The Right Diet for You, Based on Your Favorite Parks & Recreation Character

The Right Diet for You, Based on Your Favorite Parks & Recreation Character

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Sean Santiago
Jul 18, 2016
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Ah, Parks & Recreation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways — in dieting advice. From Leslie Knope's famous passion for waffles to Ron Swanson's meat mania, our research has determined the best diet for you based on your favorite character. Definitely not doctor's orders.

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1. Tom Haverford: Juice Cleanse (with Champagne)

Start juicing — but with champagne. It might not be scientifically proven to "cleanse," but technically neither are actual juices. The bubbles most likely have some sort of healing properties?

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2. Ron Swanson: Paleo

The Paleo diet is for you. Take it one step further and hunt and kill all of your own meats for an added sense of satisfaction.

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3. Leslie Knope: All Carbs, All the Time

Waffle House is calling your name. Redefine "carb-loading" on your own terms with a steady stream of waffles piled high with syrup, whipped cream, and feminist truth-bombs.

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4. Andy Dwyer: The Butter Diet

Give the butter diet a shot. It goes with all of your favorite foods — pancakes, toast, popcorn, grapes — and is full of nutrients like fat and cholesterol.

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5. Donna Meagle: The South Beach Diet

Like the actual South Beach diet, but really you just hop in a drop-top and make a beeline for South Beach, Miami. There shirtless waiters will deliver bottomless Mai Tais to you.

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6. April Ludgate: Hot Sauce on Everything

Just add hot sauce! What better way to keep things lively and colorful — just like April.

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