"They think I'm crazy," man sets out to consume nothing but beer and water for Lent

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

CNN -- You've heard the term "liquid lunch," meaning to drink booze instead of eating your lunch.

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

For Lent, he's giving up food and is planning to live off of 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 4 days," said Hall.

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

Taking a nod from Monks in the 1600s that would fast during the season by a beer diet.

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

Del knows what people say.

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

But he has a game plan and wants to see if he can prove to himself that it's possible.

"I'm an Army veteran, so you know 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.

In addition to tracking his own health, Hall will be checking in with a physician as he pushes forward on his beer fast.