I'm a true Scotsman with a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science and a Master's in Human Nutrition. I take great enjoyment in delving deep into peoples' diets and guiding them to healthier eating habits. I am particularly intrigued by the concept of manipulating your diet to prevent and reverse chronic disease and optimise athletic performance.
Close to my doorstep, I love venturing out into the Highlands to hike in the warmer months and ski during winter. When I'm not working or working out, I spend my time in the kitchen experimenting with recipes, playing sport (football and badminton mostly) and improving my French or German.
Perth, United Kingdom
What is your favorite kind of workout?
I usually do weight training with some HIIT-style movements to finish off. I find this strikes a sweet balance between building muscle, improving athleticism and burning fat.
What is your main focus?
My specialty is tailoring and correcting nutrition to help you excel in your athletic field or meet any other lifestyle goal you aspire to achieve. I typically combine this nutritional knowledge with my wealth of athletic and gym experience to fast-track improvements in the composition, shape and size of your physique. I put strong emphasis on evidence-based approaches in my coaching, so If the "why" is important to you, I'm your man!
How did you get interested in health?
Once an unhappy adolescent lacking self-esteem, I adopted different workouts and healthy eating habits to set myself on the path to better health. Since then, I've been forging my best self and have unexpectedly become more spiritually aware in the process.
What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?
In recent times, I've paid so much more attention to my gut health which I realised I had been neglecting during my university years after a spate of GI tract issues. For months, I couldn't eat or drink a long list of items that were common in my weekly shop. However, I have now completely overcome these issues by altering my diet and eating schedule to ameliorate my gut microbiome.
What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?
This one is simple: cut way down on sugar and start home-cooking! We consume way too many processed fast foods while out and about which can cumulatively increase your odds of developing cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and even cancer. When at home, incorporate more wholegrains and organic foods into your favourite recipes to feel fuller for longer and beat those distracting cravings.
What are some books you recommend?
The Republic by Plato - I'm not much of a fiction reader!