Book Review: The Drunk Diet: How I lost 40 Pounds…Wasted by Luc Carl

Hello Rain…… is clearly Spring. It has rained 3-4 inches in the past two days here in the Bluegrass. I am over it. This past weekend the weather was amazing! I loved every second of it and now it has done nothing but rain, rain, rain. So in honor of this crappy weather I have read…a lot. Actually I read the book The Drunk Diet: How I lost 40 Pounds…Wasted by Luc Carl.  


Here is a brief description: 

This is the story of how one chain-smoking, cheeseburger-eating, hard-partying Rock ‘N Roller—a self-proclaimed “out-of-shape, bloated asshole”—grew into an avid runner and cyclist and, ultimately, a happier version of himself. He will be the first to tell you: If he could do it, so can you


My sister had picked this book up a while back and read it,  so I grabbed it this week and thought it would be a fun book to read. I was right! I really enjoyed it. I love reading fitness and nutrition books  and I like my beer  so this book fit me great. HA! Actually, I loved reading about his struggle with the party scene vs the fitness scene. I can certainly understand that struggle. When I did a couple of triathlons years back, I was still drinking quite a bit, closing down some local bars and loving being in my 20’s! I certainly wasn’t ready to turn over the leaf to “all health, all the time” I was more of the “lets go bike 30 miles, then go drink a bucket of beer at my favorite bar” kind of gal. Ok, I lie.. I was more of the “Oh, you would rather skip the biking and go straight to the bar?? Works for me!” kinda gal.  Of course as I have gotten older that has slowed down tremendously. I no longer want to be out drinking till all hours of the night, I no longer care to spend my money paying the light bill at a bar because I am in there three to four nights a week. Those days are over. I am too old, I seriously can’t hang and I have no desire too. So I thought this book was great. It really showed Luc’s transformation and how he made a new life for himself with out giving up his old self entirely. Balance can be tough and especially in a world of fitness and partying. I would recommend this book, cause it is truthful, funny and a good read!* After I finished it, I headed out to run some stairs….hell, the book motivated me! 


*Disclaimer: If cussing bothers you, don’t read this book. I can have a mouth like a sailor so I loved it. 🙂

Have a great week!



About The Southern Twins

Twin.Farm girl. Paleo. Runner. Triathlete. Rodeo Girl.Horsey and Doggie owner. Love individuality. Fiercely Independent. Goal Digger. Beer Drinker. Lazy people need not apply. Love my
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2 Responses to Book Review: The Drunk Diet: How I lost 40 Pounds…Wasted by Luc Carl

  1. sarahdudek80 says:

    This sounds really interesting. Thanks for posting about it. I am going to have to look for it.

    • The Southern Twins says:

      Thanks! I thought it was pretty good, if you read it let me know what you think! 🙂

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