Tom Brady has almost completely eliminated fruit from his restrictive diet too


We haven’t talked about Tom Brady in a while. It just got to the point where the back-and-forth about Deflategate was sort of boring, and as the case lingered, it seemed like a giant waste of time and money. So after Brady’s four-game suspension was upheld back in April, he made some noise about pursuing more legal actions, then he backed out in June. Brady decided to just accept his four-game suspension, which sounds good to me (considering I always thought he was lying his face off). These days, sports writers are obsessing about how Tom is going to get his pre-season practice in. We’ll see (if we care).

Meanwhile, as we’ve heard before, Tom and Gisele follow an incredibly restrictive elimination diet all of the time. It’s not really vegan, because the meals involve “20% protein,” often in the form of fish, duck or chicken. But Tom and Gisele – and their kids – don’t eat carbs, dairy, sugar, or any kind of fun dessert at all. In a new interview, Tom and Gisele’s private chef Allen Campbell talks more about all of the food Tom and Gisele refuse to eat. Some highlights:

Campbell’s food philosophy: “My philosophy starts in my own life, and with my own lifestyle and eating habits. I make conscious decisions to buy local and organic, and to stay away from GMOs, and to think about the future of the planet and the future of humans. My philosophy is that a plant-based diet has the power to reverse and prevent disease.”

His 80/20 diet for the Bundchen-Bradys: “So, 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [I buy] 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. It’s very different than a traditional American diet. But if you just eat sugar and carbs—which a lot of people do—your body is so acidic, and that causes disease. Tom recently outed Frosted Flakes and Coca-Cola on WEEI. I love that he did that. Sugar is the death of people.

What he’ll never use: “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 iodized salt. [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. What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy. The kids eat fruit. Tom, not so much. He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.

Do the kids partake in Tom & Gisele’s diet too? “Yeah, I mean pretty much. Vivi was only nine months when I started, so I gave her first food. And 90 percent of the time they all eat the same thing. I cook for the kids, but Gisele makes Benny’s lunch to take to school. She packs that herself.”

Comfort food: “I’m all about serving meals in bowls. I’ve just did 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.


The idea of a big bowl of grass and ginger being considered “comfort food” is making me laugh and cringe at the same time. If you want to live this way (and you can afford it), God bless. But tomatoes aren’t going to kill you. You won’t die if you cook one meal in olive oil. And fruit is good for you. It feels like every year, the diets get more and more restrictive, and so-called professional chefs are feeling more like professional dieticians and doctors now. I’m not calling this kind of thing holier-than-thou quackery, but I do think it’s more than possible that there’s some Orthorexia Nervosa involved here. And those poor kids.

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  1. perplexed says:

    His blazer doesn’t seem like it fits properly. Why does he look so odd in a suit? Maybe the haircut isn’t helping.

    I don’t have a strong opinion on their diets. They make a lot of money off of their bodies so they’re going to do what works for them. I wonder if the tomato issue is their issue or the chef’s issue and they followed his advice. Sugar is really bad for you so I have no disagreement there. Coke is poison (though that doesn’t stop me from drinking it from time to time — but they’re not wrong on that one).

    • doofus says:

      I would find it too restrictive for ME because they don’t eat a lot of things that I like.

      but I won’t shade them for it. as you said, they both have their bodies/physical appearance as their primary money sources so it makes sense. and if I had the money and a personal chef, you better BELIEVE I’d eat better than I do now, but I’d still eat fruit and some of the other stuff too.

      • Erinn says:

        And some fruit is ‘better’ than others, anyway. Pineapple is high in sugar, but it’s delicious. I personally couldn’t manage their diet – but I’m not making money by being in ridiculously good shape, so there’s that.

        I’m going to eat what I want in moderation, basically. I know the things I shouldn’t be eating… but eat them from time to time anyway. I figure if I’m making mainly good choices, then that’s not too bad. My father in law got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes last week… so the husband and I are really paying more attention to what we’re eating. We weren’t doing terrible before, but now it’s kind of scared us into checking more thoroughly.

        If I had the means to have a personal chef – I’d be right there with you. I’d eat a lot healthier if I had more resources and more knowledge on how to prepare things. If someone was making all of my meals for me though – it’d be a lot easier to avoid bad decisions. I’m a bit of a picky eater – so there are foods that are probably great tasting, and great for me, but I’m hesitant to branch out.

      • Naya says:

        I cant shade them either, their bodies are their livelihoods.

      • Jenny says:

        I can shade them. A lot of people make money off their bodies or just want to be healthy and don’t have such a crazy restrictive diet. People shaded the heck out of Gwyneth Paltrow for her diet, which I don’t recall being this strict. They (and the kids) can NEVER have sugar? Flour? Dessert? Fruit? Tom Brady can’t even eat a freaking apple? This just takes moderation and sense out of eating and food. All the shade.

      • perplexed says:

        Gwyneth gets shaded because of how she talks about the trends that she’s into (she uses a fairly condescending tone and acts somewhat smug about anything she tries — i.e the infamous “I can’t pretend to know what it’s like to make $25 000/year” and her lack of understanding as to why other women might not necessarily have the 2 hours a day she has to spend on exercise ) and because of how she uses those trends to promote herself and her GOOP company. I’m not even sure if it’s Gwyneth’s diet that people are making fun of necessarily, but rather Gwyneth: The Snooty Personality.

        I think it’s harder for me to shade Tom or Gisele because we’re not hearing from them directly and I can’t even tell if they’re promoting anything. We’re only hearing from the chef and it’s not even clear to me if he’s trying to sell a cookbook (I assume that’s what he may be trying to do, but it’s not really clear). What Tom and Giselle get out of the chef talking about their diet I have no idea, but it’s pretty clear to me what Gwyneth gets out of talking about hers (i.e never-ending talking about herself, like how she has the backside of a 22 year old; self-promotion; bragging; bringing up Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck; and making money off of various scams).

    • Jane says:

      I agree with the hair issue. It is border-line Justin Beiber and makes him look odd.

      • Lauren II says:

        Is Tom wearing a wiglet? His hair looks odd.

      • Sabrine says:

        They still eat meat so it’s not that restrictive. I watch how these goofy minimalists eat on YouTube and now that’s restrictive. Some of them only eat fruit. Everything in moderation is a better idea. Thinking you’re going to live longer with a limited diet isn’t always true but you will likely feel more energized and look good in the process.

    • Hazel says:

      It’s a thing these days, not eating nightshades. Not for me, thanks.

