dancers, diet tips please?

I have to lose weight fast. I want to be a good dancer. please give me some diet tips:)

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  • Ophira
    Lv 4
    8 years ago
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    Ive lost a total of 3 stone so here are my own tips from experience:

    An important thing (for me!!) is to track down all my food..whether its down on paper or on a word document...anything... because sometimes you don't realise how much your eating and how calorific the food really is...everything adds up so thats my number 1 piece of advice! If your looking for a calorie counter i use a brilliant one on www.makemyplate.co that counts up all your calories on plates in a visual diary. Its great because you can interact with other users and get inspirations off of them. Also it tells you how much you should lose and you record everything you eat in a diary!!

    So tip number 2: Fill up your plate with as much veg as you like. Veg is full of fibre vitamins and minerals and is extremely low calorie. Because of this you will feel satisfied and not binge on other foods. A flapjack has about 400 calories and a big tuna and egg salad has 300....which one will fill you up more??

    Tip 3: Snack on FRUIT. Its the best snack you can ever munch on. Apples particularly as they fill you up no end, if you eat one 15 minutes before your meal they say that you eat 20 percent less than normal. Also low calorie and packed full of vitamins and minerals.

    Tip 3: Balance your plates with proteins carbs and veg. Whether the protein is from nuts meat or eggs etc, its a must in your diet to stop you craving other foods and giving you that energy boost. For example eggs for breakfast is great as it keeps you full till lunchtime. Sugary cereals on the other hand leave you craving foods all morning making you lose concentration!!

    Tip 4: Portion size is important. I always said that its not what you eat to a certain extent but how much you eat. Theres nothing wrong with a packet of crips or a chocolate bar its if you have 4 of them!! If your restricting your calories its fine to have a cake every now and then but write it down... don't go over your calorie intake of the day and your fine!!

    Tip 5: Forget the processed stuff stored in supermarkets/shops, its full of additional salts and sugars that will leave you unsatisfied...and normally are packed with unnecessary calories and lack of fibre..

    Tip 6: THINK NATURAL....nuts, fruits, fish, chicken, vegetables... forget the additional sauces.. for example mayo (1 teaspoon) has 100 calories..whats the point? You may as well eat a kitkat instead!!

    You'll lose weight if what your eating is less than 1500 cals approx..check it out on www.makemyplate.co. you can put all those foods on plates in your diary and it will count how many calories and nutrition exactly in your entire day. Then you can find cool alternatives to what your eating and check up if its good for losing weight...

    Good luck and hope that helps!!!!

    Source(s): www.makemyplate.co
  • 8 years ago

    I can definitely help. First and foremost, you have to have a clean diet. Without a proper diet, you will have a hard time losing weight. Diet makes up roughly 90% of the battle. Don't be that person at the gym who busts their tail off yet allows the hard work to go down the drain b/c they eat like crap.

    That being said, what foods to eat?

    Stick to a more lean protein/green veggie diet. Lean protein sources include chicken breast, turkey breast, fish, egg whites, lean beef such as sirloin, cottage cheese etc. The majority of your carbs should come from leafy greens such as asparagus, broccoli, kale, salad etc. Green veggies are very low in carb, full of fiber and are slower digesting.

    Stay away from refined carbs. Refined carbs are your white breads, white pasta etc. Eat whole grains but in moderation such as brown rice. Even though brown rice is superior to white rice, you still need to monitor your carbs so have these grains more on workout days for energy and adjust accordingly.

    Workout wise, a combination of free weights and cardio 3-4 times a week is optimal. Weight lifting helps burn more calories at rest. If you need more tips on losing weight, come check out my youtube channel below. I have healthy recipes, workouts and diet tips, all free advice! you won't be disappointed! link below and best of luck!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/sanitary103?%E2%80%A6

  • falls
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    if you're truly overweight, then you definitely can attempt to eat extra healthily and exercising extra, like persons have suggested. in spite of the undeniable fact that, your dance instructor has no right to allow you to recognize to shed extra pounds in case you do not opt for to. i recognize 7 lbs isn't a ton of weight, yet who's conscious of the position it is going to move from there? The day of stick-skinny ballerinas has surpassed. There are businesses who're very accepting of conventional weight dancers, so do not imagine this is going to make or destroy your occupation. Being healthy and recovering your dancing must be your objectives, no longer dropping weight purely because your instructor informed you to. in case you experience to forced, swap studios. purely bear in mind that food is gasoline for our bodies, and also you opt for gasoline to bop and do each and every thing else you opt for to do.

  • 5 years ago

    soups can be both filling and comforting try making a garden or bean soup with low salt broth and store in portion sized cups for later

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  • 5 years ago

    if you re more sports goddess than cha cha dancer play interactive wii tennis for 13 minutes

  • 5 years ago

    trade in a cappuccino for a regular a cup of joe

  • 5 years ago

    Complete your eating three hours before your bedtime

  • 4 years ago

    replace a wrap with two low carb whole wheat slices of bread

  • 5 years ago

    Hitting the gym is important for weight loss

  • 5 years ago

    45 minute of treading water

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