Meet the guy who drank 10 Cokes a day and put on two stone in a month
This is the guy who has been on a diet of 10 cans of Coca-Cola a day for a month and has put on TWO STONE to prove it.
Fit George Prior decided to challenge himself to drink multiple cans to show the effects of the amount of sugar in the world’s most popular drink.
The clear impact of sugar on his weight is shocking.
In 30 days, George, 50, transformed from having a healthy and muscular physique to having a protruding stomach and expanded waistline.
As well as the fast weight gain, the married father-of-two feared he was becoming addicted to Coca Cola because of feeling intense cravings.
George, who lives in Los Angeles, said: “I’m urging people to examine the amount of sugar in their diets.
“People need to be aware of the real and powerful damaging effects of sugar on their health.
“The most dramatic change was in weight: twenty three pounds of gain over thirty days.
“I also seemed to develop a craving for Cokes, or other sugars, during the time I was drinking Cokes.
“My blood pressure went up, from 129/77 at the beginning to 145/96 at the end.”
George said he weighed 168 pounds (12 stone) at the beginning of his health experiment at the end of October.
By late November, he weighed a porky 192 pounds (14 stone) and he monitored his blood pressure and weight over the test period.
During the month, George tried to stick to his normal paleo diet, a regime eating meat and berries during the Paleolithic era.
But, George said, he found it hard to eat as much food because the Coke left him full at lunch and dinner times.
The BBQ accessory entrepreneur said: “I did it to get people thinking and talking about how much sugar they eat and how unhealthy it is.
“I would prefer not to do it again.
“I don’t like being this heavy.
“The actual drinking of the ten Cokes got to be an irritating chore every day.
“There were a lot of visits to the restroom, a feeling of constant fullness, and a clutter of cans everywhere.”
Since George stopped drinking the fizzy soft drink he lost five pounds in four days.
George added: “Kids shouldn’t drink Cokes.
“But then kids shouldn’t drink juices, either, and that’s going to be a very hard sell to parents who believe that juice is “natural,” or even “organic.
“It’s sugar, and not only do kids not need it, it’s bad for them.
“I think there are a lot of people suffering health problems like diabetes and heart disease, who aren’t aware they could help themselves by just stopping sugar.”
He also blasted Coca-Cola for their marketing techniques to make consumers believe ‘they care’ when they are just creating more products to sell.
George said: “Sugar’s legal, soft drinks are legal.
“The responsibility is with consumers.
“Coke’s genius plan is ‘reduce’ the amount of sugar in their drinks.
“It’s genius because it makes them look like they care, but still continue to sell sugar.
“I’d like to see controls on the lobbying and spending of big corporations who sell sugar and don’t want the government to tell people how bad it is.”
Coca-Cola did not comment on George’s experiment.