Tag: dancer nutrition

How to Eat Healthy at a College Dining Hall

The schedule of a college dancer is no joke: Between academics, studio classes and rehearsals, getting the fuel you need to power through it all is essential. But unless you live off-campus or have a kitchen in your dorm, you may feel like you’re at the mercy of your school’s dining hall. “College is often […]

Food Fight: I'm Stuck in a Cycle of Binge Eating

I’m really upset with myself for bingeing. I’m good with my diet for a few days, but then I give in and stuff myself with pizza and ice cream and am filled with self-hate. —Binge Eater, White Plains, NY Please give yourself a break! It’s not like you woke up and decided to make yourself […]

Is the Ketogenic Diet Safe for Dancers?

Although the ketogenic diet has been around since the 1920s as an epilepsy treatment for children, it’s experiencing a new wave of popularity. Thanks in part to social media, where “healthy” keto-friendly recipe videos are going viral, the high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet is gaining ground. But is it safe for dancers? We checked in with Rachel […]

Here's What Chantel Aguirre Eats To Stay Healthy On Tour

Chantel Aguirre may call sunny Los Angeles home, but the Shaping Sound company member and NUVO faculty member spends more time in the air, on a tour bus or in a convention ballroom than she does in the City of Angels. Aguirre, who is married to fellow Shaping Sound member Michael Keefe, generally only spends […]

Redefine Your #RelationshipGoals With Your Body & Your Plate

Trendy media outlets boast that “fit” is the new “skinny.” Instagram bloggers encourage us to #eatclean. As our feeds populate with matcha-filled mornings and the deep hues of acai bowls, awareness of “healthy eating” seems to be at an all-time high. Yet my experience as a registered dietitian in the dance industry shows me otherwise. […]

Your Summer Shopping List: 6 Fruits and Veggies To Boost Your Dancing

Summer is the best time of year to take advantage of fruits and veggies at the peak of their fresh, ripe flavor. The synergistic symphony of nutrients make them the perfect delivery system for fiber and many vitamins and minerals—all in a delicious, portable package. The natural sugars in fruits are a quick energy boost […]

Your Ideal Post-Performance Game Plan

Show week can take a lot out of you. You might have early company classes, long tech rehearsals and late-night cast parties—not to mention the actual time you spend performing. But developing the right post-show routine can help you recover before the next time you hit the stage. Fight Inflammation Fast Start battling inflammation within […]