This blog does not contain:
- Posts telling you what you can and cannot eat
- Only vegan, vegetarian, paleo, or gluten-free recipes
- Expensive, crazy ingredients that you will never have heard of, such as spirulina (which is apparently a superfood!)
- Time consuming and difficult recipes that undoubtedly go wrong.
- Simple, quick recipes that have 6 essential ingredients or less.
- Healthy food that won't require a massive change of lifestyle.
Me and food
I am always the first to protest that dancers are athletes. It's generally only boys with massive egos that describe dance as "easy" or imagine that it's girls prancing around - pretty much anyone who has attended a dance class will realise how difficult it is by the end when they come out sweating like a pig. Anyway, dancers need to eat healthily, like any other athletes, in order to sustain their energy levels for intense training. As my training has dramatically increased, I have realised the need to adapt my diet to fit this (read about my dance journey so far on my dance blog.) While I have never really eaten unhealthily, I made quite a few changes to my diet this summer. After reading Eat, Nourish, Glow by Amelia Freer, I decided that the most important thing to cut down on was refined sugar. Without realising, I was eating sugar all day, from cereal in the morning to cakes at lunchtime. I have also tried to cut down on the gluten and dairy in my diet by making surprisingly easy changes such as:
Swapping spaghetti for spiralized courgette noodles
Swapping milk for almond milk
I think about what I'm eating as a source of fuel, I love food and try to enjoy every meal! I hope that this blog can be a source of inspiration to you, maybe just to make one change to your diet. Have fun with food!