“LEAN has been one of the most rewarding investments I could have ever done for myself! I was diagnosed with Hashimotos at the end of January. I was overweight, thin hair, no menstrual cycle and had no idea where to start. I had followed Amanda for a long time and decided I was going to give LEAN a go. I knew for a long time I had a bad relationship with food and my emotions around food were always fearful – is this good/bad, will it make me bloat, etc. I was also the typical all of nothing mindset when it came to eating and working out. LEAN allowed me to detach from my old way of thinking about food, body image, the scale and nutrition. I went from eating less than 900 calories a day (learned this from tracking my typical day in prep week) to eating 1500 calories a day. I am amazed at my results!! Even though my numbers aren’t astounding or a quick transformation they are a sign that I have begun to repair my relationship with food and have confidence to keep doing this in the future. I have also been able to avoid needing any prescription medications and my Hashimotos is considered managed by lifestyle. As a bonus my husband is in the 3/15 LEAN groups, so we’ve been able to partner in our journey to better health! Below are some of the NSVs I also found from the program. I’m down 6lb and 10 inches!
-Regular monthly menstrual cycles – this alone would have been worth it as we are TTC
-Empowered and equipped to fuel my body and plan nutritious meals
-Confident I will know how to support my body through a pregnancy when that time comes
-My clothes fit better
-I wake up easier in the morning
-I want to move my body each day – even if it’s just a walk
-I don’t even want to use my scale anymore (!!!)
-Sleep is better
-My skin is less broken out
-I enjoy cooking health recipes
I will be going at it on my own next and I plan to incorporate exercise more. I felt that because of my relationship with food, I needed to focus there for the first 7 weeks and it has been so dang rewarding!“
“Sleeping much better- recognizing foods that make me tired- and starting to gain confidence back in myself. Proud too because I sometimes have a hard time sticking to and finishing things, and I did it!“
“Not finished with this journey. I have learned such great health information. Hoping to be able to get off one of my blood pressure medicines. Also hoping now I will not have to get on cholesterol medicine. It has made a huge difference having support! Thank you so much!“
“19 pounds gone and 10 inches leaner!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I’m already looking forward to what I learn the next 6 weeks. I can slip my wedding ring on and off my finger with ease, I can wear a smaller shirt size and don’t feel the need to cover up with oversized t-shirts, and what about my chin (singular)!! Lol! My knees and back don’t hurt. I’m resting better, I have more energy, and my skin looks better! I have learned the why behind what I’m doing and I feel empowered to make good choices without having to follow a scripted plan because I understand and have developed nutritional awareness over these 6 weeks. My children are eating what we prepare with a couple tweaks here and there and I know they are benefiting from this lifestyle change as well!!!”
“After 2 rounds I’m down 24.5 pounds and 14.5 inches. I’m so glad I did the measurements and photos. If I had solely relied on the scale I would be disappointed with my progress after this repeater round as I’ve only lost 3 pounds in the last 7 weeks; however I’ve lost 4.5 inches and can see definite progress in photos! I really focused on exercise this round. I was shocked in the beginning when I couldn’t do a full sit up. My abs (or lack of abs) were SO WEAK! Just yesterday I did an advanced workout with sit ups and completed ALL of them! Thank you for this program and your honesty and encouragement during this corona virus pandemic. I am signing up for the monthly elite group today!”
“I showed my 10 year old son my pics and he said, “mom you went from a flab pack to a six pack” lol!”
“I am truly blown away by the LEAN Program. I am a physician, and I have always used my crazy hospital schedule as an excuse. I don’t have time to eat healthy or exercise as my schedule is crazy with some 60+ hour work weeks. I have no energy or motivation to work out. There’s no way I could do a program like this with intermittent fasting because of my ever changing schedule from day to day and week to week. Those were my excuses. Boy was I wrong.
