Fat Chance by Nick Spalding
Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go a bit.
Zoe was a stunner in her college days, but the intervening decades have added five stone, and removed most of her self-esteem. Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless pints of beer and chicken curry.
When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around. Fat Chance will pit six hefty couples against one another to see who can collectively lose the most weight and walk away with a £50,000 prize.
So begins six months of abject misery, tears, and frustration—that just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them—in another laugh-out-loud look at the way we live now from bestselling author Nick Spalding.
About Nick Spalding:
Nick Spalding is an author who, try as he might, can't seem to write anything serious. Before becoming a full-time author, he worked in the communications industry, mainly in media and marketing. As talking rubbish for a living can get tiresome (for anyone other than a politician), he thought he'd have a crack at writing comedy fiction - with a very agreeable level of success so far, it has to be said. Nick has now sold over two million books - including over a million books sales with Amazon Publishing alone. This flabbergasts him every single day. Nick lives in the South of England with his lovely (and extremely patient) wife. He's now in his mid forties - and is rather annoyed at the universe about it, because it gave him no choice in the matter. He's also addicted to Thai food, still thinks Batman is just about the coolest thing on Earth, and has a dreadful singing voice.
Fat Chance was a good easy read about Greg and Zoe Milton, a loving couple who enjoyed their food a little too much, and each had not piled on a few stone in weight over the last four years. Zoe is invited by her friend Elise, who works for Stream FM, the local radio station, to enter a weight-loss competition for couples, with a £50,000 carrot at the end of it for the winning couple. What was funny for me, because it's so true, was the ridiculous lengths that people will go to lose weight, always seeking the easiest route to diet and exercise which usually turns out to be an absurd waste of time and money, highlighting the fact, that we don't need fad diets and weird gadgets to lose weight. Simple exercise and sensible eating will get you there in the end. Laugh out loud book with a feel-good story. Perfect.