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In the Media

Here is a snapshot of some of Dr Amanda's media appearances. Click on the bold titles to read more.

Why diets (usually) fail

Monday 2nd December 2013

Interview with Aviva Lowy from Radius Magazine, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, about why diets so often fail, and research into better weight management efforts.

To watch this story, click on the title above.

Channel 9 - A Current Affair

Friday 11th October 2013

Story about Dr Amanda Salis' research into ways to reduce the Famine Reaction for more effective weight loss.

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Fast weight loss can curb hunger: study

Wednesday 25th September 2013

Published in The Australian and in other print media, by Jacqueline Le, AAP

Article about Dr Amanda Salis' research into fast weight loss, which paradoxically has been shown to reduce hunger. This finding is the basis of the TEMPO Diet Trial that Dr Amanda is now starting.

To read the article, click on the title above.

ABC Radio National's Life Matters

Tuesday 24th September 2013

Interview with Dr Amanda Salis by Natasha Mitchell about why do diets usually fail. This interview cover's Dr Amanda's new clinical trial (the TEMPO Diet Trial) comparing the effects of fast versus slow weight loss on the Famine Reaction.

To listen to the interview, click on the title above.

Channel 7 - Sunrise with Mel and Kochie

Wednesday 18th March 2009

Mel and Kochie interview Dr Amanda about why men are better dieters than women.

To watch the interview, click on the play button above.

Channel 7 - Sunrise with Nat and Kochie

Thursday 11th December 2008

Nat and Kochie interview Dr Amanda about Oprah's latest move in the battle of the bulge.

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To see the program information click here.


Channel 7 - Sunrise with Mel and Kochie

Wednesday 28th May 2008

Interview with Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis by Mel and Kochie on Channel 7's Sunrise.

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ABC Classic FM - Mornings with Margaret Throsby

Tuesday 18th March 2008
Interview with Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis by Margaret Throsby about the science (and music) behind the discoveries that helped Amanda to lose 28 kilos and keep it off for over 10 years.

To listen to the interview, click on the title above.

ABC Radio National's Life Matters

Wednesday 12th March 2008
Interview with Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis by Richard Aedy about a scientific approach to weight loss.

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Reprogram your sweet tooth

Thursday 14th February 2008
First published in The Sydney Morning Herald Essentials Magazine
By Paula Goodyer

"You might need to train your tastebuds to like onions or vodka but when your tongue tastes sweetness for the first time, it's love at first lick. We might have to learn to like most flavours in food but sweetness is never a problem - we're all born with a liking for it, says Sydney neuroscientist Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis." Click here to read Paula Goodyer's full article.

Feast or famine? Finding the in-between

Sunday 23rd December 2007
Super Living Magazine
By Amy Richardson

Take a load off with Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis

Join Dr Amanda every second month in Australian Women's Health as she answers readers' questions about weight loss. To read past columns or to ask your own question, click here.

Natural painkillers offer a new direction in weight loss research

July / August 2007

Recently Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis' team at the Garvan Institute discovered that Dynorphins, which are the body's natural version of morphine, play a significant role in the Famine Reaction, the survival mechanism that makes it so difficult to keep losing weight when you're following a kilojoule-restricted diet.

News of Dr Amanda's discovery swept media outlets right across the globe, including National Nine News, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Age, The Launceston Examiner, The West Australian, The Edmonton Journal (Canada) and The Epoch Times International (in several languages). Dr Amanda also spoke about her discovery and its implications for people trying to lose weight on Singapore national radio (938LIVE).

Throw a Stone with Aaron and Jarrod

May - August 2007
FM103.2 - The Heart of Sydney

Join Dr Amanda on FM103.2 every Tuesday morning (or download MP3s so you can listen any time) as she helps Aaron and Jarrod in their quest to Throw a Stone in 10 weeks.

They used to call me the fat girl

9th June 2007
POST Newspapers, Western Australia

Nine Network Mornings with Kerri-Anne

5th March 2007
Kerri-Anne interviews with Dr Amanda regarding her book, her research and her weight-loss success.

To watch the interview, click on the play button above.

Hunger Management

10th December 2006
Sunday Life Magazine, The Sun-Herald Magazine

Story about the science of snacking, based on Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis' insights on hunger and how it is regulated and deregulated (By Claire Doble).

WHY I … eat chocolate every day: EXPERT VIEW

27th January 2005
The Sydney Morning Herald, Health & Science

Dr Amanda Sainsbury-Salis' expert opinion on chocolate addiction and weight management (written by Yuko Narushima).

Weight of Evidence Says Eat Up

2nd September 2004
The Sydney Morning Herald, Health & Science

The Famine Reaction

16th August 2004
ABC Radio National, The Health Report with Dr Norman Swan

What our readers say...

"Dear Amanda, Just wanted to say Hi before Christmas and let you know how I’ve been getting on. I am pleased to say that since I was at your workshop in May and started e-mail coaching with you I have lost 5 kilos. I know it may not seem like a huge amount in 6 months but don’t forget I hadn’t been able to lose 2 kilos and keep it off in about 7 years of dieting. The six months has also been quite a learning journey for me. I did take quite some time to really change old habits and adjust to a new way of eating and thinking. After some rigorous diary keeping I soon came to realize that I was still managing to squeeze into my diet quite a few foods that were not “real” foods. Crackers here and a couple of biscuits there when I wasn’t hungry. As I used the diary to really look at what I was eating, I also noticed that over the course of a week I might of only had 5-6 pieces of fruit, or gone a few days where my main meal had only a side serve of veggies/salad. And I noticed toast and crackers popping up everywhere in my diary. Now I feel I have a working understanding of “real” foods in my diet. I notice days when I don’t eat 2-3 pieces of fruit and a large salad/veggies. When I am ready to eat a snack I plan to have some lovely fresh fruit or yogurt, or a little cheese with celery/carrot. I’m not keeping the diary any longer in terms of satiety, but I still write down what I eat during the day and check every few days to ensure bad habits are not coming back. So thanks for the journey this year. I feel I am well on my way and will let you know when I lose the next 5 kilos! Hope you and the family have a great Christmas."

- Carolyn, Melbourne, VIC