Dance Nutrition

Snacking on holiday workshops

  Winter school holiday is about to start (or have started already for the lucky ones!) and you're mostly likely going to attend holiday workshops.   A full day of dancing, great!   Let's make the most out of it by fuelling and nourishing enough.   I want to focus on snacks this time because… Continue reading Snacking on holiday workshops

Dance Nutrition, Q&A

Q&A with Fumi [Do I need to take protein supplements?]

I've decided to start this Q&A series because there are many questions that I get asked so often that I think it deserves a written response. (And so that I can go "read more here!") Q: Do I need to take protein supplements to build muscles?   My Answer: You don't "need" to, because you… Continue reading Q&A with Fumi [Do I need to take protein supplements?]

Dance Nutrition, General Nutrition

Veggies for Dancers – how can veggies help you perform better?

Here in Australia it's National Nutrition Week (15-21 October 2017) and the aim of this is to encourage everyone to eat 5 serves of veggies a day. Yeah veggies!! . . . . . . . .... Not excited? Are yo thinking, "does veggies even have anything to do with dancers' health and performance"? Well,… Continue reading Veggies for Dancers – how can veggies help you perform better?

Dance Nutrition

Eating for the Show – Do I need to eat differently for the stage?

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?