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In this refreshing article, American ice dancer Tanith Belbin endorses the benefits of weight gain and acknowledges her “problems with eating”. After her coach suggested a slight increase in weight, Tanith noticed a positive change in her mood and in her skating.
I completely relate. In an attempt to look prettier onstage, I used to uselessly starve myself a month before the show I was in went into production. This only caused me to feel weak, project less energy onstage, and to forget lines and dance steps. However, when I allowed myself to indulge during a run of the show, I would have boundless energy and would give an overall better performance.
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