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Sweet Poison - David Gillespie New book How sugar makes us fat

Sweet Poison - David Gillespie New book How sugar makes us fat

Sweet Poison - David Gillespie New book How sugar makes us fat

SWEET POISON

Why sugar makes us fat

by DAVID GILLESPIE

 

New softcover book. Published 2008, 218 pages

David Gillespie was a 40kg overweight, lethargic, sleep-deprived father of four, with twins on the way. He knew he needed to lose weight fast, but he had run out of diets - all had failed.

After doing some reading on evolution (why weren't our forebears fat?), David cut sugar - specifically fructose - from his diet. He immediately started to lose weight, and kept it off. Slim, trim and fired up, David set out to look at the connection between sugar, our soaring obesity rates and some of the more worrying diseases of the twenty-first century, and discovered some startling facts in the process.

It's not our fault we're fat:

  • Sugar was once such a rare resource that nature decided we didn't need an off-switch - in other words, we can keep eating sugar without feeling full
  • In the space of 150 years, we have gone from eating no added sugar to more than a kilogram a week
  • You would need to run 7km every day of your life just to not put on weight as a result of eating that much sugar
  • Two decades ago 1 in 14 adult Australians were obese; that figure is now 1 in 5
  • The 'natural' sugar in one glass of unsweetened fruit juice per day for a year is enough to add just over 2.5kg your waistline
  • The more sugar we eat, the more we want. Food manufacturers exploit our sugar addiction by lacing it through 'non-sweet' products, such as bread, sauces, soups and cereals

Sweet Poison exposes one of the great health scourges of our time and offers a wealth of practical and accessible information on how to avoid fructose, increase your enjoyment of food and lose weight.

About the author

David Gillespie is a recovering corporate lawyer, co-founder of a successful software company and consultant to the IT industry. He is also the father of six young children (including a set of twins). With so much extra time on his hands, and 40 extra kilos on his waistline, he set out to investigate why he, like so many in his generation, was fat. He deciphered the latest medical findings on diet and weight gain and what he found was chilling. Being fat was the least of his problems. He needed to stop poisoning himself.

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Sweet Poison by David Gillespie


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