We're halfway through Lent and by now most people I know have given up on fasting, but not Del Hall in Cincinnati, OH. He decided to give up everything for Lent, except beer.

Del Hall via Facebook
Del Hall via Facebook

When Lent began March 6, Hall started a fully liquid diet in order to become less dependent on fatty foods and sugar, and it must have worked because as of yesterday's weigh-in he's over 25 pounds lost.

Hall is no stranger to the beer industry. The Army veteran is the director of sales at Fifty West Brewing so he has all kinds of access to different beers in order to keep his calorie intake up.

“I’m a typical human, I want variety," he told the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I don’t eat the same thing every day. I don’t want to drink the same thing, either.”

“I feel amazing. I feel like this mental fog has been lifted," Hall told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "Day two and three were pretty rough. I wanted to bash some Taco Bell after a few beers because that's what we do."

Hall’s fasting inspiration comes from 17th century Bavarian monks, he said, who would observe the holy time of Lent through fasting on a “Bock Beer Diet.”

You can follow his progress on his Facebook page.


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