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 coporate 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, or what she has come to call the calorie equation. Accidentally Overweight, Dr Libby's best-selling book, was born out of Dr Libby's research and her work with thousands and thousands of people. Dr Libby's powerful messages are delivered through the pages of her book, DVDs, and webinars as well as through her powerful live events, getting to the heart of nutritional and emotional issues which have the potential to alter an individual's health future. Dr Libby writes for numerous magazines and her first two best-selling books Accidentally Overweight and Rushing Woman's Syndrome are for everyone wanting to understand how they can support their body's chemistry and psychology to achieve optimal health.