weight loss  |  meal plans  |  coaching

At TRAINER SF your meal plans are designed and developed by a Registered Dietitian so they are science-based, safe, effective and well balanced. Plus, they taste good too!
When you fully implement your meal plan, you will lose approximately 1 - 3 lbs per week until you reach your goal weight.

TRAINER SF Nutrition with Manuel Villacorta, Registered Dietitian

Manuel's WholeBody Reboot nutrition programs are designed and customized for each individual, taking into consideration the person’s metabolism (calculated or measured), nutritional needs and lifestyle habits. 


What is WholeBody Reboot? (about the program)

Whole Body Reboot, eating superfoods your body will love.

Manuel's program encourages eating more, not less. His plan, Whole Body Reboot, is an approach that embraces Peruvian superfoods, among your American superfood favorites, as the base of your weight loss and health goals. He defines superfoods as hardworking functional foods that far surpass basic nutritional content. They are, quite simply, the cleanest, most powerful, antioxidant-rich, phytonutrient-rich and anti-aging foods available on the planet; they are an integral component to leading a healthy lifestyle. 

Whole Body Reboot is a weight loss and wellness program that encourages eating more, nutrient-dense foods, not less. It's a super approach that frees you from boring meals and hunger pangs with a health kick.

Achieving optimal health isn’t just about weight loss.

The benefits of consuming superfoods are astonishing: from fighting cancer and reducing chronic inflammation, to boosting energy and enhancing memory, overall strengthening your metabolism for optimal fat-burning and efficiency – these foods have it all. 

Longevity – Each featured superfood packs antioxidants for anti-aging, disease-fighting benefits. 

Energy – these superfoods build strength, stamina, and even sexual drive  

Brain Foods – they also boost brain health by increasing mood, alertness, and memory to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.  

Immunity – Dense with potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, these superfoods also help prevent chronic diseases 

Detoxifying – Peruvian superfoods are free of toxins and rich in free radical scavengers, which purify the liver and provide whole-body benefits.


Nutrition programs

Self guided with Light Coaching: WholeBody Reboot 1- month online nutrition program

In the self guided program, you will use the online tools that guide you on how to eat more balanced. The Interactive Customized Profile is an online personalized assessment of your dietary and activities, that will help determine your dietary plan. Whole Body Reboot online is a comprehensive approach to weight loss.

This 1-month Nutrition Program consists of:

  • Online food, exercise and behavioral tracker
  • Weekly coaching alerts within the website
  • 1-day superfood sample menu of choice
  • Whole Body Reboot eBook guide
  • 60 minutes of phone coaching sessions:
    • Initial nutritional assessment and program outline (week 1), 30 minutes
    • Continuous support through 2 follow up sessions:
      • 15 minutes (week 2): 7-day menu review, check-in about progress with week 1 goal(s)
      • 15 minutes (week 3). Review progress, further support, set week 4 goal(s)

For the self guided portion, you will: 

  • Register on the WholeBody Reboot website and track your food, $1.99 for one month
  • Download the 7-day sample menu of your choice, $3.99 for menu

Add-on options:

5-day Jump Start WholeBody Reboot Program, $139 (includes superfood package and book)

Additional self guided coaching, $60 for (2) 15-min sessions

Metabolism Test, $100


Guided Coaching with Manuel: WholeBody Reboot 2-month nutrition program

This program has been proven to promote positive changes in one's eating habits while achieving one's nutritional goals in a healthy and realistic manner. You will receive lifestyle coaching using cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing. All coaching is done via Skype or Phone. 

This 2-month Nutrition Program consists of:

  • Initial nutritional assessment, 45 minutes
  • Personalized meal plans, 30 minutes
  • Continuous support though 2 follow up sessions:
    • 15 minutes (week 5). Includes coaching, nutrient analysis and educational materials.
    • 15 minutes (week 7). Review food tracking, further support.

You have the option to continue the program if more support is needed. There is a fee if you choose to do so.

