I don’t really have a favorite NFL team though if I had to pick one it would be the bucs because I live in Tampa Bay and I believe you should support the home team. I also don’t really follow the NFL all that much because I don’t find nearly as exciting as college football but what I do find impressive it some of the workouts and diets of the players.
This week there has been a lot of talk regarding Tom Brady and his excellent conditioning and how at 39 years old many football players would be retiring but Tom Brady is at the top of this game and he attributes it to his strict diet. So naturally I was intrigued.
Did you know that at 25 years old Tom Brady was in pain all the time? I mean like, ALL the time. By changing his diet, he changed his life. If you’re curious as to just what Tom Brady eats, go here to find out. I was surprised. I felt like I was reading one of the diets in the Hashimoto’s forum I follow.
Mr. Brady doesn’t eat tomatoes. In fact, he doesn’t eat any nightshades at all because they can cause inflammation. Now, I know this because I have an autoimmune disease so I read a lot about different foods and diets but I wonder why Mr. Tom Brady doesn’t eat nightshades or refined sugar or dairy or white flour.
Well of course, because he wants to play football until he’s like, fifty! Good for you Mr. Brady, you probably will.
Here’s what I have a hard time with though. Tom Brady’s diet is very similar to mine. Except organic. I don’t always do organic. Except when I can. And that means when my budget is okay with it, and by that I mean, when I do the shopping by myself and MacGyver doesn’t see the bill. (And even then only if it’s affordable because I still won’t pay a ridiculous amount of money for organic when I can just wash it.) See: I’d rather eat than starve.
Also, I cook with olive oil and coconut oil and I do eat dairy although I don’t eat soy and I don’t eat nightshades at all. Sadly, I do not have a chef, unless you count MacGyver but his foot has been giving him trouble for the past few months so he’s been on leave. I’ve thought about asking him to let me hire a chef but I think I’d have better luck asking for organic meat and even then I’d have to be asking for it as birthday or anniversary present!
I guess what I’m trying to say is I hope people don’t shy away from such a healthy diet because it’s so strict. You don’t have to be so strict, I still indulge in a cup of coffee or three
on occasion daily. And I hope they don’t avoid it because they’re intimidated by the words organic and chef. Those two things are wonderful and while we’d all love them, they aren’t entirely necessary.
Do you find athletes diets interesting?
On a scale of 1-10 how healthy is your diet?