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
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
Easter's just around the corner and, oh, I see egg- and bunny-shaped everything everywhere! That means it's time for easter eggs. Like, chocolate easter eggs. You're probably starting to collect a few already. And maybe you're also starting to worry a little... "what do I do if I eat all these… Continue reading What to do with chocolates this Easter long weekend
Curiosity is a wonderful thing. It's what drives learning and development; to enrich and flourish life. A curious mind is an asset to all dancers, regardless of age, level, or style, because it helps grow your artistry... and also a healthy relationship with food. The Curious Mind and Eating With so much rigid rules… Continue reading Curiosity feeds intuitive eating and artistry
There's nothing more upsetting than suffering an injury in dance, especially right before an important show or an audition. Recovery feels like a never ending road because the injury challenges you both physically and mentally. It's heart-breaking for me to see you suffer and that's why I talk about nourishment and adequate fuelling to… Continue reading Nutrition for Healing – A step by step guide summary
You've seen it? You've heard it? Weight Watchers want to put teens as young as 13 on a diet. D O N O T ! ! ! For those of you who don't know what Weight Watchers is, it's a dieting company. It trains you to count points for all the foods… Continue reading Dancers DON’T need Weight Watchers
There are three things that eating can do for you, as a dancer, but too often only two of them are considered and the third one never spoken. So let's have a look. The three things that eating can bring to you: Eating plentifully will support your ability to dance, physically.… Continue reading Three ways in which Eating can enhance your performance
Dancer's health comes first. How else are you going to dance without a solid base?
Which of these do you need as a dancer - a body that is thin, or a body that can dance? This was the question I put forward to the few hundred audiences at the Dancers Life Support's event on the 8th of Jan. Amongst them were young dance students, pre-professional/professional/ex dancers,… Continue reading Mind and Body Nutrition for Dancers – seminar recap
Vitamin C. You may be thinking of the anti-aging, flu-fighting vitamin C? Nope. Vitamin Compassion. In particular, self-compassion. That's the vitamin C I'm talking about. Before you decide that this vitamin is vapid and ineffectual, read on and think again. Because for dancers, this self compassion has much… Continue reading Do you know Vitamin C?