Nutrition Considerations for Vegan and Vegetarian Dancers Dancers and plant-based eating plans. Plant-based eating plans can 100% work for dancers. However, it may require a little extra intentionality to ensure you’re getting enough overall nourishment and meeting your micronutrient requirements.
Diet for Dancers What’s the “ideal” diet for dancers? This is a super common question and something I hear from dancers regularly. “Can you tell me exactly what to eat to reach my goals?” It’s helpful to consider this good
When nutrition for dancers comes up, there are always lots of great questions! It makes sense. You see the connection between your food intake and performance. You might even notice a difference in your mood, energy, and stamina when you
The importance of nutrition for dancers is undeniable and will always hold great importance. You’re using your body at the level of an elite athlete. The fuel you choose is going to determine how well your instrument performs. Eating enough
Why Honoring Your Hunger Cues is Essential Do you recognize feelings of hunger and fullness? How do you respond? If you’ve gotten into the habit of ignoring your feelings of hunger or intentionally under-eating when they come up, it’s time
The Missing Macro Say “yes” to healthy fat. Protein, carbohydrates, and fat are essential macronutrients. Your body needs them (all of them) to function. Even with the popularity of higher protein and fat diets, dancers tend to be somewhat fat-phobic.
The Info that Matters The Nutrition Label is worth discussing… As much as I preach about eating whole foods – fruit, vegetables, nuts, beans, seeds, avocado, maybe some lean meats and fish, I know dancer’s will end up eating some
Nutrition for Dancers is an important topic but you don’t have to be an expert in nutrition to reach your personal best body. Hopefully you find that reassuring.
The ballerina mindset, naturally can be a bit extreme. You’re conditioned to be that way and even taught that it’s necessary for success in this art. If you want to be the best you’ve got to give it all, all
Yes, Breakfast is that important. “The most important meal of the day.” “Don’t eat breakfast cereals that change the color of your milk.” Michael Pollan “It is more important to eat some carbohydrates at breakfast, because the brain needs fuel