Gisele Bundchen and her husband Tom Brady are known for keeping a strict diet, but how strict is the supermodel’s diet regime? Well according to her, not that strict. But to regular non-supermodels, it seems outrageous.
In Bundchen’s new memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, she details her diet in detail. The 38-year-old eats a plant-based and whole-food diet. Thanks to the family’s personal chef, Susan, who comes five days a week, this diet can be kept up by the whole family.
Bundchen says she starts her morning with oil-pulling, meditation and a glass of lukewarm water with half a lemon.
For breakfast, she makes her two kids, Benjamin, 8, and Vivian, 5, gluten-free toast with almond butter and honey, or eggs with a sliced avocado or a bowl of apples and berries and coconut yogurt. Afterward, she likes the drink a green juice while packing their lunches.
Her green juice recipe consists of celery, cucumbers, half of an apple, turmeric, ginger, lemon juice and sometimes she adds kale or beets. She especially includes beets when she’s on her period. “If I’m having my period, I’ll often just do beets and lemon for extra iron and vitamin C,” Bundchen explains.
IF she works out she’ll typically make a smoothie and not a juice. In her smoothie, she’ll combine fresh or frozen berries, cacao, hemp seed, flax seed, chia seed and a ‘splash’ of coconut milk. Occasionally she’ll throw in a banana, almond butter or protein powder.
For lunch, she’ll either have a salad with seed crackers and an avocado or a soup with chickpeas and vegetables. Sometimes in the summer, she’ll make spring rolls with tahini sauce.
She also revealed that she doesn’t drink any liquids while eating meals. Bundchen said growing up her mother told her it was too hard on the digestive system so she waits 30 minutes after meals to drink and fluids.
Bundchen says her diet is mostly raw or lightly steamed vegetables, fruits, legumes, whole grains an occasional red meat and seafood.
Could you follow Bundchen’s strict diet?