Read That Sugar Book Online Free - Fun, feisty and fired up, That Sugar Book is set to change the eating habits of a generation.
"A definite must-read!" Jamie Oliver
When Australian actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau met a girl he was keen to impress he decided to get healthy by dramatically reducing his sugar intake. In no time he was slimmer, calmer, fitter and happier. He was also very curious: why did the elimination of sugar have such beneficial effects on his health and wellbeing? He decided to experiment and film the results. He would eat 40 teaspoons of sugar a day for 60 days. Crucially, he would only consume perceived 'healthy' foods like muesli bars, breakfast cereals, low-fat yoghurts, juices and smoothies.
The results were staggering. Although his caloric intake was the same as his regular diet, he put on nearly 9 kilograms in 60 days. Within a couple of weeks, he had the beginnings of fatty liver disease. Doctors who monitored his health throughout warned him that he was on the road to obesity, diabetes and heart disease. His journey took him not just down a path to ill health, but to outback Australia and to the backblocks of the USA. He interviewed food manufacturers, health experts and large-scale consumers of the white stuff. He discovered that 80 per cent of products on our supermarket shelves contain sugar, and that 5.5 million Australians have fatty liver disease directly linked to their sugar consumption.
That Sugar Book follows Damon on his journey and blows the lid on how the food industries make and sell our food, and how they are complicit in, and indeed determined to, maintain the status quo on the world's alarming and health-destroying sugar consumption. In also contains sensible advice on kicking the habit, foods to avoid, how to shop, how to read labels and how to cook sugar-free food, with the help of over thirty delicious, nurturing and easily prepared recipes.
Released in conjunction with That Sugar Film, the book contains all the information from the film plus the wonderful bits they were forced to leave out.
"This book will have you sprinting away from sugar faster than Usain Bolt in a 100m race." Courier Mail
Fans of Sarah Wilson and David Gillespie will love That Sugar Book.
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October 24, 2016
5 out of 5 stars because this book was ridiculously informing and ridiculously entertaining.
While I knew sugar impacted our body, I had no idea the extent of it and I think this is a really important read for everyone. It's not some boring dieting book for the "old" to rave about and ween you of...
April 18, 2015
I read this in one day, as I found it easy to read. Lots of colourful graphics and an entertaining writing style, mixed with a fair amount of humour. I don't consume a lot of sugar but after reading this book, I realized that my intake could do with further improvement - ie. consuming even less.
November 15, 2015
Shocking.....the 'health food industry' is a pretty interesting place after reading this.
I've always been pretty 'healthy'. I have almond milk on my 'healthy cereal' and in my tea.....after reading this i went to the supermarket and 6 out of the 7 'healthy' almond milk brands were full of cane su...
March 23, 2015
I both loved this, and it made me sad. I loved it because Gameau writes so well, the language is easily accessible, poignant and funny. He has an excellent turn of phrase that genuinely makes reading this so simple, and before you know it, you've finished the book.
The book made me sad and a littl...
April 21, 2015
Oh wow. What an eye opener. I'm always wary about books like this because I wonder how much propaganda is included. But this guy is completely objective about his findings and very clinical about the science involved. It certainly has changed the way I look at food and I will change my diet accor...
August 21, 2015
Sugar is so scary!! I'm going to keep reading anti-sugar books until I honestly get so scared I just stop - until then I'll keep eating cupcakes (like the chocolate one I had for lunch)!
April 20, 2017
An eye-opening and lifestyle-changing read
March 06, 2017
Mein zweites Buch in diesem Jahr, das sich grob mit dem Thema Ernährung befasst.
Sonderlich beeindruckt hat es mich leider nicht. Der Autor erzählt hier von seinen Erfahrung während eines sechzigtägigen übermäßigen Zuckerkonsums, kommt darüber auf gesundheitliche und wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse...
June 20, 2016
For a clear explanation of how our bodies are affected by sugar, you can't go past this book. Without being preachy, it points out exactly why too much sugar is damaging our health and gives some advice on how to change lifestyles for the better by making even small changes. The hidden sugar in s...
February 17, 2015
A must read for anyone who eats sugar - i.e. EVERYONE!