Since the start of transitioning my in-person practice in San Francisco to a virtual worldwide one, the results from my clients have been just as successful... and I want this success for you.
I do not offer individual sessions, but a weight loss program. This is because, in my years of experience, it takes at least 3 months to establish habits. That's why my 3-month program is necessary to create lasting behaviors and to modify habits, so you can maintain your results long after you finish working with me. Everyone goes through the same steps, but your nutrition plan will be customized based on your goals and personal lifestyle.
Unlike strict diets that just deny you your favorite foods; my coaching and nutrition plans help you build a comfortable, honest and enjoyable relationship with healthy eating.
about mv nutrition
Manuel Villacorta has helped thousands of clients to not only lose weight, but keep the weight off. His lifestyle program is personalized and considers your lifestyle, finances, resources, support system, current eating habits, food preferences and all other factors that affect weight and health. Manuel does not book individual sessions. When you work with Manuel, you are committing to a program that will create a lifestyle to keep you healthy and the weight off long after your work with him is done.
The effectiveness of Manuel's program has been analyzed by graduate students at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University. Please click the tabs below to see what they found.
over a 3 month weight loss program at mv nutrition
female male weight loss Lost up to 23lbs
Average loss is 13.5 lbs
Lost up to 35lbs
Average loss is 15.5 lbs
waist circumference loss Lost up to 5.1 inches
Average loss is 3.8 ± 1.3
Lost up to 4 inches
Average loss is 2.8 ± 1.2
body fat percent loss Lost up to 3.9%
Average loss is 2.4 ± 1.5
Lost up to 4%
Average loss is 2.6 ± 1.4
bmi decrease Lost up to 3.8
Average loss is 2.3 ± 1.5
Lost up to 4.7
Average loss is 2.2 ± 1.5
Avg. decrease in Cholesterol: 44.2 mg/dL (± 35.0). Avg. increase in High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL): 3.5 mg/dL (± 9.3). Avg. decrease in Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL): 40.0 mg/dL (± 24.6).
weight maintenance after weight loss
MV Nutrition surveyed 70 past weight loss participants. After one year of losing weight:
- 84% of the people surveyed have maintained their weight loss.
- 7% of the people surveyed gained 10 to 15 pounds back after weight loss.
- 4 out of the 70 individuals surveyed gained all the weight back.
- 3 out of the 4 did not complete the program.
Behaviors reported by former participants who have successfully maintained their reduction in weight
- Most eat breakfast.
- Most do not skip meals.
- Most continue to combine food groups when eating.
- Most continue to eat low-fat food choices most of the days of the week.
- 60% still keep a food record.
- Most get a good night's sleep most days of the week.
- Most dine out less than 5 meals per week.
Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian - nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. Based in San Francisco, helping people worldwide virtually. He is a bestselling author having published five books and is currently working on his 6th book.
One of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in United States and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards along with “2019 Influencer of the Year” by the Produce for Better Health Foundation. He is also a spokesperson for numerous food commodities and an in-demand nutrition expert on national and international television.