CINCINNATI — Some hand over soda. Others keep off social media. However one Tri-State man determined to go just a few steps additional this Lent, giving up meals for a liquid eating regimen — of solely beer.
Del Corridor has made the liquid eating regimen an annual custom for 4 years. He says his 46-day meals quick is all about renewal.
“It’s a method to get again right into a wholesome mindset, to take a look at meals in a wholesome method,” Corridor stated. “I made a decision I’m going to show this right into a beer eating regimen to point out people who you should use beer in a wholesome method and never vilify it as this evil alcohol.”
He’s 31 days into the “eating regimen.” Corridor has misplaced 25 kilos.
Tim Luken, a Cincy Winter BeerFest attendee, stated Corridor’s dedication to his ‘craft’ beer is spectacular.
“That’s nuts. I couldn’t even do this once I was in school,” Luken stated. “That’s completely loopy. I would like a break right here and there.”
It begs the query. Does Corridor ever over-indulge?
“We’re in for the artistry,” Corridor stated. “The love and keenness of beer, (I am) not into it simply to get drunk.”
Admittedly, Corridor stated consuming the identical beer can get a bit boring. He likes to combine up what’s within the cup.
“Candy? I’ll drink a milk stout, or pastry stout,” Corridor stated. “If I need one thing fruity, I’ll drink one with raspberries in it. There’s so many issues that may fill your cravings once you’re hungry.”
It’s not simply beer, although. Corridor stated he hydrates with water, and takes a multi-vitamin day by day. Physician’s orders.
How does the medical neighborhood take to this type of eating regimen? Dr. Steve Feagins, Chief Medical Officer of Mercy Well being Cincinnati, stated a “beer eating regimen” isn’t advisable.
“There are famously liquid diets of all kinds. You don’t see any books in regards to the beer eating regimen. It’s not sustainable. Fortunately this can be a Lent factor. Not a endlessly factor. Definitely not going to grow to be a finest vendor e-book.”
Feagins stated it’s essential for folk to concentrate on alcohol-use dysfunction — 14 drinks per week for males, and seven drinks per week for ladies, he says, is the distinction between average consuming, and an excessive amount of.
Again at BeerFest, the self-proclaimed “Ohio Beer Fasting Man” stated his eating regimen can also be elevating cash for charity. This 12 months, he’s elevating funds for the Ken Anderson Alliance, a company that helps individuals with bodily disabilities. Corridor stated it hits near dwelling.
“I’ve a 15-year-old daughter who has cerebral palsy,” Corridor stated. “Despite the fact that she’s a juvenile now, she’ll be an grownup with a incapacity. The Ken Anderson Alliance is a tremendous basis that helps adults with disabilities. I really feel like sometime my daughter will need to use these providers that Ken Anderson offers.”
To date, they’ve raised $5,000 for the trigger.
The large finale for Corridor will probably be a brewery stroll on April 24 at midday. Many native breweries will participate. He’s hoping the occasion will assist increase $25,000 for the Ken Anderson Alliance.