My passion for nutrition stems from my love for food. I loved cooking and creating recipes as a child, and was always fascinated with food chemistry at school.
I went on to study a degree in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Surrey and – unusually for girls back in the 80s! – started lifting weights. Here, I was able to combine my knowledge about nutrition with my competitive sporting goals and became the British bodybuilding champion in 1991.
I set up my nutrition consultancy in 1990, specialising in sport and exercise nutrition. Over the years I have written more than 20 books and hundreds of articles, and continued to build my knowledge and expertise in sport and exercise nutrition. I have worked with the British Olympic Association and the Amateur Swimming Association, as well as with numerous teams, clubs and individuals in a diverse range of sports, from swimming and bodybuilding to triathlon, cycling and running.