MAN LOSES 14 LBS IN ONE WEEK AFTER GOING ON NO FOOD, ALL BEER LENT DIET
So ok, I’ve got to apologize here. Due to some publishing issues, I couldn’t make the title longer. It is: Man Goes All Beer, No Food for Lent, Loses 14 lbs in One Week. IN ONE WEEK. But before I digress (and I will) let me first say that I’ve never really given anything up for Lent I my life. I’ve thought about it. I may even have inadvertently done it in one way or another. But I’ve never said, I’ll give up coffee for Lent and then followed thru on the plan. But coffee? Perish the thought. But Lent is freaking long! It’s the 46 days between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. Many people give something up. Others go all in and fast nearly the entire time.
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BREWERY PRO INSPIRED TO DO LENT LIKE 18TH CENTURY BAVARIAN MONKS
But one man from Cincinnati, Ohio, decided to give up food over that entire time. Instead he’s consuming 2-5 beers each day. His name is Del Hall and he is more than partial to beer. He works at Fifty West Brewing Company! So he believes in beer and honoring the celebration and observance of Lent. But this is no casual idea. So what inspired Hall to do this? Well, he learned about the fasting rituals of monks in 18th Century Bavaria and decided to emulate them. Amazingly, he lost 14 lbs in just the first week of his food-for-beer fast.
BE BE CAREFUL, FASTS AND DIETS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE, EVEN WITH BEER
But he cautions others to be careful in whatever fast they may attempt. He said, “I’m having anywhere from two to five beers a day, I’m not necessarily drinking in the morning, I’m not a breakfast person, so I get up, I have some water and I have a black coffee, no sweetener, no dairy in it, just black coffee.” In the afternoons he has another pint. But more might happen if he’s “felling peckish.” So what’s on the menu? Easter is still a ways away. So Hall plans on some variety. He’s thinking a lot of different kinds of ales. Maybe some chocolate maple or a toasted almond to spice things up.
Besides losing weight, Hall says his sense of smell has greatly improved.