      • Esmom says:

        I know, nightshades are among my favorites! I actually get very strong cravings for tomatoes. A lot. That probably points to a deficiency of some sort…who knows.

        I actually think I’d eat fairly similarly to them if I had the resources (except for the meat). Although I am not afraid to treat myself occasionally as they seem to be. Their “comfort food” actually sounds really good to me, lol. And it’s not that I dislike fruit, I just really prefer vegetables.

      • ohdear says:

        I LOVE nightshades, but I get acne on my chin and a sore index finger when I eat them. It’s not ‘a thing’ for me, but helps manage my Hashimoto’s flare ups. No bruschetta for me : (

      • Veronica says:

        OH GOD I JUST GOT DIAGNOSED WITH HASHIMOTO’S. Don’t tell me nightshades are on the no-deal list, too. It’s been hard enough eliminating gluten! 🙁

      • ohdear says:

        @veronica – they tend to be inflammatory, but you’ll quickly learn what works for you based on your own reactions. I miss bruschetta and tomato sauce, and grapefruit, but I feel (and look) much better off them. I’m sorry for your diagnosis : (

    • kai says:

      The jacket is too short for him in the body. I, at 5’10” have the same problem but I can’t afford tailor made clothing. He can.

  2. Tiffany says:

    Ousted Frosted Flakes….I knew there was a reason I did not like him.

    Bye, Felicia.

  3. embertine says:

    It’s total quackery. More alt med snake oil designed to make people ignorant and fearful about their own bodies so that you can sell them things.

    And on that note, I’m going to have another chocolate hobnob. BECAUSE I CAN.

    • Arlene says:

      Agreed, PH levels don’t change due to diet. He’s talking nonsense.
      Enjoy your hobnob! I hope you dunk it in delicious tea.

      • embertine says:

        Oh god, the pH thing. I just want to write the word ‘HOMEOSTASIS’ on a piece of two-by-four and clonk him round the head with it until he looks it up.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        This ridiculous talk about you body becoming acidic is driving me nuts. But who cares about science.

        I firmly believe that you can and should enjoy “bad” food now and again. Happiness contributes to you health too. I love white flour, sugar, butter, and candy. Oh my god, candy. I don’t eat it every day, sometimes not even every week but you best believe I’m having fun baking a carrot cake on a rainy Saturday if I want to. If the choice is between living to 95 on bowls of leafs or living to 85 (I’d be so thankful) having peanut butter m&m’s sometimes? NOT A CHOICE!

        Also, in 5 years some new fad diet will replace this. I’m not concerned about tomatoes.

      • Eden75 says:

        I taught myself how to bake cinnamon buns just so I could have hot fresh ones once in awhile. I could no imagine a life without something yummy to eat once in awhile. It wouldn’t be worth it.

      • Krista says:

        Thank you to everyone in this thread! The “Acidic” thing drives me up a wall. If your blood becomes acidic, you’re already dead. These people understand nothing of physiology.

      • Capt. Mo says:

        HAHA well put. Let’s start a “vigilante” group.

        But seriously, I live in San Diego and people are all about it here. There’s special alkaline wells people flock to and everybody is selling to Konga water things.

        Every time somebody brings it up I can’t help rolling my eyes and explaining the basic biology of PH buffers in our blood that regulate the PH levels. Its lies people!

      • detritus says:

        @Embertine, please yes.
        Can we get one for those Vitamix claims too? You will not be absorbing cellulose, no matter how fast and sharp those blades are.
        Or Toxins. TOXINS. I want a Toxin bat. If anyone talking about toxins can directly state a ‘toxin’ in the body they eliminate with a juice cleanse, then they get a pass.

        @Eden, fresh cinnamon buns are so many levels better than even day olds. It’s the only reason you need to eat the entire batch the first day.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        @detritus: STAHP with the toxins!!! I can’t. If I read one more blog post on how we absorb 50% of deadly toxins in cosmetics through our skin, I’m going to scream.

      • Robin says:

        Oh, I am so glad that many people see through the acidity and toxin bullshit! I had one idiot tell me that everything I ate caused increased acidity, and acidity caused most diseases. Apparently her gastric sleeve surgery turned her into a nutritionist. Sadly, this woman is a veterinarian who should have some understanding of physiology and nutrition, but does not. Proof that an advanced degree is no guarantee of intelligence.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Never mind the fact that nutritional science / advice changes faster than most of us blink. “Fat is bad! No, fat is good! Some fat is good! Carbs are bad! But carbs give you energy so eat the good carbs! Eat a lot of fruit except sugar is bad so not too much!” Gah. It’s enough to make me want to snarf down some éclairs just out of spite.

      I’ve always believed in the ‘everything in moderation’ rule, and I ain’t dead yet. 😛

      • Another Anne says:

        Yeah, I remember not so long ago that coconut oil was considered unhealthy. Now it cures everything, apparently. And you weren’t supposed to eat eggs, and now they’re healthy again. And remember when they were pushing bagels on everyone, instead of eating fat? Next year, they’ll say that nightshades cure cancer, and everyone will be drinking eggplant smoothies. I give up.

      • Robin says:

        Eclairs are health food. Grain, dairy, and chocolate, which grows on trees, so is a fruit.

      • Egla says:

        Well I must be living in a strange world but when I was little I was small as a child but healthy but because my parents were tall and big I looked bad in comparison, the doctor told my parents to feed me red meat with a little wine to give me strength. I was 5. For good skin I have been recommended to EAT honey with nuts, olive oil, lemon on the salad, meat for strength, during summer the doctors recommend to drink beer, a loot, it’s good for the reins, fresh vegetables all the shades, cooked in olive oil with garlic, cheese.
        Once a week since I remember my grandmother and my mother now use to make a kind of pie with spinach, cheese, eggs, butter and what not. Every now and then mother cooks a cake. And because I am picky I eat everything with butter. I am 36. Not Gisele body but I have good skin, good weight, and I am HAPPYYYY. And there is no way in hell they eat all the same. He is an athlete, he needs energy, a lot. She on the other hand has to starve a little to have no body fat at all. A friend of mine is a long distance runner for the national team. He sometimes tells me what he has to consume when he is training. He has no fat in his body but he can run for hours. Yeah not only vegetables or grains. I hear this diets and I ask myself Who eats like this 100% of the times??? And no sugar for children?? Good luck with that.

    • Tate says:

      Ok…. What is a hobnob?

    • AG-UK says:

      oooh love chocolate hobnobs.. chocolate digestives too I try not to keep them around as I would eat them.

