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Eat Like a Bear founder, Amanda Rose, Ph.D.

Eat Like a Bear is a community founded on the viral weight loss story of Amanda Rose, Ph.D., beginning in the spring of 2018 in a series of “look what I’m eating” live videos on Facebook — the weight loss equivalent of “mukbang.”

Read more about Amanda’s background, including her Ph.D. training, TEDx talk, and research experience (about Amanda Rose).

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

One case spurs a viral chain of success

Unique to the Eat Like a Bear story is the viral chain of success cases that have followed Amanda Rose’s initial story. The community tracks and documents 100+ pound weight loss cases (which it calls “Century Bears”).

Learn the unexpected origin story of Eat Like a Bear (Eat Like a Bear origin story).

Follow the feel-good story of surprising the community’s “100th Century Bear” here.

Television

Amanda Rose has been featured in regional television and print for her viral weight loss story, including this August 2020 story with NBC affiliate KGET in Bakersfield.

Five Features in Bauer Media Publications

  • August 17, 20202: Founder Amanda Rose, Ph.D., on the cover and feature article.
  • December 28, 2020: Community members Melinda Troxel (cover) and Gail Thompson, featuring the community’s Three-Day Challenge.
  • January 1, 2021: Founder Amanda Rose on the cover of special annual Bauer Keto Your Way.
  • October 2020: Community members Shon Tetik (cover) and Jackie Patti, featuring the Eat Like a Bear soup approach.
  • January 1, 2022: Community member Iola Meadows in the special annual Half Their Size over 50.
Amanda Rose on the cover of Woman's World with article snippets
Compositional graphic of the December 28 2020 issue of Woman's World with Kathie Lee on the cover and Melinda and Gail's Eat Like a Bearstory

Regional Print

Rural Postmasters Rally to Ship Bear Books

In a charming, can’t miss story about the network of rural postmasters who helped ship Eat Like a Bear books across the country featured in Link, the magazine of the U.S. Postal employees.

Amanda Rose and family in the post office holding the book, crates filled with books at the post office and in her house

Story-telling

Story-telling is the foundation of success of the Eat Like a Bear movement. The seminal viral video at Eat Like a Bear is “A Postcard from Yellowstone” with over 5 million views across social media. Find the original video and story here.

Unapologetically outrageous

A TikTok’er commented: “You eat like an f’in great dane!”

A half a million people enjoyed Amanda Rose’s response….

Is that DIRT???

Ground beef looks a lot like dirt in a video. It has spurred some interesting discussions in social media.

Luckily we have some options that are better than dirt, but with a half a million views, we’ve determined that a whole lot of people are willing to eat dirt to get thin.

Dieting Commiseration

Eat Like a Bear attracts legions of women over 50 with decades of diet experience.

Past diets are a common point of commiseration.

Who else tried the Cabbage Soup Diet? (Women across the universe raise their hands…)

What IS “Eat Like a Bear”?

We’re glad you asked!

Eat, and go be awesome!!!

Learn more about the Eat Like a Bear origin story here.

Availability

Eat Like a Bear is headquartered in California’s Giant Sequoia National Monument, northeast of Bakersfield in the Sierra Nevada mountains. Amanda Rose is available last minute in the southern California media market.