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That Sugar Book : The book that will change the way you think about 'healthy' food - Damon Gameau

That Sugar Book

The book that will change the way you think about 'healthy' food

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Published: 10th February 2015
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When 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.

Fun, feisty and fired up, this book is set to change the eating habits of a generation.

About the Author

Damon Gameau is an award-winning actor and 2011 Tropfest winner, as well as a passionate advocate for good health and a warrior against the food industry that is making us fat and sick.

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4.6

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  • Deserves multiple readings (9)
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4.0

Worthwhile and eye-opening read

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    Comments about That Sugar Book:

    Very informative read, particularly if you care about what you put into your mouth.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simple & real

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    from nsw

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      Comments about That Sugar Book:

      This is making healthy choices a lot easier. Understanding how much sugar is in everyday foods.Great for diabetics

       
      5.0

      " a must read"

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      from NT

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        Comments about That Sugar Book:

        What's great about this book is that it informs us about how we are essentially being tricked into believing low fat and natural is great for our bodies!
        The book informs us about what we ought to know enabling us to make an informed opinion. There is evidence to back it up which is written in a way which makes it easy for the average man on the street to read. It is a book that can be and ought to be read by all family members. It uses images and various text colours.

         
        4.0

        Very interesting and helpful

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        from Geelong area

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          Comments about That Sugar Book:

          Good use in day to day life styl Great common sense

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          sweet as!

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          from Melbourne, Australia

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          Comments about That Sugar Book:

          I class this book as a horror story but a horror story worth reading as it will open your eyes as to the horrors in our daily food. Great recipes which some are easy to make and many are delicious. Worth the change read the book and enjoy.

           
          5.0

          A must for all to read

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            This is a very good book that everyone should read.

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            4.0

            A must read for anyone who cares for their health

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            from Sydney, AU

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              Comments about That Sugar Book:

              Informative and entertaining. A first that I know of for a book about the perils of sugar intake. A must read for anyone with chronic health conditions. Wonderfully illustrates the various ways that sugar affects the body and mind. Great recipes included to help people take the first step. I highly recommend also watching the documentary "that sugar film" it's even great to watch with your kids.

               
              5.0

              Love it.

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              from Hunter Valley

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                Comments about That Sugar Book:

                Well written. Not in the least preachy. Fun read but very informative. The recipes are great. I've made almost all of them now and haven't had any failures - and I'm not much of a cook.

                 
                5.0

                Brilliant

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                from Kalgoorlie WA

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                    Very informative read but done in such a way that you just cannot put this book down! Such an eye opener. Will definately change the way you see & do things! Absolutely brilliant.

                     
                    4.0

                    A must read

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                    from NT

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                        If you care about your health and the food you consume then this book should definitely be on your to read list.

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                        ISBN: 9781743532935
                        ISBN-10: 1743532938
                        Audience: General
                        Format: Paperback
                        Language: English
                        Number Of Pages: 240
                        Published: 10th February 2015
                        Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                        Country of Publication: AU
                        Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 21.0  x 2.5
                        Weight (kg): 0.3