This Article is About
contemporary dance classes
ballet dancer
food addictions
brain chemicals
chemical messengers
artificial sweeteners
cheer leader
breakfast cereal
cigarette smoke
sugar rush
energy drinks
Trying To Be Skinny And A Ballet Diet
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

There is so much frustration with weight loss when you're trying to be skinny. And so many factors involved. Your genetics, your age, your exercise, your hormones, your appetite, your food cravings, your emotional eating, and your likes and dislikes. Or is that your food addictions and habits. Sometimes we don't know!

Do you LIKE that boxed breakfast cereal or is your brain used to the sugar rush? Believe it or not, almost the same reaction occurs in your brain when you inhale cigarette smoke, that happens when you have a few spoonfuls of boxed cereal - whole grain or not. Because the starchy grains burn as SUGAR.

Do you feel good when you exercise, or afterwards? Part of the reason exercise makes you feel good is that your brain generates endorphins, chemicals that enhance your moods. So, your own brain rewards you for doing something that is good for you.

However, endorphins can also be generated by chemicals, drugs, that can sit in the receptor sites for certain brain hormones, or chemical messengers. Such as SUGAR. Or tobacco, or artificial sweeteners, or alcohol (a sugar). Or recreational drugs too.

Caffeine is another drug that jump-starts your brain chemicals and your metabolism. It is fashionable, multi-flavored (coffees, lattes, espressos, energy drinks) and in its organic unprocessed form, a little healthy!

(Yet a ballet dancer trying to be skinny may opt for a healthy “better than coffee” replacement every morning). But if you are on this list:  

  • ballet dancer
  • in adult ballet class
  • in contemporary dance classes
  • a hip hop dancer
  • a cheer leader
  • a new mom
  • women in middle of life
  • teen
  • preteen gaining weight
  • depressed teenager
  • depressed

Maybe you have already tried dieting, and are trying to be skinny, or a little skinnier, and you cannot stay on a ballet diet for some reason...

I think I can help. What is a diet essentially. A diet is “not eating what you want, but eating what you should, in order to consume less calories than you burn off, while trying to be healthy”.

What if you could change your brain and change what you want to eat? Well, then you wouldn't be dieting. This is not a trick – but IT IS. Any kind of change you ever make in life, you make from your brain. Any decision you make about a change you need to make is made with your conscious mind power.

You need a method, a plan, a way of changing what your brain thinks you want to eat. This is not deprivation or dieting. This is changing your brain. And for teens weight loss, the earlier in your life you learn, the happier you will be. It is not dependent on age.

(So if you are in the middle of life, you can enjoy the benefits of your conscious mind power too!)

Try a dozen life lessons on a CD to help you with trying to be skinny, and putting together a wonderful ballet diet (or cheer leading or hip hop or new mom) diet.  

Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
Ballet Diet And Low Fat Menus
Ballet diet is of interest to those serious young (and adult ballet beginners) ballet dancers. Getting lots of nutrition from low fat menus is the best for your dancing health (and anybody's). I hear from many dancing moms about their dancing daughters and dancing sons. They are concerned about feeding…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Performing Arts   Apr 23, 2011  
  Likes: 5

Ballet Muscles - Get That Ballet Ability
Many wanna be dancers wonder about ballet and the muscles they might get from dancers daily, or weekly exercise. The fact is, ballet develops wonderfully strong muscles, if learned correctly. If you want to take ballet and only have the time and money for once a week classes, you have…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Dancing   Jul 04, 2011  
  Likes: 4

Increase Ballet Turnout And Understand The Determining Factors
Many ballet dancers can increase their ballet turnout simply by getting stronger in the muscles that hold turnout, to the degree that they have, or think that they have. This article will discuss the determining factors about your turnout. Can you actually get more turned out? What Is Range Of…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Performing Arts   Mar 09, 2011  
  Likes: 4

