A lot of the narrative around food and food choices centers on hunger. It’s a key tenet of intuitive eating: “honor your hunger.” While there’s tons of value in intuitive eating and honoring your hunger, it can be tricky for
Dancer–Food Relationship Basics
What exactly is a food relationship and why does it matter? Simply put: the way you’re relating to food is your “food relationship.” It may seem like something weird to think about or talk about, but revising food relationships is
7 Tips: Balanced Holiday Eating for Dancers
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
5 Ways Dancers Can Work Through Food Guilt
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
Should Dancers Practice Portion Control?
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.
Meal Planning for Dancers
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
Your Pre-Performance Dancer Fuel Plan
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 for Dancers
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
Breakfast Nutrition for Dancers
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
Your Nutcracker Season Meal Plan
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