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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.

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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 Dr Amanda, I was very happy to receive your reply to my email. Thank you very much. I purchased your book 'The Don't Go Hungry Diet' and I started putting it into practise on 11th April when I was part way through the book. This will only be the method for me, I just have to dispose of my vast library of other diet books. I weighed and measured yesterday and less than 3 weeks I have lost 2 kilos and 1" around my waist. My weight is now 89.9 kilo. My height is 7'7". Sorry about the measure but I just can't get used to centimeters. I have a pedometer and I manage 8000 to 9000 steps a day. It is still hot here during the day so walking is confined to either early morning or late afternoon. I have made myself a success diary in a notebook and I can honestly say I never feel real hunger. I am not a big breakfast eater, I either have cereal or toast. I don't feel like any more to eat until after 2pm in the afternoon. Then I eat my evening meal about 7pm, which is a light meal. I have relished in the fact that I can eat a large variety of foods and seasonings. It is quite exciting really when I have dieted all my life. I don't look at myself with revulsion anymore because I know there is a way to control it and it is so simple. I just need patience. I have had famine reactions of fatigue, dizziness, lack of concentration, nausea, headache which disappear when I eat something like a small cinnaman doughnut, a peanut butter sandwich or a muffin from your recipe. I have stopped having the severe reactions now. I have baked several batches of those muffins and they are very popular. Yours sincerely"

- Elizabeth Burton, Robina, QLD