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About Manuel Villacorta M.S. RD. C.S.S.D.
Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. He is the author of four books: Eating Free, Peruvian Power Foods, bestseller Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet, and his latest book titled Flat-Belly 365. https://www.manuelvillacorta.com/
Manuel is a well-respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He acted as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. His latest contribution was as leading nutrition expert for a series about Superfoods with National Geographic. His knowledge, charismatic talent and bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television as well as radio channels (National Geographic, The Today Show, Good Day New York, CNN, ABC7 Eye Witness News, Telemundo, Univision, etc). He also has been featured in articles published on print and online in both general and Hispanic markets (Woman’s World, Natural Solutions, Closer, MORE, Latina Magazine, Men’s Fitness, etc).
Manuel has been acclaimed for several prestigious organizations to perform as a media representative. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics named him as its national media spokesperson (2010-2013) and he acts as a national spokesperson who represents food commodities and recognized brands such as California Avocados, California Strawberries, National Mango Board, National Egg Board, Unilever, Got Milk, Canola oil, Pichuberry, a2 Milk, Green Valley Creamery, Foster Farms, and National Pork Board among others.
He is one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. Manuel is the owner of MV Nutrition, aSan Francisco-based private practice, and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 News, and Citysearch. Manuel is the founder of theWhole Body Reboot app, an iPhone and desktop app, that tracks food, exercise and behaviors to determine optimal caloric intake and macronutrients for the users’ goals.
Born and raised in Peru, he currently lives in San Francisco. Villacorta earned his Bachelor of Science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in nutrition and food science from California State University, San Jose. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.
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Lose weight while still enjoying the foods you love with help from this low calorie cookbook. You’ll find everything you need to successfully start and sustain your weight loss journey, including flavorful, low calorie recipes, a 28-day meal plan, and exercise recommendations to supplement your diet.
Packed with simple breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks, this low calorie cookbook relies on healthy, everyday ingredients you can easily find at your local grocery store. These delicious recipes also include reasonable serving sizes for easy portion control and detailed nutritional information to help you maintain a well-balanced diet.
In this low calorie cookbook, you’ll find:
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- Beginner-friendly exercises—Incorporate some movement into your weight loss journey with illustrated exercise guides for upper body, lower body, and core strength.
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Slice and dice your way to good health with this beginner-friendly cookbook for men
If your experience in the kitchen is limited, cooking can seem like a daunting task. Tackle it head on with The Essential Cookbook for Men. Discover just how easy and satisfying it can be to create healthy, flavorful meals for less than the cost of takeout.
What sets this cookbook apart from other cookbooks for men:
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- Shopping simplified—Take the guesswork out of grocery shopping with a rundown of pantry staples, advice on pulling together a shopping list, and suggestions for how to save at the store.
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Knowing that variety is the key to his clients' success, Villacorta organized the meal plans according to seasons so you can enjoy different tastes and textures and the food is always accessible, fresh, and inexpensive. For example, in the spring and summer, enjoy refreshing smoothies, gazpachos, and salads including Fig Jicama Salad, Beef Bone Soup, a Chocolate Smoothie Bowl, and California Avocado Gazpacho. In the fall and winter, enjoy heartier soups and warm power bowls, including Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Sweet Potato Bean Bowl, Cannellini Sausage Bowl, and Cauliflower Walnut Soup.
Flat Belly 365 provides an initial "reboot", a 7-day kickstart plan to rev your body into optimal fat-burning, whether you are starting anew after a holiday or if your skinny jeans are a bit too snug. After completing the first week reboot, you can continue with a modified plan, mixing and matching your favorite recipes. After the first week, clients report up to six pounds of weight loss, an average of 1.5 inches lost from their waists, better sleep, and renewed levels of energy.
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'Superfood' is not just a buzz-word or a passing vogue; it's the integral component to leading a healthy lifestyle, a word many of us are recognizing by the minute. As these once obscure products find broader distribution and consumers have greater access, superfoods are finding their way into mainstream supermarkets, gradually becoming a staple to the American diet. The benefits of consuming Peruvian superfoods are astonishing: from fighting cancer and reducing inflammation to boosting energy and enhancing memory—these foods have it all. In his Peruvian superfoods diet, Villacorta provides simple yet thorough explanations of weight-loss, anti-aging, and disease-fighting concepts by using an appealing page layout displaying beautiful color photography, easy-to-read bullet points, and sidebars summarizing each health benefit.
What makes Villacorta's book so enticing, aside from his mouth-watering recipes, is that he offers specific meal plans geared towards both men and women looking to lose weight and lead a healthier life. He has also created custom 7-day meal plans for vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, and gluten-free diet preferences. By using the core principles from his first book, Eating Free, Villacorta proves to his readers that they can successfully follow a super-health weight-loss plan, easily gain the skill in cooking from scratch, dine with elegance, and reduce every-day stress.
Peruvian Power Foods introduces the top superfoods and their myriad health benefits, with more than 75 recipes from the Andes to the Amazon, a growing gastronomical hotspot for chefs and gourmands the world over. With recipes for breakfasts and smoothies, on the fly snacks, plus sublime suppers and decadent desserts, anyone from the fitness-minded to foodies can easily incorporate these nutrient- and antioxidant-rich foods into their daily lives. Tempt your taste buds without ruining your waistline with:
- Weekend waffles with maca, an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant that can be likened to natural Viagra as it helps potency in men.
- Breakfast granola with lucuma, a tangy tropical fruit that helps balance high blood pressure.
- Savory white bean hummus made with sacha inchi, a powerful omega-3s for heart health and brain power.
- Muffins made with pichuberry, a glucose controller, sugar regulator, and accelerant for flushing fat around the middle.
- Sinful yet slimmed-down brownies with cacao, an amazing antioxidant and chocolate substitute in everything from smoothies to cakes.
From Peru to your plate, this Amazon-inspired health makeover will allow you to enjoy optimal health and optimal flavor one meal at a time.