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Aaron Rodgers ditching diet, wants to eat like Tom Brady

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a new dietary inspiration in the form of fellow NFL quarterback Tom Brady.

Rodgers’ previous philosophy was to follow what he called his “80/20 Rule.” Simply translated, Rodgers made sure 80 percent of what he consumed was healthy while he allowed 20 percent to be food he enjoyed.

It would now appear that Rodgers is attempting to improve his eating habits with Brady as the influence.

“To be honest, Tom Brady is an influencer there because of the stuff he talks about, and how healthy he is,” Rodgers said, via Jason Wilde of ESPN.

Brady is an extreme health advocate and recently published a nutritional cookbook that sells for a whopping $200 (check that out here).

Along with improved eating habits, Rodgers is working on lowering his overall body fat percentage over the offseason by working with Packers director of performance nutrition Adam Korzun.

“I think it is all about finding ways to challenge yourself,” Rodgers said. “And one area I’ve really focused on is working with Adam with my nutrition, and really thinking hard about that.”

Rodgers is 32 and has said in the past that he would like to play at least six more seasons. Considering Brady is 38 and plays the sport as if he was only 28, Rodgers’ expectations seem completely reasonable.

If it takes eating Brady’s avocado ice cream versus Rodgers’ favorite Girl Scout cookies to satisfy his dessert cravings, more power to him.