This Is What Tom Brady Eats Every Day To Stay In Such Ridiculously Good Shape
It’s no surprise that Tom Brady’s diet is super healthy, but what he actually eats in a day is pretty damn extreme.
The American football player and his supermodel wife, Gisele Bündchen, are very strict when it comes to their eating plans, Business Insider reports.
I suppose it makes sense that Tom should live an overly healthy lifestyle considering he’s now 39 and has plans to continue his professional football playing well into his 40s.
Of course, it’s much easier for the wealthy couple to eat healthier than the rest of us mere mortals, as they have a personal chef to prepare all of their meals for the whole family.
In a recent interview, chef Allen Campbell revealed all about the couple’s eating habits and preferences and it’s a lot more hardcore than we first thought…
80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. The freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans.
The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.
So far, it seems fairly standard for a family of their fitness levels and needs, albeit a little more intense with the organic-only produce and specific meats.
What Tom doesn’t eat however, is a much lengthier list.
No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodised salt.
I didn’t even know there was such a thing as ‘raw olive oil’ and I don’t think they stock ‘Himalayan pink salt’ down at the local shop.
It doesn’t stop there though as there is a huge array of vegetables that are simply out of the question.
Tom’s chef shared:
[Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants.
Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.
Again, I was not aware tomatoes could be considered a bad thing, nor that they could cause inflammation, but then again I’m not a sportsman with a high-risk of injury.
The next few are absolute no-nos according to Allen, but most of them are hardly surprising.
“No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy,” he explained.
I can understand the coffee and caffeine I get, fungus though? Certainly seems a tad severe and what sort of fungus does he mean? Any type of fungus, good, bad or bizarre.
Dairy was always going to be in there, but imagine a life without cheese? Or ice-cream? But I suppose he never touches that muck anyway.
The question of the ‘cheat day’ is the one to intrigue me the most though as surely the intense couple fall off the wagon sometimes? Surely they can’t be so incredibly perfect at all times of day, 365 days a year?
Apparently though, they can and their comfort food looks nothing like any comfort food I’ve ever seen.
I’ve just did [sic] this quinoa dish with wilted greens. I use kale or Swiss chard or beet greens. I add garlic, toasted in coconut oil.
And then some toasted almonds, or this cashew sauce with lime curry, lemongrass, and a little bit of ginger. That’s just comfort food for them.
Wow, well that’s certainly put any healthy eating plans I had to shame.
I guess you don’t get to look as amazing as that pair by eating burgers though. But then again… life’s too short and I’ll eat cake if I want to.