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Omer Dror for Calvin Klein
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Omer Dror with partner Naya Federman

Israeli actor and model who drinks nothing but hot water to stay in shape

Omer Dror, star of several TV shows and fashion campaigns, says he also eats lots of green veggies, plays tennis as exercise, and limits his smartphone screen time to maintain his envy-inducing physique

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Published: 08.23.22, 13:39
A fan of coffee and fizzy drinks? This may not be the choice for you if want to stay in shape and achieve a sculpted physique, at least according to one of Israel's top male models and actors.
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  • Aside from being a national heartthrob, Omer Dror, 28, also works in marketing at a high-tech company and is a real estate consultant. He is in a relationship with actress Naya Federman.
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    Omer Dror with partner Naya Federman
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    Despite the busy schedule, Dror manages to stay in the best shape of his life thanks to a host of rules, which he shared with Ynet's sister outlet Menta, providing insight on how he maintains a healthy lifestyle, what he prioritizes, and what motivates him.
    What role does exercise play in your life?
    "I go on an hour and a half walk at least four times a week, 4-5 times a week I do only weight training at the gym, and once a week I play tennis or matkot (Israeli paddle ball) professionally."
    What exercise do you force yourself to do because 'you have to'?
    "Long runs, which I do to improve my cardiovascular endurance. It's something that's really hard for me because I don't find it interesting. It's like taking steps endlessly."
    And if we were take a peak into your kitchen, what would we find?
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    Omer Dror
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    "Lots of green vegetables, like cilantro, parsley, and zucchini, fruits, yogurt enriched with protein and cheeses. There will always be a box of homemade food like rice or chicken."
    What's your guilty pleasure?
    "When I go out to a restaurant I don't count calories and really allow myself to enjoy - I even order a few kinds of desserts. At home I try to follow my diet as close as possible."
    What ingredients are in your health smoothies?
    "I have all the fundamentals here to make a healthy smoothie, but after a workout I always go for a standard water-based protein shake."
    What stresses you out?
    "I'm not really a stressed person."
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    Omer Dror for Calvin Klein
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    And still, what calms you down?
    "When I feel myself getting stressed, I'll always try to do breathing exercises. I feel like it restarts my body and really cleanses my thoughts. After an exercise I can think much more clearly. But the fact that I maintain an active lifestyle automatically takes the stress off of everyday life."
    What's a healthy habit you have?
    "I used to love drinking lots of coffee and sweet drinks, but I got to the realization that those things aren't good for the body, so when I want to be refreshed I drink plain hot water, and it gives me the same effect as drinking coffee."
    Do you suffer from FOMO or are you able to disconnect yourself?
    "I have a time limit of one hour for social media on my phone. I saw that it stops me from completing tasks, so I limited myself ahead of time."
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    Omer Dror
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    What motivates you?
    "People who make significant changes in their lives. I have two friends that were overweight and considered having gastric bypass surgery. We thought it through together, and my opinion was that they could change their way of life with a dietitian and exercise routine and see results.
    "Before, they weighed over 150 kilograms and today they're thin people, who managed to make a change with hard word. Things like these give me inspiration, and teach me that I can achieve the impossible."
    Do you invest in grooming yourself or do you trust your natural good looks?
    "The only thing I do is go to a beautician for a facial once every two years."
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    Omer Dror for Calvin Klein
    (Photo: Simon Almalem)
    What do you see as the most important thing for maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
    "Sleep, diet, and hydration - you cannot invest in one and neglect the other."
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