    • LPT says:

      This isn’t quackery. Not all people are sensitive to food, but there are many of us with autoimmune disorders where food is a trigger. I recently had a negative reaction a medication which resulted in psoriasis covering a large portion of my legs and arms. I have seen many doctors and there is not one medicine that helped. The ONE thing that has helped, is changing my diet. I eliminated all nightshades, limited fruit, etc. and I follow a similar diet as them. I also drink a ton of alkaline water. The combo of diet and water has helped me heal from the inside and I have visual proof that it is working since my skin is improving 10-fold. I feel the best I have ever felt, and I am sure they do too.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Nobody’s talking about medical problems. It is absolutely clear as day that there are issues where eliminating certain foods can help, where it’s even necessary. But for a healthy person with healthy intestines there is no reason to treat a tomato like a cigarette. I also don’t believe there are half as many people with food allergies or sensitivities as we’re led to believe. Gluten anyone? Come on. For people with serious health struggles, this must sound like mockery.

      • Helen says:

        Littlemissnaughty, it’s not about intestines generally in these diets, it’s about inflammation (which in the case of autoimmune diseases is the main culprit and/or effect of the disease). Given that the diets help reduce inflammation, which is why they are used to treat autoimmune diseases, it makes complete sense why a healthy athlete might want to adopt a similar diet…to stave off joint issues or just aging in general, since inflammation accelerates aging of our cells.

      • detritus says:

        I’m sensitive to a ridiculous amount of food. Most FODMAPs, which are pretty much in everything except goddamn zucchini, rice and spinach. I’m sensitive to wheat now, which most people side eye the crap out of because of fad diets. Most of the food I can’t eat is considered ‘healthy’. Diverticulitis is another health issue that impacts your ability to digest, and require eliminating and reintroducing fibre sources.
        These things do exist, and it is certain that diets do impact health.
        Specific people have health issues that dietary changes can ameliorate.

        What is quackery is most purveyors of detoxes, acidity shills(unless its acid reflux or something similar), and most supplements (except thing like the stack which is now illegal) . Basically pseudoscience and new age snake oil.

        For example with acidity, your stomach and GI system control the pH of all the contents so that digestion can occur. If the pH balance is off, then digestion is impacted. This doesn’t translate to all over pH imbalances though. Your system would go haywire, neurons wouldn’t fire properly etc If you changed your body’s pH you’d basically be one walking cramp.

        One final note, cells do not become inflamed. Tissues do, and the by products and bodily response are what do damage. Brady would be better off making sure he flossed twice daily to eliminate total levels of inflammation rather than getting rid of tomatoes.
        He’s more likely to end up with prostate cancer than less joint pain.

      • Danielle says:

        I think it’s likely he has food allergies.

    • I Choose Me says:

      YAY! I’ve found my people. Whew. Let me come sit with you guys and rest my eyes. Been rolling them so hard my co-worker thinks I’m possessed.

  4. Tate says:

    Not digging that hair cut at all.

  5. swak says:

    Good luck controlling that diet with the kiddos at school. Kids trade and share their food all the time. So I guess if a fellow classmate brings in a special treat their children are not allowed to partake of it. Moderation in everything is the best bet.

    • eggy weggs says:

      No one is going to trade lunches with those poor children. A Little Debbie for some lemongrass? NOPE.

    • Sahra says:

      agreed. I never got dunkaroos or doritos in my lunch as a kid so you can bet I traded my sandwich when I had the opportunity in school.

    • Bridget says:

      Kids most definitely don’t trade and share lunches the same way anymore. It’s too much of a liability, because you don’t know what other kids are allergic to.

      And this may not be a diet I want to live off of, but I think it’s absurd that we’re criticizing someone for wanting to eat too healthy.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Extremes are never healthy.

      • Sam says:

        I take it you haven’t been in a grade school lately. The “allergies” don’t seem to stop the thriving black market for Twinkies. Seriously, there are children working today in the candy trade that would shame most drug dealers.

      • Robin says:

        We’re not criticizing people for wanting to eat healthy. We’re criticizing them for buying into pretentious bullshit.

      • swak says:

        @sam – Thanks, was going to say the same thing.

      • Bridget says:

        I have 2 elementary schoolers here.

      • Sam says:

        Bridget: one of the predominant theories behind the allergy increase is that it’s being caused by overly fastidious parents. There’s research that shows that children who are exposed to more environmental bacteria and potential allergens early in life actually have much lower rates of allergies (this is also true for animals – babies exposed to cats and dogs are much less likely to be allergic to those same animals as adults).

        Truthfully, today, it’s become hard to tell whether a child has a legitimate allergy or whether its in the parents’ heads. My sister has a serious allergy and carries an epi pen, along with a medical alert bracelet. She was diagnosed by a doctor. My daughter attends a pre-school with several kids whose parents claim allergies, but they carry no medication or notes or anything of the sort. It makes me wonder exactly how real their conditions really are at times.

      • Bridget says:

        @Sam: that doesn’t matter. It’s not my call. The children are literally not allowed to trade food.

      • Detritus says:

        It’s interesting, some people seem to say allergic as a cover for any reaction. So digestive distress, or a sensitivity, becomes an allergic reaction.

        Im not sure if health professionals use the term broadly as a way to explain it to their patients, or if people just adopted it because they like the way it sounds.

        And I think a few people lie, because “allergies’ gets them the diet they want without a hassle.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Sam, somehow I find your Ding-Dong dealers comment comforting. It’s important for kids to subvert adults once in a while. Just hopefully not trading stuff with peanuts or milk in it.

    • Another Anne says:

      Kids can’t bring in special treats any more in many schools. Schools have new health guidelines, plus there are so many allergy concerns that treats like birthday cupcakes are often not allowed.

      • swak says:

        So unfortunate. They just began the policy of no treats for birthdays at the my grandchildren’s school – even store bought ones. I can see it because factories use machines that process peanut products and other products and they could cross contaminate.

  6. trollontheloose says:

    We eat to live, we don’t live to eat.. Moliere

    with my boyfriend we experience with food. We discover new fruits, new way of cooking, new oils etc.. we sometimes share the same plate at home and “au diable les carbs!” but then we hit the gym. eating should be a joy not ad vitam restrictions.

  7. Sam says:

    I always find these diet posts crazy and awesome – because it makes me realize I’m not nuts! I hate that they wrap up this mess under the umbrella of “plant-based” eating. I’m a vegetarian who can junk out with the best of them. This just seems like a life really bereft of joy or pleasure.

