"I've struggled with my weight since I was a kid. I found my way to Manuel via my Physical Therapist, and since then I've lost more than 25 pounds, I feel noticeable healthier, and I now almost never get sick. Manuel takes a very straightforward approach to nutrition & weight loss. He is honest & direct while being very supportive and friendly. Looking at the experience in retrospect, there wasn't anything magical about the process -- if you're willing to put in the work, there's nothing about it which is a hardship. I was rarely hungry and things progressed pretty much exactly as Manuel said it would. I've already recommended him to many of my friends, and it's hard for me to imagine a more valuable return on my investment of time & money"
Cindy, Retired teacher, Grandmother
Dear Manuel, I've never felt better! At 58, I'm energetic, physically fit, and my thinnest in over 20 years. My biggest problem is shopping and re-shopping for clothes that fit. Instead of being unable to button my pants I'm now swimming in them!! I am so happy with the eating and exercise plan that you tailored for me. I never feel deprived or bored with food. I can have it all - wine, bread, cheese. I just have to count the servings and keep the balance so that I hit all the different food categories. Bread has always been my passion and biggest problem and I believed that any successful diet would have to totally eliminate my favorite food. Now I am thrilled to know that this is not true. Two of my yummy quick meals are 1/4 lb. of diet cut hamburger on wheat bread with mustard and a whole wheat tortilla with egg whites and laughing cow cheese lite. I start off every morning with your recipe for a banana muffin. I have learned so much from you and k now its not just about the number on the scale. It's about blood pressure, cholesterol, percentage of body fat, waist measurement, and most of all about the way you feel. And, I feel just GREAT! Thank you Manuel!"
"Manuel, I came to you seeking nutritional advice to reduce my body fat, which had been creeping up over the years. Through the personalized nutrition management program that you developed for me, and over the course of 8 sessions, I lost 14 pounds, my waist measurement went from 38 inches to 33.5 inches, and my body fact decreased 9.2 % (from 29.4% to 20.2%). You did wonders for me, acting as my personal nutrition "coach." If this wasn't enough, to top it all off, you're a heck of a nice guy!"
Adam, Producer Lucasfilm
"If as they say; "knowledge is power" then I can honestly say that after working with Manuel I feel like I've gotten a graduate degree in nutrition. I can now confidently go out to eat and know about serving sizes and am able to maintain a healthy weight. I can read food labels (numbers and symbols that were hieroglyphics before). I now understand the difference between a grain and starch, a very lean meat from a high fat meat and the real and long term benefits of limiting my intake of both sugars and fats. In the 23 weeks I've been following Manuel's plan I lost 25 pounds, 6.5 inches in my waist and 10% of body fat loss. Best of all, during that time, I never once felt deprived or penalized, I ate the same foods I've always eaten. The only and most important difference was that I changed the size of my portions. That's really all I did! I wasnÆt only eating boiled vegetables. I never had to eat cottage cheese or anything else that registered to me as punishment. In short, I can't recommend Manuel highly enough".
"I had been doing the atkins/low carb diet for 4 years and wanted to start eating carbs again regularly. I had heard that people who go from low carb back to carbs usually gain weight. My goal was not only to add carbs back into my diet, but to lose weight. Since I've gone to Manuel(2 months), I now eat 5 servings of carbs/day AND I've lost 8 pounds. He assigns a customized formula to you, that allows you to eat a lot (more than I was eating before), but he shows you how to eat smart and reach whatever goal you have set for yourself. I am so grateful to have found Manuel. I highly recommend his nutrition system to anyone who is ready to get results and feel great!"
"Food used to run my life. I tried many diets and weight loss programs, only to fall back into my old bad eating habits. I realized that I had a problem and was lucky enough to find Manuel. He not only changed my eating habits, but more importantly changed my entire attitude towards nutrition and the importance of having a well balanced diet. I noticed within the first few weeks, a huge change in my energy level, my state of mind and my physical appearance. With the help of his coaching and support, I learned to love myself and have become a much more confident person! Food does not run my life anymore; I have a well balanced nutritional plan, a great new attitude, and I look great! Manuel has helped me lose over 20 lbs, and has made a huge impact on my life, self esteem and health! I couldn’t have done it without him!!!"
"I made the decision that it was time to lose my baby fat. A friend reminded me that Manuel was a registered nutritionist so I figured that would be the best place to start. I didn't think I was in bad shape but I was 208lbs on a 5'10 1/2 frame. To put it simply, Manuel has changed my life. EATING IS ALL ABOUT CHOICES. From day one I was never dieting but making better choices about what I ate. I eat what I want but I'm more aware of how certain foods apply to my daily life. With regular exercise 6 days a week and better eating habits I feel fantastic. I feel like I've been given second chance. I didn't think I was in bad shape but the tale of the tape doesn't lie. Thanks Manuel for everything!!!!!!!!"
“No one walks into a Nutritionist's office because they're feeling terrific about themselves. I arrived after I had a poor reaction to cholesterol reducing medications and had to affect changes with diet. I had never met with a Nutritionist in my life and walked out with encouragement and practical ways to incorporate some great new habits. From the beginning as well as through our entire process Manuel has been completely available for me; part counselor, part confidante, part buddy- but always in my corner- I've been struggling with those same 25 lbs for as long as I can remember and I'm only sorry that Manuel didn't make it into my life sooner. By the way, I'm on perfect schedule with the weight loss goals we set in our first session and I look forward to continued excellent results in the future!"
"When my trainer told me that diet was 80% of my fitness program, I went to see Manuel. It was only when I followed his program I started to lose those pounds, and more importantly, my body fat percent dropped within a few weeks from 30.9% to 27.6%. With my new diet style and training, my cholesterol dropped 40 points in four months, something I couldn't do for years! Manuel teaches you to eat with common sense without losing the joy of eating."