Jeric says lockdown makes him more fit and lean

JERIC Gonzales is looking more fit and lean these days compared to his looks before lockdown in his hit GMA Afternoon Prime soap, “Magkaagaw”. 

“Noon kasing may taping, you need energy lalo kapag hatinggabi na o madaling araw at hindi pa tapos ang taping,” he says. “So sa set, we eat sweets and junk food to give us energy para magawa namin ang trabaho namin sa harap ng camera. E, dahil sa lockdown, naging mas tama ang diet ko. And my mother, mostly puro vegetables ang niluluto niya, so healthy eating talaga.”

How about exercising? “Yes, mas nagagawa ko 'yun ngayon. Kasi before, puyat ka sa taping, so matutulog ka na lang to rest. Kaya hindi ako araw-araw na nakakapag-gym. But now, I have more time to work out so regular akong nakakapag-exercise and I really feel so good dahil with a balanced diet and more workouts, I really lost a lot of weight and unnecessary fats.”

So how would he deal with the new normal when they return to taping? “Lahat kami ng co-stars ko in ‘Magkaagaw’ will have to learn how to adjust, pati ang staff and crew members kasi we will still practice social distancing. In other countries, they have resumed shooting and taping, so hopefully, ganundin dito sa atin. In all honesty, missed na missed ko na ring magtrabaho uli sa harap ng kamera. I miss my co-stars in ‘Magkaagaw’ na sina Klea Pineda, Sheryl Cruz and Sunshine Dizon, kasi masaya kami lagi lahat sa set. I look forward to working with all of them again. Marami nang nagtatanong kung kailan kami babalik sa ere with new episodes, but in the meantime, you can watch our throwback episodes online sa GMANetwork.com or sa GMA Network App.”