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Sunday 21 September 2014

Food for thought as stylist Lisa sends out healthy SOS

Published 28/05/2014 | 02:30

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Rosanna Davison,Louis Walsh and Lisa Fitzpatrick
Rosanna Davison,Louis Walsh and Lisa Fitzpatrick
Lisa Fitzpatrick with Louis Walsh's  new band Hometown
Lisa Fitzpatrick with Louis Walsh's new band Hometown
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STYLIST Lisa Fitzpatrick described writing her new book 'Diet SOS' as "deeply therapeutic".

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The book chronicles Fitzpatrick's radical weight-loss journey as she dropped four dress sizes.

"It was never my idea to write a health book," Fitzpatrick said at the launch in Dublin's Morgan Hotel.

"But I feel like I have gone through a lifetime of therapy since I first sat down at the laptop."

Ms Fitzpatrick realised her weight was an issue when she was in a children's playground.

"I was uncomfortable, I was unhappy, I was sweating and I thought this needs to end – and that was when I started to think positive and eat clean. And if I can do it, everyone can," she said.

"If it makes just one woman think, 'That's it – healthy eating starts today' then it's worth it."

A bevy of celebrities came along to show support. 'X Factor' judge Louis Walsh arrived with his new band Hometown, model boss Andrea Roche, TV presenter Alan Hughes, and Rosanna Davison all attended.

"Lisa is one of the most positive women I know and I wouldn't have missed her book launch for the world," Walsh said.

Walsh's band Hometown will perform on this Friday's 'Late Late Show' and Walsh was confident it would be as memorable as Boyzone's 1993 debut appearance.

"I'm going for the hat-trick. This will be better than Boyzone because these guys can sing," he said.

Irish Independent

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