Food takes a pretty central role in the holiday season. If you’re struggling with body acceptance or feeling stressed in your relationship to food, holiday food encounters can be really overwhelming. Auditions are right around the corner. You might have
Moral labeling of food is everywhere. When food is categorized as “good” or “bad” or even “healthy” vs. “unhealthy,” we view it in a way that can induce food guilt. Your food story started when you were quite young and
In the majority of cases, the answer is no, absolutely not. And yet, it’s an idea that’s perpetuated in dance culture, the nutrition world, diet culture, and beyond. Its connection to the word “control” is reason enough to take caution.
It’s essential to have a plan surrounding your meals and snacks in order to best fuel your body for dance. You’ll also end up eating more food you actually enjoy rather than turning to packaged convenience food most of the
Doing a good job of fueling your performance for dance is an ongoing process. It’s really so important that you consider your nutrition needs all the time, not just in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to a show.
Mindful eating is a practice and a way to tune into your food and fully experience what you’re eating. For dancers, intentionally connecting to your food is key to feeling more balanced in the way you’re relating to your food
Importance of Breakfast Nutrition for Dancers Breakfast is a key meal in a dancer’s day. It’s an opportunity to give your body lots of fuel to power through hours of classes, rehearsals, and performances. Your first meal of the day
Having a plan around what you’ll be eating this Nutcracker season is an awesome way to ensure that you’re eating well. Cooking at home means you’re in control of what’s in your food and you can focus on quality ingredients
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.
Dancers and Emotional Eating Dancers and Emotional Eating Many dancers who I work with consider themselves “emotional eaters.” And while I’m not into labels, I’ve been there and I know it can feel like you’re eating all your stress and