Inspired by Oktoberfest's boozy shindigs, Arizona resident Evo Terra managed to shed 14 pounds last year by living off a diet of beer and sausages. Terra began the
dream peculiar diet three years ago, which consists of two sausages and up to six beers a day -- about 15,000 calories per week.
"Most of it was body fat," says Terry Simpson, Terra's doctor. "His cholesterol went down by a third." Simpson monitors Terra's health and assures non-believers that if the diet ever proved harmful, it would be "shut down."
Of course, this isn't magic. It's just simple numbers. As Terra points out, if his body burns 2100 calories on a daily basis and he only consumes 1500 calories that day, he'll be burning more calories than he consumes -- regardless of the source of those calories.
Of course, "variety" is key here and Terra chows down on everything from breakfast sausages to polish dogs and sips on fruit beers in the morning, kicking back with an imperial stouts around dinner time. The one con to this Oktoberfest regimen is that Terra isn't fit to drive due to his diet's food-to-booze ratio. Luckily, his son has volunteered to be the designated driver for the month of October.