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As a weight loss scientist, I'm excited to share two areas of cutting edge science that will make it easier for you to lose weight and keep it off.

If you've ever tried to lose weight, you'll know the Famine Reaction. You've lost a few kilos, you're feeling good, you're doing all the right things…when you suddenly stop losing weight and you start feeling really hungry.

That's your Famine Reaction, a survival mechanism that protects you from wasting away.

So what do you do about it?

If you're following a conventional weight loss program, you struggle on. You resist your hunger, and you might do more exercise.

As a scientist with over 17 years of medical research experience, it's now clear that the conventional approach exacerbates the Famine Reaction and makes it even harder to lose weight.

The exciting news from medical research is that you can switch off the Famine Reaction and lose weight more effectively.

How?

By simply eating the types and amounts of mostly nutritious foods that satisfy you. Sounds too good to be true, but having lost 28 kilos and kept if off for 9 years as you'll see from my photos at right, and having seen others experience similar success, I know it works.

The other ground breaking scientific concept I want to share with you is your Fat Brake and how to use it to keep the weight off.

Just as your body has a Famine Reaction to protect you from losing weight, it also has a Fat Brake that protects you from gaining weight.

For instance let's imagine you gain a kilo or two over the holidays. Your Fat Brake then revs up your metabolic rate and cuts your appetite. So if you simply follow your hunger signals you lose that excess weight automatically.

When you know how to tame your Famine Reaction and boost your Fat Brake as I describe in The Don't Go Hungry Diet, you can lose weight and keep it off with less effort than ever before.

To see these principles in action for yourself, click here to read Chapter 1 of my book The Don't Go Hungry Diet.

- Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis, PhD

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What our readers say...

"Dear Dr Amanda, I was very happy to receive your reply to my email. Thank you very much. I purchased your book 'The Don't Go Hungry Diet' and I started putting it into practise on 11th April when I was part way through the book. This will only be the method for me, I just have to dispose of my vast library of other diet books. I weighed and measured yesterday and less than 3 weeks I have lost 2 kilos and 1" around my waist. My weight is now 89.9 kilo. My height is 7'7". Sorry about the measure but I just can't get used to centimeters. I have a pedometer and I manage 8000 to 9000 steps a day. It is still hot here during the day so walking is confined to either early morning or late afternoon. I have made myself a success diary in a notebook and I can honestly say I never feel real hunger. I am not a big breakfast eater, I either have cereal or toast. I don't feel like any more to eat until after 2pm in the afternoon. Then I eat my evening meal about 7pm, which is a light meal. I have relished in the fact that I can eat a large variety of foods and seasonings. It is quite exciting really when I have dieted all my life. I don't look at myself with revulsion anymore because I know there is a way to control it and it is so simple. I just need patience. I have had famine reactions of fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration, nausea, headache which disappear when I eat something like a small cinnaman doughnut, a peanut butter sandwich or a muffin from your recipe. I have stopped having the severe reactions now. I have baked several batches of those muffins and they are very popular. Yours sincerely"

- Elizabeth Burton, Robina, QLD