Accidentally Overweight by Dr Libby Weaver
In Accidentally Overweight Dr Libby explores the must know nine factors essential to successful and sustainable weight loss. This book is a result of the 14 years Dr Libby spent at university, her strong scientific background in both nutrition and dietetics and her observation and experience with the way people respond to dietary change.
Dr Libby has thousands of stories about how what she calls the calorie equation (how much you eat versus how much you move) is not the only determinant of your body shape and size.
Dr Libby discusses the nine factors that influence whether the human body is getting the message to store body fat or burn it. These factors include such things as calories, stress hormones, sex hormones, thyroid function, gut bacteria and more. Let’s face it… for many people, it is not a lack of education that leads them to polish off a packet of chocolate biscuits after dinner, it’s biochemical or emotional. People don’t eat that way believing they are doing their health any favours. Accidentally Overweight explores both the biochemistry and the emotions behind fat storage and optimal wellness.
Using decades of academic and clinical experience, Dr Libby uses heartfelt and relatable case studies as to why people may be struggling to lose the weight they desire and offers readers the tools to help them solve their own weight loss puzzle.
About the Author: Dr Libby Weaver
Dr Libby Weaver is one of Australasia’s leading nutritional biochemists, a 13 times best-selling author and a renowned international speaker. With a degree in dietetics, a PhD in biochemistry and over 20 years’ experience in clinical practice, Dr Libby draws on her wisdom and expertise to empower people to take charge of their health and happiness.
With a natural ability to break even the most complicated of concepts into layman’s terms, Dr Libby’s health messages embrace her unique three-pillared approach that explore the interplay between nutrition, emotions and the biochemistry of the body. Driven to help women better understand the complexities of their bodies, Dr Libby has spent the greater part of her career exploring the impact of hormones on overall health and how to correct imbalances.