born in 1974 and I have 3 grown-up children. In my 20's I
was obese and had no idea about food or nutrition. I
hated exercise. I never knew what exercise to do, or how to
do it properly, and always gave up within a week.
Unfortunately I was in a very unhappy and toxic marriage and I turned
to alcohol as a means to escape. Consequently I became
an alcoholic, also smoking around 15 cigarettes a day, and
probably drinking just as many coffees. I was in a bad way.
At the age of 33, weighing just under 16 stone, I divorced my husband, joined a gym and
concentrated on turning my life around.
Nutritionist for Weight
years, I had lost 4 stone of body fat, gained 1 stone of
muscle mass and became a Personal Trainer in the process.
Despite this achievement, I still felt that my diet could be
improved in order to aim for optimal health, so I went on to
study Advanced Nutrition for Weight Management.
Exercise Referral Specialist
went on I realised that so many of my clients had health
conditions, that I really should endeavour to learn more
about prescribing exercise for specific cases. Losing
weight is far more than just looking good, it's about
improving your quality of life, sometimes saving your life!
I studied a Diploma in GP Exercise Referral, which meant
that I could work safely with people who have chronic health
conditions, easing their symptoms and often reversing their
condition. I have experience working within a GP referral
scheme in London, and having worked closely with Doctors and
Physiotherapists, I now help people with their precise
medical and health needs.