That’s what I have loved about LEAN, it’s flexible to fit your schedule. My eating window changes every day, I just always make sure I fast 16 hours from whatever time I finished eating dinner the night before. Before LEAN, I always had the “all or none” mindset. So I would do good for a week and then fail, so I just gave up. I love my new mindset of “Progress Not Perfection”. I may have an off day, or maybe go over on my macros one day but that’s ok. Tomorrow is a new day. I have loved pre-logging my items into MFP so it helps me have awareness of what I’m putting in. I can make tweaks as needed. The fasting has been a lot easier than I expected it to be. I hit over 90oz of water every day now thanks to fasting. Who knew “hunger” could just mean you’re thirsty.
In 2 back to back rounds I have lost 18.4 pounds and 11.5 inches. The best part of all is I feel AMAZING! I want to shout it from the rooftops, Go Try LEAN! I have more energy, I sleep better, I’m stronger and the best part, I feel confident! I’m so happy I made the decision to focus on me back in April. I love how this has become a lifestyle for me and not just a “diet.” I can’t wait to see where I’m at in another 3 months.”
“Thank you for creating this program. A former gym-mate recommended LEAN after she got incredible results and I’m so glad that my first week of LEAN just happened to line up with the start of my working from home due to COVID19. You helped my husband and me regain thoughtfulness about our nutrition and we find so much joy in cooking together – what a wonderful gift during an otherwise stressful time! I’m also happy to share that I’ve continued to use the strategies I learned from you, which has allowed me to not only maintain my weight loss during quarantine, but actually lose another 3.5 pounds and 5 more inches, taking me back to my pre-pregnancy weight!”
Even if I didn’t have a scale, I could tell by the fit of my clothes (baggy) and the new muscle definition that the program was working! Since starting your program almost 7 weeks ago, I have lost 13 pounds and 10 inches!!!! I could not be happier – especially because aside from those awesome numbers, I feel amazing. I am sleeping better, I have more energy during the day, my complexion is as clear as it has ever been, and meal prepping on the weekends has made my weekday after-work routine stress-free! Now when my son asks “what’s for dinner” I don’t cringe!! I cannot tell you the satisfaction I get out of preparing healthy delicious dinners for my family, knowing I’m taking care of our health. I didn’t have success with a “diet” – I created a lifestyle change that I can use to keep us healthy and feeling good for the foreseeable future. The value of that is immeasurable. The community, constant support and accountability of your program are the best features, anyone can give instructions, but to have that backbone of feedback and encouragement is crucial. I’m already signed up for the next round…not because I’m unhappy with my results, but because I’m so happy, I want to make sure these new habits are completely ingrained and will last forever. Thank you beyond words for all you do!
I so appreciate your dedication to each client and this lifestyle. I can’t imagine how much time and energy you spend making sure we have all our questions answered and daily feedback given. On top of that, your positivity through your social media stories and Q&A videos really motivated me to continue this program as I am known to be a quitter of lifestyle changes and diets. (I started the whole 30 program 5 times and finished it…0). My mom and two aunts took part in this program with me and we have all raved about how amazing this 7 weeks has been. I never thought it was possible for me to lose this weight and gain muscle without really restricting my calories. I am so happy with my results. I know there were days when I tested my macros, had more wine than I should have, so there is room for improvement moving forward. The great thing is that I am so motivated to continue and feel comfortable managing everything on my own, knowing I can always come back and really reset.
I lost 6 pounds and 6 inches 🙂 I have consistently worked out and been super active for many years. I have eaten gluten free for years, have tried paleo and keto, completely sugar free and nothing was sustainable. I was confused about how to eat with so many different “diets” out there. I finally feel like I have an answer! This program is so easy to do for the rest of your life because you don’t feel like you have to deprive yourself. Fasting has become a great thing for me- my mind is clearer and I have way more energy. I did a juice cleanse with my friends a few years ago and didn’t last 8 hours. Knowing I can do 24 hours was a huge win mentally for me! Thank you Amanda for clearing up my confusion and giving me a clear direction for nutrition for the rest of my life!
