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Ohio man giving up all food for Lent, says he will only drink beer and water

Del Hall
Posted at 1:17 PM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 13:20:32-04

NEWTOWN, Ohio — (WKRC/CNN) - You have heard the term "liquid lunch," meaning to drink booze instead of eating your lunch.

However, a man in Ohio is trying to do a month and a half of liquid lunches, dinners and breakfasts.

For Lent, he is giving up food and planning to live off of mostly beer for more than a month. That's right -- no solid food until Easter.

For 46 days, there will only be one thing on Del Hall's menu.

"I'm going to have all styles of beer," said Hall.

Yes, only beer for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

"I am nervous. I'm very nervous about it. I've only fasted for four days," said Hall.

He is going from four days to 46 of fasting for Lent.

Hall is taking a nod from monks in the 1600s, who would fast during the season with a Bock beer diet.

"That would be their liquid bread and that's what they call it so the monks in Bavaria they would call Doppelbock liquid bread and basically it would sustain them through 46 days of lent," said Hall.

Hall said he knows what people are saying.

"They think I'm crazy," said Hall.

But the Fifty West worker has a game plan and wants to see if he can prove to himself that it is possible.

"I'm an Army veteran ... I was number one in my class in the Army. I've run a full marathon before, 26.2 miles. I've done big challenges, but this seems very daunting, so I'm just curious if I'm up to the challenge, if I'm going to be able to do it or not," said Hall.

The beer connoisseur said he will still consume water during the fast and will be checking in with a doctor.

Hall is documenting each day on his social media, tracking his weight and how he is feeling.

Courtesy WKRC via CNN Newsource