You Cannot Out Train a Bad DietIt is no mystery that gluten can cause muscle and joint damage. Clinically speaking, many other foods can also contribute to this problem. Dairy, sugar, hydrogenated fats, and genetically manipulated foods are all other examples. The cardinal rule of nutrition states that one cannot achieve health eating unhealthy foods. When you combine unhealthy foods with an intense workout program, the results can be problematic for many. Chronic inflammatory overuse injuries are common among athletes who carb load, and athletes who live under the false belief that intense exercise exonerates them from having to be selective about food choice. I have seen injury after injury in people with this mindset. That is the catch 22 – You exercise to lose weight , but in the process, injury occurs. The injury prevents you from working out and reaching your fitness goals. The simple solution – stop the injury by eating a clean diet and choosing the right types of food for fuel and recovery. The following diagram lists a number of components that can contribute to recurrent and chronic injuries. If you are just getting ready to introduce exercise into your lifestyle or if you are a seasoned athlete, make sure to be preventative. One stupid mistake can cause an injury that can keep you from getting the exercise your body needs for months or longer.
All the best,Dr. Osborne – AKA The Gluten Free Warrior