What should be the Pre-dance Nutrition?

What should be the Pre-dance Nutrition?

Vikas Rajput asked March 1, 2016

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Taru Agarwal March 1, 2016

Dancers need more nutritional diet in balanced amounts and right proportions at the right time. This is the only way by which dancers can acquire energy to continue long hours of practice and give supplement to their overworked muscles.   
Regular scheduled meals are best for dancers that include a combination of carbohydrates and proteins. Whereas carbohydrate provides immediate fuel to the body proteins help in sustaining that energy all day long. The breakfast taken by dancers should also contain balanced and adequate protein food to avoid fatigue. 
An approximate calorie intake by dancers who spend hours practicing on the floor should be- 

  • Breakfast- 300 to 400 calorie intake 
  • Pre lunch- 250 t0 300 calories 
  • Lunch- 500 to 600 calories 
  • Tea- up to 300 calories 
  • Dinner- ranging from 500 to 600 calories 

The food items that aspiring dancers should essentially intake as pre dance nutrition should comprise of- 

  • Fresh juices 
  • Fruits 
  • Dry fruits 
  • Green leafy vegetables 
  • Potato and vegetables with starch 
  • Egg 
  • Bread products 
  • Dairy products 

Intake of right nutritional food shall help repair tissue in the body of dancers,provide adequate energy and keep them healthy and fit. 

  1. Will it be right to give junk food to the kid, if she asks for the same before going to her dance class?
  2. Hello Siddharth,As per the health experts, junk food leads to the obesity, diabetes and even heart diseases among kids. There are many chronic diseases also that are usually caused by junk food. So, try making tasty healthy tasty food at home as per your child's preference and present it to her in an unique style. She will start loving home made healthy food.

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