Have Food, Will Travel

This past week, I traveled to London, Washington, D.C., and Dallas, and in today’s vlog, I give you the details on how I’ve been navigating my food during the whirlwind. I feel Happy, Thin, and Free to the max, and this vlog is a testimony to the fact that living large and living free with Bright Line Eating is absolutely possible.

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  1. Maggie

    You are so cute. Honestly! Happy just watching you 🙂

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  2. Olivia

    I love you susan! You are sooo real and practical! Thank you for sharing yourself with the world!!!

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  3. Dale Levy

    Susan, I listen to your round the world travel and food plan and thought, goooood for you! I am about to come to the States for my round the world travel for a month and it freaks me out…..I want’a do what you do, but ….anyway, thanks for some thoughts on it. I guess I won’t fill my time with some much….because mine is another kind of work….but it was fun to see you doing it! And as you know you are a rock star!…..I have been struggling with the price of staying in BLE…..I wish it were much less for after the first years…..But I love it. Oh gads! Now what?
    anyway,
    kisses and love
    Dale

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Safe travels, Dale! Sending you all the BRIGHT vibes we can! 😉

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  4. Stacy

    Saw Prince 4U in Binghamton and Ani in Syracuse in September. We have similar concert tastes! I’m also a quantities girl and these videos regarding eating out are always so helpful. Thank you!

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  5. Gloria Preston

    Loved your vlog, needed this message as I’m travelling atm. You made me laugh too 😃 Bless you. I’ve been self conscious to use my scale in public but seeing you in the vlog has made me think ‘what the heck, just do it’.

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  6. Edita

    Thanks for inspiration!!! Love your openness and positive, determined attitude. Preparing for my BLE challenging holiday in Egypt (all included). Great help.

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  7. Julia

    You are awesome! I’ve had concerns about eating vegan and BLE out while still enjoying my food. Maybe I should think of not being vegan for certain meals like you described but i feel strongly about not eating meat or dairy. I feel like it’s putting extra stress on me.

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  8. Sandy Cherrie

    That was SO HELPFUL!!!!! Thank you!! And it was extra beneficial to be able to see all the pictures you shared!! I’m almost a year into Maintenance and I’m scared to travel… So thank you!!!

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  9. Jen T

    Love it! “You’re having a berry fest!” Oh I laughed!! And the restaurant in DC too! Laughed so hard! Thanks for sharing!! You are wonderfully motivational!

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  10. Karen Bovenmyer

    I’ve only been a Bright Liner for nine days, and I have been worried because I travel a lot to conferences and, as an extrovert, I often live a back-to-back-to-back life that exhausts my friends. I am obese and have been for most of my adult life–I’m 44 years old and my BMI hasn’t been “normal” since the 80s. I have re-read the travel chapter several times. My first weekend of Bright Lines, I packed twelve meals in a cooler in central Iowa, drove 5 hours to stay in an Air B&B to teach a college English class Friday morning in Wisconsin, then drove 5 hours to southern Iowa to help on the family Christmas tree farm all weekend. I kept immaculate Bright Lines the whole time–even when Mom offered me her home cooking–but wondered if I could do it for my big conference trips and international travel I do as a fiction author and poet. This video helps so much! I am going to New Zealand in 2020 for the World Science Fiction Convention and am SO excited to not only travel within my Bright Lines, but also, for the first time ever, do it in a right size body. Fingers crossed!

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  11. Elena

    laughing!!!

    🙂

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  12. Ginny

    Thank you so much for this vlog. I have a 4 day trip to take in January and was trying to decide if I was going to stay bright or not and how that would even be possible. This came at the perfect time. I am going to make a plan and commit to it just like you did. Thank you taking the time to share this with us. It’s a heaven sent for me.
    Ginny in Wasilla, Alaska

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  13. Yolanda Navarro Pagan

    Very Inspiring to hear you going for your passions and staying true to your bright line eating.
    Thank you for your example!

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  14. Jane McGrath

    Loved it all and so full of admiration. Most impressed with your accent from Mr Berry Fest at the RAH.
    I have just watched this again. BRILLIANT and inspirational
    Much love and Christmas wishes to you and yours

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  15. Suzie

    You are so real and just plain inspiring! Thank you, Susan
    PS…you’re also beautiful!

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  16. Sue

    Great, honest and very inspirational. Glad you had a wonderful trip.

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  17. Jess

    Adore the photos in the vlog, restaurant, fridge, concert, food etc….. They add so much! Thanks

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  18. Meredith

    “Protein and produce.” What a simple and easy way to think about BLE. Forget all the “sexy” NMF out there. Protein and produce.