    And the fact that they impose it on the children bugs me. I get wanting children to eat healthfully and well. But there’s also space for allowing them pleasure or things that are common parts of childhood. My daughter is crazy about those malt o meal cereals (which are basically cheaper versions of the boxed stuff). Like, truly loves them. She understands that she can’t have them every morning because they have sugar, but yeah, once a week, she gets her bowl of cereal. I’m not going to refuse her something she genuinely loves, provided its in moderation.

    I also love how their chef seems to know more than centuries of common knowledge. “Never cook with olive oil.” That must come as news to the millions of Mediterranean people who cook with it constantly – and seem to be enjoying pretty great health. It’s like people railing against white rice as bad for you – except they ignore the whole of East Asia, where white rice is a staple and they seem to be doing okay. Doesn’t seem very logical to me.

    • Wren says:

      Actually any oil that is liquid at room temperature is not good for high heat cooking. This includes olive oil. Low heat? Great! But if you get it near the smoke point the heat damages the carbon-carbon double bonds, which are what makes the olive oil good for you. So if he’s doing stir fries or anything involving high heat on the stove olive oil is not the optimal choice.

    • Bridget says:

      Nevermind that the chef is an oddball. I’ll give you that.

      But why is it that when people choose not to expose their kids to junk food, the children are being deprived? Doesn’t it worry you that it creates a connection in their little brains that milestones and special occasions MUST BE connected to junk food? What about integral parts of childhood being things like riding bikes and going to the park, not drinking soda? It’s food prepared by a private chef, and most likely really tasty.

      • perplexed says:

        Yeah, I think it’s better to just keep children away from junk food. The ones who have healthier habits as adults are the ones who appear to have had parents who developed the habits for them in childhood. At some point the unhealthy habits will have to change if you want to avoid issues like diabetes, so you might as well get a head start in childhood.

      • Sam says:

        Bridget: to me, part of childhood is enjoyment. And sugar IS pleasurable to consume. Our bodies are biologically designed to enjoy it – moreso when we are children (look it up – tastebuds change over time and when we’re young, they predominantly favor sweet things). I don’t wish to deprive them of that enjoyment.

        Moreover, my experience is that when you make something forbidden, you incentive it. The biggest consumers I know today of junk as adults are the people whose parents prohibited it and kept it away from them entirely. It created additional desire around it and when they finally became old enough to acquire it on their own, they became binge eaters of it. That to me is far unhealthier than exposing children to the concept of moderation and control. but that’s just me. I’d rather teach my children responsible habits. But you can’t teach moderation without actually allowing the stuff to sometimes be present.

      • Bridget says:

        Our relationship to food starts as children, and that includes how we use food to comfort ourselves, to fill an emotional need, and how we celebrate. It worries me that someone who chooses not to give their kids junk food is deemed as “depriving” them, because it’s not like the kids are just eating gruel and given a multivitamin.

      • Sam says:

        Bridget, I think you miss a major component of eating, though – food is also pleasure. You seem to think that using food in a pleasurable way is wrong. I disagree. We are hardwired to take pleasure in eating – and certain foods in particular. It’s well known, medically, that things like fat and sugars have positive influences on things like mood. And that’s not wrong, morally or otherwise. As for your critique of eating for emotional need, I don’t see a huge problem with it. Psychologists have really changed the view of “comfort” eating. Before, it was regarded as a dysfunctional behavior and now, more professionals accept that it’s probably a hardwired innate behavior that can be useful for getting people through negative experiences – and it is still preferable to other destructive behaviors. It can be done in excess, certainly – but that doesn’t make it bad.

        If our relationships with food start as children, then isn’t that an argument for the importance of moderation and developing a sense of control early on? When you prohibit entire categories of food, a child does not learn moderation. They simply learn that there is something “forbidden” about this, which creates a false allure for it. There’s plenty of data that suggests that children raised in highly restrictive food environments are MORE likely than their peers to develop disordered eating patterns, including binge eating, as adults. So you actually haven’t helped your kids if you’ve raised them that way. Look at alcohol policy for an example. Nations with more relaxed attitudes towards drinking actually have lower rates of teen drinking, binge drinking and alcohol-related deaths. Because their kids learn early on about moderation and responsible use. If you believe that, why not believe that a child can learn moderation when it comes to snack or junk foods?

        I think your statements imply a certain lowly image of children. You seem to believe that children cannot be trusted to understand concepts like moderation, so we must keep these things from them. I disagree. My daughter understands fully that cereal is a treat. She doesn’t ask for it during the week. But she does wake up on Saturdays eager to get her bowl of cereal. And she understands about eating slowly, savoring it and enjoying it, because it’s a once a week thing. And this child is 5. She is more than able to appreciate these ideas. I think you sell our kids a little short.

      • Mel M says:

        @Bridget- I’m with you. I don’t give my kids sugar and my mother is always on my back about it. My three year old son never got sweets and at his first birthday we got him a little cake to smash and he freaked out after one taste because he didn’t like it. My mom though I was depriving him and tried to guilt me about it saying “look what you’ve done” kinds of things. Excuse me but I’m ok with my kid not wanting sweets. Now that he’s three and is in school and has been to parties he’s had sweets here and there but he only drinks water, and prefers it, and his favorite “candy” is twizzlers and that’s the only thing I’ve given into because, potty training. I have 11mo twins and I plan on being the same with them. I don’t understand my friends or family that give their children pop, cookies, and ice cream when they are toddlers. They don’t need it and if you don’t introduce it they have no idea what they are missing.

        @Sam-all kids are different though and I think some kids, like yours, can be trusted and understand moderation but others don’t. My cousin who gives her children all kids of sweets and snacks has her kids begging for Oreo’s for breakfast and freaking out when they don’t get them. It’s all about how you approach it though so you are probably doing a good job and I feel like I am too because I will offer something every now and then and at this point my son prefers healthier foods and makes better choices. I don’t think withholding for as long as you can is a good idea because then, yes they may go crazy when they have the chance. I do think a lot of it just has to do with convenice though.

      • Sam says:

        Mel – I think you have a little bias going because, by your own admission, your children are not school age yet. Trust me, school changes everything when it comes to food. When they get to school, they get exposed for the first time to peer pressure. A child who was denied certain foods at home, for the first time, sees their peers eating them – and enjoying them. They also know they are not allowed to have these things at home, which creates a false allure. Even if the child hasn’t developed a taste for that stuff, they’ll generally eat it to fit in and because it’s “bad” or “naughty.” Then, they eventually do develop a taste for it. However, they know they can’t bring it home with them. So they eat at school and at friends’ homes and other places, which makes the eating secretive. Americans have a huge problem with secret or hidden eating – something that we do because we create dichotomies of food into “good” foods that we can eat in public and “bad” ones we hide.

