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

The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds... Wasted - Lüc Carl, Luc Carl I won this book from a GoodReads giveaway. If I'm being honest I have to admit that I wanted to read this book at first because I wanted to see if he mentioned Lady Gaga, and to see what he said about her. While he does mention her (not by name) he doesn't really say that much about her. I was actually glad that there were only a couple of sentences about her, after I started reading the book I was much more interested in Luc's weightloss journey than reading his thoughts about her.First off I have to warn any prospective readers that this book is not like most weightloss books. Luc Carl talks mostly about his experiences with weightloss (when he decided enough was enough, his childhood eating junk foods, his insecurities about his weight that he dealt with since he was a child), and give readers advice on what they can do. He doesn't tell you things that you absolutely have to do to lose weight, instead he tells you to do what is best for your body. He provides readers with some of his favorite healthy food recipes rated with his own bullshit meter rating the healthiness of the food and the amount of effort needed to make the food.While he does give the reader good advice and tips I was kind of irked when I saw uncited facts. I know that this book is not another uber-scientific book written by some doctor, but Luc gives you some scientific definitions and some facts and admits to having researched these things and he never once cites where he got his info from. Another thing that kind of turned me off from the book a bit was the constant use of the word fuck. I felt like it wasn't necessary in half the places he used it, but then again he is just being himself. Also I didn't like the fact that he called it his journey to become "sexy." Oh god he uses that word too much. I felt like it should have been a journey to health not "sexy." Sexy just makes you sound vain.Overall I thought the book was good, it's different from all the other weightloss books. Luc gives the book character and rock-n-roll. I would recommend this book to rock-n-roll lovers and to all those people out there looking for advice on losing weight.