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.

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