Tom Brady starred in Subway’s new 2021 commercial during the opening Bucs vs Cowboys game. A line in the ad says “you don’t even eat bread”, prompting questions about Tom Brady’s diet and whether he’s a vegan.
Tom Brady stars in 2021 Subway commercial video
Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 on the NFL’s season opener on Thursday (9 September).
During the game, the Bucs quarterback debuted in a new Subway commercial entitled Freshly Baked Fragrance.
Brady’s 2021 Subway ad talks about an “irresistible” fragrance, “bready”, and is more in keeping with an ad for a high-end cologne.
A voice at the end of the commercial adds: “You don’t even eat bread.”
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Does Tom Brady eat bread?
The line “you don’t even eat bread” had fans questioning whether the quarterback really does eat bread.
Many elite athletes and performers operate on low-carb diets, and Brady actually has his own diet.
The Tom Brady Diet, also known as the TB12 Method, is a whole-foods-based diet.
Brady therefore doesn’t eat bread, which is a processed food.
What is Tom Brady’s diet?
According to his website: “The TB12 Method is a holistic approach to health and wellness, with a focus on performance and recovery.
“At the centre of the TB12 Method is the concept of Pliability, a muscle state which is supported by balanced nutrition, optimal hydration, mental fitness, and functional strength and conditioning.
“It is designed to help those that practise it live pain-free and perform their best.”
Brady’s specific diet promises to boost energy levels, minimise inflammation, reduce risk of injury, and enhance sports performance and recovery.
In a review conducted by Healthline, the website said Brady’s diet emphasised “organic, locally grown, seasonal and minimally processed foods”.
Healthline continued: “About 80% of this diet consists of organically grown fruit, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes. The remaining 20% comes from grass-fed, organic, antibiotic- and hormone-free lean meat and wild-caught fish or seafood.
“The Tom Brady diet offers an extensive list of foods to avoid or limit, as they’re deemed acidifying or pro-inflammatory. These include dairy, most oils, as well as soy-, GMO-, or gluten-containing foods [including bread].’
Is Tom Brady a vegan?
Tom Brady is not a vegan as his own TB12 Method advocates eating “hormone-free lean meat and wild-caught fish or seafood”.
However, according to his personal chef, Allen Campbell, Tom eats a diet consisting of 80% vegetables.
In 2016, Tom partnered with vegan meal delivery service Purple Carrot to create a plant-based performance meal plan, which teammate Rob Gronkowski uses.