“Lose weight to improve your health”… just doesn’t make sense!

  When someone (even a doctor) tells you to "lose weight to improve your health", it just doesn't make sense. Because your weight isn't reflective of your health behaviours, nor is it an accurate indicator of health status. Weight-loss seeking diets will deprive you both physically and psychologically as you restrict your food intake, variety … Continue reading “Lose weight to improve your health”… just doesn’t make sense!

What happens when you start counting calories?

I'm against calorie-counting for a reason and that is that counting calories makes you vulnerable and insecure around food and exercise. (not to mention that counting calories, or any form of dieting, does not help you lose weight in the long term - it actually leads to regaining more) This account by Joanna really depicts … Continue reading What happens when you start counting calories?

Say No To Diets Today

Today the 6th of May is International No Diet Day.   The name says it all, really - it's a day to say NO to diets because hey, why are we even allowing others and ourselves to determine so much of our worth on body size and shape when each and every one of us … Continue reading Say No To Diets Today

On detox cleanse diets and how curious eating is much better for a dancer’s wellbeing

The Diet Industry is full of clever people. Otherwise how can they create so many boohoo "diets" every season? One that I get asked a lot about is the detox/cleanse diet. Apparently these are meant to "reset your metabolism" by "getting rid of toxins" blah blah (according to websites and catalogues that promote these diets). … Continue reading On detox cleanse diets and how curious eating is much better for a dancer’s wellbeing

What to do with chocolates this Easter long weekend

  Easter's just around the corner and, oh, I see egg- and bunny-shaped everything everywhere! That means it's time for easter eggs.   Like, chocolate easter eggs.   You're probably starting to collect a few already.   And maybe you're also starting to worry a little... "what do I do if I eat all these … Continue reading What to do with chocolates this Easter long weekend

There’s more to Bone Health than just Calcium

  You could be enjoying a glass of milk, a tub of yoghurt, a few slices of cheese, and even sardines with bones. And yet you may be suffering from repeated fractures.   Why?   That's what we're going to talk about today - a particular issue common among dancers.   (If you haven't read … Continue reading There’s more to Bone Health than just Calcium

A Dancer’s Guide to Gut Health

Gut health is a trending hot topic. It has been so for the last few years.   Is it relevant to dancers?   Oh, definitely!   If you have a healthy gut then you can minimise the negative effects of strenuous training, promote adequate and timely recovery, and keep yourself strong both physically and mentally. … Continue reading A Dancer’s Guide to Gut Health

Curiosity feeds intuitive eating and artistry

Curiosity is a wonderful thing. It's what drives learning and development; to enrich and flourish life. A curious mind is an asset to all dancers, regardless of age, level, or style, because it helps grow your artistry... and also a healthy relationship with food.   The Curious Mind and Eating With so much rigid rules … Continue reading Curiosity feeds intuitive eating and artistry

Nutrition for Healing – A step by step guide summary

There's nothing more upsetting than suffering an injury in dance, especially right before an important show or an audition. Recovery feels like a never ending road because the injury challenges you both physically and mentally.   It's heart-breaking for me to see you suffer and that's why I talk about nourishment and adequate fuelling to … Continue reading Nutrition for Healing – A step by step guide summary