Tom Brady is known for his strict dietary regimen alongside supermodel wife Gisele Bundchen. Stephen Colbert, however, has convinced him to cheat a little bit.
Taking One For The Team
In fact, the 40-year-old NFL superstar's diet is so strict that he admitted in 2016 to never having eaten a strawberry his whole life. Now, that's dedication.
"I have no desire to do that," he said firmly at the time.
Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Brady found himself facing the biggest challenge of his professional career thus far as he was presented with a bowl of strawberries.
Brady told the late-night show host that he couldn't even stand the smell of the fruit, leading Colbert to quip that it's what springtime smells like.
Never one to back down from a challenge, Brady agreed to eat one for the very first time at Colbert's request. He made a toast to the host and took a bite, declaring it wasn't all that bad.
"I did it. Mom, are you proud of me?" Brady quipped, facing the camera.
Colbert pressed Brady about what he missed eating on his so-called "Superman diet." The NFL star admitted he doesn't usually partake cheeseburgers, pizza, or beer.
To his surprise, Colbert produced two cans of beer from behind his desk. Brady then bragged about how good of a chugger he was back in his younger days. True to his word, he downed the whole lot in one big gulp, exclaiming how good it was afterward.
Taking It To Extreme
Hopefully, Colbert hasn't knocked Brady off the wagon for good, as the sports star is famous for his super-strict meal plan, a commitment that some consider a bit too far.
He released a diet and exercise book earlier this year titled The TB12 Method, which includes some dubious claims about health and fitness.
Most notably, there's the list of all the foods Brady doesn't eat. As his personal chef Allen Campbell detailed back in 2016 that aside from beer and strawberries, there's a lot Brady won't touch.
"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. ... What else? No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy," he detailed.
Brady recently came under harsh criticism for scenes in his Tom Vs. Time documentary. He drew flak from the fans when he was seen kissing his 11-year-old son on the lips for longer than viewers found appropriate.
Brady also confronted a radio host who had criticized another scene featuring his young daughter, which he claimed was so staged, it was embarrassing for all concerned.
The NFL star acknowledged that everybody makes mistakes and that as a public figure, he expects to be judged, but argued his children should never be part of the conversation.