Add on options:

5-day Jump Start WholeBody Reboot Program, $139 (includes superfood package and book)

Additional Coaching with Registered Dietitian, $80 for (1) 30-min session

Metabolism Test, $100


Full Coaching with Manuel: WholeBody Reboot 4 to 6-month nutrition program

This is your face to face, interactive nutrition counseling sessions with Manuel Villacorta. Manuel has seen over 3,000 clients in his private practice in San Francisco, MV Nutrition. A 5-time award winner as “Best Nutritionist in the Bay Area” by San Francisco Chronicle and ABC 7. This is your premium coaching package that will include customized meal plans lifestyle coaching using cognitive therapy and motivational interviewing. This program has been proven to promote positive changes in one's eating habits while achieving one's nutritional goals in a healthy and realistic manner. All nutrition coaching is in person at Flood Building, 870 Market Street #1175, San Francisco, CA 94102.

This 6-month Nutrition Program consists of:

  • Time with Manuel as your coach
  • Initial nutritional assessment
  • Metabolism & body composition measurements
  • Shopping lists
  • WholeBody Reboot book + superfoods for your 5-Day nutrition reboot
  • Supporting online tools 
  • Personalized meal plans
  • Continuous support though follow up sessions

Full coaching session breakdown:

  • (2) 90-minute sessions with Manuel
  • (6) 30-minute follow-up sessions

You have the option to continue the program if more support is needed. There is a fee if you choose to do so.

Add on option:

Additional coaching with Registered Dietitian: $80 for (1) 30-min session

Optional Add-ons

5-day WholeBody Reboot Jumpstart

This Peruvian superfood program will help get you energized and supercharge fat loss. Eat day you will drink a different colored combination of foods while eating "real foods" like quinoa, avocado, apples, and almonds during this 5-day program. You will get all the nutrients you need each day, while losing weight. And, following the reboot program is a great way to get back into the kitchen, especially if you haven't been cooking regularly at home.

Included in this program are the following:

  • WholeBody Reboot book
  • Superfoods for your 5-day body reboot
  • 30 min coaching session to get you started

You will receive the following superfoods with the program:

  • 8 oz. Chia Seeds
  • 3 oz. Camu Powder
  • 4 oz. Maca Powder
  • 8 oz, Cacao Powder
  • 8 oz. Lucuma Powder
  • 16 oz. Purple Corn

Program outline:

  • Day 1: Red reboot
  • Day 2: Orange
  • Day 3: Yellow
  • Day 4: Green
  • Day 5: Blue/Purple

The key to transforming your health and your body can be found in Peruvian superfoods. These foods hail from the Andes to the Amazon and are quite possibly some of the most functional foods on our planet today. In Manuel's book, he provides simple yet thorough explanations of weight-loss, anti-aging, and disease-fighting concepts by using an appealing page layout displaying colorful photography, easy-to-read bullet points, and sidebars summarizing each health benefit.

The book includes the 5-day Reboot Detox Plan that you will follow and four 7-day meal plans for omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free diet preferences and over 135 of mouthwatering recipes from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert. All recipes are less than 400 calories and include nutritional facts. 


Metabolism Test

Metabolic rate is traditionally assessed using indirect calorimetry. A handheld device measures oxygen consumption to determine an individual’s caloric needs. Measuring oxygen consumption, rather than using population-based predictive equations, allows clinicians and health and fitness professionals to make the most accurate decisions for their patients and clients. With a simple breath test of 10 minutes or less, an individual can now have their unique metabolism measured, for determination of a personalized calorie budget.

Many clients come to us with weight loss goals and end up reaching them successfully.
After surveying some past clients who have done the EatingFree program, we have found that 84% of them have been able to keep the weight off, a year after they have reached their goals.

About Manuel: Registered Dietitian. Educator. Author. Speaker. Spokesperson.

A nationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian with more than 16 years of experience as a nutritionist, Manuel Villacorta, M.S., R.D., is a respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He is the founder of Eating Free, an international weight management and wellness program, and one of the leading weight loss and nutrition experts in the country. He is the author of Eating Free: The Carb-Friendly Way to Lose Inches, Embrace Your Hunger, and Keep the Weight off for Good (HCI, May 2012) and Peruvian Power Foods: 18 Superfoods, 101 Recipes, and Anti-aging Secrets from the Amazon to the Andes (HCI, October 2013). And his latest diet and cookbook, Whole Body Reboot: The Peruvian Super Foods Diet to Detoxify, Energize, and Supercharge Fat Loss.

“Health is not a diet plan, but a lifestyle. Understand your body, your strengths, and your limits and use this knowledge to make a change. Stop dieting, start living.” — Manuel Villacorta

Manuel served as a national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013), and currently acts as a health blog contributor forThe Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. Manuel is the owner of San Francisco-based private practice, MV Nutrition and the recipient of five ‘‘Best Bay Area Nutritionist’’ awards from the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC7 and Citysearch.

His warm, approachable style and his bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish have made him an in-demand health and nutrition expert on local and national television and radio channels, as well as in articles appearing in print publications and online. Manuel is a compelling, charismatic speaker.

Manuel has acted as a media representative for food companies such as Foster Farms, Egglands’ Best "California Latino 5-A-Day Program" and "Got Milk." He is now the chief of public relations and spokesperson for the Pichuberry company.

Born and raised in Peru, Manuel makes his home in San Francisco. He earned his bachelor of science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley, and his master of science in nutrition and food science from San Jose State University. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of dietetics.


45-Carbohydrate, 30-Protein, and 25-Fat nutrition split

Unlike other recent diets, which advocated a lower allowance of carbohydrates, Eating Free recommends a 45-30-25 allocation in order to combat the effects of ghrelin. It also ensures you’re getting enough protein, carbohydrates, fat and nutrients for proper brain, metabolic and bodily functions that will prevent muscle breakdown, curve appetite and provide enough energy throughout the day. Years of research demonstrated that 45% carbohydrate—30% protein—25% fats, when paired with core principles of Eating Free will control ghrelin and thus aid weight loss. With a higher carb recommendation than many recent diets (for example, the Zone popularized a 40—30—30 split), Eating Free represents a new direction, designed expressly to control ghrelin spikes. While many diets advocate cutting carbs, Eating Free promotes the levels of carbs required for proper brain function and maintenance of glucose and insulin levels. When brain function is compromised and glucose levels decrease, ghrelin kicks in, and weight gain is sure to follow. This is why quick-fix diets and tactics like skipping meals will always fail in the end—because our bodies will force us to eat, if not in that instant, soon after, and often with reckless abandon. Eating Free is not about calorie counting—it’s a way to combat ghrelin spikes using weekly “freebies” from the various nutritional groups, all of which can be tailored to each user’s tastes.



Ghrelin is a hormone only discovered about a decade ago and its implications in our understanding of weight loss are nothing short of astounding. Its primary function is to drive appetite as a survival mechanism. So while we’ve all lived under the idea that dieting and weight loss is based on will power, new research shows that how we eat is often beyond our control. Because we’re ruled by a powerful hormone that exists to make us eat, we must learn to work with our physiology rather than fighting it. Not until we understand ghrelin and its processes can we eat in a manner that aids—not sabotages—weight loss. And unfortunately, many of our go-to strategies, like dieting, skipping meals and exercising up a storm actually trigger ghrelin and hinder our ability to lose weight. With Manuel’s approach, clients are often directed to eat more frequently, sometimes in quantities they may not even desire, or have been conditioned to reject. The reality is, only by feeding ghrelin can we stave off its appetite-inducing power.

In addition to understanding what ghrelin is, it’s important to recognize the multitude of scenarios that can trigger it. For example, when we lose weight, ghrelin spikes. When we skip meals, ghrelin spikes. When we don’t have a proper balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, ghrelin spikes. And maybe most shockingly, when women exercise, ghrelin spikes. Imagine the reaction of most Americans upon learning that eating too little and relying on exercise can lead to weight gain.

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