Here's What It's Like To Consume 40 Teaspoons of Sugar a Day

And the results aren't very sweet.

Australian filmmaker, Damon Gameau, decided to capture his consumption of 40 teaspoons of sugar a day (which is the average amount Aussie's consume) for 60 days straight, for his latest documentary That Sugar Film. Just thinking about that whole process gives us a sugar high which quickly plummets to some very queasy depths.

After steering clear of sugar for almost six years thanks to his clean eating girlfriend, Zoe, he thought it would be an interesting to conduct the experiment given how much sugar is in the food that's part of the Western diet.  As you can imagine, it took a serious toll on Gameau's mental, emotional and physical health.

For a start, he gained over 8.5 kilograms, added a whopping 7 percent to his body fat and increased his waist circumference by nearly 10 centimetres. EEK!

What's even scarier though, is that he wasn't even consuming foods we've filed under super sugary and naughty like icecream, lollies and soft drink. He was actually consuming low-fat yoghurts, muesli bars and "healthy" juices.

In a recent interview, he revealed he felt more aloof during the experiment because of the bittersweet sugar highs and lows.

"I wouldn't concentrate as well, I wouldn't be as present until I had the sugar again, and then I'd be OK for about 40 minutes. It was a cycle of going up and down throughout the day."

Since finishing the experiment though, he's back to his normal eating routine and thankfully won't have any long-term repercussions because of the precautions he took to ensure his body wasn't beyond repair.

At the end of the day, Gameau wants to stress that it's fine for you to eat your chocolate cake or donuts, but you just need to be mindful of how much you're consuming. Word.

See the full story on Cosmopolitan.com.au

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