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

If you’d like to eat healthfully then respecting your body is a great place to start

School resumes next week and I'm aware of the conversations that may arise: "you need to eat healthy now because ---"   I'm a dietitian and I see the benefits of eating healthfully. At the same time I also acknowledge that health isn't just about what nutrients and how much you put in. It encompasses… Continue reading If you’d like to eat healthfully then respecting your body is a great place to start

Beyond nutrition, dance health, Dance Nutrition, Holiday eating, Non Diet Approach

Dance Nutrition 101 – This holiday, enjoy a big dose of Vitamin C

Have you heard of Vitamin C? Not the one you get from lemons and oranges but the one you produce yourself? (No? then read here first)   Compassion is the vitamin that nourishes your mind and body.   If you are truly trying to achieve the best performance nutrition, opt out of the commercialised pre-/post-Christmas dieting and… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – This holiday, enjoy a big dose of Vitamin C

Beyond nutrition, dance health, Dance Nutrition, Non Diet Approach

Dance Nutrition 101 – Thinness does not define your worth as a dancer

Your value as a dancer lies in being YOU.   Losing weight doesn't automatically make you a better dancer. And this may be a challenging concept to acknowledge at first because of the limited dance-body ideals out there.   But if you truly appreciate dance, you would know that ballet was never about thinness. It's… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Thinness does not define your worth as a dancer

Beyond nutrition, Body Image, Performance, Uncategorized

Body Image, Dance and Eating

  When you hear "Body Image", what do you think of? Is it... how you see yourself in the mirror? Is it... what you think of your body? It is... what you think others may be thinking of your body?   Understanding Body Image is crucial for dancers (and teachers!) because you're expressing your emotions,… Continue reading Body Image, Dance and Eating

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