Chris Pratt is keeping fans in the loop on his so-called Daniel Fast, a 21-day commitment to prayer and fasting. The 39-year-old Jurassic World star hit up Instagram Stories to explain his journey: “OK, hi, Chris Pratt here. Day three of the Daniel Fast, check it out, it’s 21 days of prayer and fasting. And 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.”
A website devoted to the Fast explains: “The Daniel Fast is based on the fasting experiences of the Old Testament Prophet. It’s a partial fast where some foods are eaten while others are restricted. Most people use this method of fasting for 21 consecutive days.”
The guidelines are strict: water is the only beverage allowed and you can only eat foods from seed; whole grains and legumes are allowed, as are liquid oils. Nuts and seeds make the cut too.
On the banned list: all meat, animal and dairy products. Deep fried foods and sweeteners are also not allowed.
Pratt took a break from his Fast to thank police officers on National Law Enforcement Day Wednesday. He shared a text photo that reads: “Thank you to all police officers who keep our communities safe!”
In the caption, the 39-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy star also thanked his brother specifically: “Today on National Law Enforcement day I want to give a shout to my brother Cully who’s been a cop for 15 years after serving in the Army for eight. Love you bro! Thank you! He and his brothers and sisters in blue put their lives on the line every day for their communities. They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated. On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.”