The idea of giving up something for Lent is kinda cool but also really annoying in practice, but I don’t think any of us have ever tried to give up anything as difficult as Del Hall though – he’s vowed to stop eating for the whole of Easter and just drink beers instead.
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Although this sounds completely ridiculous, it actually seems to be working pretty well for Del, who claims that the fasting plan is one that was inspired by 18th century monks. He’s already lost 15.6 pounds in little over a week and says he’s not actually even finding it that difficult anymore.
The Cincinnati resident said the following:
I’m down 15.6 pounds already – that’s crazy. This isn’t about the weight loss, this is about my journey and about breaking an addiction to food – and about trying to challenge myself and replicate what the Monks did.
It’s still super cool to be able to lose 15.6 pounds. I’m not calling this the ‘Beer Fast Diet’ or anything like that but it’s super cool to see that number on the scales.
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, I have a black coffee – no sweetener, no dairy, nothing in it, just black coffee.
I normally have my first beer some time in the afternoon and I might have one whenever I’m feeling a bit peckish. The majority of the beers I’m drinking are at home. When I get home at night I might have two to three beers at the house and that’s pretty much a typical day.
I feel amazing. I feel like this mental fog has been lifted. Days two and three were pretty rough. I wanted to bash some Taco Bell after a few beers because that’s what we do.
Days four and five, the hunger started to subside and then the last two days have been great. Days six and say seven… I mean, I really haven’t had any hunger.
I hope I’m over the hump. When you normally fast, you have a hump where you have hunger and then you have others where you don’t. I hope that I’m over that right now – that would be super cool.
I mean this sounds like it’s pretty much perfect. I love food as much as the next guy, but if I knew that all you had to do to lose a stone pretty quick was to drink a few beers every day and not eat any food then I would be all over it. In fact I am all over it. See you at the bar.
For more of the same, check out this woman who reckons that a beer a day is the secret to long life. So many benefits.