Sacha Harland was challenged to last a month without straying from a strict diet – but did he see any drastic changes?
These days it seems everyone is striving for a healthier lifestyle – but does cutting out the bad stuff really make a difference?
And how much do you need to cut out to see results?
This fascinating video provides the answers – and was created by the Lifehunters team.
Challenge: Sacha agreed to cut out added sugar, additives and alcohol from his diet
They challenged their pal Sacha Harland to give up added sugar, alcohol and artificial additives for one whole month.
Sacha admitted that he was already struggling by day four and had been irritable and grumpy with his friends and family.
He revealed he had been craving sugar and felt constantly hungry. Sounds like torture so far.
Dropped: No more added sugar had a dramatic effect
Grumpy: Week one was difficult under the new regime
But by day 25, Sacha’s body had finally got used to his diet and his sweet tooth finally disappeared.
And at the end of the study, the results spoke for themselves.
He said: “After a month without unnatural E-numbers and added sugar I feel fitter.”
Fitness: How much of an impact does this diet have on your body?
Difference: Sacha finally managed to get rid of his sugar cravings
“I also have more energy and I have lost eight pounds,” he continued,
“My blood pressure went from 135 to 125… my cholesterol went down by 8% and my blood sugar is considerably less.”