        I decided to not deny my kids sweets after looking at the research, which tends to state that children who are denied whole categories of food and/or raised in highly restrictive food environments are MORE likely overall to develop disordered eating patterns – particularly binge eating. Those raised in moderation-based homes tend to be healthier overall. So that’s what we do. And all children are capable of moderation. If you are serving the food, you control the portions. A child can’t eat more than what they’re given. If they’re binging outside the home, the responsible option is to ask why and try to correct the situation.

        I want my kids to understand that if a friend offers them a snack cake or piece of candy, it’s okay to accept it and eat it. And to not feel guilty or “bad” for it. It’s okay to eat that stuff. But they know that eating that stuff all the time isn’t good. That’s what I want them to walk away with. Simply doing a blanket ban doesn’t help them do that.

      • vauvert says:

        But treats do not need to be junk food. If I make pancakes at home (with organic white flour and organic buttermilk and an organic egg) and I put maple syrup on them, I don’t consider them junk. And if I bake blueberry muffins and carrot cake and chocolate cake from scratch with organic ingredients and no artificial flavours or colours, how is that bad? I am not suggesting we eat cake for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but saying you should never have dairy, sugar, white flour, tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms etc sounds crazy to me.
        Sure it is their body, their chef, their kids and if that is what floats their boat, great… but sadly some people look up to them and think this is a great idea – never mind that such restrictive diet is not really doable for the long term for “regular” mortals without a private chef and unlimited income… plus it’s so joyless I promise you most people will give up on it. (I have a very wealthy relative who actually has a full staff, chef included. She struggles with her weight and every two months starts another insane diet that is super limiting. It always ends the same way – twenty pounds lost later, she goes back to ice cream and cake and steaks with fries. What’s worse is she has a daughter who is already worried about her weight at five!!)

      • Bridget says:

        This is food prepared by a high end, personal chef. It’s very likely that it is very enjoyable – because healthy food can actually be enjoyable. Not to mention, reportedly Gisele isn’t as strict on the diet; chances are, the kids have had ice cream and treats, but we’re making a lot of assumptions based on the word of their chef. Not to mention, they’re eating the way people are SUPPOSED to eat. Lean protein, half the plate should be veggies, whole grains. It worries me that people think this is super restrictive. It’s restrictive in some senses (as in, for a professional athlete, he isn’t allowed the cheat days that normal folks would be, and of course the general quackery of the chef’s words) but this isn’t a ridiculous diet.

      • Sam says:

        Bridget, again, I think you miss my point. Tom and Gisele are adults that can eat in whatever way they chose, ill-advised or not. We are arguing about doing this to children. Placing children on heavily restrictive diets, even if they seem healthy in the short term, often set the child up for a negative relationship with food, which actually doesn’t prevent them from eating “unhealthy” things. It just means they will binge, eat in secret and experience shame, guilt and related feelings when they do later in life. I have worked in the mental health field, and now, the general advice is to allow children, within reasonable limits, to indulge in sweets and “junk” – doing so actually helps them understand moderation, limits and self-control. That is what a lot of people are taking issue with. Not the personal choices of two adults.

      • Bridget says:

        The foods that are being cut out are sugar, refined white flour, and apparently nightshades. That’s not overly restrictive, that’s eating healthy.

      • amunet ma'at says:

        @ Bridget,

        I agree with your statements. We are conditioned to think eating so many sugars and starches are normal and common and eating a plant-based diet with restrictions is considered abnormal. Children don’t need lots of sugar in their diet. Food is for subsistence. If you are a person who eats for pleasure, ok, your perception would be different but food should be fuel for your body foremost. I don’t really see anything wrong with their diet either, for them or for their children. Honestly, Dr. Sebi has been discussing these things for years and a Kemetic Diet and Flexitarian diet sounds similar to this 80-20 diet. Now I love my sugar and coffee so I won’t be on it but I am trying my best to start cutting some things out because it is unnecessary.

      • Veronica says:

        I think you just have to be careful not to cross the line from disciplined into rigid. I agree that it’s better to raise children with healthier eating habits from a young age – because trust me as somebody who’s parents weren’t strong on food discipline that it’s MUCH harder to teach yourself later. I struggled with my weight well into my twenties because of it. Indulgence is fine as long as it’s in moderation, just like anything else.

        This being said, being able to raise your children on a diet like this also taps into an unrecognized privilege regarding food accessibility that we often take for granted. A lot of people feed their children high carb diets not because they want to but because it’s what they can afford. We have more subsidies where wheat, corn, and soy are concerned, so they’re the products that wind up filling the shelves of people in lower and working class incomes. (And that’s not getting into health issues that may affect the ability to eat these kind of foods, but that’s another discussion.)

    • Ji-Yun says:

      Yeah, about the olive oil thing: my husband is Greek and all they (and so we) use is olive oil. Cooking, roasting, frying, drizzled over everything, etc. Every way you can use it it’s used. And the tomatoes! They’re everywhere! All his family have lived well into their 90s, to the point where my Korean self (we normally have quite long life expectancies) is getting a bit jealous. So, I’m going to take the “Tomatoes will kill you! Don’t cook with olive oil!” thing with a whole sack of salt.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      That comes as news to me, I’m Portuguese and olive oil is one of the best oils to be used in the kitchen.. Maybe they actually never tried true Portuguese or Greek olive oil, the best one in the world… I’m trying to imagine italians, greeks and spanish also cooking without olive oil…

  8. Kris says:

    Himalayan salt! I’m laughing so hard right now! As a cook, I’m sure he is aware that Himalayan salt is just salt, except that it’s dirty salt? Well, my horse prefers it as well, it likes the texture (itÄs very smooth. Of course, the hrose get’s big chunks of it to lick. I would really hope that’s not how Tom and Giselle have to eat it.

    • Veronica says:

      I’m also confused why he thinks iodized salt is a bad thing. We iodize salt in order to ensure our population doesn’t have thyroid deficiency.

    • Wren says:

      My horses like it too, as do I. It’s better because it’s got a full trace mineral profile, as opposed to being just sodium and chloride like “regular” table salt. I imagine these people are getting their iodine from other sources.

    • crazydaisy says:

      Actually, Himalayan pink salt is the bomb! Tastes amazing—honestly better than any other salt, hands down. A natural salt, mineral-rich… don’t knock until you try it!

