Tom Brady Just Had a Cheat Day ... By Eating a Strawberry

Believe it or not, that berry was a splurge by his standards.



Photo by: Maddie Meyer

Maddie Meyer

Those of us who spend a lot of time dieting live for those cheat days - those rare days where we leave our low-carb low-fat highly boring diet aside and indulge in burgers or pizza or burritos. But what if your diet was so intense that a single strawberry became a big deal?

On Monday night, Tom Brady stopped by to visit Stephen Colbert on The Late Show and promote his new book, The TB12 Method. The book is about his famously strict diet and workout regime, which makes it especially fun that he chose this particular appearance to cheat on that very diet.

Before we get too excited, it wasn't via a cheeseburger - Brady simply ate a strawberry - the first strawberry he had ever eaten, and a violation of his plant-based diet.

Tom Brady and his wife supermodel Gisele Bundchen have been open about their diet, which forbids everything from white sugar and white flour to dairy, caffeine, nightshades, fungus and much more. But a strawberry?

Apparently, it's about more than just his diet, but a personal aversion. Two years ago he told the Cut, "I've never eaten a strawberry in my life. I have no desire to do that."

However, Stephen Colbert got Brady to try that strawberry - and also chug a beer! As Brady's diet also severely limits alcohol, that's a pretty big deal.

Ultimately, after trying that strawberry, he admitted it's not even that bad. "Not that bad. I did it, Mom. You proud of me?" he spoke to the camera.

However, Brady was much more effusively pleased with the beer he chugged (in one impressive gulp, which shows that some skills never go away). "That was good. That was really good!"

That's exactly how we feel about our cheat day as well, Tom!

Related Links:

Keep Reading

Next Up

Pros and Cons of the Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen Diet

Get the low down on Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s diet.

Catch This: Tom Brady Has Never Even Tried Coffee

The New England Patriots quarterback is not now and has never been a java fan.

A Lot of People Are Eating Alone These Days

We love the idea of sitting down to a hot meal with family and friends, but increasingly, Americans are dining solo.

Alex Eats: Strawberries

There are so many things you can do with strawberries during the season, both sweet and savory. Below, find my recipe for Strawberry tarts.

Win a Father's Day Healthy Eating Assortment from Omaha Steaks!

We’re giving away one prize pack of Omaha Steak's leanest cuts -- perfect for a Father's Day meal for dad, to one lucky, randomly-selected commenter.

5 Obligatory Irish Foods You Should Be Eating on St. Patrick's Day

Even if decking yourself in green on St. Patrick's Day isn't your thing, odds are you can get down with some traditional Irish foods.

Guess How Much Time You Spend Eating on an Average Day

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ American Time Use Survey tells us just how we spend every minute of our day.

Just Desserts All Day Long — Chopped After Hours

Catch an all-new episode of Chopped After Hours, where the judges cook with mystery basket ingredients from the show.
More from: