Sagarikka Sivakumar (18) of Tiruchy in Tamil Nadu watched her 21-year-old friend die of cardiac arrest which was a result of an unhealthy diet. Watch as his death became her motivation to create awareness around healthy living in this disturbing self-experimentation on the effect of junk food on teenagers. Sivakumar consumed junk food for 30 days, five meals a day in June 2018 and her documentary titled, ‘Eat Fast Die Young’ released on Youtube this Sunday, 13 September 2020.
Watch the documentary and shocking results.
Sagarikka had a sugar sensor attached to her body and undertook a blood test before her she began the experiment. She spent the entire thirty days consuming nothing but junk food five times a day for 30 days.
A 2013 studyTrusted Source showed that when people were trained to look at and interpret one of their most-craved junk foods in a negative light, desire for it lessened. Participants were asked to view the craved food as if:
- they were already feeling very full
- they just saw the food item sneezed on
- they could save the item for later
- they were told about negative consequences of eating the food (stomachache, weight gain)
Your mind is much more powerful than you might think. It can’t hurt to experiment!
What is a junk food diet? Junk food describes food and drinks low in nutrients (e.g. vitamins, minerals and fibre) and high in kilojoules, saturated fat, added sugar and/or added salt. Eating too much junk food is linked to serious health problems. Junk foods are not a necessary part of any diet.
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