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Tom Brady admits to cheating on rigid diet with pizza, bacon

The highly restrictive diet Tom Brady utilizes to keep himself in peak physical condition is the stuff of legend, but the New England Patriots quarterback has admitted to cheating on it from time to time.

In a recent wide-ranging interview with Men’s Health, Brady makes the case that no one should deprive themselves of occasional dietary indulgences. Two rich and savory foods in particular apparently are the go-to items for Brady.

“If I’m craving bacon, I have a piece. Same with pizza,” Brady told Ben Court. “You should never restrict what you really want. We’re humans, here for one life.”

That said, Brady stresses that when he does stray and indulge in foods that are off-limits in his extremely prohibitive diet inspired by his TB12 Method, the items have to be top-notch in quality.

“What’s changed as I’ve gotten older is now if I want pizza, I want the best pizza,” Brady said. “I don’t eat a slice that tastes like (expletive) and then wonder, ‘Why am I eating (expletive) pizza?'”

Brady copped to partying pretty hard following the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII victory earlier this year, but it’s safe to assume a return to rigidity arrived in quick fashion.

It merits noting that this isn’t the first time that Brady has admitted to deviating from his diet on occasion, but it’s a rare event, indeed. That of course means that the most decadent thing Brady continues to allow himself is his well-documented and slightly bizarre treat of choice.