Here in the Eat Like a Bear! community, we offer a generous assortment of free content and forums. The greatest feather in our cap is that a good number of our success cases have succeeded with just our free resources.

Do not overlook our free content, especially if you are just getting started.

The fact is that all of this can be done on food stamps.

Given all of that, why do we offer premium (paid) items?

As we’ve grown and had perhaps more success than just about any weight loss platform in history, many community members have asked for more. We’ve had success from the very beginning when we had no premium items to offer, and yet we’ve also seen our success improve with the premium items.

Product Development Timeline

  • July 2018: Community founding after two ladies lost over 40 pounds each in two months following Amanda Rose’s live videos on Facebook. (Our first two 100+ pound weight loss cases would use this same free content.)
  • January 2019: A simple 50-page e-book (The Bear Bones Blueprint, now only available as a bonus item in the ENGAGE community) taught the basic framework more systematically and drove a higher rate of success in our first half dozen 100+ pound cases.
  • March 2019: Amanda Rose responds to community demand for “a salad book” and begins a series of live videos on salad dressings.
  • June 2019: An early digital version of Half My Size with the Ridiculously Big Salad sells a thousand copies. Community members double down on implementation. Success rates improve.
  • January 2020: The powerhouse (and free) Three-Day Challenge is first implemented, teaching people the key framework of The Ridiculously Big Salad (including the “Day 2” cooked approach). Tens of thousands of people would use the Challenge as a starting point.
  • August 2020: The print version of Half My Size with the Ridiculously Big Salad is released, and all 10,000 initial copies were shipped from a small rural post office. A story about this appeared in the U. S. Postal Service employees’ magazine.
  • December 2020: The Three-Day Challenge made a U. S. national magazine cover in December 2020 and became its own book. (The Jump Start book replaced the original 50-page framework book.)
  • August 2021: Increased demand for a book based on the Day Two meal (the “cooked meal”) of the Three-Day Challenge led to the third book (now only in digital format), Half My Size with Soups, Skillets, and Sautés, a book loaded with recipes but, more importantly, one that pairs those recipes with the winning psychology of implementation, driving longer-term weight loss and maintenance.
  • September 2021: The member-funded ENGAGE community was formed with a focus on leveraging the last 100 days of 2021 to drive long-term progress and goals, right through the 2021 holiday season.
  • December 2021: The ENGAGE community grows and sets up shop outside of social media. ENGAGE funds its own tools for engagement and interaction for $1 per day.

Bird’s eye view

Jump Start book

Loaded with information on our main success framework, but also with stories for inspiration, this book is most often purchased in print as a companion to the print version of Half My Size with the Ridiculously Big Salad.


  • A far more comprehensive version of our original 50-page “Bear Bones Blueprint” manual.
  • Learn the eating framework in the Three-Day Challenge (also a free email tool).
  • Especially appropriate for people implementing approaches outside our main meal framework.
  • Eat Like a Bear! psychology.
  • Loaded with inspiration.

What to eat, drill down

2 book options

Based on the framework of our #1 most successful meal type (what we call “The Ridiculously Big Salad”), the original book Half My Size with the Ridiculously Big Salad is available in print. Its sequel, Half My Size with Soups, Skillets, and Sautés, is currently available only in digital format. (Our earliest anticipated release in print is August 2022.)


  • Learn the eating framework.
  • Recipes to reinforce your learning of the framework.
  • Six-Week Meal Plan with shopping lists (distinct plans in each of the books).
  • Psychology and inspiration.

ENGAGE more deeply, daily

$1 /day

(Reopening December 31, 2021) The ENGAGE community is a private community for members working on their own life transformations. Core content and discussions center around Amanda Rose’s psychology teachings. However, there are multiple venues to discuss and engage in related topics: Recipes, goal-focused projects, and maintaining a peaceful home environment.


  • Access the video-based library on Five Tenets of personal transformation.
  • Access the video-based library (20+ videos) on the basic how-to of the Eat Like a Bear! approach to weight loss
  • New weekly video content (centered around psychology of eating) for questions, engagement, and inspiration.
  • Regular community challenges
  • Community forums for sharing your wins, your recipes, and your general awesomeness.
  • Mobile access: study anywhere, anytime.
  • Bonus book: The original Bear Bones Blueprint digital book.