Holiday eating, Non Diet Approach

What to do with chocolates this Easter long weekend

  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

Injury Recovery, Non Diet Approach

Curiosity feeds intuitive eating and artistry

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

Dance Nutrition, Injury Recovery, Non Diet Approach

Nutrition for Healing – A step by step guide summary

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

Non Diet Approach

Three ways in which Eating can enhance your performance

  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

Dance Nutrition, DDD Event, Non Diet Approach

Mind and Body Nutrition for Dancers – seminar recap

  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

Dance Nutrition, Non Diet Approach

Do you know Vitamin C?

  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?

Non Diet Approach

You are what you eat?

In 1923, nutritionist Victor Lindhlahr said; "Ninety per cent of the diseases known to man are caused by cheap foodstuffs. You are what you eat."   I find this quote so misleading.   Eating highly processed junk foods all day probably won’t help you propel in grand allegro or let you execute a flowing extension.… Continue reading You are what you eat?