San Francisco, CA, April 4, 2018 ― Who doesn’t want a flat belly? Well, finally, there is a scientifically proven way to shed stubborn pounds and keep them off, especially for weight around the midsection.
The secret to beating the bloat and enjoying lasting weight loss is a healthy gut.
A healthy gut—fueled by superfoods, anti-inflammatory fats, and prebiotic and probiotic foods—can balance your appetite, reduce cravings, regulate blood sugar, fight inflammation, and fuel your body with key nutrients for optimal health.
Award-winning dietician brings gut health all together without the guesswork with his proven, seasonal eating plan. And, fat-burning, pound shedding and feeling youthful never tasted so good!
Introducing Flat Belly 365: The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long (ISBN: 9780757320101 – January 2018 — $18.95)
Full color recipes like Fig Jicama Salad, Beef Bone Soup, Chocolate Smoothie Bowl and California Avocado Gazpacho will have your mouth watering as the weight comes off.
All plans are adapted for all eating styles including vegetarian and vegan.
Flat Belly 365 provides an initial “reboot,” a 7-day kickstart plan to rev your body into optimal fat-burning.
Villacorta’s clients report up to six pounds of weight loss, an average of 1.5 inches gone from their waistlines, better sleep and renewed energy levels after the first week.
His publicist reported a loss of 20 pounds in thirty days on his last program.
Tantalizing recipes like Cauliflower Walnut Soup, Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, Moroccan Lamb Stew, Cannellini Chicken Sausage Bowl and Citrus Raspberry Chia Seed Pudding.
About Manuel Villacorta:
Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist with more than 18 years of experience. He is the author of three books, Eating Free, Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Superfoods Diet.
Villacorta is a trusted voice in the health and wellness industry ― a national media spokesperson, a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post and an on-air contributor for Univision. Manuel is the owner of MV Nutrition, a San Francisco-based private practice, and the recipient of five “Best Bay Area Nutritionist” awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 News and Citysearch. Read more on: www.flatbelly365.com.
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Flat Belly 365: The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long
ISBN: 9780757320101 – January 2018 — $18.95
FLAT BELLY 365
The Gut-Friendly Superfood Plan to Shed Pounds, Fight Inflammation and Feel Great All Year Long
Manuel Villacorta, M.S. RD
1. What made you decide to write Flat Belly 365?
I like to keep up with current nutritional science. Nutrition is a dynamic. There are always new findings. What made me write this book is that, in the past, I have written about superfoods and weight loss. But lately, there has been new evidence about how gut health affects weight and overall health. So with Flat Belly 365, I’m marrying the concepts that I have written before on weight loss with current knowledge regarding visceral fat, inflammation and gut health.
2. What makes Flat Belly 365 different from any other book in its genre?
This book is not just a compilation of research findings and tips, but also it gives you the how-to’s which can be key. I am holding people’s hand with this book. Not only do I provide lists of foods to eat, but also recipes on how to use these foods, and detailed meal plans on how to use these recipes throughout the week along with shopping lists. When I showed my book to my sister-in-law, who is not a kitchen-friendly person, she said to me “Wow, I can do this.” Anyone can. It’s that easy.
3. How is this book different from your other three books?
My first book, Eating Free, was more about mindful eating and freeing people from food guilt. I see my second book Peruvian Power Foods as an encyclopedia with recipes showcasing superfoods. My last book, Whole Body Reboot, was the marriage between these two books. With Flat Belly 365, I am focusing on gut health and visceral fat, but still using superfoods and taking into account eating mindfully.
I have meal plans also, but more complex. 7 different breakfasts, 7 different lunches – but people don’t eat like this! Even I don’t eat that way. So I said “Do what you do Manuel. If you’re succeeding there must be a reason.” In this book, I’ve kept it simple, but even more effective.
4. How do you know Flat Belly 365 works?
As I mentioned before, I not only read the literature to find the latest research in nutrition and write books on it, but I also apply it in my private practice in San Francisco with my clients. Once I see that my recommendations are working through my client’s success is when I decide this is worth writing about. So, before I published Flat Belly 365, I tried the meal plans out on several clients who had great success.
5. What does gut health have to do with weight loss?
There is a growing body of evidence that the right combination of gut bacteria can cause changes in a person’s weight. Researchers can now even identify an individual as obese or lean just by looking at their gut bacteria. Several studies have even transplanted gut bacteria from obese mice into lean mice, which resulted in weight gained without any changes in their diet and exercise. The same result occurred when the microbiome of lean mice was transplanted into obese mice; they lost weight.
6. What are probiotics and prebiotics?
Probiotics are the good type of bacteria that are live, active organisms that help keep the digestive system happy and healthy. The more probiotics in our gastrointestinal system, the healthier our microbiome and a healthy microbiome means lower risk if chronic diseases such as low immunity, type 2 diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and even depression among others. Probiotics can be found in fermented foods such a yogurt, kefir and other fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut.
Prebiotics are the fuel to help probiotics thrive and multiply. Prebiotics are fibers found in foods such as avocados, sweet potatoes, oatmeal, onions, garlic, leeks, among others.
7. You talk about visceral fat. So are there different types of body fat?
Not all body fat is created equal. There are 2 main types of fat in our bodies some of these fats can be harmful to health in large amounts and others can actually be beneficial. It is also important to know that where this fat is located in your body can have an impact on your health. Flat Belly 365 is specifically targets visceral fat which can cause inflammation. Visceral fat surrounds your organs and the other fat, subcutaneous, is located just under the skin.
8. Why worry about inflammation?
Chronic inflammation you can’t see or feel and it’s difficult to test for. Your body is constantly releasing inflammatory chemicals, such as cytokines, that are produced from factors such as having excess visceral fat. Cells, artery walls, and fibers are affected, which leads to other chronic diseases and advanced aging.
9. What are the main concepts of the book?
There are three main concepts of the book. One is tackling visceral fat with anti-inflammatory fats and superfoods. Second is keeping your gut healthy which can help reduce weight and prevent other chronic diseases and third is reducing inflammation by eating anti-inflammatory superfoods.
10. You’ve written Peruvian Power Foods and Whole Body Reboot which both talked about Peruvians superfoods. Are the ingredients in Flat Belly 365 easy to find?
Yes, this book is all about simplicity. This book focuses on good old American fruits and vegetables. Given that California produces a significant majority of the fruits, vegetables and nuts sold in the United States, I decided to follow California’s seasonal growing chart, which focuses on American-grown superfoods and can be found throughout the United States