Top critical review
Works for few, torture for many
Reviewed in the United States on April 13, 2018
Brightline Eating works for some people, but very few will be able to handle the severely restrictive nature of this program. Brightline eating is no flour, no sugar, eat three meals a day. From my 18 months in this program the successful BLE eater I saw was often older, non-working, sedentary females. These people did not have small children, stressful jobs, active lifestyles, or busy social lives. I think also there is a personality component that makes people successful but that is harder to define. The bandwidth required to be successful on this program is immense. Daily meditation, journalling, readings, phone calls, facebook posts, food planning. You can see why the above individuals are successful and many are not; it is very difficult to have a life.
Brightline Eating was not a good program for me. I did two bootcamps, I joined brightlifers, I had a mastermind group and several buddies. I called in for coaching. I checked all the boxes. I got down to goal weight and maintained for almost 6 months. I did not have a binge eating disorder before starting this program but the severe restriction was difficult for me to handle and after initial success I began to develop very disordered eating. If you had asked me a year ago for a review I would also sung the praises, but this program is just not sustainable for most people. It does not teach a healthy relationship with food, it takes all of the joy away from food, cooking and exercise are discouraged. I saw many women struggle with immense hunger, binge and restrict cycling, beating themselves up for eating off plan, constantly struggling to stay on plan. In the end it was not worth it. It was torture on my mind and body.
The book will encourage you to join the BLE community by paying for bootcamps and brightlifers. These are expensive programs; between $500 and $1000 dollars. The book is simply a sales vehicle to get you to join these programs. You'll see many five star reviews here. Don't be fooled, these are all from authors band of faithful followers. During the release of the book, the author repeatedly asked for those in the program to come here and leave positive reviews. Anything review posted right after the books release should not be considered when you are thinking of buying this book.