Man's Lenten Diet: 'Liquid Bread,' Also Known As Beer
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne with an update on one man's fast for Lent.
Since Ash Wednesday, J. Wilson of Iowa has consumed only water and beer a specially brewed, high-calorie Doppelbock. German monks practiced a similar fast centuries ago, known as a liquid bread diet. J. Wilson has finished two kegs so far and lost 15 pounds. He said his aim is not to get drunk during his beer fast, but adds: if you walk in the rain, you get wet.
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