Amanda!! You are a wizard!! I had been doing burn boot camp faithfully for a year before starting LEAN. I would go 4 days a week and I was eating paleo 80% of the time. I was STILL stuck and not losing much weight (I lost about 10 pounds in a year, but my body fat percentage stayed the same). I dabbled in carb cycling with the transform app, but was so confused and wasn’t seeing many results. I am SO thankful that my friend told me about your LEAN program!!!!!! You have changed my life!! Your program is so easy to understand and follow and it has truly become my new lifestyle! it completely changed my view of macros (I finally understand them 🤣) and food! I have lost 21 pounds and 12 inches in 7 weeks!!! I FEEL so much better! I sleep through the night now!!
I wanted to reach out and sincerely thank you!! Steve and I did our weight and measurements before we left for Vegas to celebrate his 40th birthday. We each lost 15 pounds! Steve lost over 10 inches and I am down 7 inches!
But what I really want to thank you for is changing my relationship with food. I’ve done fad diets in the past and got down to this weight but I knew at the end it wasn’t a real lifestyle change and I couldn’t sustain it. We’ve reached the end of 7 weeks and I can’t wait to keep going. To me this isn’t an end but just the beginning of a transformation journey. Your education, support and daily encouragement has been paramount in my success. Food has become a fuel for me rather than a comfort or crutch. I feel so much better overall. I sleep better, my stress level has significantly decreased and my energy levels have improved. Overall I just feel happier in life and all of that happened when I started the LEAN program!
Additionally, one of the added perks of this program was the fact I got to do it with my husband. Throughout the last 7 weeks it has brought us closer. We’ve connected on another level by supporting each other and celebrating our successes. We are excited to continue this journey together.
So again, thank you!! Thank you for preaching progress and not perfection. It has allowed me to be human and accept my failures but to get right back to my progress.
Three years ago I was shocked to find out my A1C was a 7.0 which is full diabetes (type 2). I had to accept that I did this to myself from years of unhealthy eating and I was the one that had to fix it. I exercised and tried several diets over the past couple of years and managed to get off of the medicine. However, my numbers still hovered between 6.0 – 6.5 for the past two years. My “off scale victory” today was getting results of a 5.6 A1C level. Levels under 5.7 are considered normal. LEAN has given me the tools I needed to live a longer, healthier life!! -LEAN Client
I’ve felt so much stronger and more energized since beginning the program. I sleep so well now and I’ve gone down two pant sizes. I’m getting muscles I’ve never had before. Amanda is so supportive and ensures everyone stays on track. She has been so helpful and quick to answer any questions I have had. I’m so thankful to have found the LEAN program! -Heidi
This program really makes a healthy lifestyle attainable for everyone no matter how busy your life is. I am amazed at the energy I have and the changes I’m already seeing only 3 weeks in (including prep week). This lifestyle change is how I plan to live, eat, and view food from here on out. Thanks Amanda! -Kristen C
If you want to do something good (and nice) for yourself, then the LEAN program is for you. I am 55+ years and was looking for a way to get back to the “younger” me. For the past 5 years, my work was incredibly stressful, and I did not have the energy to take the best care of myself. I was in survival mode. A year ago, I had tried a very well known program (one that promotes free points) as many people that I know have had success with the program. However, after following the program for 3 months, I lost a total of 5 pounds and no loss of inches. I was diligent in following the program but the program didn’t work for me. It was my fate that I learned about the LEAN program. My friend’s sister was visiting from California and she was the person who introduced me to the LEAN program. I was so intrigued listening to and seeing the results she had achieved. The LEAN program is so amazing in many avenues. First and foremost, it is a scientifically based program which is important to me as I have a science background. Secondly, Amanda and her staff are so encouraging and responsive to any questions that I had. Amanda has such a vast knowledge base and is so enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge to help you achieve not only weight loss, but a healthy lifestyle. I always enjoyed listening to the podcasts. They were so educational. I love her mantra, “Progress, not Perfection.” I did not have all perfect days but there was always constructive feedback provided. It’s incredible that the nutritional regimen of intermittent fasting, carbohydrate cycling, and exercise will lead you to the path of success. Over the seven weeks, I lost a total of 14 inches and 13 pounds (9.6% of my starting weight). I knew I was losing weight by week 4 as my scrubs were loose!!!! What a great feeling! People at work noticed too! As you can tell, I am totally onboard with the concepts I learned in the LEAN program. I will incorporate everything I learned and feel whole heartedly that I will follow the core concepts for a very, very long time!!!!! I encourage all of you to try the program. You will not be disappointed! Kudos to Amanda and her wonderful team. I can’t thank you enough. I haven’t felt this great in many, many years. I no longer will dread scheduling my yearly physical and that is a testament in itself. -Jacqueline G.
