|Derval O’Rourke believes that the secret to being your healthiest, happiest self is to eat well and keep moving. As an elite athlete, Derval discovered the importance of nutrition. After a poor performance in the 2004 Olympics, she learned about food, fell in love with cooking and then, won a world title in her sport, hurdling. She believes eating well made all the difference to her form. Now that Derval is retired from athletics and is a busy young mum, her focus is on fitting exercise and healthy, pleasurable eating into a hectic schedule. The Fit Foodie is full of simple, delicious and totally doable recipes such as Laid-Back Lamb Tagine, Mediterranean Salmon and Spaghetti, Butternut and Bean Stew, Almond, Hazelnut and Pine Nut Bread and a stunning Chocolate Fondant Cake. Derval also shares smart and inspiring advice on how to get organised so that good food and exercise are a seamless part of your life.
In what year did Derval have a poor performance at the Olympics?
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