"I have read dozens, dare I say thousands of diet book, covering everything from Fasting for losing weight, to eating no carbs, to adding protein supplements, to exercising it away. All seem to have gimmicks of one kind or another, yet I've seen little to no results. Eating Free is different. It is not a gimmick, just a smart sensible weight lose plan that can work. You cannot eat yourself thin, believe me I have tried. Successful weight loss contains three S's, in my opinion. It is a Slow, a Smart, and a Steady process that needs to be adapted for a life time, not just for the weightless period. I feel Eating Free does this. It puts forth a plan that is livable, not ridiculous, doable, not far-fetched, simple, not complex. I like the way it was laid out and how everything was explained. I highly recommend this book if a livable, permanent solution is what you are seeking. If you want to crash it off (and most-likely gain it all back) then pass on this book."
Weighing the Options: Diet and Fitness 2011 (November 28 issue):
"Also encouraging a new look at the carb-denial strategy is Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep Weight Off for Good (HCI, May), in which nutritionist Manuel Villacorta shares the advice that has already helped more than 2,000 people lose weight and keep it off. The book will be featured in Fitness magazine as part of a story on a bride who used the plan to shed 15 pounds for her wedding; several other promotional efforts are in the works."
Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Approach to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight Off for Good
HCI, $15.95 trade paper (264p) ISBN 978-0-7573-1635-7
Villacorta, a registered dietician, starts his book off with some shocking statistics: in American today, "47 percent of people are trying to lose weight." Women will spend an average of 32 years dieting, while men will log 28 years before their number is called. Nevertheless, 64% of dieters gain the weight back. But here, Villacorta insists that "Weight loss is much more than just numbers and calories," and offers readers a "carb-friendly" approach to keeping the pounds off. Though he claims his strategy is revolutionary, there's really nothing new or unusual in this book; the same fundamental principles apply—Villacorta covers portion control, healthy foods, smart choices when eating out, and knowing your triggers. Some bizarrely complicated acronyms (e.g., FreeQ, which means "Food, REST [another acronym], Energy Expenditure Quotient"), an online progress measurement tool, and four daily calorie food plans will help readers incorporate Villacorta's strategies into an array of lifestyles. In addition, 25+ pages worth of healthy recipes (including vegetarian chili, pork adobo, and a Cajun jambalaya) and a suggested shopping list ensure readers will be fully equipped to follow Villacorta's program. (May 14)
Well written and informative; he is down to earth with a compassionate view of food and who've management.Published 6 months ago by Colleen Marie
Love the book, it inspires me to have a goal while not dreading getting there.Published 7 months ago by Liz
I thought this would finally end the 'carb, no carb' lifestyle. It didn't take long to see that this was a pre-empt to travel to his website to buy his products. Read morePublished 10 months ago by teresa beckman
The delivery service was great. But the book wasn't what I was looking for. Too bad I couldn't have seen more of the book before ordering. Recipes I wouldn't cook. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Csnoopy
I enjoy shaking things up a bit from time to time; this book reads well and is informative and positive.Published 15 months ago by householdr2
I have struggled with my weight for my whole life. Six months ago, at the age of 40, I had resigned myself to being over-weight. I was approaching 300 pounds. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Matthew Lyons
The Eating Free book gave me the tools, resources and support to change my habits, routines and perspectives around food and nutrition. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paul N Larsen
Good ideas. Wish the web site gave easier access to the testimonials.wish they had groups like weight watchers.a winner in my book.Published 22 months ago by Amazon Customer