Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of Bright Line Eating, adjunct professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at University of Rochester, and the founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, LLC. She has appeared on numerous news outlets, including The Today Show, CBS News, USA Today, The Hill, Business Insider, and more. She has also spoken at conferences and summits, as well as published articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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Mission to Help Others Fight Food Addiction

On Today Show | January 21, 2020

Here at Bright Line Eating™, we don’t believe there’s a “one size fits all” approach to eating and weight loss, because while most foods today are highly addictive, not everyone is equally affected. Knowing your susceptibility to addictive foods will empower you to find the right program for you, and that’s why Susan created ...

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3 Common Mistakes for Summer Weight Loss

On Fox Rochester | May 24, 2017

Many Americans like to adjust their diet to try and lose weight during the summer, but there are three common mistakes people make when trying to do so. Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, author of the New York Times bestseller "Bright Line Eating," joined us to explain the do's and don'ts of summer weight loss.

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From Drug and Food Addict to Neuroscientist?

On The Doctors Staff | May 8, 2017

Wendy became a national icon as the “Snapple Lady” in a charming series of beverage commercials. But off-camera she’s struggled with food and drug addiction alike. “I had very, very attractive, beautiful, country-club parents,” Wendy says. She herself, however, always had a weight problem ...

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How to Lose Weight and Overcome Food Addictions?

On Fox News | April 06, 2017

Studies show some brains are hard-wired for addiction, but you can overcome such behaviour by understanding how the brain registers pleasure. Fox’s Lauren Green sits down with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, author of "Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living happy, Thin & Free,” to discuss how to apply this approach to food.

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How to Manage Kids Candy Consumption During Halloween?

On Fox Rochester | October 31, 2016

Halloween is all about the candy, but you don't want your children eating too much Halloween candy in one night. Author of the forthcoming book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free & Rochester-based food Psychologist Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson shows in her work that sugar consumption can be addicting ...

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Food Psychologist on the Science of Living ‘happy, thin and free’

On Fox Rochester | March 29, 2017

Food psychologist and brain and cognitive scientist Susan Pierce Thompson, joined Good Day Rochester to talk about the science behind what makes food addiction so common in adult. Her book, 'Bright Line Eating: The science of living happy, thin and free,' might be a New York Times best seller by tonight, and ...

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How Thanksgiving can Help Control Weight Gain

On Fox Rochester | November 17, 2016

Just one week away from Thanksgiving, local brain and cognitive scientist Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson explains how your Thanksgiving feast can actually help you control your weight gain during the holiday season.

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The Shocking Truth About Your New Year's Resolution

On Fox Rochester | December 21, 2016

(Fox Rocheter) Is your New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? Well, we have some information that might surprise you and your gym mindset. Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson, UR Brain and Cognitive Sciences Professor, joined us on Good Day Rochester Wednesday. She told us the shocking news ...

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The School of Greatness

By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | September 7, 2022

In this episode of The School of Greatness, Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson and Lewis Howes discuss:

  • Why you should be preplanning your food.
  • How cheat meals can negatively affect your brain... Read More

The Ultimate Bio-Hack for Women

By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | May 19

A profound story of transformation AND a PROVEN WEIGHT LOSS SYSTEM! Dr. Susan Pierce Thompson shares how the transformative weight loss sytem, Bright Line Eating is a movement that helps people create a new relationship with food and their bodies... Read More


Fit Mother Project

By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | May 31, 22

We can’t wait for you to hear Dr. Balduzzi and Dr. Thompson come together on this episode of Fit Mother Project...

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Nutrition with Judy

 By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | May 23, 22

 In this episode of Nutrition with Judy, Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson talks with Judy, a nutritional therapy practitioner, about food addiction, the psychology of eating, and much more. Make sure to listen to the full interview... Read More


Veggie Doctor Radio

  By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | May 8, 22

The food addiction spectrum and what it means for you with Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson. In this episode, Dr. Susan Peirce Thompson speaks compassionately and frankly about what she has experienced and what she knows about food addiction from working with thousands of people... Read More


The Keto Savage Podcast

   By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | April 11, 22

Have you ever struggled with addiction and didn’t know how to make it through to the other side? Early in her teen life, Susan spent six years battling her weight and ultimately a drug addiction. She found sobriety, success, and love, but also food addiction and obesity... Read More


The Great Girlfriends Show

By Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D | March 22, 2022

Folder LinkF27 Does food have a hold on you?
Have you found yourself searching for the next “fix” only to land in a sea of “not so good for you” snacks? Prepare to disrupt some of your food habits and change your narrative around... Read More


Managing Candy Consumption During Halloween

 Interviewed by “Let’s Get Healthy!” on KJCE 1370 AM/People’s RX

 In today's episode, Dr. Vera Tarman and Clarissa Kennedy interview Susan Peirce Thompson to talk about her latest book, REZOOM: The Powerful Reframe to End the Crash-and-Burn Cycle of Food Addiction.


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