An Unexpected Universe!

“A crazy thing happened in a little Facebook group I started on July 9, 2018, with about 500 people.

A bunch of us got skinny.”

Amanda Rose, Ph.D.,

Founder, Eat Like a Bear!

A community with over 100 “century” cases 

(That’s 100+ pounds lost since finding us.)

Learn the core eating approach at Eat Like a Bear! in the highly reviewed (and completely free) Three-Day Challenge. Join below or read more about it here.

Amand Rose, Eat Like a Bear founder, standing outside, hand on hip

Making History

The first person to lead 100 people to triple-digit weight loss without the use of surgery, drugs, branded products, coaching, or membership fees…

...with a food model that can be done on food stamps.

“Life can change completely in one year…” proclaims Eat Like a Bear! founder Amanda Rose in the viral video “A Postcard from Yellowstone.” 

What can happen in three years with that simple message? Born out of California’s most impoverished and obese region, the simplicity and accessibility of the Eat Like a Bear! meal approach is its hallmark and a key to its virality.  

The ladies pictured here are from Central California and an example of the many little chains of virality across the globe.

However, read more about our distribution across the United States and, in particular, in America’s Heartland (here).

More importantly, tell a friend…

The Viral Video Message

The Message in “A Postcard from Yellowstone”

Life can change completely in one year,” Amanda Rose asserts in the video A Postcard from Yellowstone.

The strong “You Can Do It!” message, viewed by over five million people, captured the hearts of thousands of older women, shaping the culture of support in the Eat Like a Bear! community.


The Home of the “Century Bears”

We go big here at Eat Like a Bear, and while we have many people who have lost 30, 40, 50 pounds and changed their lives, we keep a running count of community members who have lost at least 100. We call them “Century Bears.”

We hit 100 Century Bears in May of 2021 and surprised our Century Century Bear on her doorstep near Orlando. Check out that fun story here. Follow our on-going count of Century Bears here.

The Eat Like a Bear Books

We’ve got three books in digital. Two of those are also in print. The third will be in print some time in 2022.

Eat Like A Bear! Jump Start: The Three-Day Challenge Unpacked

Your go-to starting place! The Eat Like A Bear! Jump Start book takes the massive success of the Three-Day Challenge and turns it up! The book teaches the framework that has driven the success you see on this website, centered around our own challenge, which was featured on a national magazine cover.

Your go-to starting place! The Eat Like A Bear! Find the print version and various digital+print bundles here. 

Photo of Amanda Rose holding the Jump Start book

The “RBS Book”: Half My Size with The Ridiculously Big Salad

“This book was a game-changer for our community’s success. I ate what we now call ‘The Ridiculously Big Salad’ about four out of five days during my rapid weight loss phase, but I didn’t appreciate that it was a key success factor for me until I saw thousands of people implement it with great results. It’s simple and inexpensive, but it is a specific framework, not ‘just a salad.'”

Find the print version and various digital+print bundles here. 

Amanda Rose holding the book "Half My Size with The Ridiculously Big Salad"

Now in digital only: Half My Size with Soups, Skillets, and Sautes

This highly-reviewed book complements the weight loss goals of both salad-eaters and salad-haters. The print version will be available in 2022, likely in the last half of the year. Get the digital version now and get to your goal weight before this book makes print!

Find the digital book and its reviews on the store front. 

The Hallmark of Eat Like a Bear!:

It is shockingly cheap!

Amanda Rose holding a Ridiculously Big Salad

Eat big, lose weight, and save money at the same time!

A hallmark of Eat Like a Bear! is its no-nonsense, budget-friendly approach to weight loss. We have community members doing it on food stamps. There are no monthly fees here at Eat Like a Bear!, although there are books and courses you can buy, if you wish. (I thank you for that.)

Amanda Rose standing under Giant Sequoia trees

Born out of one of California’s most impoverished and most obese counties

Eat Like a Bear! was founded in Tulare County, one of California’s most obese, diabetic, and impoverished counties. We aim to turn around the obesity and diabetes statistics, one friend at a time. Amanda Rose lives in eastern Tulare County, in California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Amanda Rose jumping on a mountain road

The weight loss marketers all those years – they were wrong!

You know all the people who have been trying to convince us that the solution to our weight loss lies in their products? It never did, and it never will. In fact, that ubiquitous marketing message is a big part of the high rate of obesity in the United States. The people who are success cases in Eat Like a Bear! learn a core message: The locus of control of weight loss is ourselves.

The free and paid content driving this success

Eat Like a Bear! has a powerful collection of free content. There is paid content as well. Learn about both, and our revenue philosophy.

Amanda Rose on the cover of Woman's World with article snippets

Looking for more?

Read the Getting Started Frequently Asked Questions

Navigate some of the Eat Like a Bear! world with our Getting Started FAQ.

The Eat Like a Bear! Philosophy

Read more about our philosphy here, including how this site is funded.

The Eat Like a Bear! Origin Story

How did we end up in this unexpected universe? A combination of serendipity and good decisions. Read the origin story here.

Be Inspired with Success Stories

We are working to bring you the many success stories here at Eat Like a Bear. Find them here. (We are constantly behind on this most important project.)

Find our Books and Courses

Find the premium content driving massive amounts of success in this community. Read the stories and reviews here.

Our 100th Century Bear

Find the fun story of our surprise of the community’s 100th Century Bear (the 100th person down 100+ pounds). Read more here.

Take the Three-Day Challenge by email

This very simple Three-Day Challenge has driven the community’s growing success rate in 2020-21, so much so that it has inspired its own book. Join 150,000 others before you and take the original Challenge by email below. (Read more about it here.)