The Drunk Diet
How I Lost 40 Pounds . . . Wasted: A Memoir
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
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"The Drunk Diet" is the beer-soaked tale of a long-haired, leather-clad Rock 'N Roll party-maker who transformed a whiskey-and-5-A.M.-cheeseburger lifestyle into a wildly successful weight-loss regime.
Luc Carl fit the part as a bar manager in New York City's gritty Lower East Side with his snakeskin spandex pants and hot rod. And life was good for this Omaha, Nebraska, transplant--a talented drummer who originally moved to the big city to pursue his Rock 'N Roll dreams--until, suddenly, it wasn't. Fast forward through seven years of working long hours, bingeing on late-night Chinese food, and drinking excessively; life had found Luc forty pounds overweight and completely out of shape. But after reading countless fitness books and being told time and again that it's impossible to lose weight while drinking alcohol he decided to take matters into his own hands to transform his body and his life "his" way--a sort of "f*ck you" to all those so-called experts.
Full of charismatic wit and raucous stories about his life, "The Drunk Diet" will inspire and challenge you to become fitter, healthier, and happier. Luc's fitness philosophy isn't about following a list of rigid rules, but discovering what you're personally willing to change about your lifestyle in order to reach your goals. For him, that meant trading in the crap he was eating for unprocessed, natural foods and embracing a newfound love for exercise, but never sacrificing his social life (or his love for cold beer).
This is the story of how one chain-smoking, hard-partying, self-proclaimed "out-of-shape, bloated asshole" grew into an avid runner and cyclist and, ultimately, a happier version of himself.
Luc Carl is a night club manager, long distance runner, promoter, musician, DJ, author, bartender, certified personal trainer, and semiprofessional bowler living in New York City.