A friend recommended the program to me, and I thought I would try it to jumpstart some post-partum weight loss (never mind my baby is almost 3 yrs old). The program motivated me to start strength training (which I had been procrastinating about). I figured, it couldn’t hurt. It encourages intermittent fasting, and although I was afraid I would die if I worked out in the morning on an empty stomach, in fact I did not die, my body adjusted, and I kept getting stronger. The 7 week program coincided with possibly the most insanely busy 7 weeks of my life, and yet- I managed to navigate business travel, vacation, and a house move while seeing results. This is something that is doable for the most busy mama (even a single, full-time working mama like me). Nourishing and strengthening your body is an investment worth making, and always pays dividends in the long run (not to mention the 11 pounds and 12 inches I lost in 7 weeks). I’ve signed up for round 2 to cement the good habits and hopefully to springboard my body to even more success! Thank you, Amanda! -Stephanie B.
I am teary eyed as I type this. I have tried every diet/ weight loss program you can name over the past 15-20 years. None of the programs worked or gave me tools to sustain weight loss. In May 2018 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and went in to have a double mastectomy in July. It was a really dark few months mentally and physically. I was blessed to not have to endure chemo or radiation but was put on a hormone blocker for the next 5-10 years to keep my chance of reoccurrence low. This medication has many side effects but the main one that I kept seeing was WEIGHT GAIN!!! More weight on top of what I already weighed was scary. I was a little skeptical that I could actually lose weight on this program at age 57 and menopausal. I felt the deck was stacked against me but I am thrilled with my results!!! I have more weight to lose but I know I can achieve my goal with this plan! Thank you Amanda for sharing your knowledge! I am down 15.8 pounds and a total of 10.5 inches!! -LEAN Client
I now drink water instead of Diet Coke. I’m eating vegetables that I haven’t even tried before and I’m loving it, and so is my family! I am prepping meals that allow for me and my family to eat much healthier. My daughter with RA feels so much better eating healthy and cutting out the dairy and gluten. It’s been a much needed change in our lives. I’ve lost 15 pounds and 10 inches total. Feeling fabulous! Thank you!! -Lisa
What an amazing experience! After years of “eating healthy” and trying the latest diet fads, I finally feel like I’ve found a sustainable plan to stay lean and healthy. Thank you, Amanda, for guiding me through the program. Intermittent fasting, tracking my macros, eating whole foods, and staying active were so effective in helping me shed 19 pounds and 5 inches from my waist! I’ve already signed up for round 2. Can’t wait! -Katie
I am so excited about sharing this program with friends and family! With very little exercise, but tight accountability on nutrition I have lost weight and inches I never thought I would. Not only did I reap the benefits of this program but my entire family has seen changes in their bodies and gained a love for healthier foods versus the dreaded drive thru. This is not a “diet” it’s a lifestyle change and I love the way it has changed me! -Christina
Despite being incredibly knowledgeable about health and wellness and eating very clean my weight has crept up since hitting 40 three years ago. I thought I had tried everything to budge the numbers on the scale to no avail. I joined LEAN to see if maybe combining carb cycling with IF was the missing link for me (I had not tried these two together!!) and IT IS WORKING! I see my body changing before my eyes only three weeks in and my energy has vastly improved. It is a very simple program to follow and I love knowing how to plan. Thank you Amanda! -Jen R.
