Jamie Atkins

  1. How Pamela Dutkiewicz Overcame Her Insecurities

    “I never thought you’d be able to see abs on my body” - How Olympic Hurdler Pamela Dutkiewicz Overcame Her Insecurities

    With multiple medals at national championships as a junior athlete, Pamela Dutkiewicz had always been a prodigious talent. Super fast and always in the running for podium finishes, in 2010 she was the third fastest U20 hurdler in the world. Behind the scenes though, she felt insecure and uncomfortable about her appearance. “I once overheard one of the coaching staff describe me as ‘the chubby one.’” she told WortAthleten. “The thought of a photo of me appearing in a newspaper would scare the living daylight out of me. It was all I could think about in the days following a competition.”

    International sporting events are a microcosm of the world that we live in. They’re full of stories of determination and courage, of people overcoming overwhelming odds to achieve their dreams. We see the same choices we make every day play themselves out, their con

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  2. Honey and lemon chicken skewers with pear salad

    These succulent chicken skewers have a sweet and tasty flavour that is complimented by the fruity and tangy pear salad. It’s the perfect summer meal for those of you following the AMFormula diet!


    For two portions:
    • 2 chicken fillets
    • 1 lemon
    • 3 sprigs of thyme
    • 2 tsp honey
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 spring onion
    • 300 g cherry tomatoes
    • 200 g carrots
    • 1/2 Bunch of chives
    • 1 medium sized pear
    • 1 tbsp fruit vinegar
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 4 wooden skewers

    Preparation time:

    60 minutes (including marinating time)

    Cooking time:

    1. Cut the chicken fillets into pieces. Wash and halve the lemon, rubbing the peel over the chicken before squeezing the juice from half over the top. Wash the thyme, then pull the leaves from the stem.
    2. Make your marinade by mixing some lemon pe
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  3. Smoked Salmon Rolls

    These elegant and simple smoked salmon rolls can be stored in the fridge for a healthy, low-fat snack for you to grab in between meals, or can make up a light meal themselves along with a few slices of whole-grain toast.


    For two servings:
    • 40g of low fat cream cheese
    • 1 cucumber
    • 1/2 bunch dill
    • 150 g smoked salmon (sliced)
    • Pinch of salt & pepper
    • A little of your favourite curry powder

    Preparation time:

    20 minutes


    1. Place the cream cheese and washed dill into a bowl and stir to combine. Once it’s nice and creamy, season it with a pinch of salt, pepper, and curry powder to taste.
    2. Halve the cucumber and use a vegetable peeler or mandoline slicer to cut the cucumber into long, thin strips.
    3. Place the cucumber strips on a plate, then top with the sliced smoked salmon. Spread the cream cheese and dill mixture evenly over the t
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