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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

“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?”

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

“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”

What makes a Healthy Dancer?

In one of the most recent workshops we had, students jot down the first word(s) that came to mind to define what makes a dancer healthy. They did this right at the beginning of the workshop and at the end. And the words that came out was great. Words that came out at the beginning … Continue reading What makes a Healthy Dancer?

“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