Melina is one of those rare clinicians who is also very well versed in science. This is critically important in treating obesity because success requires both psychological insight and practical dietary strategies based on scientific knowledge. This book is a breath of fresh air in the utterly confused world of weight loss. --Barry Sears, Ph.D., author of The Zone Dr. Melina Jampolis is my go-to doctor for weight-loss related medical advice. As a colleague for many years, I ve found her commitment to sound research unprecedented. I believe this book has the ability to set people up for a lifetime of success. --Devin Alexander, celebrity chef, New York Times Bestselling author of The Biggest Loser Cookbook Series, Executive Chef of Devinly Decadence. Dr. Melina s multistage approach to nutritional weight-loss is very impressive. She combines the latest body of evidence-based research to establish sound and effective eating practices that are, no doubt, very effective at shedding body fat. --Harley Pasternak Honors Kinesiology, MSc., New York Times Bestselling author of 5 Pounds: The Breakthrough 5-Day Plan to Jump-Start Rapid Weight Loss (and Never Gain It Back!) I'm in my 60s, and I feel healthier and stronger than I have in my whole life. I've lost over 100 pounds, and I did it steadily, without any yo-yoing. The structured flexibility built into this plan helped me never feel like I was on a diet. Instead, it gave me a new way to eat for life. I am forever grateful! --Marsha Podd, R.N. Dr. Melina is a knowledge-packed powerhouse who provided practical, easy-to-implement diet strategies that were successful and sustainable! As someone who eats a primarily vegetarian diet, it was important to learn how to target appropriate protein sources into my diet. That, along with intentional eating that limited calorie-wasting alcohol, starch and sugar consumption, proved to be a formula that reaped results! --Dana K. Edlis The best part of Dr. Jampolis program is the structure combined with the flexibility, which I needed as a busy executive and mom. Being aware of how certain foods affect me more than others has been the biggest lesson. I don t feel deprived. I feel empowered to make the right decisions at each meal knowing how my body will react. --Katie Marsh I lost 15-20 pounds over six months following Dr. Melina s nutritional program. However, more importantly to me, I saw a drop in my total cholesterol of 60 points that allowed me to stop taking statins. Now I know how to select better foods to eat, and I continue to expand that knowledge to clean up my diet even more. --Pamela Ellis"