He may have dropped a staggering 65lbs. in 2014 for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy, but Chris Pratt's latest Instagram post illustrates that it's possible to lose the equivalent of a small person and still remain pretty confused about the whole healthy eating thing.
The post, which the Internet seems to be dubbing 'weird,' features a shot of the Jurassic World star vacuum packing some deer meat and waxing lyrical about his coyote-free childhood. Like so:
“Here I am vacuum packing some deer meat in the kitchen. I grew up in the woods. Not literally. I mean, we had a house. I wasn’t raised by coyotes. But I spent a lot of time in the woods. Hunting, fishing and being outdoors with my friends and family is how I spent my free time as a young'n. That part of me will never change. I mean. I’m assuming. I don’t know. Maybe it will. It hasn’t yet. Maybe one day I’ll wake up and be like, ‘I’m only gonna eat veggies for the rest of my life.’ If I do that’s cool. It’s a free country. Anyways. I just filled the freezer with a bunch of tasty meat from an awesome deer hunt in the great state of Texas."
The vacuum-packed deer, it turns out, is part of Pratt's new diet entitled 'The Game Plan,' for which he will eat only wild game (animals hunted for sport and food) for one year.
"Oh! I should tell you: I’m going to start a diet I called 'The Game Plan’ where basically I only eat wild game for a year. 'The Game Plan,’ get it? Cause GAME? I mean I’ll also eat veggies and fruit and other stuff too. But for one year I want to eat only the meats that were caught or killed by me or my friends. Total free range organic wild game! The game plan. Join me."
And, as any good diet should, there are a few exceptions to the rules, including munching unlimited amounts of pepperoni because according to Chris, pepperoni is not 'technically' meat. Sure, why not.
"I mean I’m gonna still eat eggs and probably chicken and probably steak I mean I gotta have steak and oysters and definitely bacon. But other than that. And the occasional burger for a cheat meal. But other than that only wild game. The game plan. I should mention I will also have sushi because I have to have sushi because it’s so good. And pepperoni. But that’s not a meat technically, right? But other than that all wild game. And pepperchinis! (That’s not how you spell that) Exclusively wild game. It will be tough. But it’s worth the sacrifice. I will be eating turkey for thanksgiving. Probably fried. That’s the best. And also ham. For Easter we make lamb. That’s great. Ill have to have lamb that day. So… 'The Game Plan’ Who’s with me!?"
While I'm not convinced that encouraging all fans to wade into the wilderness with rifles in hand is the best idea, I respect the thought behind his 'Game Plan.' It's refreshing to hear a celebrity (that isn't Gwyneth Paltrow) speak openly about the importance of knowing where your food actually comes from, rather than just shoving any old shit down your throat. He's right about the sushi thing too, obvs.
If you're curious about delving deeper into the topic of food production, I recommend checking out the 2015 documentary Cowspiracy, which is available on Netflix. Check out the trailer below: