Podcast Episode 188-Overcome Food Addiction: Flour, Sugar, + Your Brain with Susan Pierce Thompson

Susan Pierce Thompson, Ph.D. is the President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight-Loss, the Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, and an expert in the psychology of eating. Today you’ll hear her experience of battling her weight starting at a young age, how that led to drug addiction, and ultimately how this journey led her to help others with permanent weight loss. Today you’ll learn how your brain may be blocking you from losing weight, tips to overcome food addiction, and how flour and sugar can be hurting your weight loss goals.


In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • Susan’s health journey of weight loss & overcoming addiction
  • Why food addiction can be more powerful than drug addiction
  • Flour & sugar: how they affect our hormones and weight loss
  • Ways to overcome food addiction & stick to your weight loss goals
  • The science behind food addiction in children
  • How excess weight affects our longevity 


You can find all the info and links about this episode at holisticwellness.ca/episode188.

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This show is sponsored by:

  • Eaton Hemp | Visit eatonhemp.com and use the code HEALTHYHORMONES for 20% off.
  • Organifi | Go to organifishop.com and use the code HEALTHYHORMONES for 15% off.


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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

Top 3 relevant quotes:

  1. Videogram – 13:35, 22
  2. Youtube – 730
  3. When we’ve taken the inner essence of a plant and refined and purified it down into a fine powder, we’ve turned it into a drug. So from a flour perspective, it’s all flour — coconut flour, almond flour — it doesn’t matter what plant it comes from, it’s the refining and purifying process that’s the problem.
    1. 25
  4. Two-thirds of the calories that children and adolescents are eating today are classified as ultra-processed foods, meaning they were born in a factory — it was an industrial product from beginning to end.
    1. 36:10
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