The Guiness Diet Challenge
June 4, 2005 1:15 PM   Subscribe

The Guinness Diet Challenge.
posted by srboisvert (18 comments total)

 
I approve of this diet.
posted by justgary at 1:31 PM on June 4, 2005


As a steady diet of Guinness got me through college with no (lasting) ill effects I'd think a week would be a doddle.
posted by fshgrl at 1:31 PM on June 4, 2005


Brilliant!
posted by Busithoth at 1:43 PM on June 4, 2005


It really is a meal in a glass.
posted by DaShiv at 2:47 PM on June 4, 2005


Holy crap this is weird.

I actualy had the idea of doing an "all beer diet" and blogging about it yesterday.

I was planning on using cheaper beer, though :P
posted by delmoi at 2:47 PM on June 4, 2005


Ham Sandwich in a Cantm
posted by SweetJesus at 3:53 PM on June 4, 2005


I was planning on using cheaper beer, though

Yeah, but a cheaper beer wouldn't be a "meal in a glass". If you're saving money on food you might as well at least shell out for nice substantial beer.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 4:58 PM on June 4, 2005


Guiness for strength.
posted by OmieWise at 6:46 PM on June 4, 2005


Guinness is good for you.
posted by OmieWise at 6:51 PM on June 4, 2005


Would approve.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 7:26 PM on June 4, 2005


Actually it's well established that a person can live a healthy long life on nothing but (raw) milk. There are many such case histories, there even used to be "milk clinics", before the era of pasteurization destroyed most of its vitality. So really this experiment is flawed since it is the milk not the guiness that is keeping him going (assuming he's clever enough to drink raw milk, which BTW has lots of vitamin C so he could skip the suppliments).
posted by stbalbach at 7:43 PM on June 4, 2005


" it is the milk not the guiness that is keeping him going" stbalbach you are a blasphemer and a swine! I would urinate on you but you are not worthy of briefly used Guiness!
posted by arse_hat at 9:29 PM on June 4, 2005


I don't see why Guiness as a calorie source couldn't also keep you alive assuming you took enough suppliments.

The problem is sticking with it.
posted by delmoi at 10:58 PM on June 4, 2005


I don't think that this diet is terribly compatible with minor things like holding a job or being responsible for the welfare of offspring.
posted by clevershark at 11:05 PM on June 4, 2005


The problem is sticking with it.
I think the problem would be that to get enough calories to live on (3147 for me) at 190 per can, you have to drink almost 16 cans a day. Maybe I'm a lightweight drinker but I'd be pretty messed up after that many beers, even spaced out over a sixteen hour day.
posted by octothorpe at 10:29 AM on June 5, 2005


octothorpe, you are a newborn infant weighing 3 lbs.? You only need 197 kcals/day, silly typing baby!
posted by jenovus at 3:42 PM on June 5, 2005


once upon a couple of years ago i did this.

my needatoothpickafterwards beer of choice was coopers, and my diet consisted entirely of that, water, and stimulants.

i lost eight kilos that week, but unfortunately was too boozy to even contemplate writing up methodology, results or anecdotes.

bravo. i applaud you, large bedrunkened englisher.
posted by soi-disant at 6:01 PM on June 5, 2005


Ahh, coopers... Brewed in the bottle and featuring so much yeast precipitate that when poured it looks like a glass of mud. Truly the antipodean 'meal in a glass' and I can't get enough of it...
posted by Thoth at 8:53 AM on June 6, 2005


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