The Tom Brady Diet has received a fair amount of press and attention recently. He explains that the diet is a combination of West and Eastern philosophies, following principles that have been in practice for thousands of years. Some may find his diet restrictive, but to him it is quite natural. “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,” he said in a quote from Men’s Health, September 2017.
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All-time great quarterback Brady knows the human body endures much stress and tissue degeneration as he pushes his body to the limit out on the football field. His goal is to preserve the integrity and function of his body as long as possible to maintain participation in one of the most demanding and grueling sports there is. He knows any diet he undertakes will have to support optimal nutrition through deliverance of minerals and vitamins to his body to maintain peak performance.
How Tom Brady starts his day
First thing in the morning he drinks 20-ounces of water with electrolytes. Then he drinks a smoothie with fruit such as blueberries, bananas, nuts and seeds.
An 8 a.m. workout session typically follows where he drinks more water with electrolytes and a post-workout protein shake. He recommends hydration throughout the day and typically drinks 12 – 25 glasses of water daily, and drinks only 30 minutes before meals and waits an hour after to maximize the digestion of the meal.