Man's Lenten Diet: 'Liquid Bread,' Also Known As Beer
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. 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 added, "If you walk in the rain, you get wet."