Tom Brady has become famous from his strict diet regime which includes things like avocado ice cream, but Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t want any of that.
Roethlisberger knows that as he gets up there in age, he needs to start paying more and more attention to his body to make sure he can continue playing at a solid level.
Brady seems to be the expert on that as he’s coming into his 22nd season in the NFL at age 44. Big Ben is currently the second oldest active player in the league at 39 years old, and he’s already shown signs of regression with a ‘meh’ season last year.
“The best thing that can happen to the 2021 Pittsburgh Steelers is if they get rid of Big Ben. It’s as simple as that. Ben Roethlisberger is holding this team back.”
— CBS Sports Network (@CBSSportsNet) January 29, 2021
Ben Roethlisberger Will Be Avoiding Tom Brady & His TB12 Regime At All Costs
On paper, it doesn’t seem like Roethlisberger did horribly last year. He passed for nearly 4,000 yards, threw 33 touchdowns to only 10 picks and had the Steelers in prime position to make the playoffs.
However, his yards per attempt (6.3) were the second lowest of his career (5.7 in 2019 when he was injured), and he hasn’t averaged fewer yards per game (253.5) in a full season since 2012.
As Roethlisberger is set to turn 40 in March next year, it is safe to wonder how much he has left in the tank. He may want to look to Tom Brady for help on this one.
The famous ‘TB12 Method’ includes a very strict dieting regime which excludes several foods we’re used to eating normally. You can’t have dairy, gluten, sugar, coffee, alcohol, or any nightshade vegetables and fungiF. This has led Brady to create some innovative recipes, one being avocado ice cream.
Patriots fans, this is how to host a Super Bowl party Tom Brady would attend
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 3, 2019
However, Ben Roethlisberger isn’t ready to commit to that level of intensive care just yet. While he understands the benefits of keeping his body in good shape and will continue to do so, foods like avocado ice cream are simply too much for him.
From our story, Ben Roethlisberger on showing up to camp looking trim and fit: “I’m not getting any younger. I’m almost 40 years old. So you’ve got to take care of yourself. And nothing against Tom [Brady], but I’m not eating avocado ice cream.”
— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) August 9, 2021