Last week I was the guest speaker for the screening of 'That Sugar Film' for the White Rock Social Justice Film Society.
We had a great turn-out and it was amazing getting to answer everyone's questions after the movie. It is quite inspiring to know that this type of movie can cause such a ripple-effect of positive change. Each and every person that was at the screening will now inspire and educate their friends and family about the consequences of too much sugar in the diet and hopefully that message will keep spreading!
As a nutritionist, the negative health effects of sugar is not new information, however, there is something so powerful about seeing the effects instead of just hearing about them, which is why I think this documentary is so essential for bringing this message to the general public in such an effective and entertaining way.
This film documents the mental, emotional, and physical consequences of consuming the average daily intake of sugar - coming from hidden sources like sauces and cereal and 'healthy' snack bars and drinks.
"THAT SUGAR FILM is one man’s journey to discover the bitter truth about sugar. 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."
If you want to find out how you can benefit from eating less sugar and refined carbohydrates book your complimentary 15-min Discovery Call and we can discuss the best way for you to transition to less sugar, what healthy swaps are available, and what type of service will provide you with the most support.
Shawna Barker BSc., RHN is a nutritionist, college instructor, and raw food educator.