How To Advance Quickly In Ballet
You can learn how to advance quickly in ballet whether you are "born to dance" or not. If you are clear on your goals, and why you have chosen ballet as a workout, you will progress even more quickly. Am I saying you will be in pointe shoes in a…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Dancing   Jun 03, 2011  
  Likes: 5

Start Learning Ballet
Yes, I'm talking to you! Classical dance is one of the most interesting – and artistic – high intensity interval training routines around. High exertion in short spurts – rest – another high exertion in a short spurt – rest... The very best exercise to help you: build muscle mass…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Dancing   May 30, 2013  
  Likes: 0

Top Of The Class – Your Ballet Toes Shoes Class
Serious dance students have no delusions. They know they have to be among the top in their ballet academy classes to land a solo or a leading role in their ballet recitals. They know that every ballet barre exercise is important, and that to become more flexible, and stronger, is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Dancing   Feb 20, 2012  
  Likes: 1

Ballet Parents And Exactly How To Help
Ballet parents worry. I know, I hear from them all the time. Because they do not know exactly how to help. Believe me, I understand this because I understand ballet. My mom didn't. She kind of stayed out of the cross fire - but she made incredible ballet tutus, so…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Performing Arts   May 19, 2011  
  Likes: 2

Pre Pointe Exercise Will Give You Higher Jump Height
All dance students, and especially the men in ballet who would like to get a higher jump height, should learn and practice pre pointe exercise for their foot muscles. These special exercises are usually considered to be only for young ballerinas who want to dance in pointe shoes. Pre pointe…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Performing Arts   May 13, 2011  
  Likes: 0

Jennifer Lopez Past Loves (in Chronological Order)
Fans love Jennifer Lopez, 42, the popular Puerto Rican-American actress, singer, dancer, "American Idol" judge, and businesswoman. They have watched her ascent from "In Living Colour" as a "Fly Girl" to her current stint on "American Idol" as a judge. She is fresh from a divorce from her singer/husband Marc…
By: Paul B in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Humor   Dec 14, 2011  
  Likes: 0

How To Get Thin Why You Have Been Scammed
Have you been told that dieting is how to get thin? Have you been told to go to the gym and work out until exhaustion? I bought into all of that for eighteen years of my life too. I dieted and went to the gym. I lost weight and put…
By: Rob Gall in  Health and Fitness  >  Weight Loss   Apr 20, 2011  
  Likes: 1

Eat A Rainbow - But Why?
Nathan Waters - totalhealthperformance Many people recommend eating all the colours of the rainbow and I believe this is good advice. Different colours contain different types of phytonutrients that help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, and they also help our immune system…
By: Nathan Waters in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 08, 2016  
  Likes: 3

Is Fasting Healthy? - The Answer, And The Entire Point
Yes, fasting is healthy. Starving is not. There is a big difference. Whenever the topic of fasting comes up, I always think of the episode of Spongebob where Spongebob and Patrick are running from the law (because they stole a balloon, on Free Balloon Day), and Patrick accuses Spongebob of…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 04, 2016  
  Likes: 1

What to Eat And Lose Weight
When it comes to what to eat and lose weight, no matter what kind of plan you are following or creating for yourself, there's going to be a few key rules you're going to want to keep in mind. They are as follows: 1. Eat what humans are designed to…
By: Bobby13 in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

What Fruits Make for The Best Smoothies
We probably don't eat enough fruit in the raw. But we value them tremendously. Especially in smoothies. They create the creamy texture and bring sweetness. Plus a whole host of nutrients. Freeze 'Em You already know this but if you want a creamy and cold smoothie without ice, freeze your…
By: James McLoughlin in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   Jun 02, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Breakfast And Requirements Of Your Body
No one can deny the importance of breakfast, indeed the most essential meal of an individual. Unfortunately many of the people do not pay much attention towards this meal and they probably take it for granted which is very unfair. Everyone has his or her own choice regarding what to…
By: jasmine william in  Health and Fitness  >  Nutrition   May 31, 2016  
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3058    Report this Article