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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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"Dear Dr Amanda, I heard your interview on the Margaret Throsby show late last year (2008) and I was convinced that you had finally uncovered the secret. However, it has been so slow a process for me that I have wondered if I were the exception that proves the rule. I realized that I often ate when not hungry and did not get enough steps in my days. I have grown to listen to and trust by body, and do my best with the steps, working on an average for a week. In the five months since November I have lost 2 kilograms and I believe that these will stay off. I believe I need to lose about 8 kilos. But as I put the weight on in small 1/4 kilo increments, this must be the healthy way take it off. I am 56 and thought that perhaps the middle age spread was my destiny, as I believed that I ate well and went to the gym regularly but without losing anything. I have recommended your method, book and website to many even though I was a little concerned that I was not actually losing. I work as an academic, so value both the research and evidence based approach, and the guilt free philosophy. Well done! And thank you. "

- L.H., Northern NSW