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Chris Pratt disciplined in avoiding New Orleans cuisine

 Chris Pratt attends the Meet the FilmMakers event for 'Guardians of the Galacy' on July 25, 2014 in London, England.
Chris Pratt attends the Meet the FilmMakers event for 'Guardians of the Galacy' on July 25, 2014 in London, England.
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According to the New York Times on Thursday, "Guardians of the Galaxy's" Chris Pratt has not let one New Orleans cultural cuisine pass his gums. His diet and fitness regiment has kept him away from any unnecessary goods that could spoil his already shredded body. Pratt is no stranger to the appreciation of the best foods he's had in the past, after all he was on the thicker side in NBC's "Parks and Recreation."

"Jurassic World" has started production this summer in New Orleans and Chris is still doing his best to keep the pounds off as well as keep the fit body he's made readily apparent in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy." Pratt had expressed his desire to indulge, however he was pretty much aware of what if it would mean if he were to give into temptation. It seems as the he had deprogrammed himself mentally view images of gym equipment and other such things in order to maintain his discipline.

“I would love to eat it. I personally can’t allow myself to eat it. I know what it translates to. I would see a plate of food, and, if I spin my eyes, I see a treadmill. And a clock.”

As a side note, Pratt got his foot into the door of show business when he was waiting on tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant. When low and behold, he ran into 80s celebrity Rae Dawn Chong, daughter to "Cheech and Chong's" Tommy Chong. She's known for her roles in "The Color Purple" and starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Commando." Pratt basically said aloud to her, “Hey, you’re a movie star!” That being said, they exchanged dialogue and then she mentioned she was directing a movie and asked if he'd like to be in it. The rest was history.

As a kid, Pratt performed at school assemblies as well as dinner theaters and some local plays. He got his big break in "Chong's Cursed Part 3." "Guardians of the Galaxy" opens in theaters come Aug. 1 and "Jurassic World" opens on June 12, 2015.