February 25, 2015

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Telling the frightening tale about one man’s journey to discover the brutal truth about sugar, “That Sugar Film”, directed by and starring Damon Gameau, will have everyone paying attention to the food they are about to eat.

Damon Gameau 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’. Through this entertaining and informative journey, Damon highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves. “That Sugar Film” will forever change the way you think about ‘healthy’ food.

In the space of 60 days, Damon’s experiment saw him consuming forty teaspoons of sugar a day (the average amount consumed by an Australian adult), while eating a diet of perceived normal ‘healthy’ items, without any junk food. Damon only eats the perceived ‘healthy’ foods that are in fact laden with hidden sugars like low fat yoghurt, muesli bars, juices and cereals. The results will scare you.

Damon also visits the USA to see how sugar consumption has affected some of their citizens

Showing at cinemas in March, “That Sugar Film” also features Zoe Tuckwell-Smith, Stephen Fry, Brenton Thwaites, Isabel Lucas and Jessica Marais. I previewed this film and highly recommend it.

In tandem with the film, Damon Gameau’s book titled “That Sugar Book” includes advice on how to shop and how to read labels, plus how to cook sugar free food with easy to prepare recipes. The book is No 8 on Dymocks Best Sellers By Volume List for week ending 21 February 2015.

Sandra Tiltman