Chris Pratt reveals the insane details of his intense, 21-day 'biblical' diet
We talk a lot about Christian Bale and his barely-believable body transformations, but over the last 10 years, Christ Pratt isn't that far behind. This time in 2009, we were crying with laughter over Chris Pratt's lovable doofus on Parks and Recreation, but Andy Dwyer wasn't designed to be some sort of beefcake.
Fast forward to 2014, and Chris Pratt was on the cusp on becoming an A-list movie star, thanks to Marvel film Guardians of the Galaxy. But he'd ditched the beer belly for a six-pack, and looked all the better for it. But recently, following his divorce from Anna Faris, pictures surfaced of him with a brand-new Dad Bod.
The internet was thirsty, but Pratt is ensuring they will only be thirsty for a short period of time; he's looking to get back in shape ahead of his roles in Jurassic World 3, an expected Guardians of the Galaxy 3, as well as the upcoming film... [checks notes] Cowboy Ninja Viking.
While we're used to insane celebrity diets from the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow (and I'm sure others), Chris Pratt's latest crash course in weight loss looks pretty wild. It's probably not a good sign that it's based off a figure from the Bible, either - Pratt says he fully expects to hallucinate on what's been referred to as the 'Daniel Fast'.
In the Bible, Daniel is the guy who spends several days in a literal lion's den, and although there are no wild animals to contend with on this occasion, Chris Pratt fully expects his experience to bring him closer to God, and from the sounds of it, there's a chance it'll bring him closer to God than he expected.
Yup, for the purposes of that six pack, Chris Pratt will be going on a 21-day fast, during which he'll be spending a significant amount of time not only going hungry, but praying too. Telling us all on about it on his Instagram story, Pratt said he might be feeling a little woozy by the time you see him next.
"OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it’s 21 days of prayer and fasting. It’s gonna coincide also coincidentally with the Lego Movie 2 junkets, so by the time you see me, I’ll probably be hallucinating. Stay tuned."
Stay tuned we will, Mr Pratt. Now, while he's going to be fasting, there will be some actual food, thank goodness. It's going to be a completely vegan diet, described by the Daniel Fast website as "only foods grown from seed; the only beverage is water".
This is divided into four categories - "all fresh, frozen, dried or canned vegetables", "all fresh, frozen, dried or canned fruits", "all whole grains and legumes", and "all healthy liquid oils". Yeah, I know this page is called Food Envy, but I don't envy Chris Pratt on this diet at all. Hope losing the Dad Bod's worth it, Chris.