About the Author: Ayaz Virji, MD is the Medical Director of the 6-Step Weight Loss Center in Largo, Florida. He received his MD from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his medical residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Bariatric (obesity) Medicine, the American Board of Family Medicine, and the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. He is a registered provider with the American Obesity Association and The American Society of Bariatric Physicians. He is a member of the American Medical Association, The American Academy of Family Physicians, and The North American Association for the Study of Obesity. Dr. Virji has written a number of scientific and layman publications on weight management and remains committed to improving the quality of life of patients through exceptional, physician-directed weight management.Virji, Ayaz is the author of 'Skinny Book - Second Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9780976903123 and ISBN 0976903121.