We speak to nutritionist, Jamie Wright, who explains more about sports nutrition; how he got into the industry, the benefits of visiting a sports nutritionist and his advice for those currently studying.
Can you explain a bit more about how you got into sports nutrition?
It was more or less by accident. I was a very overweight child and teenager who, thankfully, began playing rugby and football as I moved to secondary school. This led me into the gym as a means of improving how I performed during sports.
As is the case with most, I was completely unaware of the importance of nutrition until I stumbled across a rugby magazine. In it was an article focused on an athlete’s diet and ‘what professionals eat’. This opened up a whole new world for me and with my love of science and wanting to know the ‘nitty-gritty, ins and outs’ of things and how they work, I began to progressively move into human...