THIS WEEK’S “ASK GILAD” BLOG
Question: I have been a follower of yours for many years and I never cease to be amazed at how you have always been in such great shape. The main reason I work out is so I can eat whatever I want and burn it off. Is that one of the reasons you exercise?
Answer: It seems that you and I have differing views on exercise and fitness. As an athlete and an active person I am constantly searching for ways to improve my fitness level, energy level and my overall sense of well-being. In my search I have tried various ways of eating and I have come to realize that certain foods make me feel and look great while others make me feel miserable and slow me down. I can honestly say that when I eat processed foods, wheat and dairy products, I feel it within days.
Ultimately, choices have to be made about which foods we eat. Through my own personal experience, I get the best results in maintaining a lean, pain-free body with plenty of energy when my diet is free of processed foods and full of fresh vegetables, fruits and lean proteins. This way of eating is easy, it works and the feeling it gives me is reward enough in itself.