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Tom Brady and Gisele’s Incredibly Restrictive Diet Now Immortalized in a $200 Cookbook

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What is it with Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen and irrationally expensive books? This fall, Gisele released a $700 (!!) limited-edition coffee table book chronicling her modeling career, which promptly sold out.

Now Tom Brady is peddling a limited-edition cookbook for $200 and that sold out, too. There will be a second printing, and pre-order is available for a June shipment date.

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What are you getting for $200, besides fancy wooden covers? Obviously, you're paying for the dream of looking like Tom and Gisele, and it's not going to be easy. The Brady-Bündchen family eats mostly vegetables, and that's pretty much it. Here's how Tom and Gisele's personal chef summed up the diet to

No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG. I’ll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats. … I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.

Also forbidden: tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants ("They cause inflammation"), as well as coffee, caffeine, fungi, dairy, and any fruit except bananas in a smoothie.

Actually, maybe it's worth $200 to see how such a limited ingredient list turns into "89 seasonally-inspired recipes."