Medical Sciencesgraduate Hazel Wallace juggles working as a Junior Doctor at University College Hospital in London with her hugely successful health and fitness Instagram account, and has now published her own book entitled The Food Medic.
“It was at USW that The Food Medic was born. It was my first time away from home in Ireland and I was far from healthy. I depended on fast-food, ready meals and snacks to keep me alive! I spent no time in the kitchen and even less time doing any form of physical activity. However in my final year I decided to turn my life around. I had a six-week period before my final exams so I used that timeline to kickstart my health and get back in the gym. I started cooking from scratch, prepping my lunches for the library, cutting down on alcohol and going to the gym every morning. The gym in the Treforest Sports Centre is the first gym I ever joined! By the time my exams had come around I had already noticed changes to my energy levels, my body, my skin and my fitness levels! I never looked back.
It is difficult to put into words how it really feels to have my book published - It’s a dream come true! I noticed a gap in the market for a book like this and firmly believe there is nothing out there like it. I combine my skills as a doctor, a scientist, a personal trainer and a foodie, to offer a total body guide to health and wellbeing.
I loved my time at University. University was a very important time for me, as it is for any student. It’s where I guess you could say I ‘found’ myself and really knew what I wanted to do with my life."