A beer-soaked tale of a long-haired, leather-clad rock ’n roll party-maker who transformed a whiskey-and-5:00AM cheeseburger lifestyle into a wildly successful weight-loss regime
Three years ago, Lüc Carl was a chubby rock ’n roller with a penchant for partying and Chinese food. With long hair, snakeskin spandex pants, and black leather, Lüc fit the part as bar manager at hip lower east side bars, but the job was getting the best of him—the long, late hours and the barfly life had made him forty-pounds overweight and completely out of shape—and he grew increasingly unhappy with his body and himself. 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. (He could give up the cheeseburgers, the cigarettes, the soda, but don’t take away his booze!) This book is that journey—a journey in which he went from being an out of shape, bloated asshole, to losing 40 pounds, picking up running, and becoming “the sexiest, most delightful man on the planet.”
Full of charismatic wit and insane stories about his life, Lüc’s book is a mix of memoir and advice: laugh and be inspired while he takes you along on his hilarious journey to become healthier and fitter, and live vicariously through a guy who likes to have a good time, AL the time (even if that now means running 8 miles a day). Along the way, you’ll find out much more about Lüc than just how he lost all that weight: you will read about his charming Midwest roots in Nebraska, where his love of music was discovered at the age of nine in his dad’s truck; his high school days where he honed his skills as a kick-ass drummer in the school band; and his move to NYC to pursue his rockstar dreams, sleeping on friends’ couches and working all night at the local taco truck. Peppered throughout will be hilarious sidebars, such as his “What the F*ck” sections that will define terms such as electrolytes and omega-3 fatty acids, and Lüc’s Laws (“If you’ve made the decision to drink beer, drink a f*cking beer. Light beer is for pussies.”)
The Drunk Diet will be a real shot of hope for all those regular folks out there looking to change their lives without being a whey guzzling, creatine popping, shaved chest, bulimic, meat-head. The answers are all here. Follow Lüc Carl and his mantra: Get healthy and have a good time.