Chris Pratt posted on Instagram that he plans to do a diet of eating wild meat this year that he catches with his friends. Yes, that’s deer meat that he’s butchering and shrink-wrapping.
Chris Pratt has declared he’s only going to eat wild animals that he and his friends hunt and kill this year.
“I’m going to start a diet I called ‘The Game Plan’ where basically I only eat wild game for a year,” writes the “Jurassic World” beefcake by an Instagram shot of himself carving and freeze-packing fresh venison that he caught in Texas.
He admitted that he’d add a few carnivorous cheats such as bacon, pepperoni and sushi that he just can’t resist. And, Pratt added in the Wednesday night post, “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,” he concluded. “Total free range organic wild game! The game plan. Join me.”
The 36-year-old former “Parks and Recreation” star reveals that his background hunting, fishing and being outdoors with friends and family “as a young’n” has inspired this Paleo kick.
His game-changing plan actually isn’t so far-fetched. Free-roaming animals such as venison, bison, rabbit and elk tend to have a lower fat content than domesticated animals because they are so active in the wild than most domesticated or farm-raised animals. And because wild animals eat a natural diet with more greens – as opposed to farm-raised animals that munch corn and grain – the game also contains lower omega-6 fatty acids, which have been shown to cause inflammation in the body.
Plus many game animals boast higher healthy omega-3 fatty acids and lean protein packed with iron and zinc.
Yet Pratt admits there are several traps that can stop his free-range red-blooded ambition in its tracks.
“I mean I gotta have steak and oysters and definitely bacon,” he writes. “And the occasional burger for a cheat meal.”
But wait – there’s more.
“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?” he says.
He also plans to eat chicken and eggs – and to savor lamb on Easter, and turkey on Thanksgiving – so it’s unlikely that the “Guardians of the Galaxy” hero is very serious about sticking to his meal plan.
“Maybe one day I’ll wake up and be like, ‘I’m only gonna eat veggies for the rest of my life,’” he muses. “If I do that’s cool. It’s a free country.”
Some of his bleeding heart fans weren’t amused, however, calling him a murderer and an animal killer.
“Leave these poor animals alone!!” commented one Instagram user.
“You are promoting the death animals who have a heart and brain and a desire to live,” said another.
“Picture a baby deer, a baby pig, a baby cow,” wrote a third. “And now picture you pulling out a gun and shooting it.”