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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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What the experts say...

"Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis brings a touch of reality as well as a good healthy dose of scientific understanding to her approach to weight control. Not only is Amanda amongst the best scientists in the world in obesity research, but she has been through the problem herself and found that the standard recommendations don't necessarily work - particularly for women, who are much more complicated creatures than men. You'll find this a refreshing approach in an often very tired old field. I thoroughly recommend it."

- Professor Garry Egger, developer of Gutbusters