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  19. Tammy

    Thank you so much for your honesty! Your story is beautiful and so inspiring! Keep up the good work. You ARE making a difference!!

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  20. Stephanie

    I have a group of friends who I often eat out with. I eat plant based so I check online menus to see if they have anything I can eat. Finding naked veggies can be hard.
    Most restaurants take 20 calorie cup of veggies and turn it into a 200 calorie fat and sugar laden one.

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  21. Cara Pollard

    Thank you so much for this!! I am about to travel internationally for christmas – that plus my first Christmas without my dad. It’s going to be really hard – but I have my scale and I am packing a lot of food (that will hopefully make it through customs). Also – I just read Mel Robbin’s book – “The 5 second Rule” Absolutely AMAZING book. It has really helped when I get cravings. I loved the Atomic Habits book that you recommended too. That was fabulous. Thanks again!!
    Cara

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  22. Tana Anderson

    This was so good for me to hear. You are adorable and so real and I love that. I’m just starting out on BLE and love how you explain things and that you are REAL.

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  23. Darla

    I learned about Bright Line eating two days ago. I am almost done with the book, have purchased my scale, have an apt to visit the dr the day after Christmas, and will start the 14 day challenge after that. One of my biggest concerns is driving. I live 3 hours from any major city and my three oldest kids live 4 hours north. I get instantly drowsy when I get behind the wheel. Will that stop if I am eating clean? I usually have to eat the entire four hours and I have to eat something that doesn’t fill me up. It needs to be crunchy, too. I usually eat popcorn or Chex mix. I have gained 30 lbs in the past four years, since we moved here, because of all the driving and eating while driving.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Welcome to BLE Daria! Regarding your question about drowsy driving, that’s something we would definitely recommend you discuss with your doctor. We want you to be safe! <3

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  24. Mary White

    Great vlog! You ROCK! Thank you so much for your service to ALL of us.

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  25. Christina

    I would love to know which plant based yogurt Susan eats? I’ve been plant based for over a year and its hard to find one without sugar that has a good amount of protein.

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  26. Molly

    Well done and sounds like so much fun! Although learning about and creating automaticity in BLE is Ah-mazing, I consider committing to Food Prepardness a for real Super Power for this HTF journey.

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  27. Daniela

    Thank you for sharing! It is very inspiring!

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  28. Shawna

    I was in Whole Foods today…we don’t have one in our little town…I had my food scale out weighing boxes too! My first time! (I’m new…can you tell?) I’m getting it! And I’m loving it! And I’m losing it!

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  29. Galina

    Thank you for sharing your experience. You are amazing! I love the photos.

    Sending you much love and graceful reentry when you got home. <3

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  30. Jenny Ellert

    Susan you bring home the lesson that planning is so important because it actually frees you up. Thank you for sharing the visuals of your packed meals and for your scale in action. It is really wonderful to make time in your life for things you are passionate about. So glad you made it to the’ Prince concert’ with your berry fest! You take the word travel to a whole new level!! Hope you get some bunny slipper time inJanuary, after the launch of RebootRezoom.Wishing you a mellow Xmas and a splendiferous New Year.

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  31. Lois

    Sooo enjoyed Video 1. Looking forward to hone my rezoom mentality. Appreciate your insight! A million thanks.

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  32. Sara Magnon

    Susan, this Have Food, Will Travel was timed so PERFECTLY for me, since I’ll
    be travelling to the States next week (with my tiny puppy too). I’ll definitely have a go at preparing all my needed meals exactly the same as you, ahead of time, keeping my fingers crossed that I won’t be made to throw them out at security before boarding (it’s usually a lot easier to do when flying back from the US to Europe – unless it’s me looking so guilty, they immediately spot me and pick me out to be thoroughly searched !!!).
    Still I just wanted to tell you how spit on this vlog is for me…the rest lies in my hands to make it work !!! Vive BLE !!!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Soooooo glad this was helpful to you Sara! <3 Enjoy your trip!

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  33. Sarah Katzin

    Question: how did you do the cooked veggies for the way? Did you cook and freeze them and let them defrost in time to eat?

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  34. Sara

    Thanks for this. Love you. Question: on your food log, what does “Day55” mean?

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  35. Silvia

    Love this vlog. Thank you, Susan! 🙂

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  36. Tommie

    SUSAN!! I love to travel and it’s my biggest hurdle to keeping my lines. I am so proud of you! What tremendous success! Thank you so much for sharing these details. You rock!!

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  37. Constance Joy

    Loved 💖your vlog…. Thanks for sharing with us all. Amazing what you did.. . 😍💗✨💖

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  38. Tanya

    I LOVE that you shared your food and the photos were a big plus. Helps so much! Thank you!

