Its been suggested that the collapse of Azeranka in the above video is due to copying Novak Djokovic. The world number 1 and Wimbledon champion has hit the headlines recently for going gluten free. This means he's staying away from processed carbohydrates such as pasta and bread.
Its been suggested that Azeranka was also eating low carb (this may also mean lower glycemic carbs which isn't a great idea for anyone, especially an athlete). Azeranka herself attributes it to a concussion she sustained in a training fall. Despite this I thought its a great time to point out that going gluten free doesn't mean avoiding carbohydrates.
In the world of fitness we're often told the benefits of slow releasing carbohydrates, which to most people means wholegrain. If your avoiding gluten (and I do recommend it), then wholegrain breads, pastas and the typical foods recommended to weekend warriors and professionals alike are out of the question.
I've blogged in the past about low carb, low calorie, and low GI. Its not big and its not clever. You can avoid gluten while still eating a great diet with enough energy to power you through your day, no matter what it entails.
Thanks to the Fitness Centre in Derby for the heads-up on the video.