New Research on Leptin Resistance

If you’ve been following Bright Line Eating for a while, you’re probably aware that the brain blocks weight loss, in part due to leptin resistance. In this week’s vlog, I talk about some exciting new research on leptin, and what it means for you.

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  1. Yvonne

    Love you Susan! You totally made me crack up… I’m so glad you are here to interpret for us;) celebrating my BLE-anniversary tomorrow! One of the best decisions I ever made!

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  2. Sara Sohn

    I second that. Great VLog.

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  3. Emily in MT

    The best investigative reporting I’ve heard in a long time!

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  4. Mary

    Great model of going beyond the headlines! Thanks!

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  5. Annette Toomey

    Super video! We don’t know what we are being fed…figuratively and literally! Thanks for the laughs and for keeping us informed! You’re the best!

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  6. Ariann

    Love it. I try to keep up with the science too. When I see suspicious results, I too have checked the underlying research and have found weak foundations. Thank you so much for keeping us informed. I have spent years, literally years, telling doctors and health professionals that I didn’t have an ‘off’ switch for my eating. It wasn’t until I found your program that I discovered the answer. I appreciate you and BLE so much. Thanks.

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  7. Beverly Fox

    I love this type of vlog – scientific and informational and confirming how BLE is the way to go!

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  8. Randi

    Way to dig deep and get the REAL story! 🙌🏼

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  9. Joseph

    Great reporting Dr. Thompson! Did you find out if the pellets were served on a sugar cone or a plain cone?
    Joseph in Missoula

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  10. Denise Rickard

    Susan, I hope BLE will write them a letter/email pointing out the flaw in their research! 🤔😃👌

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  11. Judith Linden

    Great vlog, and fun as well! Thank you, Susan

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  12. Catherine Anderson

    I love your vlog! Thank you so much for all the information you forward!

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  13. Margo Stewart

    I was almost ready to have toast and jam, I am so tired and want something to boost me. Hearing your talk on leptin made me pause and I am grateful that I can recommit in this moment. XOXO

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  14. Bonnie L Weiss

    Yay, Susan! I was wondering if you would ever mention my son. He certainly talks about YOU a lot! 😀 This is Kurt Thaw’s mother, Bonnie Weiss. Yes, I’m a subscriber to BLE and I’m really happy with the weight I’ve lost so far. I would already have made my goal if I weren’t in love with food so much. I take 3 steps forward and 1 back — but I’m getting better! Your “surrender” blog last week really hit home with me and I’m determined to do better and make my goal weight by the end of the year. Would love to meet you sometime! I understand you did meet one of my beautiful granddaughters, Carley. I have your book (and yes, I’ve read the entire book!), I have my food scale, and I DO stick to the basics pretty much — no sugar (or sugar substitutes), no flour, no snacking (that’s the one I have a problem with!) and eating 3 meals a day. Hope to be sending you my notice of accomplishment soon!

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  15. Deborah Neher

    Investigative research is one of my favourite things – and when it’s delivered with your sparkle-eyed humour, it really hits the spot. If you weren’t so emotionally lively, I’d suspect you had trained at the Vulcan Science Academy – and I mean that as high praise! Thanks for bringing us cutting-edge reports from the field, and giving us the real goods on what we need to know to live happy, thin and free 🙂 <3

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    1. Gloria

      Love the Star Trek reference!

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  16. Sheril

    Now I know for sure why I could not stop eating whenever I ate something high in sugar. Leptin resistance. Have not had a problem since I started the Paleo way of eating almost 2 years ago. For some reason Coconut Sugar, Honey, and pure Maple Syrup don’t have that effect on me. I am 83 years young, 5’3″ and weigh 110. Paleo 30 day challenge to get grains out of my life since I am allergic to all of them. Thought I had a pretty good tolerance to them but so many things improved I guess I was fooling myself.

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  17. Christine Baker

    Interesting! Thanks for the info, I’m so tired of the misleading “science” too.

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  18. Jane

    Maybe you should have a little talk with the PI! S/he needs a bit of coaching! I’m still feeling great, holding at goal without much trouble and mostly peace. Leptin sensitivity seems to be intact! As ever, thanks a million!

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  19. Stefi

    Fab vlog Fab dress!! 👍😘👏

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  20. Galina

    Great vlog! Thank you!

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  21. Jay

    Thank you for explaining the equation between eating and illness.

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  22. Sue Pearson

    Hi Susan, thanks this is brilliant that you have dug into the paper as a science writer I see so much science reporting where they just read the abstract and take that as the gospel truth and don’t look at what the scientists actually did. I am not in the BLE boot camp but have followed a lot of the advice on BLE (given up sugar and flour) weigh food, use a Fitbit to track food intake, eat mostly nuts, seeds and tons of veggies. I have lost nearly 2 stone this year and have maintained a right sized body for 3 months now something I have never done before so I’m hopeful it stays that way as I’m no longer relying on willpower. Thanks so much for all you are doing – it really is excellent work.

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  23. Janet Hosmer

    Hi Susan! This is great information! I actually understand what you’re talking about and am going to try to learn more! Thank you for these vlogs!

