Well, almost. Chris Pratt, who was most recently in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, promised on social media that he would only eat wild game for one year. Except for occasionally the odd hamburger and steak—and fish, eggs, and bacon.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram.
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. 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. 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!?
Pratt is hardly the first famous name to try this kind of a diet. Other celebrities, such as TV host and UFC commentator Joe Rogan, have also embarked on similar “Eat What You Kill” diets. Some hunters elect this diet as a symbolic rejection of store-bought meat, while others prefer it because they know the meat they harvest is either healthier, ethically killed, or simply better tasting than meat at the supermarket. For Pratt, its an acknowledgement of where he comes from.
“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,” he wrote. “That part of me will never change.”
Pratt is also notable for being one of relatively few Hollywood actors who remain unapologetically enthusiastic about hunting. You can hear him trying to explain his love of hunting below. The video does include some strong language.