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Transitioning to Maintenance Without the Bathroom Scale

I was on a coaching call a few days ago and spoke with one of our incredible Bright Lifers who drew my
attention to an interesting Maintenance topic that I hadn’t covered at all before in the Vlog. Since we’ve
spent the last couple of weeks in BLE Land talking about all things Maintenance, it seemed like the
perfect time to discuss it. Watch the Vlog to hear my thoughts.

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Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a New York Times bestselling author and an expert in the psychology and neuroscience of eating. Susan is the Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating®, a scientifically grounded program that teaches you a simple process for getting your brain on board so you can finally find freedom from food.  Read Susan’s Full Story

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  1. Cynthia Hamilton

    Exactly how I did it – did NOT check starting weight – t focused on stabilizing in my Bright Lines. Based on clothing – I did weigh once a month for a 3 months until goal range and have not weighed since. And like Julia, I too added food according to how much hunger I was experiencing. And I did not follow the weight loss food plan so it took about 18 months – based on life experience I knew I likely had about 60 pounds to lose, and I gave myself the grace aquire that stability with my lines. Lately I have attended events where I have had to eat restaurant meals for lunch – for a part that dislikes being hungry, I added a 4th meal between lunch and dinner OR I just increased some portions for dinner. I have just been trusting my body more and more and attuned and so far this is working – I am not noticing any concerning weight fluctuations and I am otherwise focusing on the BLE resources and inner work AND on my major priority developing my post retirement coaching career. Susan is accurate – this is really about how to heal the part of me that always measured my OKness based on the number on the scale. I am infinitely grateful.

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  2. Glenda

    When I embraced Bright Line Eating last summer, I decided to measure my progress and success differently because focusing on the scale and a number has never helped me feel good about myself or loose weight and keep it off. I took weekly photos, stayed away from the scale and bought smaller clothes as needed. When I felt that I had removed about as much weight as I wanted and started feeling that I should be adding food I weighed myself for confirmation that I was on the right track. Several weeks later I weighed again to confirm that I was being successful at maintaining and that’s all I needed. My body felt so different that I wasn’t sure if I was really feeling it or imagining how it was feeling, so a quick number check was reassuring. I use my clothes and how they fit as a guide as to if and when adjustments may need to be made. I also pay attention to how I feel and levels of hunger. There is a joy and freedom to this approach of trusting myself that I never thought possible. Thank you for Bright Line Eating, Susan 🙂

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  3. Stephanie Smith

    Maybe it is my computer but for the last 5 or so episode your complexion looks odd.
    You know how when people with sunburn start to peel and some of the skin is tan and the other pink?
    That is what your face looks like. I know you have not been sunbathing and I hope you have better sense then to use a tanning bed.

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    1. Bright Line Eating

      Hi Stephanie. We appreciate your concern but we think this just might be a display issue on your monitor.
      🥰

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      1. Stephanie

        You looked better this week. And I still have the same computer and the same monitor

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  4. Stephanie Smith

    Susan are you aware of the fact that women sizes change constantly. It is called vanity sizing. I wore 12-14 when I was much younger today I wear 10
    and I was slimmer when I wore 12-14.
    My extra chubby friend also refused to look at the scale. She would not even let the doctor tell her what she weighed. She said it was triggering.
    During her life she would hear look how much weight so and so lost, they must have cancer. So she uses body measurements and clothing fit.

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  5. Lindna

    I tossed out the scale almost from the get-go. Julia isn’t the first one to discover that being the slave to the numbers on a scale is as detrimental as being a slave to eating food you know isn’t good for you.
    I picked my comfortable size and do as Susan said: how do my clothes fit. If they stay loose all is well. If not, I know to dial back my consumption.
    Thanks, Susan, for addressing something a lot of folks probably would love to do but until today thought it would be a “no-no”.

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