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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 just wanted to say thank you for your very readable, helpful and fascinating book which has given me so much hope. I've loved finding out how my body works - and realising that I am not some freak of nature, that my body is designed just like most other people's bodies and that I CAN lose weight and keep it off once and for all. I have lost 16 kgs since June - and not regained any! My largest loss was 1.8 kgs one week, my smallest loss 0.2 of a kg another week. I know I shouldn't weigh myself weekly - it is probably the one thing I still struggle with. However, in all this time I have not once gained weight. My energy levels are through the roof. I am having a love affair with a very suave pedometer! I can't leave the house without it. I love forgetting something at the other end of the house - it's a great excuse to walk back and add steps to my daily total! My kids have pedometers too. I have gone from a size 20 to a size 14 - 16. I'd like to lose another 10 kgs and I really believe for the first time in my life that I can do it. I can't believe I used to think that it was ok to eat 10 rice crackers for a snack because they were great value at "only 1 point for 10". So why not eat 20 - for only 2 points! And I did, all the time. And then I'd be hungry again half an hour later. I now realise they are highly-processed high GI junk and only an elite athlete can get away with such a high GI carb-overload. You, on the other hand, really know what you are talking about. I am proof of that. Thanks again, and I will be seeing you at Oatley library on the 18th of October. Kind regards, J.S. "

- J.S., Kirrawee, NSW