Manage your weight online!

February 6, 2008 5:03:46 PM PST
If you're finding it difficult to keep your New Year's resolution to lose weight, Registered Dietitian and Weight-loss Expert, Manuel Villacorta, can help you take control of your body with a new interactive tool he says will keep you on track.

Manuel Villacorta Registered Dietician
Nutrition 4 You
Dieting vs. Lifestyle Modification

  • Americans spend over $33 billion per year on diets.

  • At any given time, an estimated 45% of American women and 30% of men are trying to lose weight.

  • An individual on a diet spends an estimated average of $1000 - $1600 per year on food, books, and supplements, not counting gym memberships or other costs associated with exercise.

  • Despite all the spending and dieting, 65% of Americans are overweight. With a Body Mass Index (25) over 25 and 33.3% of Americans are Obese with a BMI over 30.

  • Most research on popular diets does not track its subjects' long-term success. A recent UCLA study followed up on subjects of 31 separate diet studies and found that, while diets may lead to short-term weight-loss, the long term results are negligible. Indeed, 41% of subjects actually gained back more weight than they lost.

  • Diets are simply unsustainable. In a 2005 study of four popular diets including the Zone and Weight Watchers, an average of 41% of subjects couldn't stay on the diets long enough to complete the 6 month study.

  • Guided lifestyle modification is a sustainable alternative to dieting. After six months using the clinical lifestyle modification program that Nutrition for You is based on, clients lose an average of 22 pounds over 6 months, with an average waist circumference decrease of 4".

  • Guided lifestyle modification leads to loss of fat, not muscle. Average decrease in body fat percentage: 7%

  • Lifestyle modification leads to healthy weight loss. Average decrease in LDL (bad) cholesterol: 40 milligrams/deciliter. Average increase in HDL (good) cholesterol: 3.5 milligrams/deciliter.

    Nutrition for You is an Online Weight Management program that uses interactive tools, phone based counseling, and clinical expertise to help his subscribers take permanent control of their weight through guided, sustainable lifestyle modification. Find out more at