The 55th Super Bowl is happening this Sunday, and while everyone else is working on getting their list of snack table ingredients, YouTuber Aseel Soueid is going in a different direction. The bodybuilder and fitness influencer regularly tries out the diet plans of some of the world’s fittest athletes, from soccer star Lionel Messi to NBA legend LeBron James, and in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, Soueid just spent a day eating like none other than quarterback and GOAT Tom Brady.
Brady’s diet consists of 3 meals and 3,000 calories, coming from 306 grams of carbs, 125 grams of fat, and 185 grams of protein. The first meal is a protein shake made with unsweetened almond milk and almonds, which Soeuid downs before his workout.
The second meal is much heartier: 9 ounces of chicken breast, pasta in bechamel sauce, and a side of steamed broccoli and spinach. This meal, which comes to a total of 1,092 calories and accounts for the only lean meat in Brady’s largely plant-based diet, is a “certified banger” according to Soueid.
The third and final meal of the day consists of a protein shake made with a banana and blueberries, an almond butter and grape jelly sandwich, and a bar of dark chocolate. “This is an absolute treat,” he says. “This is apparently also Tom Brady’s pre-game day meal, that’s what he says. This could be the secret to him winning six Super Bowls.”
Soueid concludes the video by saying that this has been perhaps his favorite eating challenge yet, thanks to the enjoyable foods in the diet. This is actually by design; Brady doesn’t believe in restrictive diets for their own sake, preferring to eat high-quality versions of the foods he likes.
“You should never restrict what you really want. We’re humans, here for one life,” he told Men’s Health. “What’s changed as I’ve gotten older is now if I want pizza, I want the best pizza. I don’t eat a slice that tastes like shit and then wonder, ‘Why am I eating shit pizza?'”