Australian man eats nothing but KFC for an entire month – and discovers the shocking effect it had on his body WASN’T the worst part of his fast food free-for-all
- Fitness guru Conan Visser challenged himself to only eat KFC meals for 30 days
- Mr Visser gained eight kilograms of weight and had major health concerns
- He documented his day-to-day changes in a series of videos uploaded to TikTok
A fitness fanatic who challenged himself to only eat KFC for a month revealed he gained one kilogram of weight every three days.
Conan Visser packed on eight kilograms altogether by sticking to a strict diet of a burgers, fries and deep-fried chicken meals for 30 days.
Mr Visser, from Brisbane, was hoping to raise awareness about the detrimental effects fast food and alcohol can have on mental and physical health.
The fitness guru began the challenge weighing in at a healthy 75 kilograms. Four weeks later, he weighed 82.6kgs.
A fitness fanatic who challenged himself to only eat KFC for a month revealed he gained one kilogram of weight every three days (pictured, Mr Visser before he began the 30-day KFC challenge)
Conan Visser gained eight kilograms altogether after consuming a mix of burgers, fries and deep-fried chicken meals from the fast food outlet
He documented his day-to-day meals on TikTok and documented a number of worrying changes to his body, including signs of kidney and liver damage in his blood tests and became constipated.
But one of the biggest effects wasn’t on his body, rather his brain.
‘One of the biggest differences I saw was my mental health decline,’ he said in one video.
‘My self-esteem, my confidence went down and my conflict resolution and the way I interacted with people all went down.
‘That is because this type of diet releases more serotonin and drops the dopamine, so therefore you not only feel unmotivated and less positive, you’re also happier being on the couch and doing less.’
Mr Visser said he noticed changes to his body within the first few days. He began to experience stomach pain and suffered an urgent need to visit the bathroom as many as four times a day.
‘My stomach pain has just not gone,’ he said in another video.
‘This journey is just super weird. A lot of highs and lows. I’m just starting to feel gross and I’m hating the weight getting put on.’
Mr Visser’s pain escalated to the point he had to visit hospital by the 10th day of the challenge.
‘I went to the doctor’s today, it’s getting so bad,’ he said in another video.
Mr Visser said he rapidly gained weight, showed signs of kidney and liver damage in his blood tests and became constipated (stock image)
Mr Visser stuck to the strict diet for 30 days in an effort to raise awareness on the detrimental effects of fast food and alcohol on mental and physical health
‘We got my bloods, urine, stool. And then she rang the hospital and I had to go straight to hospital to get a CT scan and they pushed me in front of everybody else to get it.’
The CT results showed Mr Visser’s intestines were blocked up because of the lack of fibre in the meals.
Mr Visser was determined to finish the remaining 20 days. He resorted to powerful laxatives to unblock his stomach.
His mental health further deteriorated over the remainder of the challenge.
By the end of the challenge he had consumed more than 100,000 calories and spent $1,000 on meals.
Daily Mail Australia contacted KFC for comment.