My doorbell rang at 9:00 am yesterday morning. I wasn’t expecting anyone and couldn’t imagine who it could be. I answered the door to find Susan Pierce Thompson on my doorstep!
Well, her likeness, anyway.
In one of her videos I heard SPT describe her cookbook as beautiful. And it is. Inside and out!
I was able to find bits of time yesterday and I read the whole thing! It’s one of those books that you don’t want to put down once you start reading it.
It starts out by saying that this is not your ordinary cookbook. It definitely is not. The first 70 pages of the book are a run down of Bright Line Eating and how it works.
I found Chapter 3 interesting. Here, SPT talks about the science behind keeping your food simple and calls out more than once the cauliflower pizza.
Our data shows that the people eating Bright Line food designed to mimic their old food don’t get Happy, Thin, and Free. They report the slowest weight loss, the greatest frequency of cravings, and the most breaks in their Bright Lines of any group.
Wow! You don’t have to tell me twice. Simple it is for me!
As far as recipes, the book starts off with breakfast recipes, then goes to plates of food that could be adapted for lunch or dinner. Then there are cold bowls (think salads) intended mostly for lunch but easily adaptable and warm bowls intended for dinner–there are lots of soups and chilies here–but still easily adaptable.
I already know what I’m having for New Year’s! Thank you Cathy Johnson for this recipe!
There’s a chapter on dressings and sauces, and then a chapter with several pages on tips and tricks from Bright Lifers. I found a few that I may give a try. After that there are weekly meal plans–by season and for an entire year! The book is also interspersed with testimonies and before and after photos of Bright Lifers that have met their goal weight. All of the photos in this book are amazing.
This is a beautiful book. I think it would make a great coffee table book if you are looking for something to put on your coffee table as a conversation starter. I also think it would make a great gift for the right person. Maybe a fellow Bright Line eater that you know, or someone that is on the fence about Bright Line Eating. I would not give it away as just another cookbook because it says “weight loss made simple” on the cover and, quite frankly, is not just another cookbook.
If you’ve been on the fence about buying this cookbook, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. This book is a great value for the money. You could buy this book one day and be on to Bright Line Eating the next. It tells you how the program works, gives you recipes, and then gives you meal plans for a year! I don’t know where you can get anything like this for the price! SPT has definitely outdone herself.