Ohio man loses 34 pounds in one month by drinking only BEER

  • Del Hall, who works at the Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio committed to consuming only beer for the entire 46 days of Lent 
  • He’s down 33.5 pounds so far, and will keep up his ale-only diet through Easter
  • Hall started his journey on Ash Wednesday, on March 6, and he said he will not eat solid food again until Easter, which falls on April 21
  • He said he’s chosen this fast in the spirit of monks who observed the sacred season by drinking only bock beer in the 1600s
  • Hall weighed in on day one at 292.5 and is now down to 259 pounds

An Ohio man lost 34 pounds in one month by only drinking Beer. Del Hall announced in February that he would only consume Beer from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday, copying the Monks who did it all the way back to the 1600’s.

“That would be their liquid bread, and basically it would sustain them through 46 days of Lent,” Hall told CBS.

Hall weighed in at 292.5 pounds on March 6, and has since dropped to 259 pounds, according to his latest weigh-in video on YouTube, posted early on Saturday.


Del Hall (pictured), who works at the Fifty West Brewing Company in Cincinnati, has dropped 33.5
pounds in the last 31 days by committing to only consuming beer for the 46 days of Lent

“I haven’t been on a scale since Thanksgiving, so to see 292.5 on that scale was pretty rough to see,” Hall said in the first video he shared at the start of his journey. “That’s probably the most that I’ve weighed in at least six years.”

That number has dropped considerably however, over the past 31 days, and Hall seems to be improving in his health.


Hall weighed in at 292.5 pounds on March 6 and was down to 259 pounds according to his latest
weigh-in video, posted on YouTube early on Saturday. During Hall’s week four recap on Day 28
he shared he feels like his health is improving on the fast

“I haven’t been on a scale since Thanksgiving, so to see 292.5 on that scale was pretty rough to see,”
Hall said in the first video he shared at the start of his journey.

He has found himself sweating less and his basal body temperature seems to have lowered, Hall said, in his week four recap video on Day 28.

As the director of sales at Fifty West Brewing Compay in Cincinnati, Hall has access to plenty of options for his liquid breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Despite that perk, he shared that he was not sure if he’d ultimately be able to make it the full 46 days by consuming only beer.


Hall (pictured) said he’s chosen this fast in the spirit of monks who observed the sacred
season by drinking only bock beer in the 1600s

“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,” Hall said. “I’m just curious if I’m up to the challenge, if I’m going to be able to do it or not.”

However, things seems to be going rather well for the self-proclaimed ‘beer geek,’ aside from one less than shocking side effect. “Weirdest thing is my dreams,’ Hall said. ‘I have been dreaming about food every night.”

Hall said he’s also drinking water throughout the fast, and is operating under the supervision of a physician.


Hall started on the beer fast on Ash Wednesday on March 6 will complete the fast the day before Easter, on April 20