Daily calorie consumption should be reduced to 1,800 calories a day, according to new health guidelines.
The current recommendation is for women to consume 2,000 calories a day and men 2,500 as part of a balanced diet.
But a new Public Health England (PHE) campaign next year is expected to recommend a ‘400-600-600’ rule. That means restricting food intake to 400 calories for breakfast, 600 for lunch and 600 for dinner.
An additional two healthy snacks of up to 100 calories each are permitted, bringing the total to 1,800 calories overall.
According to the government, adults currently consume an average of 200 to 300 more calories per day than they should.
That good man, Chris Snowdon, has something to say about this. But then so do I.
Let us assume, not necessarily a valid assumption but let us assume, that they’re right here.
This then tells us that Public Health England is entirely wrong about everything else they say about food. It’s not sugar, it’s not processed food, it’s not unhealthy food it’s simply the amount. We’re all fat because we consume more calories than we expend.
For, note something about historical diets. Back in WWII it was noted, during rationing, that those who got fewer than 2,900 calories a day lost weight. WWI frontline rations were 4,400 a day.
If PHE now says that it’s calorie intake which is the problem then it’s calorie intake which is the problem, isn’t it? Or, the balancing item, calorie usage.
Even, as I’ve been saying for some time now, it’s central heating to blame for us all being fatty lardbuckets.
This very insistence on calories is the very thing showing that all the other malarkey is wrong.