I loved The Naked Chef, naked.

I mastered the Art of French Cooking with more food-loving passion than Julie and sorry, Fifty Shades of Chicken was so vanilla.

Luscious Martha was my main girl even in orange.
How to be a Domestic Goddess? How to Eat? When it came to my kind of food porn cookbooks, yes I had the dirtiest, and above all Nigella Bites. (pg. 110 anyone? It’s even gluten free!)

Let me share a little known secret, when a food addict becomes a foodie, watch out – that is definitely delectable fuel for fat camp my fine friends.

 

Fantastic Chef/Fat Food Addict.

At my heaviest weight I weighed 270lbs, I rocked XXL denim overalls and could whip up a batch of Chocolate chip cookies or Spaghetti Bolognese in my sleep which was all the perfect antidote to any afternoon sugar crash. Uncovering the classic white cake recipe was my life goal and even though I knew I could be entering shark infested waters with a mysterious food addiction whirling my baffled brain, I baked on. Pound for pound my cake fame, my ass, and my addiction grew.

My foodiness in all forms became legendary. It was elicited entertainment, I cooked, baked, sauteed, and seared as a pick-me-up, basically flipping my addiction into a sure way to add some fun, infamy and friendship to my life.

How can I formulate the next meal into something more tempting than it already is?

Like super-uber-irresistible crack?

Haunted by food preoccupation and blindly concocting my daily supply of food porn, devouring cookbooks, magazines, the food channel and recipes online propagated my powerlessness.

I was introduced to Bright Line Eating in the Fall of 2016 convincing myself that this diet was not going to kill me, I promised to cook outrageously delicious meals and never give up the gratifying grasp of gastronome.

 

Classic Foodie Eats Classic Food

After my taste buds detoxed their chemical hungry cravings, I noticed something cool began to emerge!!

Simple fruits, vegetables and healthy proteins distinctively taste delicious! Succulent and still as mouthwatering hearty and good, nice food tastes nicer to eat when you’re losing weight. I noticed improvements in myself when I began to de-emphasize the role of food and food prep in my life.

I freed up mental bandwidth, I chopped off all the extravagant frills of food utopia and pared down the obscene bulging banquet in my brain. I called off the party and simplicity surfaced. Now as little as possible is done to high jack flavours.

My palate is not exhausted from over processed over produced grub, the essence and quality is simple, clean and straightforward.

Savouriness in life tastes wonderful!

I eat Bright Line Eating as prescribed and it absolutely frees up my focus for other pursuits and relegates food to what it should be: fuel for life.

 

Bright Line Eating Cookbook? Looks Good Enough to Eat.

Dr. Gardner the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center said that the people who lose the most weight reported to have “changed their relationship with food.” The big losers no longer eat in their cars or in front of their TV screens, and they are cooking more at home and sitting down to eat dinner with their families. The point is that they did this by focusing on nutritious whole foods that satisfied their hunger. “I think one place we go wrong is telling people to figure out how many calories they eat and then telling them to cut back on 500 calories, which makes them miserable,” he said. “We really need to focus on that foundational diet, which is more vegetables, more whole foods, no sugar and no refined grains.”
Susan Peirce Thompson shares in her scientific research which is also about changing your view on food. Food neutrality is just so key, so important to understand at a deeper level. In fact, in a way it’s something to look forward to, breaking free from the food pandemonium fortunately offers addicts recovery and actually rebuilds the fiber tracks in your brain!

I feel every cell in my body vibrate with utter joy with Bright Line Eating and it feels more incredibly sexy.

 

Better to learn excellence for the simplest meal rather than wallowing in recipes.

I don’t need my food to be so complicated. Truth.

Bright Line Eating works for me, clean food is exquisite.

Keeping it straightforward is the whole shebang!
Simplicity has been a great benefit. Three meals, no sugar or flour, no snacking and weigh your food.

Bright Line Eating is supposed to be simple and that is how to restructure eating, and this includes writing meal plans for each day. Painless uncomplicated conversation. Being prepared with a plan for protein, vegetables, and fruits basically affords proper eating- then poof! forget about food. Move on and enjoy going outside, visit friends and get on with life.

It’s a wonderful feeling of freedom and relaxation when the new habits are established….like reaching a new height after a precarious climb.

That’s right – focus on the food now means moving from the lure of satisfaction by food … Simple, sane and free. Love it.

The simplest is always best in my book.

And that’s why I’m so amped up about YOU putting Bright Line Eating to work in your own life.

This is personal for me – the formula works.

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As you likely know, I participate in Bright Line Eating because I wholeheartedly believe this training will help you achieve a successful body you love. However, if her program does not feel right for you, I completely understand!

