I’ve never been a big fan of dieting and exercising. In fact, I’m pretty much a fan of the exact opposite. I like to eat like shit, drink to excess, and sit on my ass all day. It’s not that I don’t want to be healthy. I just don’t want to put in the effort to get there. I mean, let’s face it: vegetables blow.
Fortunately, there’s a new diet out there that some of you may enjoy. I like to call it the Oktoberfest Diet.
Evo Terro, an Arizona man, has gone on an innovative month-long diet plan for the past three years (because it actually works…somehow). What exactly is the diet? Well, I call it the Oktoberfest Diet for a reason. It’s pretty simple. Terro eats nothing but sausage and he drinks nothing but beer. Get the whole Oktoberfest thing now?
To me, someone with no real background in the science behind diet and exercise, this honestly sounds stupid. Logic tells me that eating sausage and drinking beer would make you fat as shit. Apparently, that’s not the case.
Terro, under the supervision of his doctor, lost 14 pounds the first time he followed this diet plan. Additionally, he cut his cholesterol by nearly 33%.
Somehow, by consuming 15,000 calories per week, Terro has made himself healthier. This may be due to the fact that the alcohol in the beer helps lower cholesterol, and that the sausages contain all necessary amino acids, a variety of vitamins and minerals, and a veritable shit ton of protein.
Despite the high fat content, blood work has shown that Terro is, in fact, improving his insulin resistance, increasing his HDL cholesterol levels (the good kind), and lowering his LDL cholesterol (the bad kind). That’s pretty impressive. Like I said, I don’t know all the science behind this stuff, as I slept through my gen ed health and kinesiology class, but regardless, this is some impressive stuff.
While he is somehow improving his health, there is one drawback of this diet for Terro. Because he’s constantly drinking, he can’t drive. Fortunately, he just has his son drive him around. So if you want to try this diet, I suggest getting a pledge to be your chauffeur.
[via Medical Daily]
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