Hi, I’m Alfredo.

My alias is the Lifestyle Pill Coach™.


It’s nice to meet you! Thanks for giving me a few moments of your time to introduce myself and share a few things.

You might be wondering how and why I came up with the alias. Well, for one I never really liked calling myself a ‘dietitian’. I feel it implies that I only help people with their diet when I help them with much more than that.

I’m passionate about nutrition and lifestyle research and that’s basically how The Lifestyle Pill Coach™ came into existence: it embodies the integration of sound science into everyday practice.

How can I serve you? I’ve worked in two different hospitals and I’ve helped numerous people (not patients) improve and, in some cases, even reverse some lifestyle-related chronic diseases with lifestyle medicine and a “complete person approach”.

I can help you do the same. I specialize in YOUR success!

According to the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, “Lifestyle Medicine is the use of a whole food, plant-predominant dietary lifestyle, regular physical activity, restorative sleep, stress management, avoidance of risky substances and positive social connection as a primary therapeutic modality for treatment and reversal of chronic disease.”

Coaching Specialties: Weight Loss (overweight, obesity), Insulin Resistance (Prediabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Type 1 Diabetes), High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol Levels, Fatty Liver, Calisthenics (body weight strength training).

A Few Interesting Things About Me

The #1 hobby is reading and I do a lot of it. I believe the world would be a better place and our advancement as a civilization would be accelerated if we read more – at least 1-2 books per month or plenty of worthy articles regularly.

I look up at least 10 words in a few, select dictionaries daily (Spanish translations included). I like words, especially the ones I can’t define. Sometimes I end up going down a vocabulary rabbit hole.

My strength training routine consists of performing non-weighted and weighted calisthenics. Pull ups, dips, push-ups, body rows, wall HSPUs, pistol squats, assisted Nordic curls, and pawn squats are a few staples of mine. Adding weight only makes doing them more fun, challenging, and the grunting louder.

I can stand in front of a window or on a mountain, sight-see, and reflect on my life, solve problems, and experience the present for quite a long time; at least until my daughter, wife or some other adult obligation pulls me away. It’s kind of like fishing, but without the rod, fish, or boat.

Not understanding things bothers me, quite a bit actually. I frequently look up things I don’t know or can’t remember. It’s entertaining. This is the second time rabbit hole is mentioned.

I can’t swim. I need to learn some day soon. Perhaps you can teach me, just let me know. My mom discouraged the use of local swimming pools at a very young age, and basically called them a petri-dish. As I grew older I learned she’s partially right. I remember going to the pools in middle school and, shortly after, developing a swelling lump on my inner thigh. She never found out about both of these occurrences because I didn’t want her to be right twice.

Efficacious, efficiency, and self-improvement are three words which direct my life. I consistently challenge myself to be greater in everything I say or do, in the results I get for myself or others, and frequently strive to experience the little and the new with my wife, daughter, and family; all while trying to take advantage of time a little better every day.

I am the creator of the Phytoterranian™/Fiberterranian™ Diet.

Essentially, my people (not patients) focus on consuming therapeutic quantities of fiber daily. They experience great improvements in their weight, health, and, in some cases, they conquer their chronic, metabolic conditions.

The Magnificent Missing Macronutrient™ (MMM) is a term which I coined for fiber on 04/30/2020.

Contrary to what you may have been told, or not, fiber is a macronutrient (Merriam-Webster has a concise definition: a macronutrient is a chemical element or substance that is essential in relatively large amounts to the growth and health of a living organism).

The research supports that consuming plenty of MMM daily is optimal for longevity, health, and the treatment of lifestyle-related disease: no other macronutrient comes close in this regard.

Getting plenty of MMM will ensure you hit your ‘micros’ as well as your ‘phytos’ (your micronutrients and phytochemicals), plus you’ll readily hit the hackneyed ‘macros’ (protein, carbohydrates, and fats).

Emphasizing the traditional macronutrients, without MMM, likely doesn’t achieve the same aforementioned effects, may exacerbate health problems long-term, and, unfortunately as of late, this dooming fixation is prevalent among the general and internet population.

Ninety-seven (97%) of Americans don’t get the minimum MMM and many obtain inadequate levels of numerous micronutrients as a result.

I’ve never gambled, but if I had to choose one thing to gamble money on; I know what it would be.