To be thin and healthy is a necessity for dancers and for athletes such as gymnasts and skaters. How to attain and maintain a slender body is the purpose of this book, the first diet book based on research with dancers. The combined effect of diet, nutrition and exercise in reaching optimum weight is thoroughly discussed, as are eating disorders, fads and frauds. The Exchange System for diet planning is explained, and exchange lists are provided to promote weight loss or to maintain below-normal weight. You will benefit from using this book, whether you livelihood depends upon your body image or simply for your sense of well-being.