All the Foods Gisele Bündchen’s Health-Obsessed Chef Refuses to Cook
Ever wonder what Gisele Bündchen eats for dinner every night to maintain her sylphlike physique? The answer’s definitely not gluten.
Bündchen’s personal chef, Allen Campbell, just gave an interview to Boston.com explaining what he feeds the supermodel, her husband Tom Brady, and their kids — or, more accurately, what he doesn’t feed them.
Campbell is “obsessed with plant-based diets,” he revealed, and likes to “think about the future of the planet and the future of humans.” That’s really admirable, but it basically translates to no cookies, caffeine, or even warmed olive oil (really?!) allowed.
Instead of a typical American diet, the Bündchen-Brady family subsists on 80 percent vegetables and 20 percent lean meats, with some whole grains like millet and quinoa thrown in.
But what’s more interesting are the foods that make Gisele’s naughty list. Here are all of the things you won’t find much of in her house, according to Campbell:
No sugar. “Sugar is the death of people,” Campbell says. Oooh, intense.
No white flour.
No gluten. Instead of soy sauce, Campbell will use “a ponzu sauce, which is uzu and tamari … because we stick to gluten free for everything.”
No olive oil for cooking. “I’ll use raw olive oil,” Campbell says, adding, “but I only cook with coconut oil.” Okay, sure!
No iodized salt. Campbell prefers pink Himalayan sea salt. And who wouldn’t? It’s very aesthetically pleasing.
No nightshades. What are nightshades, you ask? Um, only all the good vegetables. Tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, potatoes, and mushrooms are for the most part unwelcome in the Bündchen-Brady kitchen because “they’re not anti-inflammatory.” And tomatoes, Campbell says, straight up cause inflammation. Sounds stressful.
No coffee. Insane.
Actually, no caffeine at all. Unhinged.
No fungus. Okay, that we could handle.
No dairy. Yikes.
So what does Gisele eat? Sushi, “fruit rolls,” spirulina (“I dehydrate it. I dehydrate a lot of things.”), and “raw granola and raw chocolate chip cookies.”
A really wild night for Gisele might include “some toasted almonds, or this cashew sauce with lime curry, lemongrass, and a little bit of ginger,” Campbell said. “That’s just comfort food for them.”
It all sounds delicious, really, but just so hard — not to mention expensive. We could never do it, but God bless Gisele Bündchen and her sickeningly healthy fam.