The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds . . . Wasted: A Memoir

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St. Martin's Press, Mar 12, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages

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.

Lüc 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 Lüc 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. Lüc'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.

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About the author (2013)

Lüc Carl is an author, the voice of rock 'n roll on SiriusXM satellite radio, long-distance runner, semi-professional bowler, drummer, party maker, and running coach having multiple certifications in track & field and endurance. After moving to the big city at a young age, he worked is way up, managing his own rock 'n roll bar by the age of 25. After years of hard living his quest to become the sexiest man in the world has been chronicled on his wildly successful blog. He is originally from Omaha, NE. Go Big Red.

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