The 41-year-old has always loved the taste of Pepsi and his workplace has made it easier for him to pick up the drink every day. Currie shared that he worked night shifts at the supermarket and the high-sugar drink helped him stay awake. “I was drinking four or five two-liter bottles of Pepsi every day,” Currie said.
Currie said that by working at the supermarket, he could easily buy Pepsi after work and take it home. Gradually, this habit of Currie turned into an addiction and he started shelling out £20 (about Rs 1,917) a day on Pepsi every day.
From the figures, Currie was spending £7,000 (about Rs 6.71 lakh) on the soft drink every year and said he could have easily bought a car every year with that amount. “It cost me a fortune to be honest. I could have bought a car every year for the same amount I was spending on Pepsi,” Currie said.
Currie would start his morning with a glass of Pepsi and then gobble down can after can throughout the day. Unsurprisingly, with this amount of sugar entering Currie’s system daily, he quickly gained weight and hit 120kg.
Although Currie managed to shed a few pounds through exercise, he couldn’t kick his Pepsi addiction. He then approached a therapist and hypnotist named David Kilmurry, who said Currie suffered from avoidant restrictive food intake disorder.
Kilmurry shared that Currie is consuming an alarming amount of Pepsi daily, which can put a strain on his vital organs. Currie was pre-diabetic and Kilmurry said it could lead to heart disease and even pancreatic cancer.
Currie had an online therapy session by Kilmurry and claimed he was now cured of his addiction. “David met me online and hypnotized me for about 40 minutes. I don’t know what he said, but after that I didn’t want to drink it anymore,” Currie said.
Currie added that he hadn’t even touched Pepsi in a month and preferred to drink water instead.
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