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(Military Times)   Army vet down over 25 pounds using a beer-only diet for Lent   (militarytimes.com) divider line
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2019-03-25 09:22:31 AM  
"I started the only-whisky-diet last week.  So far I've lost 7 days."
 
2019-03-25 09:23:53 AM  
Down 25 pounds and only two strokes!
 
2019-03-25 09:25:44 AM  

zeroflight222: "I started the only-whisky-diet last week.  So far I've lost 7 days."


WKUK - Whiskey
Youtube _tN7HlenTmA
 
2019-03-25 09:27:03 AM  
Quit beer and lost 40 pounds, and 2% of my A1C - it's the carbs man...

Switched to wine with sparkling water...
 
2019-03-25 09:27:27 AM  
Scurvy can be a real boost to any weight loss program.
 
2019-03-25 09:28:37 AM  
Imagine how much a Marine would lose.
 
2019-03-25 09:29:36 AM  
He did have two legs amputated, but that's probably unrelated to the weight loss.
 
2019-03-25 09:29:53 AM  
I gave up giving up things for lent.
 
2019-03-25 09:30:21 AM  
Is his name Monk?
 
2019-03-25 09:34:09 AM  
What makes him a hero?
 
2019-03-25 09:38:24 AM  
Director of Sales for a brewery.... me thinks there's some cheating going on.
 
2019-03-25 09:49:16 AM  
This is the best use of the hero tag I've seen all year.
 
2019-03-25 09:54:47 AM  
So he'll have a few glorious skinny months and then his liver will fall out of his ass.
 
2019-03-25 09:59:40 AM  

flucto: Imagine how much a Marine would lose.


I don't know about that. Marines tend to suppliment their diet with crayons.
 
2019-03-25 10:03:47 AM  

MythDragon: flucto: Imagine how much a Marine would lose.

I don't know about that. Marines tend to suppliment their diet with crayons.


This may be my favorite ever greenlight:

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(story about halon exposure that didn't go over well with those who didn't read the story)
 
2019-03-25 10:12:44 AM  
Here's a before pic:

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2019-03-25 10:14:19 AM  

MarkMartinFan: Quit beer and lost 40 pounds, and 2% of my A1C - it's the carbs man...

Switched to wine with sparkling water...


It's also that alcohol inhibits weight loss. Between the carbs from beer and the affect of alcohol on losing weight, it's a rough go.
The guy in the article is risking getting fatty liver, which would really mess with his weight loss goals, but he seems to be doing ok so far.

How he is avoiding dehydration is a mystery to me. I get headaches from just a few beers, and alcohol poisoning from a few more after that.
 
2019-03-25 10:15:13 AM  

Lady J: So he'll have a few glorious skinny months and then his liver will fall out of his ass.


Livers are overrated.

/no, autocorrect, lovers are NOT overrated
 
2019-03-25 10:15:54 AM  
So how come Oliver Reed was so fat?
 
2019-03-25 10:31:27 AM  

Dangerous_sociopath: MarkMartinFan: Quit beer and lost 40 pounds, and 2% of my A1C - it's the carbs man...

Switched to wine with sparkling water...

It's also that alcohol inhibits weight loss. Between the carbs from beer and the affect of alcohol on losing weight, it's a rough go.
The guy in the article is risking getting fatty liver, which would really mess with his weight loss goals, but he seems to be doing ok so far.

How he is avoiding dehydration is a mystery to me. I get headaches from just a few beers, and alcohol poisoning from a few more after that.


Not much of a risk with Coors Light.
 
2019-03-25 10:33:46 AM  
Well...you know subby is a full blown alcoholic
 
2019-03-25 10:47:25 AM  
"It's not necessarily about the weight loss as it is the challenge of replicating what the monks did" over a 46-day fast. "It's about the journey and learning about yourself."

Hell, it's as good an excuse as any to drink for 46 days straight...
 
2019-03-25 10:53:26 AM  
"It's about the journey and learning about yourself."

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temet nosce
 
2019-03-25 10:55:20 AM  
I am sure he also started some
Exercise and made a few other changes.   (Dnrtfa) yet
 
2019-03-25 11:03:26 AM  
When I do this they call me an alcoholic.
 
