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Follow director Damon Gameau as he embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as ‘healthy’. THAT SUGAR FILM will forever change the way you think about the foods you eat and the hidden sugars lurking nearly everywhere.Director: Damon Gameau
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Interest yourself in learning more about cutting sugar out of your diet. Director Gameau published a book, That Sugar Book, at the time of the film’s release, packed full of inspiration.
Watch FED UP, a 2014 film produced by Katie Couric, which provides an in-depth look at the American food industry and its propagation of sugar in the average diet.
Visit the THAT SUGAR FILM’s campaign page, where a whole host of interesting challenges and ways to get involved in a healthier alternative await.
Try embarking on a 30-day sugar-free diet. There are many resources, both on the web and in print, offering simple and manageable ways to begin.
Our interview with Damon Gameau
“I was very naïve starting out. There was no press. There was maybe an article every month about sugar. Now it’s 25 a day.”
Read the full interview here.
“Most people know that eating too much dessert and processed food can contribute to physical health problems like obesity and type 2 diabetes. Far less attention has been given to the impact of a high-sugar diet on mental health…”
Find out more on Psychology Today.
Read them on The Ex-Sugarholic.
“Obesity. Diabetes. By now, we’ve all heard of the health risks posed by drinking too much soda.”
Read the full article on NPR.
Listen to our playlist with music from the film on Spotify.
“In the last several decades, the economics of the food system have changed dramatically. Millions of farms have folded as government policy has encouraged larger, more intensive farm operations, such as the factory farm model for producing meat, eggs and dairy. A handful of corporations—producers of seeds, processors of meat and milk, and grocery retailers—now dominate most aspects of the food system, giving them enormous power to control markets and pricing…”
Continue reading here.
Our interview with Anna Kaplan.
“As Kathleen DesMaisons neared 240 pounds, she thought losing weight was simply a matter of willpower: develop enough discipline to keep the pounds off, and everything would be fine. But as time went on and things didn’t change, DesMaisons felt like ‘a slug who couldn’t get it right’.”
Read Kathleens story here.
Find out on The Huffington Post.
“Extraordinary images from medical scans revealed here for the first time show that many people who have normal body weight are carrying around hidden layers of fat.”
Read the full article on the Guardian.
"Fast-paced, entertaining and informative"
"THAT SUGAR FILM is not only entertaining and informative, but also deeply disturbing,"
The Washington Post
"Mr. Gameau’s breezy blend of computer imagery, musical numbers, sketches and offbeat field trips makes the nutrition lessons easy to digest."
The New York Times