What leads the human body to get the message that it needs to store fat, and what leads the human body to get the message that it needs to burn fat? In a dynamic, fresh approach to weight loss, acclaimed nutritional biochemist Dr Libby Weaver shows that the 'calorie equation' - how much you eat versus how much you move - is t the only determinant of our body shape and size. At the end of the day, if it was truly as simple as that, everyone would be trim, taut and terrific and there'd be health consequences because of excess body weight. Drawing on her 17 years of clinical practice, her strong scientific background in both nutrition and dietics and her PhD in biochemistry, Dr Libby discusses the real factors that cause us either to lose or gain weight. These nine factors are calories, stress hormones, sex hormones, liver function, thyroid function, gut bacteria, insulin, the nervous system and emotions. Let's face it - for many people it's t a lack of education that leads them to polish off a packet of chocolate biscuits after dinner, but their biochemistry and their emotions. Accidentally Overweight explores the role of these two factors in fat storage and optimal wellness. This is t just ather diet book - it's a life-changing way of understanding your body and health so that you can finally get the results you want.
Dr Libby Weaver is an internationally acclaimed nutritional biochemist, author and speaker. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics and a PhD in Biochemistry, and has 17 years in clinical practice. With a natural ability to break down even the most complex of concepts into layman's terms, Dr Libby empowers and inspires people to take charge of their health and happiness. www.drlibby.com