      • Becki says:

        I agree @Crazydaisy!! I LOVE pink Himalayan salt, I swear it makes all of my food taste better lol

  9. Tiffany27 says:

    So like, what do they eat? I’m not joking I’m serious. I would love to see a weekly menu because from what I’ve read I think they’re eating grains and greens and water. With an occasional duck.

    • HK9 says:

      I know. I have a vision of them, in their beautiful house gnawing on what amounts to cardboard.

    • perplexed says:

      I think they’d probably eat a lot of salad greens, although I wonder if salad dressing is allowed (even of the home-made olive oil kind). I love salad, but with salad dressing. I think the fish probably satiates them to some degree. I don’t get the whole no-fruit rule, but I wonder if their bodies would react weirdly even to fructose after excluding it for so long. With a personal chef, I assume eating this way would be easier. I just wonder how they don’t get tempted when they see other people eating stuff on the road.

      • holly hobby says:

        Won’t they develop scurvy if they don’t at least eat citrus?

      • Helen says:

        holly hobby, there is more vitamin C in broccoli and brussels sprouts than there is in oranges or other citrus fruit.

    • Veronica says:

      Honestly, it sounds like a lot of meat, veggies, and occasional grain. More or less a fancy way of saying a ketogenic diet. Good for you, but involves a decent amount of cooking and expense.

    • Bridget says:

      They can eat a ton of stuff. Whole grains, beans, veggies apparently aside from nightshades. Veggies are a normal and acceptable thing to prepare for dinner, and should go far beyond just salad greens. Stir frys, veggie slaws, cooked veggies, etc.

    • amunet ma'at says:

      It’s basically a vegan diet but with protein and reduced sugar. There are lots of ways to get protein from veggies. beans, and whole grains. They probably eat fruit but are cautious with the types of fruit and when they eat it. Kemetic diet is similar, fruits and meat are considered emergency foods and should not be eaten in large amounts.

  10. LA says:

    I don’t begrudge them being hyper aware of what they put in their bodies since they both use their bodies to make their livings. I just wonder how scientifically accurate this chefs recommendations are.

  11. Myrna says:

    Just saw a pic taken by a friend who was there of TB from a hall of fame induction the other night at Gillette Stadium.
    He does not have this haircut now and is quite handsome and can sport any kind of suit always.
    He’s simply gorgeous.

    The way they eat, if this is accurate, is sad.
    I’m all for organic and coconut oil and olive oil as main sources of fat and for eating foods that reduce or don’t cause inflammation (the source of many diseases/cancer), but this sounds extreme.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      We watched the induction on TV and I agree Tom was gorgeous (although I’ve loved TB since he come on the field after Bledsoe’s injury) . I kind of think maybe he looks his best when he’s sporty, and the times he looks goofy is when Gisele is styling him.

      • Myrna says:

        You’re probably right about the times he doesn’t look perfect!
        She must mess with his natural style.

        I’m a TB loyal fan and admirer.
        He can do no wrong in my book 😍

  12. Cee says:

    I’m sorry, but is this chef a doctor or a nutritionist? This seems shady and dangerous. I understand not wanting to eat fats and fried food all the time, but not eating tomatoes and (other) fruit?

    • embertine says:

      The nightshade thing is because some members of the Solanaceae family (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplants) release a chemical into their leaves when damaged which makes them unpalatable. There’s some evidence that this chemical can produce an inflammatory effect in some people who have immune conditions, although more research is needed.

      Of course, if you’re a professional sportsman with far more money than sense, you would probably pay a fancy chef to tell you that eating tomatoes will damage your joints. It won’t, but you’ll get to feel super-healthy while you’re munching on your bowl of quinoa and sadness.

      • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

        So, I’m bad??? BUahhhh…
        Crying because people don’t like me…..

      • embertine says:

        I love you Sola! In my garden I have tomatoes, potatoes, chillies and aubergines. All your relatives are doing well. <3

  13. K37744 says:

    Watch ‘Sugar Coated’ on Netflix if you want to be turned off to sugar. I get it, I really do. That being said, without a personal chef or a yacht packed with cash, it’s difficult to avoid. It’s in EVERYTHING.

    And my 8 year-old is in his ‘beige phase.’ He’ll eat noodles, bread, chicken nuggets, cheese…… He’d never make it in the Brady household. Even with my uncanny resemblance to Giselle…. 😉

  14. Veronica says:

    Fruit is good for you in terms of the vitamin content, but they are fructose-based carbohydrates, which causes spikes in glucose levels and is why severe diabetics have to be careful eating them. The pH nonsense is just that, though. Generally the only people who deal with pH imbalance are diabetics or those with organ failure. High carb diets over the long term are problematic because it can lead to insulin resistance, aka diabetes type II, which is why we’re seeing a shift away from the “carbs are good, fats are bad” dogma in recent years.

    This being said, the reason they don’t eat a “typical American diet” is because they are extremely wealthy and can afford healthy food and waitstaff that can control what comes into the home.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      But fructose is actually good for you (according to doctors.What’s bad is refined sugar… Why do people think all types of sugar are bad, it’s the same with fat, there’s good fat and bad fat…

      • Veronica says:

        Oh, it’s perfectly fine to eat in moderate quantities for most of us. There’s plenty of vitamin content to offset the sugar high. For somebody who has problem with insulin regulation, aka diabetics, it can be problematic, though. Sugars are more easily converted to glucose, which means a spike in blood glucose levels regardless of whether it’s a healthy sugar or not. For these two, it’s more likely a calorie issue because they’re clearly geared toward restricting those as much as possible.

      • LOL says:

        Solanaceae (Nighty): Tom Brady doesn’t like fruit and THAT’S why he doesn’t want to eat it.
        That’s not a new interview.

  15. lea says:

    I would hate to live in that house with them.

  16. CS(g)E says:

    This diet sounds about as good as his haircut looks

  17. tracking says:

    This diet would be misery for me. Studies show that the Mediterranean diet is very healthy. I stick with that for the most part, no misery.

    • Solanaceae (Nighty) says:

      Me too, Mediterranean diet all the way… And please, olive oil, it’s amazing…

  18. Liz says:

    What’s wrong with cooking with olive oil? Other than it starts to smoke at a certain tempreature.
    I can see limiting certain foods but Campbell’s idea of comfort food is missing the point. Are the kids allowed to have homemade chicken soup

    • Veronica says:

      I would imagine it actually due to the product quality. Olive oil is apparently a major black market item that’s heavily controlled by the mafia, so much so that much of what you find on the shelf from mainstream manufacturing is probably NOT actual olive oil.

