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Dr Amanda Salis (nee Sainsbury) is an internationally renowned Australian weight loss scientist with a PhD from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her groundbreaking research into weight regulation has been published in prestigious science journals, including The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Diabetes, Genes and Development, Nature Medicine and Cell Metabolism. Her work has also featured on Australian national TV and radio, including ABC Radio National's Health Report with Dr Norman Swan.

Dr Amanda leads a research team investigating weight loss at the University of Sydney's Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders. She lectures to medical professionals around the world about the science of weight regulation, and has received numerous competitive grants and fellowships for her research.

Dr Amanda shares her scientific insights with the public through her books (The Don't Go Hungry Diet, Bantam Australia, 2007; Don't Go Hungry for Life, Bantam Australia 2011), workshops, and frequent media appearances.

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"Hello Dr Amanda, your book is wonderful, well done and thank you for your obvious care and dedication. I work as a Yoga teacher and Personal Trainer and have searched in vain for an answer to the frustrations of many of my clients. I adore good food and love your positive approach, no deprivation and an emphasis on quality! I look forward to sharing your wisdom and hard work with them over the coming weeks. "

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