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Amanda Nighbert: Hit Your Goal Weight 


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Amanda Nighbert

There's a reason we are constantly seeing and hearing ads about weight loss on the radio, on TV, in magazines, all over social media and truly everywhere we go. It's because it's hard to lose and maintain our weight! And everyone is trying to find the easiest, fastest way to achieve their fitness goals.

Amanda Nighbert wants to make it simple for you. She's been through it all and has tried every fad diet and weight loss program out there. She knows 'diets' are not sustainable, and she's researched why people continue to go through cycles of weight loss, then gaining it back after a period of time, and how to end the cycle.

Now, Amanda wants to share her secrets with you. Well, they aren't as much secrets as common sense, which she's spent years gathering into her program that she calls LEAN: living energized and nourished.

Amanda began her career as a clinical dietitian working in a hospital. After 16 years in the same field, she was ready for something new. She needed a larger platform so she could reach more people, and share her knowledge and simple strategies so others could have that "aha" moment she saw with her other clients.

"I decided to enter the online world of nutritional counseling with the goal of reaching clients all over the U.S.," Amanda says. "When working in the medical field, I always thought my clients came to me confused, not sure what to do or what to believe! They would try the latest and greatest fad diet only to not see results or find it unsustainable to follow in the long run. I set out to change this and worked hard to make overall nutrition, eating healthy and weight loss as simple as possible."

LEAN's Impact

Amanda has now had almost 35,000 people across the country join her online program. She's made it easy for clients with an app they can download on their phone. With 673 reviews on the App Store, Amanda's LEAN app has a 4.9 out of 5-star score—that means it's extremely user-friendly and that it works.

"What I learned during my 16 years of clinic weight loss experience is that people need a lot of support when making a lifestyle change," Amanda says. "They need a lot of hand-holding, they need a lot of examples and they need someone in their corner rooting them on. Let's be real; changing your lifestyle and eating healthy is not easy. It is hard, and it takes a lot of effort and hard work."

With Amanda's realistic approach and commitment to her clients, people are finding actual success that they can keep up with. Amanda doesn't get you to your goal weight and leave you to fend for yourself. She's there every step of the way, making sure you understand exactly how and why the weight loss is happening so you can continue with that lifestyle in the future.

"Diet is temporary; diet is something you start and stop!"

"Whatever you do to lose weight, you must be prepared to do to keep it off, which is why quick fixes never work in the long run," Amanda says. "If you are looking to get off the diet roller coaster, if you are looking to take back your health and reclaim your energy, then you have to look beyond just weight loss and understand that making a lifestyle shift is the only way to see long term success."

What is LEAN?

So, how does this all work? The main thing to keep in mind is that it isn't a 'quick fix.' It won't be fast. It will take patience. But it will be so, so worth it.

"Sustainable weight loss is slow and we want results fast, and when we don't see results quickly, we want to give up!"

"When I saw my clients every two to four weeks, there is a lot that can go wrong in the length of time," Amanda says. "What sets LEAN apart from every other weight loss program you have ever tried is this daily support and accountability. I don't give you a chance to fall off track, and if you do, I am there at that moment to get you back on track immediately. I am there to answer your questions every single day for seven weeks. I am accessing your intake daily and tweaking your nutrition to ensure you get the best results at the end of the seven weeks. I won't let you give up without giving the program a chance to work, and if you ghost me, I come looking for you. This level of support and accountability is like no other, and it is what sets LEAN apart and what creates so many success stories from the program."

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Here's what you do in LEAN:

"In LEAN, we focus on advance nutritional strategies such as intermittent fasting and macronutrient management.  For so many, these strategies are very new and very different from what they have tried in the past, but the science around weight loss and wellness is so much different today than it was even just five to 10 years ago," Amanda says. "What I love most is showing my clients why the nutritional guidelines set forth in the '70-'80s has 100% lead to the epidemic of obesity and disease. Once they understand this, they know implementing intermittent fasting and macro-management is the right choice!"

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Download Amanda's Free Guide to Intermittent Fasting Here

Watch Amanda's Video About the LEAN Program Here

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Commit to Yourself

What do you say? Are you ready to commit to your health and starting a new path where you actually find success? You can get started working with Amanda within the next two weeks. Here's the timeline breakdown:

"A new cycle of LEAN begins every two weeks," Amanda says. "Once you have completed one seven-week cycle of LEAN, you can enroll in our repeater rounds or our monthly Elite program for the extremely valuable daily support and accountability. In addition, my team and I work with clients one-on-one."

For more about the service options for new clients, returning clients and the one-on-one coaching Amanda offers, visit her website. You can also read her blog posts and learn more about her personal lifestyle here.

Follow Amanda Nighbert @amandanighbertrd