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Tuesday 21 May 2019

Stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick: 'Writing diet book was deeply therapeutic'

'I was uncomfortable, I was unhappy, I was sweating and I thought this needs to end', star says

Stylist Lisa Fitzpatrick described writing her new book 'Diet SOS' as "deeply therapeutic."

The book chronicles Lisa 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 of her book in Dublin's Morgan Hotel.

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

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

"I was uncomfortable, I was unhappy, I was sweating and I thought this needs to end - not tomorrow, not next week but now and that was when I started to think positive and eat clean. And if I can do it everyone can."

"It was emotional, it was difficult and every day for the first year I thought 'I want to throw in the towel' but I kept going," 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 and stars gathered at the do;  X Factor judge Louis Walsh arrived with his new band Hometown, model boss Andrea Roche, TV presenter Alan Hughes, Rosanna Davison and Lottie and Morah Ryan all attended the event .

"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 infamous 1993 appearance.

"I'm going for the hat-trick. This will be better than Boyzone because thse guys can sing," he said. "And they won't be wearing dungarees."

The young band will perform an acapella version of Katy Perry's 'Roar'. "It's going to be fantastic," Walsh said.

Newlywed Davison was pleased to support her long standing friend.

"Lisa and I have known each other since I appeared in Miss World. She helped me pick my outfit so we have plenty of memories."

Alan Hughes launched the book and described Fitzpatrick as one of the hardest working women he knew.

"She may have lost all that weight but her heart is still huge," he said.

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