Written by International Skeleton Athlete Georgie Cohen
Claire Fudge is an internationally renowned high-performance dietitian and her input became rewarding in the day-to-day very quickly, with visible changes in my weightlifting training progression, quality of sled push reps, body composition and mood.
In order to simplify my 3 main learnings for others (sic) I'd say:
The transition to suddenly having enough energy saw my body performing better at each training session - improved energy levels saw my output become consistently higher quality. When that’s happening consistently at your daily training, you are consistently able to put in more effort - that means you’re going to have a better overall performance level.
When someone is showing up for you, you feel a new motivation to show up for yourself; it turns on a new switch.
I oftentimes talk about a cog in a wheel and working with Claire made the whole thing start turning faster. I believe a shift in mindset contributed positively to this. Claire’s knowledge is extensive and I trust her; trust is important when you’re making decisions that ultimately affect your goals. There’s a mental shift that happens that made a big difference in my training.
This came as a surprise to me. I didn’t know that most probiotics don’t live long enough to reach the part of your gut that needs it most - even some of the well-known brands. Claire introduced Symprove after my injury last December when I experienced some not-so-fun effects of the ‘brain x gut axis’.
Symprove was separately recommended by my doctor. Adding probiotics that work has played a part in giving my body what it needed to recover properly after an injury. I learned that working with a nutritionist can help you choose the right brand, not just for approved substances, but one that works well for your body.
If you’re ready to optimize your sport, health and life through performance nutrition book a free discovery call with Claire