Ohio man giving up food, drinking only beer during Lent

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You’ve heard the term “liquid lunch”, meaning to drink alcohol instead of eating a meal.

One man in Ohio is trying to do more than a month of liquid lunches, dinners and breakfasts.

For Lent, Del Hall is giving up food and planning to live off of beer for more than a month.

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

Hall is taking a nod from monks in the 1600's that would fast during the season by 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 [Lent],” he said.

Hall said he knows people say he’s crazy, but he 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,” he said.

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