Vitamin D deficiency is more common than rare in dancers. Read the post to find out why, and how to prevent/treat it.
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
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
"How often should I eat" "Should I eat three big meals or six small meals?" "Am I allowed to snack or not?" Well, for most dancers, snacking helps with re-fuelling and replenishing vital energy and nutrients so you can dance with precision for longer. Remember that exercise has an effect of suppressing your appetite… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Fuelling frequently helps
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
Dancers, Your body needs carbohydrate to function optimally. Carbohydrate will help keep you focused so you can work on refining the details in technique; give you stamina during lessons/rehearsals/shows; and help your body metabolise and utilise protein and other important nutrients to build a strong and resilient body. Bread, pasta, rice and potatoes… Continue reading Dance Nutrition 101 – Your Body Needs Carbohydrates
Coming towards the end of the year is a busy time for dancers. Training increases as more rehearsals are squeezed in for the upcoming shows. And on the performance days, everything goes so quickly that you can get lost on what to eat. Although adrenalin may mask the hunger during the show it definitely strikes… Continue reading Eating for the Show – Do I need to eat differently for the stage?