An Arizona man claims that his annual, month-long Octoberfest diet consisting of just beer and sausages is a winner in the weight-loss department.
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The beer and bratwurst fan, Evo Terro claims that he limits his calorie intake to 15,000 per week (that's up to six beers a day and his solid food reportedly consists of just sausages). WCCO reports that Mr. Terro started this curious diet three years ago, and lost 14 pounds while celebrating Octoberfest in this unique fashion. His doctor, Terry Simpson, is carefully monitoring Evo and says that his patient's weight and cholesterol showed improvement during the month.
Wondering how much food Terro might be eating, we did the calorie math on his beer and sausage diet.
So, 15,000 calories per week works out to just over 2,100 calories per day:
- The average beer comes in at 170 calories per 12 oz serving. Six beers per day = 1020 calories or just under half of his target calorie count.
- The average bratwurst has 283 calories. Considering that beer could make up 1000 or so calories, Evo could consume four typical bratwursts daily.
(We did not account for bread/buns for the bratwurst.)
Mr. Terro is also quick to point out, while he may consume six beers each day, he's not driving under the influence. His son reportedly drives him wherever he needs to go during month of October.
(H/T: CBS Radio - Minnesota)
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