What Is The Tom Brady (TB12) Diet? – Forbes Health
There are several potential benefits of the TB12 Diet, according to Laura DeCesaris, a functional medicine health strategist in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. DeCesaris notes that the diet cuts out many foods that are considered inflammatory, encourages dieters to pay closer attention to hunger and satiety cues, and includes circadian rhythm-supporting habits to support energy levels.
However, there are also some drawbacks to consider. “For many individuals dealing with gut issues, prioritizing nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains and fiber as 80% of the diet can be uncomfortable until they can adequately digest them, leading to symptoms like gas, bloating and discomfort,” says Dr. DeCesaris.
Additionally, the restrictive nature of the diet may not be a good fit for everyone, she adds. “It is strict, and any strict diet can be risky for any individual with a history of disordered eating,” going on to explain that the success of a stricter diet like TB12 depends on how willing a participant is to prep and cook their meals.
Furthermore, Dr. DeCesaris emphasizes that programs like the TB12 Diet shouldn’t be considered a one-size-fits-all solution. “As much as we want to say yes or no to a blanket recommendation, nutrition needs to be highly personalized, and any one diet just doesn’t provide that level of individualization,” she says.