      If you read that paragraph above and went “what the French toast,” don’t feel bad. I thought it was Onion article level bullshit until I actually did some research and found that this is actually a legit thing

      • Liz says:

        Thank you. I have heard about the Italian olive oils. I’ve even read about the shenanigans around parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegars. I began buying olive oils made in California.

    • Wren says:

      Because heat damages the oil. The carbon-carbon double bonds which make the oil an oil (liquid at room temperature as opposed to solid like butter) are sensitive to heat. These double bonds are what make olive oil good for you so by damaging them you’re not getting the benefits of eating it. Also, the heat can transform the natural cis bonds into trans bonds, making trans fatty acids that are very bad for you.

  19. Whitney says:

    I try to eat healthy, but my god does that diet sound awful and boring.

  20. Brit says:

    I know he probably eats like that because of football but at what point does it become too much and is it necessary to feed the kids like that. I wonder if they feed his son with Bridget monayahn like that

    • Leo says:

      But why would he need to eat like this because of football? He’s, what? 6’4 and 200-something lb professional athlete in his prime. Why would he need a diet that basically produces a super-model thin body? I have never read or heard of any athlete with a diet resembling Brady’s.

      • Red32 says:

        I highly doubt the other football players eat like that. There was an article about the Rock (not a football player, but a muscular guy) talking about the insane amounts of food he ate, including big bowls of pasta.

        I imagine there is a lot of laughing at Brady in the locker room, for many reasons.

      • Bridget says:

        Because Tom Brady is at the end of his playing years and is trying to keep his body as healthy as possible in order to get as much playing time as he can. Football players (at least the good ones) absolutely eat to perform. Why on earth would a professional athlete, who makes millions of dollars from their body, do otherwise?

      • Bridget says:

        Also, The Rock absolutely doesn’t eat like that normally. He posts the crazy stuff he eats on the very rare cheat days he gets, but The Rocks diet is really restrictive as well, but in a different way as he’s a bodybuilder (so high, high protein, and some plant based carbs).

        I’m kind of amazed that you guys think an athlete wouldn’t eat a diet that’s based on lean protein, whole grains, and lots of plants. What exactly do you think they’re supposed to eat?

      • Leo says:

        @Bridget, I think you misunderstood me. I absolutely do believe that athletes do follow healthy and to a degree restrictive diets to achieve maximum results and prolong their careers. What I’m saying is that I got the sense while reading the article that Brady’s diet is too restrictive, even to a point of being counterproductive or not done out of real necessity. The chef (what are his medical or nutritionist credential by the way?) literally says that sugar is death. Yet, there are tones of professional athletes who do eat desserts in moderation. Fruit is almost forbidden. But tennis players (even the best of the best) are universally known to eat bananas, apples or other fruit during their matches. They also eat pasta, sometimes even before their matches. They are all under medical supervision. Surely they would be advised against it if all these things were actually harming their careers.

      • perplexed says:

        I don’t see any point in eating sugar, except for enjoyment. I do take in sugar, but usually just because (it’s there in everything even when I actively try to avoid it), not because it benefits my health in any way.

        I think Tom Brady’s diet is a bit unique to him, but if he doesn’t like sugar or caffeine I don’t think he’s really depriving himself in the true sense of the word. I don’t think getting rid of sugar or even nightshades really seems to bother him the way it would me or anyone else. If it bothered him that badly, I assume he’d just get off the diet.

      • Delta Juliet says:

        Yeah But Tom’s not really in his prime anymore. 38 is pretty old for an NFL player….he even said it’s scary that some of the guys getting into the hall of fame are his age.

        Personally, I wouldn’t like to eat like this. but if I could afford a chef, and I was paid to either perform well or look amazing? I’d do it in a heartbeat.

        My best friend is a food FREAK and the lesson I’ve learned is to let others live their lives. She doesn’t shame me for eating a cupcake, and I don’t tease her about her food choices.

      • Helen says:

        It’s not about weight, it’s about inflammation (i.e. joints).

      • Bridget says:

        @Leo: why would a tennis player and a football player have the same diet? Again, he’s getting in plenty of whole grains – nowhere does it say he eats no carbs. Fruit is for fast carbs, and it seems he doesn’t seem to like it a ton.

    • Olivia says:

      No,his son lives with his mother.

  21. Lucy says:

    I mean, they both work with their bodies/looks, so I guess they ought to take good care of them. Still not a good enough reason for me to stop thinking that they’re crazy and ridiculous, nor to stop feeling sorry for their kids. Also, being a cook doesn’t automatically make you a nutricionist.

  22. Tredd says:

    Oh, for the love of pete.
    How lovely to afford to be so bougey
    *rolling my eyes*
    Wonder if she had organic, free range Anethesia during her secret, European boob and eye lifts last year?

    • Veronica says:

      Hah, my mother has a coworker like that who is all about the organic, constantly talking about how she only eats “pure” foods and refuses to put anything processed or artificial in her body.

      She has fake boobs.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Are the fake boobs made only from natural Himalayan silicone? Oh, and speaking of things that will cause inflammation in your body…..

    • Robin says:


    • Chevy says:

      Best comment ever!

  23. QQ says:

    A) he looks like Frankenstein with a Makeover by the guy Ryan Gosling played in Crazy Stupid Love, the Fringe is a chic way to hide the bolts and the scar

    B) they sound so Fun to eat with

    C) This is gonna sound disgusting but I’m disgusting and I always wonder about things like this but Um *whispers* hemusttastelikeactualdeathIFYOUKNOWWHATIMEAN *runs*

    • Detritus says:

      High protein, low fruit diet? Awful. Pineapple is totally good for some things.
      I now am thinking an exceedingly crass thing about Gis and calorie counting.

    • embertine says:

      QQ, I do indeed know what you mean and I am only going to add AT BOTH ENDS and YIKES and AHAHA NOPE.

  24. Kelly says:

    All I can think if is how much I’d love to see Babe Ruth handle this special snowflake.

  25. Dolkite says:

    This reminds me of when “Ally McBeal” was on TV and my college girlfriend was incensed when she found out that Ally’s comfort food on the show was Jell-O.

  26. Annie S. says:

    Well, the diet certaintly isn’t doing any wonders for his hair.

