Katie Nolan, Damien Woody And Jonathan Vilma Ate Tom Brady’s Diet For Thanksgiving… Big Mistake
Remember back in August when Tom Brady came out with a self-help book, The TB12 Method: How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance, in which he shared what he eats and drinks every day and it sounded like a big ole HARD PASS to pretty much everyone with a sound mind?
Brady follows four general principles about combining food. The first is not to eat proteins with carbohydrates like potatoes or bread. The second is that mixing proteins or carbs with vegetables is “ideal” for digestion. Except for nightshades, of course.
“I make sure most of what I eat is alkalizing,” Brady writes.
In addition to his strict regime of mostly plant-based foods, Brady follows a so-called alkaline diet, which purports to minimize muscle inflammation. Long story short, he generally tries to limit “acidifying” foods — such as white rice and bread, but also cold cuts, pineapples, and yogurt, to name a few — to 20 percent of his diet. The other 80 percent he says should be made up of alkalizing foods, like Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and dandelion greens.
Sounds… tasty… right?
Well, ESPN’s Katie Nolan, Damien Woody and Jonathan Vilma decided to try out Tom Brady’s diet for Thanksgiving and see if it is any good.
“If it takes this to be a champion…” says Damien Woody, before being interrupted by Vilma who chimed in, “I don’t want to be a champion.”