studies showing that they do no damage to the nutrient value of foods as there are studies claiming the opposite. I am of the better safe than sorry position, believing they have not really been around long enough for us to gauge the potential harm to our bodies and/or to our foods. I would value your thoughts. God keep you well and well-blessed in all you do and all you are!

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  62. mary

    Welcome to Southern California. I live in Long Beach and work weekdays in San Diego , so I travel a lot as well. Thanks for these tips. I enjoy staying at the new Marriott Residence Inn San Diego located in Chula Vista. Rates are great and there is a kitchen. Are you attending a BLE event here ? Do you host BLE events ever when on location?

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  63. Margaret Churchley

    Thanks Susan. You make it all seem so easy and straightforward!

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