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  24. Barbara

    Well done Susan! LOVE YER! xxx

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  25. Mel, the Curious

    Hi Susan, great stories! I first remember reading about Leptin and the Rodents (potential name for our future punk band?) in the Wall Street Journal in the 90’s. Can You give us the cite for that “ice cream” article? Just curious how many times it will get cited, carrying on this new “knowledge.” And did you correspond with the authors or journal’s editor?

    And just want to say thanks so much for the BLE program. I’ve lost over thirty pounds, and have gone from obese to only ten pounds over “normal.” My wedding dress is too big now! Still working on it. I am also curious how our mood is impacted by not eating sugar and flour. I find myself more calm, less reactive with tears or anger. Does it impact our estrogen levels? Or is it the insulin? Or a mix of hormones?

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  26. Lisa

    Great Vlog! My question is should these scientists be notified of your information?

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  27. Nancy W. Goss

    These “researchers” should be ashamed of themselves! This misinformation will further muddy the waters for the general populace to begin to understand what to eat, Thanks for being on top of this, Susan!

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  28. Maggie

    Fantastic! I love learning about the science. So many people argue with me about this diet and I feel more secure when I understand WHY this works. love and hugsxox

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  29. Roberta Walters

    We need you for sure!!!!! Thank you for your life f of service

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  30. Barbara schoenfeld

    Is there any info published on leptin resistance in type 1 diabetics who have zero insulin produsction?

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  31. Tamara Kenner

    Thank you Susan. In this world of instant information we live in today it is so important to take the time to seek out the science & facts. You are amazing! I am so honored to be part of the BLE community & I appreciate you looking out for your tribe!

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  32. Heidi

    my mind is blown! thank you for sharing! At first when i heard you mention high fat, im keeping in mind the Keto diet trend but the rodent study ignorantly adding sucrose and corn starch laden pellets completely skews their results.

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  33. Karen

    Very interesting. I really like your research oriented vlogs . This one especially reminded me why I’m doing what I’m doing and why I should stick with it.

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  34. Lavina Blank

    Thank- you Susan! Appreciate the behind the scenes truths!! Keep it up!!

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  35. Denise Jones

    Hi Susan,
    Thank you for the update on leptin research. One of the whole food plant based proponents (possibly in The China Study) says that people never actually ate a ‘low fat’ diet in the 70’s. People just kept eating high fat animal based food and more processed, supposedly low-fat, versions of food-like substances. So we were eating the same amount of fat along with larger amounts of processed sugar and flour. I’m not a scientist but I feel that, as you said, there is more to be learned about our relationship to food. I believe that there might be a problem with using too much of anything that makes a food hyper palatable, including fat. I must say that I have been successful at losing the weight I needed to lose with BLE and I’m so grateful. I do use minimal amounts of fatty plant foods and no added oil though.

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    1. John Mauriala

      “. . . people never actually ate a ‘low fat’ diet in the 70’s.” Thank you Denise! That was on my mind as well.

      Thank you Susan! for digging deeper into the science, and sharing.

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  36. Michelle New

    Excelling in your field, telling it like it is. Love you for that. Thanks so much.

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  37. Michelle

    Love your curiosity! Thank you!

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  38. Mary Rosen

    Just wondering what was in the standard pellets. Did they contain sugar too?

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  39. Lauren

    God bless your curious nature, willingness to do the deep digging, and your compassion in sharing what you know. You are so loved by this gal who is finally happy, thin, and free!

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  40. Ann Holley

    This made my day and always want to be close to the mother ship. All good things to you. ❤️💫

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  41. Martha

    Hi Susan, I LOVE IT when you give your analysis on research! So helpful, thanks for doing the work. I look forward to your weekly Vlog, and am happy with whatever you talk about, but great to get an update.
    So far keeping my BLE weight off, 7 months. THANK YOU for BLE!!!

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  42. Susan

    Love your jewelry and blue top! Thank you for looking further into the latest research. Fat gets such a bad name and it just isn’t true. I’ve been following Dr. Mark Hyman and his research about a high fat diet being able to reverse diabetes, obesity, dementia, and cancer in some instances. Science needs to get onboard and stop trying to fool the general public!!

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  43. Din

    brilliant!!!!! Well said Susan!
    I m really fed up with misleading study reports. Sensetionalism rather than science all over the press
    Thank u Susan for putting the record straight

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  44. Stacey Carpenter

    LOVE it and LOVE you, Susan! Thank you for being curious and getting to the real story.

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  45. Liz palya

    Yaaaa Susan!!!!! I appreciate you so much!!! Thank you 🙏

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  46. philomina

    Good digging. How we need it so badly to stay out of confusion.

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  47. Carol

    Again another brilliant Blog. Susan for President. Well president of something anyhow.

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  48. Caroline B

    Thanks, Susan. As a physician and overeater (25 lbs down!), i get a lot of inspiration from this vlog. It fulfills the part of me that craves to understand.

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  49. Jann kredit

    When it comes to studies I always check to see who is sponsoring the report. They often times are promoting their own product.

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    1. Kerry

      Good digging. When I did that I found that her product is absolutely fantastic and I hope you found it the same. And it costs her to give you all this info. Hope you enjoyed your freebe.

      Well done Susan! I have no doubt that you have helped thousands. You certainly helped me.

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  50. Cynthia

    Am unable to get the Free Report.

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