|Publisher:||Bird Street Books|
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About the Author
A graduate of Tufts University and Tufts School of Medicine, she completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, a Stanford University teaching hospital. In 2005, Dr. Melina hosted a program on the Discovery Network's FIT TV, Fit TV's Diet Doctor, and for the past six years she has served as the diet and fitness expert for CNNHealth.
She is currently the president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and serves as the medical nutrition director for the advanced heart failure medical nutrition program for American Outcomes Management LLP.
Dr. Melina is the author of two previous books: The No Time to Lose Diet (in paperback as The Busy Person's Guide to Permanent Weight Loss and The Calendar Diet: A Month by Month Guide to Losing Weight While Living Your Life.
She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons and maintains a small private practice there. She believes whole-heartedly in the role of nutrition in preventative medicine and achieving optimal health. She teaches a balanced and sustainable lifestyle based eating and exercise program and has helped thousands of clients over the past decade and a half improve their health and well-being.
Dr. Melina is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of childhood obesity, particularly in the low-income, minority population. Her volunteer work includes helping to launch a healthy food pantry in the Hunter’s point neighborhood of San Francisco, and bi-weekly family nutrition and obesity counseling sessions at the Bresee Foundation in Los Angeles, a center for low-income, minority, at-risk youth.
Alice Lesch Kelly is a writer and editor specializing in health and nutrition. She has collaborated on many book projects, including a #1 New York Times bestseller. She is also an award-winning health journalist.