Daisy’s latest extraordinary woman, Suzie, talks about her busy life in Scotland as a junior doctor, mum, mountain hiker, and keto enthusiast.
Suzie Edge is a junior doctor based in Scotland where she works in Orthopaedic Surgery. After an earlier degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Suzie joined a graduate programme at the Medical School in Aberdeen, but within a year of graduating and starting life as a doctor, she was pregnant with her first daughter. Despite lots of karate training, playing rugby and being in the Territorial Army and despite eating the prescribed “healthy” diet, Suzie gradually put on more and more weight.
She lives with her husband Derek, who is an accountant and mountain rescue team member, and their two daughters (aged 9 and 10). They escape to the mountains of Scotland whenever possible.
Suzie discovered low carb after her brother gave her a copy of The Diet Delusion by Gary Taubes (Good Calories Bad Calories in the US) and though she believed in the possibilities of low carb, she didn’t fully commit until early this year. Since doing so she’s lost 28 pounds and 4 inches from her waist.
Suzie is back into martial arts and is currently also studying for a Masters in Modern History of Medicine learning to research and to write in a non-clinical setting, which may lead to a book about lifestyle medicine and the future of the NHS.
She will talk endlessly about low carb to anyone who will listen: patients, colleagues, and mums at the playground. She is trying to work out how she can have more of an impact on the lifestyles of the patients and colleagues she meets at work.
This week’s quote is from JK Rowling…
We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.