Man Gives Up Solid Food for Lent, Switches to Beer Only

An Ohio man is marking Lent by giving up solid foods for 46 days in favor of beer. Del Hall of Cincinnati said his Lent diet includes only beer, water, black coffee and herbal tea, and as of his day 3 weigh-in on Friday, he was down 5.8 pounds. "I only have three to five beers a day," Hall said. "It's not like I'm drinking constantly. If you eat your standard diet, it gets boring. You don't eat the same thing every day. So, I am definitely not going to drink the same thing every day." Hall completed Lent beer diets in 2019 and 2020, each time noticing health benefits. He said he lost 40-50 pounds both years and his blood pressure and cholesterol improved.

"The human body is an amazing thing," Hall said. "We're used to going through as hunter-gatherers, feast and famine. The problem is we don't go through the famine anymore." Hall is also raising money for local bars and restaurants suffering loses due to the pandemic.

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