5 minutes with David Gillespie – Sweet Poison, Toxic Oil and Big Fat Lies.

Who has read the amazing eye opening books by David Gillespie? We hope you’re all nodding your heads! These books are a must read for anyone who wants the down-low on quitting sugar, eating fat and understanding the difference between oils.

You might recognise his book titles:

Sweet Poison – why sugar is making us fat. This was a game/life changer for us (find it HERE if you’re yet to read it).
Toxic Oil – why vegetable oil will kill you and how to save yourself.
Big Fat Lies – how the diet industry is making you sick, fat and poor.

“Sweet Poison is a forensic analysis of recent scientific research on the causes of the obesity epidemic. The book takes a hard look at the research supporting the current ‘fat makes you fat and exercise makes you thin’ public health dogma. Sweet Poison is the story of the case against fructose as told through the eyes of a former corporate lawyer who believes in the principle that sometimes things are as simple as they seem. The book exposes the entities that benefit from addition of fructose to our food supply and looks closely at how we all pay the price.” 

What David does perfectly is balances the scientific nitty gritty details and general information on these subjects and makes it super easy and entertaining to read. His style of writing means that we’ll more likely retain the information (rather than reading it and wondering 5 minutes later what on earth they were going on about!).

The more knowledge we have on quitting sugar, eating fat and types of oils, the more likely we’ll make better informed decisions. Not just any decisions, life changing decisions.

David’s whole experience with cutting the sugar (fructose to be precise) is proof in the paleo pudding that IT WORKS! Once David changed his habits he lost a massive 40kg and gained oh so much more!

Although we do not have perfectly aligned eating beliefs (he is not paleo), we 100% agree with David’s approach to quitting the sugar/fructose AND not consuming seed oils.

We had 5 minutes with David and asked him the important stuff…

What’s your profession/passion?
I’m a lawyer by profession but my passion is getting to the bottom of what evidence says about things that we believe to be true (such as fat makes us fat) and then writing about what I find.

What does a day in the life of ‘David Gillespie’ look like?
Every day is different, but a typical day starts at 4am with a couple of hours of research and writing followed by brekky.  Then I have a pretty normal work day (from home usually) doing legal work or doing interviews.  At night I usually have a meeting at one of my kids schools or any of their various sporting clubs or I will be giving a talk about one of my books.

How do you stay active and why does it work for you?
I don’t do anything intentional to stay active and it seems to work for me.

What is your advice to someone wanting to give up sugar and the badie oils?
The easiest way to do it is just eat whole foods – of course some assembly will be required when you get home from the supermarket – but make the time, it’s worth it.

If you can pick 1, what’s the best benefit from your diet change?
Not having to worry about my weight – it stays the same on auto-pilot rather than continuously and steadily increasing.

What’s your favourite colour?

What’s your star sign?

What’s your favourite food?

If you could tell your younger self 1 thing, what would it be?
DO NOT eat sugar or seed oils.

If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be?
My wife, Lizzie – we rarely get to be in the same place at the same time (alone).

Tell us a little more about your new project- Battle To Save Australian Schools Project.
Australian education has been wrecked by a combination of marketisation and union meddling over the last 50 years.  It is on a fast track to disaster unless a couple of key things are changed.  I want parents to understand what’s wrong and how to fix it.

Share your mantra, what do you live by each day?
Don’t complain about the darkness, light a candle.

Anything else to add? Feel free to add it here…
Our market driven economy can deliver many benefits but it cannot be trusted to supply our food or our education (without significant oversight).  The sooner this is realised by the people being exploited for profit in both those areas, the better off we will all be.

A HUGE thank you to David Gillespie for taking the time to answer our questions! We know he is a super busy guy and we’re grateful and honoured to have him on here! Find out more about David by visiting his website and following him on Twitter.

Is there someone else you’d like to hear from? Let us know and we will try and arrange an interview!

Always merrymaking,

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