Winter festivities often involve larger meals with foods that might be richer than what you’re used to, and trying to navigate the seasonal sugar rush can be overwhelming.
A healthy approach to eating during recovery involves an abundance and a variety of foods that offer the body tools to support tissue repair, muscle building, energy replenishment, and immunity. In addition to nutrition, it’s important that dancers focus on mindset—and the ability to stay motivated and confident—during injury recovery.
At its most basic level, a hunger cue is your body’s way of communicating a need for energy replenishment. In other words, it’s time for a meal or snack. For dancers, however, hunger cues can be less straightforward, especially when restrictive eating and/or busy schedules can cause these cues to diminish or go unnoticed.
Easily one of the biggest food trends of 2019, plant-based meat products have grown even more mainstream in 2020. Alternative burger patties are stocked in the freezer cases of most grocery stores, and fast-food chains from Burger King to White Castle have added meatless meat to their menus. It’s obviously trendy, but is it healthy […]
Looking to get a leg up at your next big audition? Eat well! Dietary decisions can make the difference between an energized performance and a sluggish one, but knowing exactly what to choose can be tricky. We gathered expert recommendations on what to eat the night before and morning of, as well as what to […]
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 […]
After living on junk food during a long break, I finally set up a plan for healthy eating and aerobic exercise. I was feeling positive as I approached my target weight, but then I hit a hectic period of rehearsals and stopped losing. Now what? —Jordan, Stamford, CT A sudden onslaught of rehearsals can make […]
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. […]