A Cincinnati Man drank beer only for almost 50 straight days and lost a whopping 44 pounds!
Is this the diet of Champions or what?
Del Hall in March vowed to fast during lent and live off beer only, mission accomplished.
The Fifty West worker committed to the liquid diet for 46 days.
He got the idea from an ancient tradition that dates back to monks in the 1600’s.
“Being master brewers, they decided they would take a popular style of beer in Germany, bock beer, make it extra hearty and that would be their liquid bread and that’s what they call it,” Hall said when he started the diet. “So the monks in Bavaria, they would call doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through the 46 days of lent.”
“It’s not just possible monks did it, it’s pretty plausible,” Hall said.
Hall lost 44 pounds during the fast.
“I wasn’t sure if beer was going to allow me to experience all those things that fasting does but it absolutely has,” Hall said. “I mean I really feel like I’m in my 20’s again and I’m in my mid 40’s so I feel great.”
Hall says most of the feedback he got before and during the fast was that he was crazy.
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