It’s also important to eat a healthful and balanced meal before you arrive. Good options include lean proteins, whole-grain carbohydrates, leafy greens and healthy fats in the form of nuts and avocados.
There are practical reasons to fill up on these foods. First, it takes your body longer to break down whole grains. That means you will have energy for much longer than if you only consume simple carbs like pasta, cereals and white bread. Lean proteins are low in fat, which can help you avoid stomach discomfort once you start dancing, and also help maintain a feeling of fullness.