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  39. Audree Lyles

    I appreciated all the pictures of you doing the things you do to stay Bright, because I’m very visual. I liked seeing you at the restaurant weighing your food! I liked seeing your food in the fridge. Or you eating your food! It helps to get a better handle on things when I can actually SEE it. Thanks!!!

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      We are so glad you loved the addition of the photos from Susan’s trip! <3

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  40. sue

    how are you able to take food on planes internationally? i thought they don’t accept food packed.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Hi Sue! Great question! You can pack food onto any flight (in most situations) and eat it on the plane. Some countries won’t allow you to bring in any fruits or vegetables as they can be a hazard to the local ecosystem. Many island countries have strict rules about this, for example. If you’re eating it ON the plane, you typically won’t run into any trouble, unless you’re bringing fruits/veggies that have been mashed and would be considered a liquid or gel, like applesauce. Hope that helps! <3

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  41. Angela T Polk

    Thank you! Keeping mental notes! We can do this one meal at a time 😁👏🏽

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  42. Kristie

    I really appreciate when you share specifics. Thank you so much for the day by day menu. Very helpful and attainable.

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  43. becky

    Thanks so much for the inspiration Susan. I always appreciate your humble frankness. But I was wondering if you stopped being vegan since you decided to eat elk? Just curious.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Hi Becky! Susan eats a plant-based diet most of the time. 😉

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  44. Barbara Meyn

    Loved the VLOG one of the best ever! Love you so much.

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  45. Sonia

    What an inspirational way to start Christmas Day! Lots of love to you Susan, and all your beautiful happy tribe around the world this Christmas xoxox

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  46. Sheila

    Great vlog! You cracked me up! Question, do you know of a scale I can take on a plane. (I don’t check my bags.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Hi Shelia! You can take any scale with you! There are smaller travel scales available as well. Susan is pictured here with an OXO scale. 😉

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  47. Becky Harvey

    You’re so energetic and just candid and inspiring with this journey! Listening to your world traveling and hitting the concert too! Lol~ almost to lose the food you just purchased also… with like a sigh and … well, we will see! 😃 I do believe God watches over you and you’re blessed in abundance because of your honest and giving heart to all with Joy , in being the best You ! Your example in this series is showing that it’s ~ doable! Thank you as I’m getting it slow but sure on how to do this ~living Thin and Free no matter the path or event! Thank you, with many blessings to your continued sharing!
    Becky~ 🤗

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  48. DrB

    Your restaurant fiasco before the concert IS. MY. LIFE. It is hysterical, and I LOVE that I am not the only one!!

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  49. Connelia Aylett

    Dear Susan

    Thank you for this video. I just retired!! yeah! I have been doing BLE for 1 year. January 9th I leave for 3 weeks for India. This video was well timed. Thank you for sharing your eating with travelling tips. I will make sure to follow your lead. Thank you for creating BLE . I also look forward to being in a right sized body. 40 more pounds to go. I am happy and free and look forward to the thin.

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    1. Laura Caplan

      See my comments below. If you find a way to successfully follow BLE as a tourist in India, I would love to find out more. Of course there are different types of travel and some waysmay be more accommodating than the way we did it. Such as if you have family or friends there who can help you navigate the grocery stores and provide a place to cook. Hopefully you will have more success!

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  50. Paula Hoffman

    Is there a place to access all of the vlogs?

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  51. Laura Caplan

    You can go anywhere and do anything on BLE? Seriously Susan, I would like to have some real advice on how to travel internationally as I do frequently. You were out of the country for I think one day, in an English-speaking country, and you found a Whole Foods! What do you do if you’re in India for a month and told you cannot eat anywhere but the hotel and all the foods are mixed and no way to find out what’s in them? Or on a group tour of Cuba where you have no choice about what meal you get/are served? Or any country where you don’t speak the language and do not have a lot of options? For example, in India I always ask for mild food and try to get vegetable dishes but what I get is always so hot and spicy the only way for me to tolerate it is eat bread or rice with it. If you don’t happen to have a kitchen as you are traveling, it’s my experience that the BLE is difficult if not impossible. Lots of dishes the world over have sugar and flour added with no notice or information available. Most restaurants serve foods that are mixed, and waiters are not always so understanding or accommodating as the ones you encountered. Certainly I do the same when I’m in the US. But traveling In other countries… Yes I would love some tips.

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  52. Sarina Brown

    I love this blog, it makes me want to do the work over time and expand my habits.
    Im going to re watch this before ah time I plan to travel. XOXO

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