Accidentally Overweight, was born out of the 14 years Dr Libby spent at university, her strong scientific background in both nutrition and dietetics and her PhD in biochemistry coupled with her observation of the way people responded to dietary change. 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 our body shape and size.
In Accidentally Overweight 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: calories, stress hormones, sex hormones, liver function, thyroid function, gut bacteria, insulin, alkalinity and emotions. 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.