Beyond nutrition, dance health, Eating disorder / disordered eating, Performance

Why #morethanmybody is Important – Recap from Love Your Body Week

You would've noticed on my instagram page the recurring hashtag, #morethanmybody, throughout last week's Love Your Body Week (3-9 September) 2018.       Love Your Body Week is an initiative to promote good body image and raise awareness of eating disorders.   So, isn't that a good thing and why use the extra #morethanmybody hashtag… Continue reading Why #morethanmybody is Important – Recap from Love Your Body Week

Dance Nutrition, Performance

Dancer’s Guide to Performance Nutrition

  We're about to enter the last quarter of 2018, which means the performance season is coming up for many dance schools. So here's some eating tips to maximise your performance and keep you well.   [1] Maintain regular and adequate Everyday Eating Think of the everyday eating as a foundation work, because if the… Continue reading Dancer’s Guide to Performance Nutrition

dance health, Eating disorder / disordered eating

We Can Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start. And We Should.

Being aware of eating disorders can make a big difference to you as a dancer, but unfortunately the conversation is hardly ever held in schools or even between teachers and students.   Dancers today are provided with loads of resources about ankle sprains, knee and hip injuries, and prehab workouts to prevent injuries from happening… Continue reading We Can Stop Eating Disorders Before They Start. And We Should.

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Eating Disorders conference wrap (ANZAED) plus more

I was in Melbourne to attend the Australia & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders’ annual conference. I knew it’ll be a worthwhile trip because of the great line-up of presenters but O H  M Y goodness, it was mind-blowing!   Courageous Conversations This was the theme for the conference. Providing a safe and brave… Continue reading Eating Disorders conference wrap (ANZAED) plus more

dance health, Dance Nutrition, General Nutrition

Back to School Eating Tips

I thought I wrote the Holiday Snacking post only a week ago but surprise, it's Term 3 already!       So now that school's back, let's look at some tips to get back into the rhythm.   The big difference between school and holiday is that you don't get as much flexibility in when to… Continue reading Back to School Eating Tips

Dance Nutrition

Snacking on holiday workshops

  Winter school holiday is about to start (or have started already for the lucky ones!) and you're mostly likely going to attend holiday workshops.   A full day of dancing, great!   Let's make the most out of it by fuelling and nourishing enough.   I want to focus on snacks this time because… Continue reading Snacking on holiday workshops

Dance Nutrition, Eating disorder / disordered eating, Non Diet Approach

“Am I eating enough?”

It's challenging to eat enough than not in dance. In fact, you probably won't realise the importance of eating enough until you actually eat enough consistently and experience that great recovery and feeling energised each lesson.   When your body receives adequate (=enough) food to fuel your body, it can execute more power, increase endurance,… Continue reading “Am I eating enough?”

dance health, Eating disorder / disordered eating

The link between Dancers and Eating Disorders

Last Saturday was World Eating Disorders Action Day.   And I had a flashback to a moment several years ago where a doctor said, abruptly, "all ballet dancers have eating disorders. They have it so they can keep themselves thin".   Uh   NO.   HELL NO.   Let me do some myth-busting for you.… Continue reading The link between Dancers and Eating Disorders

Eating disorder / disordered eating

“It’s time to write our own story”

  Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day and my message to you is that you don't need to be someone else. You are already worthy of respect, love and care.   "It's time to write our own story"... Are you ready to take the journey of your story? I'll always be here to support… Continue reading “It’s time to write our own story”