Ohio Man Forgoes Food For 46-Day Lent "Beer Diet”

An Ohio man is marking the Christian tradition of Lent by giving up solid foods for 46 days and getting the majority of his sustenance from beer. Del Hall of Cincinnati said his Lent diet contains only beer, water, black coffee and herbal tea, and as of his weigh-in last Friday, he’s down 5.8 pounds. Hall says he only has 3-5 beers a day and he changes beer brands. “You don’t eat the same thing every day, so I’m definitely not going to drink the same thing every day,” said Hall. He says he successfully completed Lent beer diets in 2019 and 2020, each time noticing health benefits. He said he lost 40-50 pounds both years and noticed his blood pressure and cholesterol improved.