This article is to answer a question I received on Instagram. Q: I heard fasting is good for you, but is it recommended for dancers? A: My answer is no. Fasting isn't a great thing to do for your body as a dancer, especially if you're in intense training. Your body naturally… Continue reading Q&A: Should dancers fast?
Eating can enhance your performance, but not-eating can't. No matter how much nutrition knowledge you get, you're not making use of it until you start eating plentifully! Take a moment and absorb these important roles of eating: Eating plentifully will support your ability to dance, physically. Eating plentifully and healthfully can help prevent… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Eating can enhance your performance, but Not-eating can’t
Protein is, like many other nutrients, important for dancers. You can get enough from food so supplements are only needed when eating is not adequate or there's some benefit with convenience/travel. U;ve answered the common questions around protein supplements before and you can read it here. Fumi x
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
Whenever I mention Dancers Don't Diet, I'm asked more often than not the reason why I don't promote dieting in dancers. When people ask me this question I can see this speech bubble popping up above their head like that in a cartoon: "but don't dancers need to be thin to dance and so… Continue reading Why I don’t promote dieting in dancers
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
We're about to enter the last quarter of 2018, which means the performance season is coming up for many dance schools. So here's some eating tips to maximise your performance and keep you well.  Maintain regular and adequate Everyday Eating Think of the everyday eating as a foundation work, because if the… Continue reading Dancer’s Guide to Performance Nutrition