2019-03-25 11:11:56 AM  
Can't eat if your passed out.
 
2019-03-25 11:25:08 AM  
"Fortunately for Hall, a variety of beers are readily available in his profession, and he's taken full advantage." ~FTA

I'm assuming in that "variety" of beers available to him there is at least one "small" or N/A beer and at least one beer that could be referred to as "liquid bread"... otherwise this would be a bit risky for a marketing stunt.
 
2019-03-25 11:29:12 AM  
"Beer-only fast." Not what fasting means, but okay.
 
2019-03-25 11:30:38 AM  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: I gave up giving up things for lent.


A friend gave some things up.  I lent them to him until Easter.
 
2019-03-25 11:33:15 AM  
What was his diet before this? Nothing but fast food and sticks of butter?
 
2019-03-25 11:36:32 AM  

2chris2: What makes him a hero?


It was probably light (lite) beer.
 
2019-03-25 11:40:06 AM  

Pixel_Jockey: What was his diet before this? Nothing but fast food and sticks of butter?


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2019-03-25 11:45:16 AM  
It's only been what, one or two weeks? That's unhealthy
 
2019-03-25 11:51:16 AM  

Evil Mackerel: Pixel_Jockey: What was his diet before this? Nothing but fast food and sticks of butter?

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2019-03-25 11:54:48 AM  

Resident Muslim: Lady J: So he'll have a few glorious skinny months and then his liver will fall out of his ass.

Livers are overrated.


That's why we have two of them.
 
jvl [BareFark]
2019-03-25 12:03:51 PM  
Yeah, sounds like somebody needs to add salt to his diet before he ends up in the hospital.
 
2019-03-25 12:20:57 PM  

Solid State Vittles: Resident Muslim: Lady J: So he'll have a few glorious skinny months and then his liver will fall out of his ass.

Livers are overrated.

That's why we have two of them.


Are you a Klingon?
 
2019-03-25 12:48:00 PM  
Beer and Beef Jerky ...fit as a fiddle
Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World
Youtube tOCCvN8YDuc
 
2019-03-25 01:13:57 PM  
Kwashiorkorright around the corner!
 
2019-03-25 01:40:56 PM  
Not quite sure if his delerium tremens helped with his weight loss.
 
2019-03-25 01:58:30 PM  
I tried that diet and found his extra 25 pounds.

/but the whisky lost 7 days comment was a hoot!
 
2019-03-25 02:36:48 PM  

GoldDude: He did have two legs amputated, but that's probably unrelated to the weight loss.


WOW! Giving up your legs for lent is pretty hard core!
 
2019-03-25 03:31:38 PM  
Was the 'follow up' tag busy elsewhere?
 
2019-03-25 05:10:24 PM  

assalon5: I tried that diet and found his extra 25 pounds.

/but the whisky lost 7 days comment was a hoot!


I first heard it when Larry the Cable Guy called in to a local radio station doing the pre-show interviews, but I swear I've seen an older clip of Mitch Hedberg doing the same joke.  So I couldn't attach the originator.
 
2019-03-25 05:41:11 PM  

zeroflight222: assalon5: I tried that diet and found his extra 25 pounds.

/but the whisky lost 7 days comment was a hoot!

I first heard it when Larry the Cable Guy called in to a local radio station doing the pre-show interviews, but I swear I've seen an older clip of Mitch Hedberg doing the same joke.  So I couldn't attach the originator.


Can I pay you back? for the laugh.

This just makes me laugh every time. It's almost like mental sugar you just have to laugh.

See Arthur just will not get out of the tank. He can be called a militant. But he is not getting out of the tank

https://imgur.com/t/unmuted/W6b43F2 (sound on)
 
2019-03-25 08:26:00 PM  
is he drinking bud light or a real beer like a doppelbock which btw was brewed by monks to live on during lent
 
2019-03-25 09:37:10 PM  

Bmorrison: is he drinking bud light or a real beer like a doppelbock which btw was brewed by monks to live on during lent


He works at a brewery & said he will be drinking different kinds of beer.
 
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