After 23 seasons in the NFL, Tom Brady has to work hard to maintain his famously lean body.
The football legend officially retired in February but is still eating like he’s gearing up for the big game.
Brady, 45, recently said: people And he explained exactly how he’d been eating the right foods to stay in the same peak condition for decades.
“I don’t think it’s a strict diet,” Brady told the show about his diet. “I think I’m just trying to make healthy choices to live the life I want to live.”
That means avoiding things like refined sugar, salt, caffeine, refined flour, dairy products, starchy root vegetables and even strawberries.
“I think it’s very important what you put into your body,” said Brady, adding that now that he’s no longer playing professional football, he continues to be physically active through a new hobby.
He explained that his career no longer depends on his body being able to perform at its peak, but he wants to maintain his routine.
“I still want to keep,” Brady said. “I’ve picked up a lot of healthy habits and I want to stick to them.”
ET was among dozens of athletes and entertainers who exclusively accompanied the NFL greats in Miami last week to participate in Fanatics’ inaugural March Madness event. Brady turns 46 on August 3, but he said he hasn’t thought about the big day yet.
“I don’t know. I don’t know what my birthday is yet,” Brady said. “At the moment, we’re trying to get them back and forth.”
“Every day feels like my birthday,” he added. “I wake up in the morning, do what I love, be with my family and friends, and try to do good in my community.”
Brady and ex-wife Gisele Bündchen have two children, Benjamin, 13, and Vivian, 10. Brady has a 15-year-old son, Jack (who looks like him, by the way), with his ex-wife Bridget. Moynahan. For Brady, spending time traveling and partying with his family is a greater joy than any celebration.
“I always love spending time with my kids and my family is my number one priority,” he said. “So I think it’s great for all of us to have different experiences and go on trips and vacations and family functions…because we’re all on these amazing journeys. I’m going to make the most of it.”
For more on Brady’s post-retirement life, watch the video below.