Jordan Spieth: Tom Brady’s diet is too extreme for the 24-year-old

Trevor Woods
Trevor Woods
Trevor Woods
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The best athletes of different sports always seem to find friendships based on the mutual respect given for the others craft. This is the case with one of the best golfers and football players, Jordan Spieth and Tom Brady.

Spieth and Brady have struck a friendship after both became sponsors for Under Armour. Naturally, athletes want to try something the other is doing that helps them be at the pinnacle of their sport. For Tom Brady, his insane/incredible diet is a big factor, which has led him to be in the best shape of his life at age 40. Brady shared his secrets with Spieth, and Spieth gave it a try.

“He (Brady) had all this stuff at Augusta when all of us were just, you know, having some wine and steak and potatoes. And he’s, you know, he shipped all of his stuff into there to have it as snacks and protein powder and all this stuff,” Spieth said.

“It’s obviously elongating his career and doing well for him, so I’ll do whatever he’s doing.”

Spieth admitted the diet is good for him, but he’s not quite as dialed into it as Brady is. It’s a hard diet to enact in life, but if anyone is able, the benefits will abound.

The Brady Diet

What he eats-

  • Whole grains- brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans
  • Organic vegetables
  • Lean Meats (20% of the time)- grass fed steak, duck, chicken, salmon
  • Cooks with Coconut Oil
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  • Bananas
  • Lentil Buckwheat
  • Avocado ice cream

What he doesn’t eat-

  • No dairy- No milk, no cheese, no yogurt. The nutrients found in dairy can be had in other, healthier foods.
  • No fruit- Besides a banana in a smoothie, Brady stays away from fruit. They have a lot of sugar in them.
  • No caffeine- No coffee, no soda pop. Caffeine can do a lot more harm than good to the body.
  • No iodized salt
  • No mushrooms
  • No tomatoes
  • No white sugar
  • No oils: No canola, palm, vegetable oils used to cook with. Only coconut for Mr. Brady
  • No white flour
  • No GMO’s

If you’re a fan of ice cream, pizza, Coca-Cola, cupcakes, and Starbucks, Brady’s diet may be nearly impossible to implement in life.

But if the willpower is found, the evidence of success is there in the flesh (Tom Brady). This diet is bound to drastically reduce belly fat, and with a good workout routine, the diet will help you get toned.

Most of what Brady has in his nutritional arsenal is scientifically proven to have health benefits. While the items he avoids are known to cause/aid cancer, contributes to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and countless other health issues. Brady’s diet is something we should all aspire to at least attempt in our lives. Eliminating sugar and white flour alone can reap major rewards, as sugar is the friend of fat, and fat is the enemy of speed.

If Tom Brady is in the best health of his life at 40, coming off a Super Bowl victory, it’s scary to think a guy his age may be dominating the NFL for the next half decade. And he can thank what he puts into his body for a large part of his continued success. It’s good to see Jordan Spieth pick up a thing or two from the greatest quarterback of all time. Maybe it’ll lead to Spieth dominating well into his 40’s also.