Fred is an attorney, entrepreneur, gourmet, world traveler, and wine connoisseur, who has enjoyed the gourmet lifestyle, especially Italian food since childhood. Fred grew up on Long Island, NY and has lived in Atlanta, GA, Sarasota, Tampa/Clearwater, and Boca Raton, Florida, and in Italy. Fred graduated from Emory University in 1998, and Stetson College of Law in 2002, Cum Laude, and from Stetson with an MBA in 2005. He is a practicing attorney in Florida, concentrating on real estate, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate, foundations, partnerships, and other business matters. He represents a select group of clients in his private boutique law practice, handling cases for elite clients in the Boca Raton/Palm Beach area, Sarasota/Manatee Counties, and in the Greater Tampa Bay Area. Fred is also a licensed real estate salesperson in Florida, showing clients properties throughout Southeast and Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay. Fred has served on Community Association Boards and Committees, and is a trustee for several close corporations and foundations. Fred's dedication and attention to detail is evident in everything he does, from dealing with sensitive client issues, to helping his clients find the right Florida property, to preparing a sumptuous meal to exacting standards. Fred has authored two books, "Fat to Fabulous", Fred's inspirational autobiographical account of his miraculous 150 lb. weight loss, eating in the best restaurants in New York City, Long Island, The Hamptons, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, S. Florida, and Florida's Gulf Coast. The book will feature several dozen healthy gourmet recipes from an exclusive list of the top restaurants in New York and Florida and will be the "Who's Who" of gourmet weight loss! Fred also developed a 4 Phase diet and lifestyle concept called "Fred Bollaci's Gourmet BOCA Diet", which is really all about a "Big Old Change in Attitude!" With the right attitude, all things are possible! Fred shares how a born food lover conquered emotional overeating and today "eats to live." Fred co-authored "Fun, Food, and Famiglia", a regional and seasonal Italian-American family cookbook with his aunt, Alice Bollaci Haddad, a former restaurateur who owned successful Italian restaurants in Melbourne, Australia. "Fat to Fabulous" is in the final stages of editing and is due to be published and extensively promoted later this spring! Fred will be touring the country and may well appear in a gourmet restaurant near you, especially in NYC/LI/The Hamptons, and S. Florida! "Fun, Food, and Famiglia" is next! Fred also offers private, in-person consultations for anyone looking for assistance, help, or motivation with weight loss, healthy gourmet diet, exercise, and lifestyle, and is available for motivational speaking and lectures. Fred currently resides in Delray Beach, FL. His passions are cooking, travel, fitness, health, wellness, reading, writing, and the “gioia di vivere”. Fred has plans for an upscale gourmet Italian-American and regional Italian restaurant of his own, a line of gourmet products, a line of healthy lifestyle products, imported Italian goods (excellent boutique wines, olive oils, ceramics, apparel, etc), as well as a chain of healthy gourmet lifestyle cafe's serving breakfast and lunch to an active, sophisticated clientele. Stay tuned!