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    Default Re: Drink only beer for 46 days, no food?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldan View Post
    16 pounds in a week seems extremely high. Like, unbelievably so.
    Typically weight lost in that manner is mostly water weight. He's probably constantly hovering around dehydration. I don't know how hydrating his type of beer is, but from my understanding many modern beers require more water to process the stuff in them than they actually have. Assuming he doesn't kill himself, he will probably get most of it back within a few weeks of returning to a normal diet.
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    Turns out, he is not the first to try this in recent years.
    A guy from Iowa did it with homebrewed beer. He reported a total weight loss of about 25 pounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keltest View Post
    Typically weight lost in that manner is mostly water weight. He's probably constantly hovering around dehydration. I don't know how hydrating his type of beer is, but from my understanding many modern beers require more water to process the stuff in them than they actually have. Assuming he doesn't kill himself, he will probably get most of it back within a few weeks of returning to a normal diet.
    Beer is highly diuretic. I cannot say if that applies only to modern beer or all beers, though. A quick google suggests that to break even, you need a beer with an alcohol content of 2% or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey_Wolf_c View Post
    Beer is highly diuretic. I cannot say if that applies only to modern beer or all beers, though. A quick google suggests that to break even, you need a beer with an alcohol content of 2% or less.

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    Hence hangovers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iruka View Post
    Turns out, he is not the first to try this in recent years.
    A guy from Iowa did it with homebrewed beer. He reported a total weight loss of about 25 pounds.
    Well if it was a homebrew he could tweak the formula to have more stuff needed to stay alive in it. Particularly if he was using an older recipe.
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    Default Re: Drink only beer for 46 days, no food?

    Seeing that you can survive on nothing but water for 40 days, a 46-day beer fast sounds much less radical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Democratus View Post
    Seeing that you can survive on nothing but water for 40 days, a 46-day beer fast sounds much less radical.
    I think the idea is for him to be functional at the end, not 'needs hospitalization and IV nutrients but technically alive'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Glyphstone View Post
    I think the idea is for him to be functional at the end, not 'needs hospitalization and IV nutrients but technically alive'.
    Also, "can" doesn't mean "will." After all, any person can participate in the Olympics.

    I doubt most would ever make it even close to the 40 day mark on water alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    Also, "can" doesn't mean "will." After all, any person can participate in the Olympics.

    I doubt most would ever make it even close to the 40 day mark on water alone.
    As far as I know, it was done sufficiently often by medieval monks (using doppelbock beer) while "hospitalization and IV treatment" were simply not available. I'm not aware of success rates, but I suspect it wasn't common to either try or succeed at a "Lent beer fast".

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    Quote Originally Posted by wumpus View Post
    As far as I know, it was done sufficiently often by medieval monks (using doppelbock beer) while "hospitalization and IV treatment" were simply not available. I'm not aware of success rates, but I suspect it wasn't common to either try or succeed at a "Lent beer fast".
    Doppelbock beer, I must note, is not water.
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    So, apparently he kept up the diet for all of lent and is still in goo health. Went better than I expected.


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