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  • Tom Brady usually follows a diet that excludes dairy and some fruits.

  • The quarterback says he only says "screw it" to his diet once a year.

  • Thanksgiving is when he can eat like everyone else.

Tom Brady likes to cheat on his diet on Thanksgiving.

The football player said that he enjoys the holiday by saying "screw it" to his diet. They had Tom Brady, Larry Fitzgerald, and Jim Gray.

Oprah Winfrey asked Brady what type of food he could eat at the Thanksgiving table.

Brady said it was the same as everyone else. I'm going to screw it and let's go for it. We all have the opportunity to enjoy it.

Brady's regular diet rules out most holiday treats

According to his book "The TB12 Method," Brady has earmarked several major food groups as completely off-limits, including dairy, sugar, gluten, refined carbs, caffeine, processed meats, and some fruits and vegetables.

Brady's approach to food is to eat foods with low pH levels to decrease inflammation.

Brady said he is looking forward to loosening up his lifestyle more

Brady has said that he has been able to play at an elite level well into his 40's because of his strict lifestyle.

Brady said he was looking forward to having some of those more normal holidays once he retired. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, he only has four hours to eat with his family.

"Practice usually ends about 1 or 2 PM, you eat about 3:30, and then you're getting ready for the next day of practice," Brady said during his interview.

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