Man, 37, who drank alcohol every day for a MONTH in drastic and dangerous experiment gains 10 kilos, develops gout and is now $10,000 out of pocket
- TikToker Conan Visser challenged himself to drink alcohol daily for a month
- The 37-year-old hopes to raise awareness about the negative impacts of alcohol
- He would drink 40 beverages a day – way over the recommended limit of four
- As a result he gained 10kg, spent over $10,000 and was left with gout in his foot
- He was closely supervised by doctors and the challenge shouldn’t be replicated
- Adults should limit their drinking to a maximum of 10 standard drinks a week
A man who challenged himself to drink alcohol every day for a month has revealed he gained 10kg, spent over $10,000 and was left with painful gout in his foot.
Conan Visser, from Brisbane, hopes to raise awareness about the detrimental effects alcohol can have on mental and physical health.
The 37-year-old would drink up to 40 beverages a day while out at venues with friends, often starting as early as 10am.
Throughout the duration of the experiment Mr Visser was closely supervised by doctors and professionals, and the challenge should never be attempted by others.
According to the Australian Government Health Department, adults should limit their alcohol consumption and consume no more than ten standard drinks per week or no more than four in any one day.
‘I’m doing it to help others make better decisions with their food and alcohol and for mental health awareness,’ Mr Visser told Daily Mail Australia.
Australian TikToker Conan Visser gained 10kg, spent over $10,000 and was left with painful gout in his foot after drinking alcohol everyday for a month
Mr Visser said he drank shots, cocktails and low-carb beer, and for more than half the time he doesn’t recall going to sleep.
He would visit venues five days a week, on average having three drinks per hour.
Mr Visser said he suffers from depression and did not wish to drink at home alone.
Before and after the extreme test, Mr Visser noted the changes in his body with assistance from professional guidance – such as how he was feeling mentally and physically, how much he weighed, sex drive and his blood levels.
At the start of the challenge he weighed 75kg and by the end he tipped the scales at 85kg.
Throughout the duration of the challenge Mr Visser was closely supervised by doctors and professional guidance, and the huge challenge should not be attempted by others
How much alcohol is safe to drink?
To reduce the risk of harm from alcohol-related disease or injury, healthy men and women should drink no more than 10 standard drinks a week and no more than four standard drinks on any one day
The less you choose to drink, the lower your risk of harm from alcohol. For some people, not drinking at all is the safest option.
A standard drink contains 10 g of pure alcohol. Many drinks have more than 1 standard drink in them.
‘My blood test showed that my liver and kidney enzymes had doubled the normal range in the first two weeks and then again at the end when I got the gout, they were more than double,’ he said in a TikTok video.
Mr Visser said he got ‘really sick’ twice, the worst being during the final week.
At the very end of the challenge, he went straight into a ‘water fast’ where he drank nothing else but water, often with lemon juice or vitamin C.
‘I was really lucky that I overcame the gout within three days and I was back to walking normally, but holy sh*t, gout is painful – just lying in bed hurt,’ he said.
‘Then I had a week break for my birthday, drank three days and ended up in hospital with liver damage and throwing up uncontrollably.’
According to the Australian Government Health Department, adults should limit their alcohol consumption and consume no more than ten standard drinks per week or no more than four in any one day
Revealed: Long-term effects of regular heavy drinking
Brain: Drinking too much can affect your concentration, judgement, mood and memory. It increases your risk of having a stroke and developing dementia.
Heart: Heavy drinking increases your blood pressure and can lead to heart damage and heart attacks.
Liver: Drinking three to four standard drinks a day increases your risk of developing liver cancer. Long-term heavy drinking also puts you at increased risk of liver cirrhosis (scarring) and death.
Stomach: Drinking even one to two standard drinks a day increases your risk of stomach and bowel cancer, as well as stomach ulcers.
Fertility: Regular heavy drinking reduces men’s testosterone levels, sperm count and fertility. For women, drinking too much can affect their periods.
Source: Health Direct
The alcohol challenge is part of a ‘docuseries’ shared on TikTok in which Mr Visser undergoes extreme challenges to demonstrate the different effects of certain lifestyle choices.
The 12-part series of eating different foods for 30 days straight also includes eating vegan food, meat, McDonald’s, Subway and CBD oil.
Previously Mr Visser ate set himself the task of eating KFC every day, which he admits was far more challenging than the alcohol challenge.
‘Mentally, KFC was ten times worse than the alcohol, which was surprising,’ he said.
You can follow Mr Visser’s updates on his TikTok page.