You shouldn’t need to see the results of someone drinking 10 Cokes a day for 30 straight days to learn that drinking 10 Cokes a day for 30 straight days is close to the worst fucking idea in the world. And yet, some people in this country still probably consider their Coke habit (mouth not nose) part of a healthy, well-rounded diet. It’s not, folks. And George Prior(photo above) is here to tell you that.
We’ve obviously seen a similar experiment done with the sludge that McDonald’s calls its cuisine, but America’s fast-food problem is just half of the reason we are becoming a nation of fat slobs. The other, potentially worse problem, is how much sugar the average American is sucking down each day. George Prior set out to prove that not only is this much Coke unhealthy for your bod, but the consumption of sugar-heavy drinks in general is doing you no favors.
According to his blog 10 Cokes A Day, he did this experiment to “raise awareness about how much sugar you drink every day, and to remind you how unhealthy it is.” He understands that most of the population isn’t putting back 10 Cokes a day, but a lot of people are drinking excess calories and sugar and “maybe it’s not all coke, but they’re all sugar drinks, and a big percentage of Americans drink at least the sugar equivalent of my ten Cokes.” That is kind of concerning, especially when you consider the toll this lifestyle took on Prior’s health.
At the end of 30 days, Prior’s results are as follows:
Weight gain: 23 pounds (from 168 to 192)
Body fat increase: 65% (from 9% to 16%)
And this is what his before and after shots looked like.
Yep, this is exactly why I only drink calories if those calories are also getting me rip-roarin’ drunk.