Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady recently made headlines when their personal chef revealed their strict, no-nonsense diet.
“Eighty percent of what they eat is vegetables,” Allen Campbell told Boston.com. “[I buy] the freshest vegetables. If it’s not organic, I don’t use it. And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans. The other 20% is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.”
He continues: “No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt. [Tom] doesn’t eat nightshades, because they’re not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I’m very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation. What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy. The kids eat fruit. Tom, not so much. He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.”
To most of us this will seem very restrictive, but is it? Perhaps celebrities understand the secret to truly satisfying nutrition that does not have to compromise one’s health. After all both Gisele and Tom have bodies to die for.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Diet:
And they aren’t the only ones. Gwyneth Paltrow’s physique comes hand-in-hand with a very particular eating plan, one that is rumoured to have caused trouble with ex Chris Martin as disagreements occurred over how their children should eat.
While in previous years, Paltrow followed a macrobiotic diet to the tee, more recently she has allowed for a little leeway:
“Being macrobiotic is basically about eating local, organic, seasonal food that isn’t processed, and that is how I still eat, so it is not that different.”
Paltrow is known to have a smoothie after her morning hour of dance cardio, a chicken salad for lunch and dinner with the kids most nights, consisting of a stir-fry of chicken and broccoli or roast chicken and potatoes.
Jennifer Aniston’s Diet:
Jennifer Aniston is also known for her eating restraint, with her eating plan consisting of:
“A low-carb, gluten-free diet with lots of protein and vegetables. I love brown-rice bread – it’s really good for you. Just put a little coconut oil and sea salt on top. Delicious,” says the actress.
Madonna may just win the medal of self-restraint when it comes to her diet. She follows a very strict macrobiotic eating plan that abolishes the consumption of wheat, eggs, meats, and dairy, and extols the benefits of something called “sea vegetables”.
Some of the meals she eats include: miso soup and brown rice, barley and seaweed stew, soy meat and spiral rice pasta, steamed greens and a Fuji apple, tofu tartar sauce, corn in a plum paste sauce, sweet and sour tempeh and brown rice with almonds with sauerkraut, tofu cheese and quinoa salad and tofu scramble.
It is well reported that Madonna also enforces this diet with her back-up dancers and her kids, insisting after their divorce that Guy Richie makes sure the children stick to their macrobiotic, vegetarian, organic eating plan.