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17 things you didn't know about Dr Libby Weaver

Including which unhealthy food she wishes was healthy.

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. Here are a few things you probably don't know about her.

If I had to choose another career I would be…
An author of fiction, or a farmer. Actually I'd be a fiction-writing 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.

If I could swim at any New Zealand beach every day, the beach I would choose is...
Enclosure Bay on Waiheke Island.

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 summer fruit I wish I could eat year round is...
Mango.

The song that makes me dance is…
Late Night by Odesza.

My advice to my younger self would be…
Trust the unfolding of life and remember your will in it.

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