I guess eating pasta is better than eating at McDonald’s like many NFL players do before games. But in reality, we are discovering today that diet significantly improves longevity and increases the years on which an athlete can play. TB12 is a great example. So, it makes sense why sports team owner Joe Lacob wants Steph Curry to eat better and follow the habits of Tom Brady. The longer he plays, the more chances the team has to win championships.
However, you can’t force athletes or people to change how they eat. Diet is a personal and challenging process. And most times, forcing change reverts to the original habit and sometimes regresses further.
To change your diet. You have to make small changes to have a successful adaptation. Too many changes, almost always, never works. Food changes are complex because they are emotional connections. When things taste good, you want to have them, not restrict them.
The Tom Brady Diet
The TB12 diet is probably an ideal diet to follow. But realistically, impossible for most people. Pasta is not the worst thing in the world. If Curry avoids many other things like processed foods, alcohol, and certain nightshade vegetables that create inflammation, he will be ok.
The Helio Gracie Diet
Another important name to mention here is Helio Gracie of Gracie jujitsu. He created the Gracie Diet. Helio experimented with foods and had similar rules to the TB12 diet. For example, Helio would avoid tomatoes, eggplant, etc. He also had specific times he would eat certain foods. Helio died at 95 years old and was always in good health and rarely sick because nutrition was his health and medicine.
I Can’t Say No to My Wife’s Rasta Pasta
Steph eats his wife pasta before every game. Being an athlete, he is probably superstitious about changing his food habits due to his superior performance. However, his wife Ayesha, makes something called Rasta pasta. I am sure of her ingredients, but here are the ingredients used for the original Rasta pasta.
RASTA PASTA INGREDIENTS
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp of jerk seasoning
- 1 medium onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 red bell pepper
- 1/2 green bell pepper
- 1/2 yellow bell pepper
- 1 tsp of Worcester sauce
- 1 tsp of thyme
- 1/4 cup of Philadelphia
- 2 tbsp of parmesan
- 1/3 lbs of pasta
What is Rasta Pasta?
International Chef Lorraine Washington created Rasta Pasta in Jamaica in 1986. As the story says, Lorraine made this recipe for Jamaican construction workers. The workers said the dish should be called Rasta Pasta because of the added red, yellow, and green peppers. Also, the type of pasta she used was tagliatelle. It made the bowl look like dreadlocks were inside.
Curry wants to do what Tom Brady did. At this time, he is 33 years old, and he has won three NBA Finals with the Golden State Warriors. So, he has 11 more years to stay healthy and young. Tom retired, we think for now, at 44 years old. So, Curry has to win four more championships to catch up to Tom’s seven.
So, Rasta pasta could be the secret to his success. But you just don’t know. He could change everything and begin a downward spiral. So, truthfully, if it is not broken, don’t try to fix it.