Today, August 3rd is Tom Brady’s 40th brthday. As probably the best quarterback ever to play in the National Football League, it is quite rare to see a quarterback playing at his level, and never at his age. This past year both Brady and his chef opened up about how he stays in shape and what he eats. It seems for Brady and supermodel wife and children, a very clean diet is the order of every day.
Their personal chef, provides the details:
Visualize that dinner plate for a moment: overflowing with fresh organic vegetables, a serving of organic whole grains like quinoa, and a small portion of salmon, grass fed beef or occasional duck. Now visualize the results: a lean body that is not injury prone despite all the physical contact Brady has almost every day.
We Are Not Tom Brady
No we’re not. So for the rest of us to stay well, we don’t have to be quite so regimented. If you make your plate look like Tom’s and balance it out with occasional treats, you’ll be doing great.
I use the 90/10 formula when I work with someone looking to eat better: 90% high quality, 10% slacking off. It doesn’t matter if you are looking to improve your weight, or heal from an illness, or support your lifelong wellness. We’re not meant to be too rigid in our diet. There should be some flow to it. If most of what you eat is high quality, an occasional indulgence won’t hurt you.
What do you think of Tom Brady’s eating plan? Is this something you would want, or how would you tweak it? Start the conversation in the comments section below.