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If the Fat Brake is so good, how did I gain weight in the first place?

The Fat Brake is an ingenious system, but it's also extremely delicate. Eating a lot of processed fatty foods is scientifically proven to damage the fat brake. What's more, it's easy to override the Fat Brake by eating when you don't feel hungry. To help your Fat Brake function at its best you need to eat mainly whole foods (with plenty of vegetables and fruits), eat only when you feel hungry and stop when you've honestly had enough. Even people with the weakest Fat Brakes are able to lose weight and keep it off with these simple safeguards.

What our readers say...

"Dear Amanda, I have never been overweight, but I have always had 2-5 kilos that I want to lose to fit nicely into my jeans etc. and not have a roll of fat around my stomach. I started reading your book in January 09 after the "Xmas feast panic" as I was starting to become 5-7 kilos over my goal weight instead of 2-5 kilos over (I would like to be 60k). By the end of January I started your diet as it seemed like a easy way to lose weight and a lot of commonsense, some of which I was doing anyway, as I have always exercised regularly, but I was craving fatty foods and seemed to be always fighting the famine reaction. Through listening to my body I have got rid of most of the low-fat foods and I am now eating wholesome and nutritious foods (most of the time). Your toasted muesli is fantastic, I have it for breaky most days and I do not feel hungry until 3 pm some days. I have only lost 2 kilos and 2 cm in 3 months, but I don't feel like I am on a diet and I could easily do this for the rest of my life. Thanks for answering so many questions I have had about weight loss and I will never go on another milkshake or low-carb diet again. "

- Alison Kay, Charleston, SA