After consuming only beer and water for 23 days, J. Wilson says there are two things he’s sick of — morning radio shows and the Illuminator Doppelbock he’s vowed to subsist on through Lent.

The Iowa newspaper editor and beer blogger is halfway through his quest to live on the “liquid bread” diet, a 300-year-old idea brewed up by German monks who did not eat during Lent. So far, Wilson says his fast has proven easier than he expected.

“I was hungry the first couple of days, but after that, the hunger is gone,” said Wilson, editor of the weekly Adams County Press. “I’m not hungry.”

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