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Accidentally Overweight: Solve Your Weight Loss Puzzle

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Accidentally Overweight: Solve Your Weight Loss Puzzle by Libby Weaver
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"More than just weight loss tools in this one!"
4 stars"
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There is a huge amount of information in this book. You really do need to read the whole book first to get a good over-view of how the body works and responds to food and outside influences. At the end of each chapter is a summery. I have read a lot of diet books but this one explains the body's mechanisims better than all of them. To loose weight and feel healthy you need to understand your body – to do that, you need to read this one chapter at a time. It gives great insight to better health across the board. There are a lot of things that are explained in here, that other books don't even touch. A very good read, although sometimes a little repeative and long-winded. Bare with it, it will be worth it!

13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
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4 stars"
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My only reservation is the pyschological reference section is based on pop psychology rather than more professional pyschology books.

Haven't finished reading it all the way through yet.

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Great information, very inspiring, love the way Dr Libby writes"
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I love how this book is wriiten. It has enlightened and inspired me.

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Accidentally Overweight is about what has to happen for a human to be able to access body fat and burn it. Essentially it is about weight loss and all of things that need to come together in our bodies for this to be possible. Many people eat well and exercise regularly yet their body fat does not reflect their efforts. Others have gained and lost the same 20 kilos for the past 20 years while for others they know they don't eat well or perhaps they eat too much, yet they feel powerless to change. This book explains the biochemistry and emotions of weight loss.

Table of Contents

Digestion: The base of your health -- Calories: Puzzle Piece Number 1 -- Stress Hormones: Puzzle Piece 2-- Sex Hormones: Puzzle Piece 3 -- The Liver: Puzzle Piece 4 -- Gut Bacteria: Puzzle Piece 5 -- The Thyroid: Puzzle Piece 6 -- Insulin: Puzzle Piece 7 -- Alkalinity: Puzzle Piece 8 -- Emotions: Puzzle Piece 9

Author Biography

Dr Libby Weaver (nee Ellis) (Ph.D) is one of Australasia's leading nutrition specialists and weight loss experts based in Auckland, New Zealand. Libby's passion for empowering people to make optimum health choices has led her to consult privately with individuals, in the corporate health arena, as well as with universities and the media. She is an author and a much sought after and passionate speaker covering a broad range of topics that leave her audiences well informed and uplifted. Libby completed her Ph.D examining biochemical and nutritional factors in children with autism at The University of Newcastle, Australia, the outcomes of which have affected the way in which the condition is treated in Australia and now also in New Zealand. It was through this work that Libby came to better understand the role various hormones play in influencing our body shape and size, our appetites, our responses to exercise and stress, clarity of thought, sleep patterns and a host of other behaviours. Working in two of Australia's leading health retreats, sharing these insights, Libby's concepts were often described as "life-changing". She reaches a broad range of people from business men and women and stay-at-home parents, to prominent sportspeople and Hollywood stars. Dr Libby has heard stories of weight loss challenges from people of many different walks of life. For some it was as simple as sorting their energy intake versus their energy expenditure. For countless others, frustration stemmed from confusion about what to eat and a sense of frustration that after a period of effort with food and exercise still no loss of body fat was occurring. Dr Libby knew there had to be far more to weight loss than energy balance. It was as if for some a carrot had 20 calories, while for others that same carrot behaved like it added 40 calories to the daily intake. Accidentally Overweight was born out of Dr Libby's research and reflection. Dr Libby's powerful messages are delivered through the pages of her book, in audio products, webinars and podcasts as well as through her informative seminars, all getting to the heart of nutritional issues which have the potential to alter an individual's health future. Dr Libby writes for numerous magazines and her first book "Accidentally Overweight" is for everyone wanting to understand how they can drive their body chemistry to always be able to access fat to burn it for energy and the wonderful and broad-reaching benefits that brings.
Release date NZ
December 15th, 2010
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
New Zealand
Little Green Frog Publishing Ltd
All-time sales rank
Top 2000
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