Eating Free Launches Its 2011 New Year’s Weight Loss Challenge
SAN FRANCISCO, January 12, 2010 – The average American gains between one and 10 pounds over the holidays. For the third year in a row, in an effort to help men and women succeed with their weight loss resolutions, EatingFree.com will hold its New Year’s Weight Loss Challenge (WLC) from January 24th through April 17th, 2011. For a one-time $99 entry fee, participants will receive a support package valued at more than $600. The winner will receive a cash prize of one thousand dollars.
Eating Free creator Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD has designed the WLC for those who are tired of old diet patterns that yield no results: eating too little, sweating too much, still not losing weight, and reluctantly being resigned to just “live with it.” For those who follow his lead, the weight is finally over!
On average, more than 80% of people who use Eating Free lose the weight and keep it off for more than a year. In past years, 100% of New Year’s Weight Loss Challenge participants who finished lost weight. The average was between 1.5 and 3 pounds per week, which represents healthy, sustainable weight loss.
The WLC Package: Chock-Full of Tricks to Lose Weight and Keep It Off!
In addition to free access to the Eating Free online weight management program and free companion iPhone app available on iTunes, WLC participants will receive the following for a full 12 weeks:
Three 30-minute telephone coaching sessions during which an Eating Free registered dietitian will customize the program to your lifestyle and specific needs
- Access to three webinars conducted by Eating Free founder Manuel Villacorta
- Two emails per week from Manuel, each full of motivation, tips, sample snacks, and updates on their standing
- Three shopping lists (one for a mainstream supermarket, one for Trader Joe’s, and one for Whole Foods Market)
- Additional 7-day sample menus (vegan, gluten-free, and regular)
- A reference chart of 50 sample snacks (for the office, on-the-go, or at home)
Those who refer a friend who signs up will also receive a special gift booklet explaining how to confront the top 13 scenarios that may be a challenge to healthy weight management.
Those who refer three friends who sign up will receive an additional free coaching session.
To sign up for the WLC, interested individuals may call 866.881.1006 or visit http://www.eatingfree.com/blog/2011/01/02/win-1000-with-the-eating-free-new-years-weight-loss-challenge/.
Participants will be judged on the following:
Percent of weight loss
FreeQ utilization and improvement, in conjunction with their coach
Adherence to recordkeeping (at least five times per week)
EATING FREE: IT’S A LIFESTYLE, NOT A DIET!
Developed by American Dietetic Association national media spokesperson and award-winning registered dietitian Manuel Villacorta, Eating Free is based on the latest scientific information that allows people to eat more, exercise less, and still lose weight. Over the last six years, Eating Free has helped thousands of clients in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, Israel, and Switzerland collectively lose tens of thousands of pounds while eating all the foods they love.
“As opposed to fad diets that strictly limit fats or carbs, Eating Free encourages people to eat items from all food groups—even cheeseburgers, desserts, and alcohol—but in proper portion sizes and in combinations that actually fuel weight loss,” said Villacorta.
The beauty of Eating Free is its simplicity: Using your desktop computer, laptop, handheld device, or Eating Free’s iPhone app (available at no charge online at the iTunes Store), you begin by completing a simple online questionnaire that generates a customized weekly (as opposed to daily) nutrition plan. Each day, you record your food consumption online using a simple series of drop-down menus; Eating Free guides you to make the right decisions for your meals and—if you overeat—auto-corrects your plan to ensure that you stay on track with weight
For a review of Eating Free, please visit http://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/eating-free.