We’ve all heard the stories about the old Paulaner Monks and their fasting during Lent. They drank water and Doppelbock Beer or “Liquid Bread” to survive the long fast over Lent. Well, one of our own is going to try the same thing. J. Wilson, a Blogger from mine and Jim’s old stomping grounds, Iowa is going to give it a go. You can read about his thoughts here.
He says he got the idea a few years back and is anxious to try and recreate the fast that brought us the “liquid bread” in the first place. He is working with a local brewery in Iowa to supply him four 12 ounce servings of beer a day. Each serving will have 288 calories, so I am assuming he will lose weight. He thinks so too, because his normal weight is 140 pounds, but since November he has been upping his calorie intake in anticipation of his fast. He is currently 160 pounds.
He is also going to consult his physician during the fast and immediately after to make sure he isn’t permanently damaging himself. Four beers a day and water and nothing else? Do you think you could do it? I think I’ll stick to giving up chocolate.
If you want to follow J’s fast and his impressions as it occurs you can follow him at http://www.diaryofaparttimemonk.wordpress.com/
Good Luck J.