Turns out, it takes a lot of dedication to be as flawless as Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
So how do they maintain their killer bodies?? The power couple's private chef Allen Campbell is spilling all the deets in a new interview with Boston.com!
Campbell believes a balanced "plant-based diet has the power to reverse and prevent disease" — and definitely takes that philosophy into Tom and Gisele's house.
We can get on board with that!
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Here's what's in the kitchen:
"So, 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables. [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 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon."
And you definitely can count on NOT seeing any sugar around the dinner table:
"It's very different than a traditional American diet. But if you just eat sugar and carbs—which a lot of people do—your body is so acidic, and that causes disease. Tom recently outed Frosted Flakes and Coca-Cola on WEEI. I love that he did that. Sugar is the death of people."
Not to put it lightly or anything…
Other ingredients Campbell never uses:
"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."
No tomatoes, got it.
But Campbell admits he's not the only one whipping stuff up in the kitchen. While usually the kids — Benjamin and Vivi — eat the same thing as their parents, Gisele packs little Ben's lunch (stars, they're just like us!):
"Vivi was only nine months when I started, so I gave her first food. And 90 percent of the time they all eat the same thing. I cook for the kids, but Gisele makes Benny's lunch to take to school. She packs that herself. Yesterday I made veggie sushi for the kids. I've been doing that a lot lately. It's brown rice, avocado, carrot, and cucumber. The kids like [it] maki-style, so the rice is on the outside. And I do it with a ponzu sauce, which is uzu and tamari. [I use] tamari because we stick to gluten free for everything. For snacks, I make fruit rolls from bananas, pineapple, and spirulina. Spirulina is an algae. It's a super fruit. I dehydrate it. I dehydrate a lot of things. I have three dehydrators in their kitchen. I also make raw granola and raw chocolate chip cookies."
So what's a day in the life of a celebrity chef like? Campbell describes the Tom and Gisele as "very laid back" and explains:
"It varies depending on whether [Tom and Gisele] are home. I used to travel with them sometimes. Not so much now. If they're gone for a long period of time, I'll contact wherever they're staying and give the resort or whoever the lowdown on what they like to eat. And when they aren't around, I have other clients and I consult at restaurants. If they're around, I get up, and then I meditate sometimes. I do some yoga, then I hit the gym. Depending on the day, I sometimes shop before I go over [to their house]. So I get to their house at maybe 11 and serve lunch at 12:30. Then I will usually shop again, and cook and then serve dinner between 5:30 and 6. Then I leave by 7."
Not too shabby!!!
When asked what it's like feeding people whose bodies are so important to their work, he adds:
"I think that's what makes [the job] so gratifying for me. If I was cooking for anyone else who didn't respect and appreciate my food as much as they did, it wouldn't be as gratifying for me. I think that's what makes me happy at the end of the day. I get to really do what I want, and they get to benefit."
We think we need one of these personal chef situations, right Perezcious readers??
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