Dr Libby Weaver is a nutritional biochemist, author and speaker. Her latest book, What am I Supposed to Eat?, is her 12th publication. She divides her time between New Zealand and Australia.
wellbeing expert Dr Libby Weaver
If I had to choose another career I would be… An author of fiction, or a farmer. Actually I’d be a fictionwriting farmer. The unhealthy food I most wish was healthy is… Hot chips! The meal that truly says summer to me is… It’s not the food but the setting. Summer to me is eating fresh, wholefood outdoors. My best Christmas memory… It was the year
I was given two ducklings, whose mother had died. I had an old metal sandpit that I filled with water for them so they had a pond to swim in and I would sit in it with them and chat away. Their names were Squat
and Dot. If I could bring one person back
from the dead it would be… Actor Heath Ledger because he was such a genius with such an extraordinary screen presence.
My perfect summer’s evening with friends is spent… Going for a walk on the beach or in the bush, then having a picnic and chatting in the
glorious twilight. The three words my friends would use to describe me are…
Kind. A geek. Wise. The best Christmas gift I have ever
received is… The opportunity to stay home, either in Australia or New Zealand, and not have to travel
(for work) anywhere. This year I will be in Australia in Burleigh Heads and I will be spending it with my parents.
The song that makes me dance is… Late
Night by Odesza. The Christmas tradition I couldn’t
be without is… Spending it with the people I love the most. My advice to my younger self would
be… Trust the unfolding of life and remember your will in it.
The summer fruit I wish I could eat year round is... MANGO. IF I COULD SWIM AT ANY NEW ZEALAND BEACH EVERY DAY, THE BEACH I WOULD CHOOSE IS... Enclosure Bay on Waiheke Island.