When you’re one of the world’s hottest couples — as in, you have two of the hottest bods around — it’s only natural to assume that you watch what you eat. But now that Tom Brady and Gisele Bunchen have shared what they physically consume with the rest of the world, well let’s just say that their physiques make a little more sense.
In a recent interview, the couple’s chef divulged everything he plates for the celebrity couple, including their biggest dos and don’ts when it comes to the dinner table. (By the way, if this seems a little unrealistic to follow in your everyday life, well we don’t blame you. After all, we can’t all have personal chefs to feed the whole family.)
“Sugar is the death of people,” the couple’s chef, Allen Campbell, says in the interview. And since your body is so acidic to being with, sugar and carbs cause disease. None of that for Tom, Gisele and kiddies.
For the same reasons as above, but also to fuel their bodies properly. Many experts have long declaimed the negative side effects of eating bleached flour as part of a diet, explaining that whole wheats and grains take longer to break down in the body and keep you fuller for longer, while maintaining a steady blood sugar level.
Because fillers are for losers, natch.
Cooked olive oil
Sure, olive oil is good for you, but only in its rawest form. Since olive oil actually has a low smoke point compared to some other oils, heating it up changes its structure and makes it not as wholesome and good for you as it was in its original form.
These kinds of fats turn into trans fats. Instead, Campbell opts for coconut oil, one of the most natural oils around. Not to mention the fact that it adds a nice natural flavour to what you cook.
Why use the processed stuff if you can turn to pink Himalayan salt for flavour instead? The purer the better, as this chef’s mantra goes.
This one is for Tom, mostly, since prime athletes need to keep their muscles in tiptop shape. And that includes fighting inflammation. Unfortunately, nightshades like tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms and eggplants aren’t anti-inflammatory, so they don’t touch Tom’s lips. Okay, so maybe he’ll have tomatoes once a month. Because, we assume, pasta (whole wheat, of course).
That includes chocolate, coffee and any other kind of stimulant.
We were imagining the family takes some supplements to get their calcium, but on second thought, given the amount of other veggies and legumes that they consume on the daily, we’re pretty sure they’re covered.
And of course we wouldn’t leave you with just don’ts.
According to the couple’s chef, he supplies the whole family with the freshest veggies possible. (And yes, the kids eat everything the adults do.) In fact, roughly 80 per cent of the family’s diet is veggies, and if it isn’t organic, Campbell doesn’t use it.
This one is for the kids, mostly. The chef admits Tom will have the occasional banana, but only in a smoothie.
If it’s wholesome and good for you, odds are Campbell uses it. Think brown rice, quinoa, millet and beans. And yep, this is included in that aforementioned 80 per cent.
Sorry meat lovers, but if you want to look like these guys, only 20 per cent of your diet can be meat. And not just any meat: grass-fed organic steak, the occasional duck, and chicken. Ah, and don’t forget wild salmon when it comes to fish.
So there you have it. Wanna look like a star, you gotta eat like a star. At least if you want to look like these two.