This program was eye opening for me. I didn’t realize how poorly I was doing at eating the proper foods. The amount of coffee I drank, and how I dressed it up, was a big contributor of hidden calories. The fasting was and still is very empowering and the science behind it seems very solid. I have noticed significant health benefits as well. I am sleeping much better, I have almost completely stopped snoring. I am sure I had some mild sleep apnea which has improved. I also have something called keratosis pilaris which for lack of a better term – pimples on the back of the arm. I had a lot of them. There are not a lot of scientific studies, but there has been a suggestion between the condition and gluten sensitivity. As a physician, I downplayed the gluten free issue as a fad and overstated. I am not so sure now. After only 7 weeks my keratosis pilaris is almost completely clear. These physical changes were huge for me. I also noted the mental benefits of better sleep, feeling more fit, and overall I have a better disposition. I have lost over 15 pounds in 7 weeks and look forward to the next 7. -Paul T.
If you want to do something good (and nice) for yourself, then the LEAN program is for you I am 55+ years and was looking for a way to get back to the “younger” me. For the past 5 years, my work was incredibly stressful, and I did not have the energy to take the best care of myself. I was in survival mode. A year ago, I had tried a very well known program (one that promotes free points) as many people that I know have had success with the program. However, after following the program for 3 months, I lost a total of 5 pounds and no loss of inches. I was diligent in following the program but the program didn’t work for me. It was my fate that I learned about the LEAN program. My friend’s sister was visiting from California and she was the person who introduced me to the LEAN program. I was so intrigued by listening to her and seeing the results she had achieved. The LEAN program is so amazing in many avenues. First and foremost, it is a scientifically based program which is important to me as I have a science background. Secondly, Amanda and her staff are so encouraging and responsive to any questions that I have Amanda has such a vast knowledge base and is so enthusiastic in sharing her knowledge to help you achieve not only weight loss, but a healthy lifestyle. I always enjoyed listening to the podcasts. They were so educational. I love her mantra, “Progress, not Perfection.” I did not have all perfect days but there was always constructive feedback provided. It’s incredible that the nutritional regimen of intermittent fasting, carbohydrate cycling, and exercise will lead you to the path of success. Over the seven weeks, I lost a total of 14 inches and 13 pounds (9.6% of my starting weight). I knew I was losing weight by week 4 as my scrubs were loose!!!! What a great feeling and people at work noticed too! As you can tell, I am totally onboard with the concepts I learned in the LEAN program. I will incorporate everything I learned and feel whole heartedly that I will follow the core concepts for a very, very long time!!!!! I encourage all of you to try the program. You will not be disappointed! Kudos to Amanda and her wonderful team. I can’t thank you enough. I haven’t felt this great in many, many years. I no longer will dread scheduling my yearly physical and that is a testament in itself. -Jacqueline G.
Your program is the BOMB!! To date I have lost 43 pounds and 35.5 inches. I am still continuing to lose. Your nutritional strategies are the best. I could not have imagined that I would be here 6 months earlier. I was post menopausal and never dreamed that I would ever be able to get rid of the extra weight. LEAN is like nothing I have ever tried before. So thankful that you always remind us that it’s “progress not perfection.” It has forever changed my life. I will forever be thankful! -Becky J
The information on all the nutrition is my favorite. I knew fasting and tracking was all good for you but with the information Amanda provides, you know the why, the why and how bulletproof coffee works, why 16+ hours of fasting is the best. I think with social media we can get wrapped up in so many different ‘fads’, myself included, that not knowing the ‘why’ can be really damaging. That is why so many of us get wrapped up in this cycle of losing, then gaining it all back. It is a cycle I have been on for the last 11 years. I am so grateful to Amanda and can say with utmost confidence this is my new way of life.
Amanda is very motivating and makes everything very understandable. I am learning the correct way to nutritionally eat for good health. I love the check in from Amanda and feedback on our nutrition macros. The exercise program is easily tweaked to my capabilities and I’m 58 years old. I feel great and I’m losing weight because my clothes are fitting more loosely! I believe this is a way of life and not just a diet—very sustainable!
I absolutely love working with Amanda! For someone who has never followed through with anything and struggles with self-discipline, this lifestyle was totally doable and sustainable! Amanda truly helps to set you up for success! With participation, accountability, and encouragement along the way, that really helped me stay on track! I lost a total of 19 pounds and 18 inches all over!
