Laurel Mellin, M.A., R.D., is the New York Times bestselling author of The Pathway. She is an associate clinical professor of family and community medicine and pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco's School of Medicine, and the director of The Institute for Health Solutions. Dr. Mellin's research and writing have received awards from the American Medical Association, the American Bariatric Society, and the U.S. Department of Consumer Education, and have been featured in Fortune, U.S. News and World Report, and Time, and on Oprah, Good Morning America, Today, and The Early Show. She lives in Marin County with her three children. Visit her website at www.thepathway.org.Mellin, Laurel is the author of '3-Day Solution Plan Jump-Start Lasting Weight Loss By Turning Off The Drive To Overeat', published 2005 under ISBN 9781400063772 and ISBN 1400063779.