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A brewery owner is back on his strict beer-only diet for Lent and he's doing it to raise money for the hospitality sector which has taken a hit over lockdown.
Del Hall started his mission on 17 February (otherwise known as Ash Wednesday, or 'the day after Pancake Day') and will live on beer-only calories for 46 days until 4 April (Easter).
Surprisingly, the army veteran is now 16 days in and has lost 22.2 lbs. In 2020, when he completed the diet for the second time, he lost a total of 50 lbs... and all you have to do is drink beer - the dream for many.
It's worth mentioning - he also raised over $10,000 (£7,150) for a local charity in the midst of the global pandemic.
This time round, the army veteran and self-confessed 'Beer Diet Innovator' is hoping to lose 40 lbs and raise at least $50,000 (£35,700).
But where will the money go to, you ask? Well, Del has created 'SgtDel's Virtual Tip Jar' where 100 percent of all donations will go directly to the staff of bar and restaurants in Southern Ohio or Northern Kentucky.
All you have to do is contact Del directly and sign-up to participate and receive a marketing package. This means that part of whatever raised will go to you/your company/your members of staff. (But you must have an on-premise liquor permit).
Speaking to LADbible in 2019 after his beer-diet - inspired by the fasting rituals of 18th century Bavarian monks - came to an end, Del said: "I'm feeling great! I went from 292.5 to 248.5. I lost 44 pounds. Not a single cheat! I plan to continue to lose weight through a protocol of intermittent fasting and portion control."
Speaking about his health improvements, he added: "My cholesterol went down, my blood pressure went down, and my blood sugar went down. All improvements."
Del described how he would drink two to five beers a day and wouldn't necessarily have a morning bev because he isn't much of a breakfast person.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, he said: "I normally have my first beer some time in the afternoon and I might have one whenever I'm feeling a bit peckish."
He added: "At night I might have two to three beers at the house and that's pretty much a typical day."