Dancers: Are you interested in adding more plants to your plate? Or, if you’re a vegan dancer, are you unsure about whether or not your diet is incorporating all of the necessary components for both your health and your performance? Here’s a quick guide of resources from my blog DanceNutrition.com to learn more about whether or not your plant-based lifestyle is supporting or sacrificing your dance goals.
Dancers and Plant-Based Eating
First, check out this article. You’ll learn about the essential macronutrients and micronutrients of a plant-based diet. We’ll dive into the following nutrients:
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin B12
Vegan Dancers: Common Concerns
Once you’ve understood the functions of these various nutrients, learn about the dos and don’ts of veganism. In this article, we’ll uncover the research behind a vegan lifestyle. You’ll also learn about common concerns and troubleshooting that many dancers struggle with when beginning such a lifestyle without the proper intentions or professional support.
Another helpful addition to The Healthy Dancer® community is this free online course, which will help you to strategize a plan for ensuring your nutrient needs are met.
Simple Tips For Plant-Based Dancers [FREE DOWNLOAD]
- Reassess your intent. Is it sustainable or is it restrictive?
- Focus on abundance and variety.
- Understand the benefits of complex carbohydrates.
- Worry less about protein, you’re likely eating enough.
- Be generous with fat; you may not be eating enough of it.
Plant-Based Recipes for Dancers [FREE DOWNLOAD]
Now that you’ve learned about the fundamentals of plant-based lifestyles for dancers, now it’s time to start experimenting! Enjoy more than 15 easy and delicious vegan recipes, along with a bonus tip sheet for plant-based lifestyle tips and tricks.
More Nutrition Help for Vegan and Vegetarian Dancers
Without a properly planned menu, dancers can risk vitamin inadequacies that can impact their performance and increase their risk of injury. I created The Healthy Dancer’s Survival Guide as a go-to resource for dancers looking to level up their nutrition. With an entire edition dedicated to Plant-Based Lifestyles, dancers can ensure that all necessary nutrients are included for health and performance. Ebooks include guides for balanced meals, exclusive recipes, ingredient swaps, snack lists, and more.