Diet for Dancers: A Complete Guide to Nutrition and Weight Control

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The first diet book based on research with dancers, this guide provides information about proper dietary procedures that will enable people to reach and/or maintain their optimal body weight for dancing. Areas discussed include weight control, individual differences in metabolism, and body composition.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Book Company / Dance Horizons; Rep Sub edition (January 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916622894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916622893
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces

Customer Reviews

great for any dancer or dance mom

 on January 6, 2017
By C. Squire
My daughter is now a dance teacher. When she was young and dancing 24/7, I bought this book for her to learn how to fuel her body properly for the workout she was getting. No anorexia under my watch! When she went to college, I gave the book to one of her younger dance teammates. She had me order this for one of her students; she was worried that she was too thin, and didn’t have the strength to hone her craft. It was well received.

Sound Advice…. Really!!

69 people found this helpful.
 on April 12, 2004
By Amy P
I bought this book wondering what I would find. Too many of the reviews here would like to make this book out to be a guide to starving oneself thin. The book is very complex, offering the physiology of how food breaks down in the body, how starvation and very low calorie consumption adversely effects the body, and how to calculate proper caloric intake based on weight and activity level. The recommened diet is the Exchange Program, that would be the American Diabetic Assoc. diet. The very same one physicians instruct persons with type 2 diabetes to use. This diet ensures that you eat a variety of foods (starches, meat, veggies, fruits, milk/dairy, and fat) and do not have to directly count calories. This is not a quick weight-loss plan, in fact the book testifies to the fact that this is a slow proccess. I couldn’t find anything in this book that recommended unhealthy practices to lose weight.

LOVE this book… a must-have for serious dancers!

5 people found this helpful.
 on August 17, 2009
By Elizabeth McKee
This book provides useful, real information on how to lose or maintain weight for dancers, and various strategies to use in any diet. The authors mainly focus on the American Diabetic Exchange program, which, it turns out, it a great way to keep track of what you’re eating, and they also provide the optimum number of each type of exchange for many different calorie intakes. Overall, this book is great. No complaints, except if they could make a more updated version (the back has frozen meals and their exchange values, and some companies don’t exist anymore, so updating that type of info would be very helpful) that would be amazing!

great way to start an "exchange" type diet

3 people found this helpful.
 on December 21, 2011
By sjoubert
I just finished this book. I loved all the detail given on how our bodies work. This book introduced me to the “exchange” diet. I really like this as opposed to counting calories. I feel like the exchanging helps me eat good calories. Also, this book has lots of great charts and appendices.

A specifically helpful read.

 on February 26, 2014
By Denise M De Soto
Informative and helpful to dancers, specifically to this group. Thank you. .you have supported a very highly trained group of athletes with important and scientific knowledge of nutritional needs for our bodies and maintaining healthy living.

Diet for Dancers.

 on November 29, 2013
By gumby4yoga
This book is quick and to the point. It helps prepare for heavy work days and remain fueled. I also enjoyed reading “Nutrition for the Dancer.” It is by Zerlina Mastin. You may enjoy this book as it compliments Diet for Dancers well. Enjoy!

Pleased with purchase

 on March 27, 2015
By Haven Dunbar
What I expected. Thanks will order from seller again. Pleased with purchase.

Very helpful

 on February 24, 2013
By LChristie
A great basis for nutrition as it breaks down the mechanics of how the food we eat gets used to fuel our bodies. Not the diet for everyone, however it can be tailored to fit anybody’s needs.

Five Stars

 on January 21, 2015
By Donna Prather
truly an Amazing book, worth the money! thank you!!!

Five Stars

 on August 11, 2015
By Thee Theion Temple
Thank You

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