While it’s widely speculated that Lüc Carl is the muse behind many of Lady Gaga’s hits, he’s stepping out on his own with a memoir. Titled The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds…Wasted, Carl explained to AMP Radio 97.1′s Carson Daly how he lost the weight after years of living the indulgent party lifestyle.
As a bar manager, Carl spent night after night drinking, smoking, and not paying attention to his diet. One day, he decided he had to make a change.
“I just basically woke up one day and you know if you don’t watch it, you can just wake up fat. You look in the mirror and you’re like, ‘Oh my God, all those beers are catching up to me,’” Carl said.
Carl was quick to explain that his break up with Lady Gaga was not the reason behind his memoir.
“The book had nothing to do with who I may or may not have shared my time with,” he said. “I didn’t date a famous person. I dated a 19-year-old girl with a fake ID who became this gigantic anomaly in the world.”
Talking about break ups, Carl asserted, “We all go through it. It’s just that mine was somebody that gets played on the radio station quite often,” he said.
Carl then let listeners know that he is in fact single.
“I know you’ve got a lot of girl listeners and I don’t want to lead them on and let them think that I’m not single and ready to mingle because I am,” he said.
Carl further explained that he was motivated to write The Drunk Diet: How I Lost 40 Pounds…Wasted while browsing through diet books at Barnes and Noble.
“I read book after book after book and I just had an epiphany. I decided that I could write something better than what all these doctors and experts were telling me to do because I’m not doctor or an expert, I’m a normal human being,” he said.
Carl dropped the extra pounds by becoming a runner, although he admits it wasn’t easy.
“I hated it at the beginning and now I’m a marathon runner. But nowhere in the book am I saying you should run a marathon because that’s completely unrealistic. I’m telling you what I did and hopefully you’ll take something away from it,” he said.
While Carl details his diet, he said he wanted to be humorous.
“My main goal with the book is to make people laugh. I say the F-word 288 times. I definitely have a filthy mouth.”
To listen to Carl’s complete interview, visit AMP Radio 97.1.
–Sarah Carroll AMP Radio