I cannot believe that I lost 14 pounds in such a short time. Thank you, Amanda, for being my cheerleader throughout this process. Your educational videos and posts were so helpful and encouraging. I’m thrilled to learn that intermittent fasting and macro management works for me! I feel like I’ve finally got control of my eating habits. Thanks for holding my hand through it all. I owe you- BIG!
Amanda has completely changed my outlook on not only nutrition and exercise but my life as a whole. I was at a point in my life where I was losing control, I turned 30. I’m the only single person in my family and friend group. That stings sometimes, makes things harder sometimes. I felt like my body was the only thing I had any control over. I was working out hard 5-6 days a week but eating like crap. I became so frustrated that my body wasn’t changing that I started to not eat as much which had the opposite effect. Then I was dealing with people telling me that I was “too skinny” I was lost. I didn’t know how to go about achieving a strong body. I had been following Amanda on Instagram for a while. I finally convinced myself to work with her and now I feel great, have learned so much and can finally see the changes I’ve been looking for in my body. Amanda has helped me understand eating healthy doesn’t have to hard or tasteless and you don’t have to kill yourself in the gym 24/7.
Biggest WIN from working with Amanda= My husband! I have felt so BAD for so many years yet I never really understood anything enough to change my habits. Well, Wednesday my hubby randomly said to me as his eyes got watery… “It truly brings tears to my eyes how you are taking control of your life. I can tell that you feel better. You don’t look worn out anymore like you used to. You have energy with the kids. You are full of life again and I’m really, really sorry I didn’t understand sooner how bad you felt. You are determined and doing this and I can see a change in you every day.
I have felt better working with Amanda than I have in years! I never thought I would get back into my “pre-pregnancy” clothes, but I am! I wore a pair of pants this week that I haven’t worn in over 4 years! I have had so many people at work ask me if I have lost weight or if I am working out and I am proud to say I owe it all to Amanda’s coaching and support! Thank YOU, Amanda, for being an awesome teacher! Thank you for your constant contact and answering questions. The accountability is what really works for me and knowing you look at my nutrition info daily is huge for me!
I am so excited to have finally found something that works for me. I’ve learned so much about the importance of keeping track of everything that goes into your mouth, intermittent fasting, along with intentional exercise! I’ve always said if you don’t have your health you don’t have anything. I’m so thankful for Amanda. She is encouraging & motivating!! I really appreciate her willingness to share her knowledge and commitment to help people incorporate everything you learn & apply it to create a healthier lifestyle. THANKS, AMANDA!!!!
I have tried so many other diets before and nothing worked. The stress weight kept adding up. Now I am 14lbs lighter and 16” smaller too! I really loved the coaching and how positive Amanda was each day! She kept me accountable! Also, I absolutely loved fasting. I was able to really listen to my body to see what I needed to keep it fueled. Thanks, Amanda!
I worked out all my life and stopped seeing improvements. I tried to work harder with still no change. Amanda taught me to integrate diet, fasting, and fitness to work smarter and I saw results in weeks. Thank you so much, Amanda.
I love working with Amanda! The information is great, the format easy to follow and Amanda is so encouraging! Just two weeks in and my energy level has increased dramatically. I feel like I’m running around like the energizer bunny! I still don’t have the strength I should but I haven’t worked out with weights in years so I’m following the modified plan. As Amanda says, “progress not perfection!” I know we are not supposed to weigh or measure till the end of the program, but I can tell I’ve lost pounds and inches in these first two weeks!
The accountability that Amanda provides is priceless in my weight loss journey and her positive daily feedback keeps me pushing for progress instead of giving up when I don’t achieve perfection!!!!
Weekly meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for successful healthy eating. I’ll share my 3 favorite tips (plus a sample meal plan and shopping list!) to make meal planning fast and easy, while simplifying your life!
Weekly meal planning is one of the easiest things you can do to set yourself up for successful healthy eating. I’ll share my 3 favorite tips (plus a sample meal plan and shopping list!) to make meal planning fast and easy, while simplifying your life!