American Hero Survives Solely On Beer During Lent, Loses Nearly 50 Pounds

Not all heroes wear capes.

Del Hall, a 43-year-old brewery employee from Cincinnati set out to prove that you give up all food for lent and survive solely on beer and not only did he do it, he’s in the better shape than ever.

With Easter tomorrow and only one day to go, Del has lost 43 pounds.

“I expected to loss maybe 30-35 pounds over the whole thing and I’m almost 10 pounds over that so yeah, I didn’t expect to lose that much weight,” he tells KDKA Radio.

Del was inspired by 17th century monks you gave up all solid food during lent, surviving solely on doppelbock-style beer.

“When you study “doppelbock” you learn that the monks invented this style of beer to sustain them when the decided in 1654 to give up all solid food for lent so when they decided to do that they brewed a hardy style of beer with extra carbohydrates and extra calories to sustain them so I just decided I’m going to give it a whirl and see if this is actually fact or fiction,” said Hall.

Incredible. When I get around to starting my wedding diet, think I’m gonna go with this one.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock