Sugar-heavy Diet for 60 Days Practiced by Damon Gameau
The subject of this article is one man’s journey to discover the truth about sugar. An Australian TV actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau embarked on a unique experiment, tending to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body. He was focused on consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. By doing it in his informative journey, Damon highlighted some of the issues that outbreak the sugar industry.
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Damon started with a diet, based on “healthy” low-fat food with a high sugar content for 60 days. At the end of the diet, results were more shocking than anyone could have expected.
After three weeks, Damon (previously healthy), was feeling terrible all the time, he was lethargic and breaking at the minor thing.
The doctor confirmed the worst health condition, he experienced the beginnings of the fatty liver disease. Additionally, for that period of time (18 days), he apparently gained around 8kg.
Damon told Sunrise that he hasn’t consumed the soft drink, chocolate, confectionery or ice cream, since the beginning of the diet. The only sugars that he consumed were from the consumption of the perceived healthy foods, such as low-fat yogurts and muesli bars and cereals. He also consumed fruit juices and sports drinks, this kind of things that are given to the kids by their parents, who think that they are doing the right thing.
Instead of getting expected results, these hidden sugars had a remarkably damaging effect on his mental and physical health.
The daily portion that Damon consumed was 40 teaspoons, which is slightly more than the average teenager is consuming.
He put on 10cm of visceral fat around his waist, and doctors predicted them that is on the fast-track to obesity. In addition, the doctors diagnosed that his mental functioning was “unstable”.
Gameau was aware that
– The additive impacted his mental and physical health,
– Doctors called his mental functioning “unstable,”
– He was on the fast track to obesity
– He reportedly put on nearly four inches of visceral fat around his waist
– His sugar-laden diet left him feeling hungry, no matter how much he ate.
In the interview given to the News.com.au, Gameau said that the experiment’s findings don’t suggest a need to completely cut sugar, but rather a need to be more aware of how much sugar has been added to clearly healthy food.
He stated that the sugar’s now in 80 percent of the processed food the people are consuming. For that reason, he suggests removing processed foods, which will be the first step towards making a change.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 29.1 million Americans, or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes. Of all diagnosed diabetes cases in adults, type 2 diabetes accounts for about 90 to 95 percent.
The recent findings of the researchers have shown that sugary drinks are linked to type 2 diabetes.
Besides diabetes, consuming excess added sugar is also associated with a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease, which can lead to a death. Heart diseases are among the four top causes of deaths in the United States (about 600,000 annual deaths).