Elegant and fragile ballerinas fluttering around the stage cause a feeling of great admiration. What do they eat to maintain such shape? The opinion that ballerinas do not eat anything at all, of course, is nothing more than a myth.
Naturally, this does not mean that delicate ballerinas are allowed any gastronomic experiments. If they took place, a special diet for ballerinas would help restore the former shape. If a woman chooses a diet she usually thinks about her beauty and health, but ballerinas are well aware: their physical form is an integral part of the profession, their career depends on this.
Nutrition rules for ballerinas were formed by several generations. All needs of the body are taken into account, and the appearance of extra pounds is completely excluded. Such a diet does not lead to starvation and helps maintain an optimal form and at the same time allows to enjoy eating.
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Ballerinas’ diet is not a secret and is quite accessible to ordinary women who dream of elegant figures. Joy Bauer, the official nutritionist to the New York City Ballet, told about ballerinas’ menu and gave her recommendations about eating.
Breakfast. If you want to have a healthy breakfast, you should forget about cereal or bagels. They are simple carbs and you will feel hunger after a while. You should eat healthy protein food in the morning. For example: eggs, chicken breast, fruit and berries, and granola.
Lunch. Eat salads in the afternoon. Add chicken, eggs, fish, beans or tofu to your salads. This will make them rich in protein and will give your body more energy. You can eat rolls with turkey, lettuce, avocado and tomatoes.
Dinner. You should eat light during the day, and the dinner should be super balanced and rich in protein. Eat chicken, fish, low-fat pork, tofu and plenty of vegetables, for example, carrots or peppers. If you want, you may eat brown rice or whole-wheat pasta.
Snacks. If you want to eat something between your three meals, you may eat an apple with peanut butter, or yogurt with bananas and almonds. If you want to eat something sweet, you may have banana-chocolate ice-cream, for example.
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