Love him or hate him, Tom Brady is easily the most recognized quarterback in the NFL and despite what the haters think, he didn't get to where he is today solely on his good looks and charm! The 40-year-old Patriot's veteran works tirelessly on his killer health and fitness regime — most specifically his diet.
Question is, what does a day in the life of Tom Brady's digestive tract actually look like? Well, according to his new book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, which you can purchase on Amazon, it's INTENSE AF. Before we get to that, here's a basic overview of Brady's best-seller:
"In The TB12 Method, Tom Brady explains how he developed his groundbreaking approach to long-term fitness, presenting a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to his personal practice. Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living—and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness."
Sounds pretty legitimate to us! We can think of no better player than TB to school folks on the ins and outs of exercising, training, and healthy living. If he's good enough to keep the beautiful, Gisele Bundchen happy, he's good enough for us.
In an early look at his book from The Boston Globe, we get a breakdown of 24 hours in the (eating) life of Tom Brady:
"The regimen I follow is a mix of Eastern and Western philosophies. Some of these principles have been around for thousands of years. My nutritional regimen may seem restrictive to some people, but to me it feels unnatural to eat any other way,” Brady writes. “Many people have conditioned their bodies to a nutritional regiment made up of lots of white or pale-looking foods —french fries, potato chips, white bread, chicken nuggets—that don’t exist in nature."
Daily Diet Breakdown:
20-ounce glass of water infused with electrolytes first thing in the AM, that he continues to refill and sip throughout the day generally drinking anywhere between 12-25 glasses.
Fruit-packed smoothie/protein shake.
The only snacking allowed is on protein bars.
Heaping plate of vegetables (80% of his diet) and fish for both lunch/dinner.
Breaking it down like that can seem super restrictive, but ultimately, what diet isn't? Especially when the individual dieting is a professional athlete. The standards Brady has to abide by, specifically as he ages, are incredibly important to the success of his career. Is a slice of pizza and six pack of beer really worth feeling sluggish on the field? We don't think so.
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