Dr Libby to speak in Palmerston North
Women are people pleasers and too often put others’ needs ahead of their own, acclaimed nutritional specialist and author Dr Libby Weaver says.
Weaver is urging women to think about their bodies as she embarks on her latest tour across New Zealand and Australia, stopping off in Palmerston North on Tuesday.
‘‘From Surviving to Thriving: What every woman needs to know’’, is her 30-stop tour during September and October.
She is stopping off in Palmerston North in the final week of her tour.
‘‘I have pulled everything out of my brain and heart that is important for women to understand about their health.’’
Weaver said she had listened to what women were telling her.
‘‘So many were saying they are just in survival mode’’
Weaver will touch on the issues of stress, time management and what women’s bodies are telling them.
She urged women to understand the inner workings of their body, which would help them make lifestyle and food choices from a better place.
‘‘For many, just getting through the day is challenging enough – without adding to that finding the time to sift through the endless amounts of conflicting information on how we can improve our hormones, digestion, mood, stress levels, what we eat, how we sleep, and general contentedness with life.
‘‘For an already overwhelmed or busy woman, this alone can be enough to put us off making any changes at all.’’
Weaver will discuss why body fat sticks to certain places as well as the physical effects of stress.
‘‘Women have trouble saying no. We’re raised to be people pleasers, we put other people’s needs before our own.’’
Weaver will also talk about cravings.
‘‘If you eat dinner and then you still feel hungry, it is not food food you are looking for, it is soul food.
‘‘We are completely governed by what we feel.’’
When someone has a rough day or was feeling left out, their body would want to dull that pain. Some used wine, or food and even exercise.
‘‘For a lot of people food is the way they cope,’’ Weaver said.
Weaver will speak in Palmerston North at the Awapuni Function Centre on October 18.
Dr Libby Weaver will speak in Palmerston North urging women to understand their bodies.