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As director of 4thDiscipline I have always had a passion for food and sport.

My path naturally led me to a career as a clinical dietitian and into my passion – SPORT. This became the ethos behind 4thDiscipline; a 4 dimensional approach to nutrition with education and enabling at the heart of what we do.

As an age group endurance triathlete and cyclist; I lead consultations with professional athletes, clinical patients and sporty professionals to leverage knowledge and motivate behaviours to transform personal and athlete development with appropriate goal setting, personal plans and accountability.

I have had a wealth of experience with nutritional support across a wide range of clinical and medical conditions and preparing professional and elite athletes for Tokyo 2021 Olympics and Beijing 2022; and those on the elite triathlon circuit most recently. My clinical work has spanned from Clinical ITUs to working within sports medical teams, medical teams and mental health teams.

FOUNDER

Claire Fudge

Clinical Dietitian and High Performance Nutritionist

BSc RD, Pg. Cert, Adv Dip

Formal Education
Bachelor of Science with Hons Nutrition and Dietetics
King’s College, London

Post-Graduate Certificate Sports and Exercise Nutrition
Coventry University

Awards and Recognition

Registered Dietitian Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Registered High Performance Nutritionist (SENr)

Advanced Diploma Personal Training (Lifetime)

ISAK Anthropometry (ISAK)

Professional Athletes
we support at 4D

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About Wistia

Laura Siddall

Professional Triathlete

Laura has a busy pro athlete lifestyle with frequent travel. Laura and Claire are working together to optimise injury recovery and optimising fuelling for sessions and day to day life.

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Morgan Pearson

Professional USA Olympic Athlete

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Sabrina Stadelmann

Professional Swiss Tri-Athlete

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Alysha Krall

Professional USA Tri-Athlete

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Georgie Cohen

Professional Israeli Skeleton Athlete

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Laura Hillier

Athlete and Lifestyle

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Sam

Age Group Championship Endurance Triathlete

Laura has a busy pro athlete lifestyle with frequent travel. Laura and Claire are working together to optimise injury recovery and optimising fuelling for sessions and day to day life.

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Heather Ridgus

Age Group Championship Duathlete and Triathlete

Laura has a busy pro athlete lifestyle with frequent travel. Laura and Claire are working together to optimise injury recovery and optimising fuelling for sessions and day to day life.

Joanna

GB Professional Triathlete

Seanin

GB Professional Triathlete

Jodie Stimpson

GB Professional Triathlete

CLAIRE FUDGE

My Guiding Principles

Knowledge and Enabling

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” (Chinese Proverb).

I am passionate about athletes and clients understanding why we do what we do, recognising where, and how changes can be made.

We Are All Human; We Are Individuals

We are guided with equations, metrics, guidelines and protocols backed by the latest science and research. However, nutrition, weight and how our bodies and minds respond are all individual.

I value the time spent getting to really know athletes and clients; their training, symptoms and life pulls. I use my knowledge and experience over the last 17 years as a clinical dietitian, working in sport and as an athlete.

Evidence-Based Science

There are so many mixed messages out there, it can be difficult for athletes and clients to differentiate the fact from the fiction; and how that applies to them. As a clinical dietitian and high-performance nutritionist.
I use the most up to date research and science and apply this knowledge in easy to digest advice to an induvial. Science is there to guide but the practical application is where we use our experience; it is “THEORY VS PRACTICE”.

There Is No Good or Bad

Everybody deserves to enjoy, engage and own their nutrition! Food is not an enemy; it is there to enjoy, to fuel our bodies and ultimately is an untapped resource to accelerate performance in sport and in life.

Medical conditions, restrictive intake or gastrointestinal distress; with careful analysis, knowledge and guidance we establish foods to nourish and fuel.

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How to Eat When You’re Injured

Outside

17 Feb 2021

 

Dialing in your nutrition when you’re on the couch can be hard, especially for an active person. Here’s what you need to know.

Injury recovery is an uphill battle. You’re burdened by pain, isolated from training partners, inundated with appointments and rehab, worried about your diagnosis (or lack thereof), and sidelined from a sport that you love.

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Dietitian Claire Fudge Talks Nutrition Coaching and The New 4th Discipline...

Dure Magazine

25 October 2020

 

Do you put time and effort into your sports nutrition to improve performance? Knowing how to fuel for peak...

Body Composition: More Than a Figure on the Scales

Tri 247

14 December 2020

 

What is Body Composition and how can tracking it help both your health and performance?

How To Eat When You're Injured

Outside

21 Jan 2020

 

Dialing in your nutrition when you’re on the couch can be hard, especially for an active person. Here’s what you need to know.

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What clients say

  • “first year back from a serious injury; Claire was amazing! I can’t wait to carry on working with Claire through the winter to ensure I again make the best out of it and carry on my journey to reach the highest level in my sport”.


    Sophie Cook
    GB Pole Vaulter

  • “alternative approach to dealing with my eating disorder; a level of insight and understanding that has been pivotal in changes to thinking and eating; a background in sport has been a massive help; she appreciates the needs and environment of athletes and how this may play a huge part in eating disorders”.

    Jess
    Age Group Triathlete

  • “helped me more than I could have imagined; unlike any fad diets before; I am leaner and letting my food be the proper energy and recovery source it should be; always supportive, really cares. I love her approach to nutrition; working with what you have to make the best out of your body”.

    Vicki
    Age Group Triathlete and Cyclist

  • “your positivity is highly contagious- I feel better already”

    Caroline
    Clinical and Triathlete

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