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42 | #RachelFine - To The Pointe Nutrition

On our third episode of Dance Wellness month your co-hosts Azaria and Martheya interview Certified Specialist in Sports Nutrition, Certified Counselor of Intuitive Eating, and founder of To The Pointe Nutrition, Rachel Fine, MS RD CSSD. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about healthy eating, the effects of food on physical, mental, and emotional health, disordered eating vs. eating disorders, common mistakes with food, and how to use the free resources Rachel shares to look at your relationship with food.


[0:29] Azaria and Martheya introduce Rachel Fine


[1:48] Azaria asks: “What is the definition of a healthy dancer?”

[4:33] Azaria asks: “You take a holistic approach to health and nutrition?”

[5:40] Martheya asks: “How does food really affect mental and physical health?”

[8:38] Martheya asks: “What does your role look like as nutritionist versus someone who is a therapist?”

[11:46] Martheya asks: “Can we talk more about what you do with To The Pointe Nutrition and Dance Nutrition? You share a free Ebook, articles on your blog, and a helpful video where you quote 5 tips from a Psychotherapist (shorten mirror time, comparison, exposure, re-labeling bad days, and enhancing other aspects) for dancers struggling with an ideal dancer body image. What is your experience working with clients in navigating these expectations and eating disorders?”

[16:08] Azaria asks: “Our listeners might not be familiar with Orthorexia...Can you explain what that is exactly?”

[17:01] Martheya asks: “For people listening right now what advice do you have on revamping their relationship with food?”

[23:02] Azaria asks: “What are some of the common mistakes that dancers make around food? ”

[25:56] Martheya asks: “What can we do to help spread the word? How can we spread the positive message of the tools you offer?”

[31:11] Azaria asks: “Is your process more about rewiring the brain to stop punishing when it comes to the food restrictions?”

[33:50] Martheya asks: “Do you have anything else you want to share with our audience?”

[34:47] Azaria asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • American Ballet Theatre- Sleeping Beauty, “I was probably 11 years old”

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • Both “It can... it can also have a negative impact on the dance world”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

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