Tom Brady tells Oprah Winfrey he’s ditching his diet to enjoy this Thanksgiving
Tom Brady will enjoy the ultimate cheat day this Thanksgiving.
The quarterback usually sticks to a very restrictive diet, but plans to break it completely before the upcoming party.
“Just like everyone else,” said Tom, 44, during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on his SiriusXM show, Let’s go! “That’s the only meal where I’m just like, ‘Screw it, let’s go for it.’ We can all enjoy it.’
‘Screw it’: Tom Brady plans to scrap his strict Thanksgiving diet
But unlike millions of Americans, Tom will spend most of Thanksgiving in soccer practice and will only be able to spend a few hours with his family.
“Thanksgiving, there is much to be thankful for, but you only have four hours to enjoy it,” he said. “Training usually ends around an hour or two. You eat around 2:30, and then you get ready for the next practice day. Same with Christmas.’
The top athlete, who has two children with Gisele and one with ex Bridget Moynahan, is “looking forward” to his post-football life when he can enjoy the holidays with his family.
“I’m looking forward to the time when I’m done playing football so I can have those more normal vacations that I grew up with that were important when the whole family is together.”
‘You only have four hours to enjoy it’: Brady told Oprah Winfrey during an interview on his SiriusXM show, Let’s Go!
‘Family’s all together’: The pro athlete, who has two children with Gisele and one with ex Bridget Moynahan, ‘looks forward’ to his life after football when he can enjoy the holidays with his family
Tom’s upcoming Thanksgiving feast is sure to be a departure from his famously strict diet.
Tom avoids caffeine, white flour, white sugar, dairy and gluten, according to the NY Post. He also stays away from vegetables that can cause inflammation.
His personal chef, Allen Campbell, previously described Tom’s restrictive diet in an interview with Boston.com.
‘No white sugar. No white flower. No MSG. I 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 sodium. I never use iodized salt,” Allen said in 2016.
Game on: But unlike millions of Americans, Tom will spend most of Thanksgiving in soccer practice and will only be able to spend a few hours with his family; pictured November 22
‘[Tom] do not eat nightshades, as they are not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms or aubergines. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but maybe once a month. I am very careful with tomatoes. They cause inflammation.
‘What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No mold. No dairy.
‘The children eat fruit. Tom, not so much. He eats bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise he prefers not to eat fruit.’
But in a 2019 interview with Men’s healthTom said he wasn’t particularly strict about his meals.
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“I have a friend who freaks out when it’s not the most organic this or that, and I think, ‘That stress is going to hurt you way more than eating that chip.'”
When asked about his “favorite cheat meal,” the quarterback rolled his eyes.
‘If I’m craving bacon, I’ll have a piece. Same with pizza. You should never limit what you really want. We are humans, here for one life. What has changed as I got older is that when I want pizza, I want the best pizza. I don’t eat slice that tastes like s**t and then wonder: why am I eating s**t pizza?’
XOXO: Brady and his wife share 11-year-old Benjamin Brady and 8-year-old Vivian. He is also the father of 14-year-old son John Edward Thomas Moynahan, who he shares with his ex Bridget Moynahan.