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If you want to become a better dancer, nurture your values instead of manipulating your weight

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

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There's Nothing Wrong with Eating More this Holiday

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

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Iron Deficiency in Dancers

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.

Body Image, Dance Nutrition, Eating disorder / disordered eating, Menstrual cycle, Q&A

Q&A: Does eating fat make you fat?

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.