  27. Bridget says:

    Tom Brady is at an advanced age for a football player, let alone one who is still expected to produce for his team. It’s not a shock that he’s doing absolutely everything he can to keep his body in top condition to try to prolong his playing days, and diet is just one part. It may not be a diet that I’d want to follow, but I’m not going to get all pearly clutchy that someone wants to eat a lot of vegetables and whole grains.

    • Erica_V says:

      AMEN and I hope he keeps eating whatever it is he’s eating and plays for many many more years to come.

  28. maria 2 says:

    Why do you write that they don’t eat carbs? they eat rice quinoa and other grains. That’s carbs.

    • Jana says:

      Agreed. Brown rice, quinoa, other whole grains are carbs. Just not refined carbs.

      To be honest, if I had a personal chef to make all of these dishes for me at the snap of my fingers, I would be quite happy. My body chemistry changed after I had kids, and I completely lost my sweet tooth. The main thing I would miss is dairy…I love cheese and yummy cream soups. But I’d get used to it.

      But I wouldn’t limit my kids’ love of fruit. And the occasional cookie or cupcake.

  29. holly hobby says:

    I wonder what Tommy’s family in San Mateo thinks of this weird ass food fetish come the holidays? From what I heard his family is pretty down to earth and simple. This personal chef sounds so precious. His recipes sound horrible. Why eliminate fruit and veggies?

  30. Blah says:

    This sounds similar to the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), Which calls for no sugar, no dairy, no gluten/grains, and no nightshades. My husband has a chronic skin disease, and he uses this diet to prevent painful flare ups. He is very sensitive to nightshades and can’t eat them anymore; within hours of consuming a nightshade painful inflammation of his skin will occur.

    I know their diet sounds odd, but eating this way has been very helpful for people who have autoimmune disorders.

  31. Jen says:

    wow, criticizing a healthy family for what they CHOOSE NOT TO EAT!!??!! that’s hilarious.
    ya wouldn’t dare do the same to an unhealthy family for what they CHOOSE TO EAT!

  32. LOL says:

    That’s NOT a new interview. That’s the SAME interview. I can’t believe you are STILL writing negative stories about it. Sorry, but this must be a joke.
    Their children EAT sugar. But the chef doesn’t want to use it.

  33. Nikki says:

    No shade at ALL from me that they follow a strict dietary regime; you are what you eat, and he’s trying to stave off the ravages of old age to prolong his career. I have an auto immune disease, and my doctor – a top doc in her field – told me NO sugar and explained its harm; I thought I’d die without chocolate or ice cream or caramels! 😫. But when the stakes are high enough, you DO IT. I must follow a similarly restrictive diet, and I can’t tell you the rude comments I’ve been subjected to. I don’t preach against sugar (although it’s made a night and day change in my health) but people sneer about highfalutin new ideas or ridiculous fads against gluten, etc!! Several times people will ask “Do you have celiac’s, or do you just WANT to give up gluten?” , putting me in the uncomfortable position of saying it’s because of arthritis and Epstein Barr. I’ve just learned to smile ruefully and say “Dr’s orders!”, but I still feel the judgement!

    • Helen says:

      I’m in same position but with lupus. I actually just re-kickstarted eating sugar free. I was successful for a couple of months and my joint pain almost disappeared. Then I’ve fallen off the wagon this past month and I can barely stand with the pain.

      Keep up the know best what your body is telling you.

      • Nikki says:

        Best wishes, Helen! It is very difficult to maintain a no sugar regime in our culture. It helps me to focus on my opportunities to eat fresh fruit, veggies, meats, etc. year round, whereas even kings and queens in the Middle Ages had nowhere near my extravagance of choices! Also, tasty substitutes like frozen puréed fruit. Good luck!

  34. Erica_V says:

    All I came here to say is…

    Happy Birthday GOAT!!!!!

  35. Pants says:

    If tomatoes are so terrible, why do all of those Mediterranean people have such longevity? Please.

    • Ji-Yun says:

      They’re obviously so inflamed from the tomato eating/olive oil cooking that they just can’t sit still enough for Death to do his scything.

  36. Helen says:

    Wait, why is that diet being called carb-free in this article? It’s definitely not what he is advocating if they are eating a variety of whole grains and mainly vegetables.

    • MB says:

      Cant believe I had to scroll down so far to see this comment. I was going to say the exact same thing. If 80% of their diet is going to consist of vegetables, grains and beans, then 80% of their diet will be carbohydrate based. The remainder will be protein.
      This is nutrition 101.

  37. Linds says:

    There’s no way in hell I’d ever be able to survive that diet, but if they want to live that way, then I won’t throw any judgement. I wouldn’t even say “poor kids” because I’m sure that’s all they’ve ever known, I doubt they feel as if they’re missing out on anything. I actually think Giselle once said that her son thinks of broccoli as dessert.

  38. Andrea says:

    I am eating a snickers bar while reading this thread 😂

  39. Pandy says:

    That’s pretty much how I eat except I eat zero meat and the occasional piece of fish. He’s not inventing the wheel here. I have no idea what this acidity stuff is about but I’m prediabetic, so no more sugar, white carbs etc. At least until I crack and give in lol. And I cook with coconut oil rather than olive as well for the same reasons he gives. Aside from all the meat they eat it’s basically a healthy vegan diet.

  40. kanyekardashian says:

    Ugh, I can’t stand these Trump supporters. That said, they eat very healthy and that’s a good thing. I eat a very restricted diet myself because I’m diabetic. I love fruit, but can’t have it anymore – it makes my blood sugar rise too high. I treat myself to something sugary for dessert if I go out to dinner at a restaurant, otherwise it’s homemade sugar-free pudding for me. If everyone ate as if they already had diabetes, we wouldn’t have it anymore, at least not Type 2.

  41. Juluho says:

    I’m getting some serious Ton Cruise vibes from the header pic. As for the diet, have fun with that. I wonder if celebs/wealthy would be that food insane if they had to cook all their meals? We eat very healthy and grow our own veggies, no dyes for the kids. Still, you have to have butter, you have to have sugar, or what is even the point to life? To just be really really good looking?

    • Rayya Kirt says:

      Yesss, I thought Tom Cruise initially. …Tom Cruise circa Risky Business to the T. But then I saw this Tom had a woman hugging him back like it was her idea and I got that this was Brady.

  42. Redgrl says:

    More than that, Tom Brady needs to eliminate silly haircuts from his head….

  43. Penelope says:

    Did he join the mod-squad?

  44. Rayya Kirt says:

    He’s still kinda married to one. But God Bless them. They seem happy.
    Maybe she stopped being a snob
    And he stopped messing with balls