Recap on the RAD Conference 2020 - Our Dance Nutrition presentation, plus what we learnt from other teachers and researchers
Welcome 2020 This time of the year we see a lot of #NewYearNewMe, most of them focusing on weight loss and dieting. If you've always set such goals for your New Year's resolution, have a re-think. If diets worked and manipulating your body was comfortable for you, then why do you end up setting the… Continue reading If you want to become a better dancer, nurture your values instead of manipulating your weight
Body respect comes first before body positivity and love. The dancer's body is a body that loves dancing. It is not and should not be confined to certain sizes. This new year, instead of blindly setting another dieting goal, why not use the time to explore ways to practice respect for all bodies, including your own?
One week countdown to Christmas begins. School's over and it's time to enjoy the Summer break! But what gets in the way of relaxing and having fun is... Dieting. "How to make up for eating too much over Christmas" "Best foods to shed kilo's for your holiday" "Diet starts from Boxing Day" Those are just… Continue reading There's Nothing Wrong with Eating More this Holiday
Iron is probably the most well-known micronutrient, and it doesn't hurt to consolidate your understanding on this because without enough iron, your physical performance can be impaired. Treatment and Prevention of iron deficiency is often not difficult, and involves ensuring adequate intake from foods.
What you need to know about Zinc deficiency in dancers (and how to prevent and treat it)
Vitamin D deficiency is more common than rare in dancers. Read the post to find out why, and how to prevent/treat it.
This weekend marked the second birthday for DDD. This year has gone so fast and I'm so grateful of the support we have received. Next year in 2020, DDD will be presenting at the RAD Conference - another big milestone! We will be talking about everything nutrition and self care for dancers. Thank you for… Continue reading DDD turned 2!
Q&A: Is it bad to have to eat a lot in order to maintain weight?
Eating enough is vital for dancers AND preventing weight drop is crucial in dancers especially if they are growing teens
I received this question and pondered on it for quite some time because of a few reasons.
Eating foods containing fats are important for your health, growth, development and performance.
Too often I see dancers and teens cutting out fat-containing foods such as dairy, oils, creams, peanut butter and nuts, from the fear they they are "bad for you".
Fearing foods will never give you the freedom you deserve.
If you are in a state of needing to grow or weight restore, fats are especially important.