To not gain a single pound during the holidays,.  I would love for you to join me and make this your goal as well.  Here is how I am planning on doing this:

In an effort to help women and their loved ones eat, drink, and be merry—and not gain a pound—between two major “diet sabotage” dates—Thanksgiving 2010 and Super Bowl Sunday 2011— will offer its online service for free starting Monday, November 15, 2010 until Sunday, February 6, 2011.

In addition to free use of the Eating Free online service, users will receive a free three-month-long Holiday Weight Management Support Package that includes access to recipes and sample menus, useful tips emailed daily, weekly radio podcasts, and monthly educational webinars led by Eating Free founder Manuel Villacorta.  Geared to provide an “added boost” in helping people get through the season’s particular challenges, the entire package is valued at more than $500 per person. 

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.  On average, over 80% of people who use Eating Free lose the weight and keep it off for more than a year.

“As opposed to fad diets that strictly limit fats or carbs, Eating Free encourages people to eat items from all food groups—even holiday favorites like turkey dinners, holiday cookies, and champagne—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 upcoming iPhone app, you begin by completing a simple online questionnaire, which 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 loss.

To make this even more fun, Eating Free is offering Freebies. 

  • Holiday Free-For-All participants who refer the program will also receive Eating Free’s 2010 Holiday Cheat Sheet (a handy reference of common holiday foods and their values) for free when their friends, family, and co-workers sign up and list them as referrals.
  • Those who use Twitter or Facebook to spread the word about the Free-For-All will receive the Eating Free Recipes Booklet and Low-Calorie Substitutions Chart for free.
So, get started today!  I will check in every once in awhile and let you know how I am doing.  Feel free to e-mail me your own stories.