A REAL Diet, or advice like that

September 11th, 2009

Strange as it may seem on this anniversary of 9/11 the subject of diet, specifically what foods to eat (instead of diet as in counting calories) has come up and so Ballet North thought it would be good to provide the following tips:

1) VEGETABLES. Yes, vegetables - there is no substitute for their natural fiber and anti-oxidants which are both almost 100% absorbed by the body; supplements are doing good to reach 30% absorbability in most cases. Eat your greens!

2) PROTEIN. The human body absolutely needs high quality protein. Be it lean beef in moderation, cooked white fish (for a limited risk of heavy metals like you find with, for example, tuna) poultry or vegetable sources like soy. Don't skimp on protein, your athletic performance and endurance will suffer greatly if you do.

3) Fruit & Carbohydrates: We all love them, and fruit is yummy to boot, just don't go crazy. A sugar rush is a sugar rush whether you eat too many grapes or too much pasta or too many gummy bears. Obviously, fruit is better than gummies but in any case you need to learn when to stop eating and AVOID sugar rushes. NO matter what you eat, if you get a "rush" and a "crash" you need to change your diet.

The point? Staying healthy and up to 100% performance in class and on stage is the best way for the Ballet to defeat the terrorists: the show must go on and art cannot be beaten by violence or hate.