Chris Pratt is one of Hollywood's kings of physical transformation (after Christian Bale's numerous body modifications). It's no stranger to try different diets, but his last one brings him to church – literally. Pratt decided to start in the Old Testament style in 2019, revealing in his Instagram story that he was in "The Daniel Diet" for three days on January 3.
"OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of Daniel Fast, It's 21 days of prayer and fasting." [19459006People] he said in a video. He continued to say how this extreme fasting can affect his upcoming press tour. "It will also coincidentally coincide with the lego movie 2 junkets, so if you see me, I'll probably hallucinate myself turn, "he said.
During an interview on February 8 at the Late Show with Stephan Colbert Pratt also announced that he had just finished his fasting and felt "really amazing".
The diet is based on the book of Daniel in the Old Testament and includes 21
In the Bible, Daniel confined himself to vegetables and water to cleanse his body and focus better on a spiritual connection with God, leaving distractions such as meat and wine. The story says that Daniel handled the temptations surrounding him for 10 days. By the way, this has nothing to do with Daniel, who survived a night in the lions' den (which Colbert admitted is the only part he remembers from the book of Daniel). Despite the ancient roots of Fast, it has not received any modern attention until the Daniel Fast Blog was launched in 2007. It has since grown in popularity among evangelical Christians and churches throughout California.
The diet is similar to veganism in that you can not consume meat, eggs or dairy products. To add another level of difficulty, Daniel Fast devotees can not have sugar, sweeteners, processed foods, soda, or alcohol. So, what can you eat? According to Pratt, you can only eat "food that is pulled from seeds". For those of us who are less fluent in Old Testament formulations, this means fruits, vegetables and grains – especially unleavened bread. Sounds intense – even Chris Pratt agreed and referred to his love of alcohol. "You know how much I drink," Pratt joked about Colbert.
Pratt explained that his reasons for dieting were twofold. The actor admits that lately, especially in December, he has had trouble vacationing and eating properly during the holidays. "In the last few months, I was just not motivated to train, and I ate," he said in an Instagram story in December USA Today . "And I know it's winter and it's holiday time, this morning I woke up and I'm determined that I'll get involved with it and I do not want it, but I'll do it, I'll start today. "
The second reason Pratt chose these bare bones is Bibles diet because he was inspired by his pastor. Pratt spent most of his life engaged in religion, but has become more and more known for his faith in recent years. Pratt told Colbert, "I was inspired by my pastor. It's like our Lent, you know, give up something. "
Many followers of Daniel fasting include 21 days of prayer and spiritual practice alongside their fasting day. Pratt went on to describe how his faith helps him to be the best version of himself for his friends, family and fans. He quoted a quote from his pastor: "If the spotlight that illuminates you is brighter than the light that comes from you, it will kill you.
Liz Weinandy, a nutritionist at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, recently destroyed Daniel Fast. She said the diet lacks "all kinds of nutrients" such as essential fats and proteins and could potentially be dangerous to people with pre-existing conditions. While supporting the temporary fast, Weinandy believes that the long duration of Daniel Fast is unhealthy and unsustainable.
The US Department of Health (HHS) believes that overly restricting a person's diet is harmful. "Diets that typically cut down on calorie intake or the type of food you eat usually do not lead to permanent weight loss and may not deliver all the nutrients you need," says the HHS report ,
Richard Bloomer, the dean of The School of Health Studies at the University of Memphis, conducted several small studies on Daniel Fast and spoke with TIME on the logistics of nutrition. He said that after three weeks, subjects may start using Daniel Fast to lower the risk factors for high blood pressure, cholesterol and oxidative stress. Daniel Fast does not explicitly limit the number of calorie-tracked calories, but according to Bloomer, participants lose weight because they replenish nutrient and fiber-dense whole foods instead of meat, dairy, and processed products.
Dr. Wayne Jonas, a family doctor and executive director of the University of California's Samueli Integrative Health Programs, said that most healthy people should complete Daniel Fast without any problems. People with chronic health conditions, especially those who require diet monitoring, should first consult a physician.