Chris Pratt knows a thing or two about being in good shape, but we have to be honest, we did not see his new fad diet coming.
Sharing his progress in an Instagram story, the funnyman checked in with fans, “Hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out. It’s 21 days of prayer and fasting.” It seems Pratt is a recent convert to the so-called Daniel Fast, which is not so much a fast as a method of eating that includes simply fruit, vegetables and unleavened breads, among other basic, vegan ingredients and is “based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet.”
We’re guessing the actor has been around the diet block a few times – in fact, the rugged star gained some serious attention after unveiling his newly-chiselled physique back in 2013 for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, and attributed (at least some of) the change to cutting out beer.
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Fans were far more used to seeing him as the somewhat doughier character of Andy Dwyer on the beloved Parks and Recreation, so it really was quite the reveal. And it looks like he has another important role to get in shape for too, because this was also the week news of his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger broke:
So, we don’t blame the guy for watching his waistline. We’d love to see him at the end of the 21 days. Chris himself made a quip about the length of the diet. “It’s going to coincide also, coincidentally, with the ‘Lego Movie 2’ junket, so by the time you see me I’ll probably be hallucinating” he continued in the story, “Stay tuned.”
Let’s hope not, for his sake. We have to wonder how prayer is factoring into his dietary shift. It’s certainly true that many religious and spiritual traditions encourage fasting and forms of abstinence (where eating is concerned) as a means to gaining mental clarity, or cultivating gratitude. So perhaps it’s working for him, and we won’t turn the other cheek just yet.
But, if we want to slim down, or get into better shape, we’ll probably just stick to the basics – unprocessed, natural foods, hydration, sleep, and plenty of exercise.