20 thoughts to “Bright Line Eating Recipes? Oh No!! Just another food porn cookbook!

  • Nita Shah

    Wow! Very interesting with useful details.

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  • Karen

    This is an awesome post and you have definitely got me intrigued by Bright Line eating. I’ve never heard of it before but if you can go from being a total foodie to a healthy foodie then I guess I can too. I definitely need a new relationship with food

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you Karen!! I am so excited you are new to Bright Line Eating, it truly does change the relationship with food fantasy to fuel!
      If you haven’t already check out the video here Your comment made my day!!

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  • Phil

    Hi Kathleen,

    Thanks for the article and the recommendation! Your personal story makes it pretty compelling. I’m sure you’re not the only person who wanted to lose weight but was afraid of what they’d have to give up.

    Thanks!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for your amazing compliment Phil. Breaking addiction is a wild and powerful experience. It so true, giving up would have been the easy way out but ultimately most people don’t know or have the information they need to stick with it.

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  • Christina

    This!!!!

    “I think one place we go wrong is telling people to figure out how many calories they eat and then telling them to cut back on 500 calories, which makes them miserable,” he said. “We really need to focus on that foundational diet, which is more vegetables, more whole foods, no sugar and no refined grains.”

    Yes, counting calories does work. But it is so unsatisfying. You can fill up on vegetables, fruits and whole grains and feel satisfied while still eating less overall. It may take some adjustment if you’re not already eating that way. But one of my favorite people, Dr. Douglas Lisle has one of my favorite lines about change… “You get used to it.”

    Bright Line sounds like it’s working brilliantly for you. I’m going to look into it more! Thank you!!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      RIGHT?? It is so obvious, simple actually but we complicate the crap out of everything including our food!! I really appreciate all your honesty and amazing comment Christina! We are going to change the planet one vegetable at a time!! Big love!!

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  • s

    Thanks for introducing Bright Line Eating. I have not heard of it before. I don’t love to cook and am no way a chef but I do love to eat–a lot! I will have to read more about Bright Line Eating.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you for your comment. Feel free to message me if you have any questions. I am always happy to help out. Much happiness!!

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  • sarah

    Thank you so very much for sharing this awesome post. This post is really a new topic for me, really interesting and great. I love learning about new things and here I have got one. Looking forward for more posts from your, great work I must say…:)

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you Sarah, I am happy to be your source of learning for today!! That is just awesome! You’re welcome! anytime! 🙂

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  • Sarae

    This sounds great!! I am a total sugar addict myself, and I have been trying to move away from it (as I sit here eating freshly baked chocolate chip cookies…..sigh) but I love how you say you don’t need your food to be complicated. YES. THANK YOU. I also like to keep my food simple, so I will have to look into Bright Line Eating more. Sounds very interesting!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      I totally get it Sarae! I would love for you make the move you need and take Bright Line Eating for a test drive- let those cookies disappear in the rear view mirror… I am here if you have any questions. All ears.

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  • Amy

    I got so caught up in reading your post that I lost track of time. I absolutely have to check out Bright Line Eating. I am addicted to sugars and refined flour, and I’ve been looking for my magic elixir, and I think I just found it. Can’t wait to click the link and save my life. Thank you…!

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Amy <3 Thank you for your heartfelt comment. It was my ticket to freedom to find Bright Line Eating. I wish you the same peace and success. Contact anytime!

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  • Jessica

    Hello Kathleen,

    You are such a good writer! It is clear how passionate you are about this since your words just swirl around the page in excitement! Anything that can make a foodie so happy must be good!

    I am sure you will be an inspiration for many looking to find a satisfying way to lose weight and finally be healthy while still eating good food. I have learned I really need to stay away from sugar. I am proud of myself for doing so well with this lately! I also have food allergies and it is hard to be sensitive to many “healthy” foods like peppers, avocados, pineapple, ginger, turmeric etc. There is a world of great ingredients out there though so it isn’t so hard if we just pay attention!

    Thanks!
    Jessica

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      Thank you so much for your comment Jessica!! I love that you see my passion, thank you for the compliment. It sounds like your are doing a great job navigating your health! So much happiness and success to you my friend!

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  • Varun Kayastha

    Nice article, its like a good way to stay healthy and feel like diet. It sure is a nice way to lower your hunger.

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    • Kathleen Milligan

      YEs indeed Varun!! Thank you for your kind compliment!

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  • Tarzan

    By far my favourite! “Pound for pound my cake fame, my ass, and my addiction grew.” So real. Making Bright Line meals with you was a huge highlight of my year last year. Once you get the hang of it, it’s really so super simple. Cooking with you taught me that the simplest meals are often the most delicious.

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