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Jan 13, 2020

Emily Harman, the host of Onward Podcast, interviews Amanda Valentine. After a lifetime of obesity & yo-yo dieting, Amanda Valentine lost 117 pounds and has kept the weight off for 8 years! In this interview, Amanda shares helpful real-life tips and tricks about losing weight, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, fitness, and nutrition. Amanda is proof that dedication, passion, and strength can be ignited in anyone. Amanda is not only lively and personable, she shows others how it is possible to change their lives, break old habits, and even have fun while doing it.

Episode Highlights: 


  • Emily Harman introduces Amanda Valentine.
  • Weight can be a daily struggle that stays on your mind. 
  • Amanda says that she was heavy at age 6 and tried her first diet at 20.  
  • Amanda talks about recording her podcast in the snow at the top of a mountain after she accomplished her weight loss and fitness goals.  
  • Did Amanda go to any counselling to find success in her dieting? 
  • What kinds of food did Amanda used to eat and what does she eat now? 
  • On a typical day Amanda is able to eat 5 times a day.  
  • Amanda Shares her meal prep process on Instagram on Sundays. 
  • Does she count calories?   
  • What kind of exercise does Amanda do? 
  • Amanda explains her podcast Pound This.  
  • How does Amanda prevent herself from going overboard on snacks? 
  • Does Amanda practice yoga?   
  • Be kind to yourself. Being hard on yourself isn’t going to make you feel better.  


3 Key Points:

  1. Amanda cut out fast food soda, and Red Bulls and lost 60 pounds in the first year. 
  2. Amanda Valentine’s podcast is called Pound This and she does 5 episodes a week covering health, wellness, weight loss. 
  3. Amanda uses meal prep and treats her husband’s snacks like they were food left in a workplace refrigerator to prevent herself from eating foods that sabatoge her health goals. 

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Through most of my major weight loss I felt just super alone. Like I wasn’t part of a club or a group and my husband is 150 pounds and can eat whatever he wants. He eats like a 12-year-old.” – Amanda Valentine
  • “My initial goal was to lose 15 pounds in three months and I lost 20 and I did it on my own without a diet. I was like, ‘Oh my God. I did this.’ I didn’t follow some list and somebody telling me what to do.” – Amanda Valentine  
  • “I do tend to overeat. I tend to have lonesome binge tendencies. So if I portion things out and weigh things out it is helpful for me to stay on track and if things are prepared for the week it keeps me kind of on my game.” – Amanda Valentine 


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