A New Healthcare Campaign in the UK Changes the Guidelines on Calories

Markus Spiske  Unsplash

The new campaign, due to launch in the spring of 2018, aims to help people be more aware of and reduce how many calories they consume from the 3 main meals of the day, in particular when eating on the go.

Until now, official government recommendations have stated that women should consume 2,000 calories a day, whereas men should consume 2,500.

You have probably observed that, if you put together all these calories, there's still room for some more until you reach the recommended daily intake.

BRITS are being told to slash their daily food intake to just 1,600 calories - to help combat the country's obesity crisis. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Tam Fry from the National Obesity Forum said the new guidelines are a "panic measure" to get the public to understand they are eating too much.

"Portion sizes are getting bigger and bigger and people are mindlessly eating them just because they are there".

Christopher Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs think-tank, told the Daily Mail that the original calorie guidelines have been established for decades, and there is nothing wrong with them.

"Public Health England's latest calorie guidelines are not based on evidence and are essentially a lie created to manipulate people into eating less", he said.

But a new Public Health England (PHE) campaign next year is expected to recommend a "400-600-600" rule.

'This nanny-state agency makes it up as it goes along'.

Читайте также: George Weah Elected President

The new guidelines, however, are the same for both men and women to keep things simple.

With obesity rates at 27 per cent for both male and female adults in the United Kingdom, it is hard to deny that the country faces a crisis.

PHE officials are also reportedly in talks with coffee shop chains and supermarkets to promote healthy lunch options within the limit.

For example, a large bowl of breakfast granola can contain 500 calories, while a muffin and a latte have 600 calories.

Public Health England is particularly anxious about obesity rates among the middle-aged as they are at much higher risk of severe illnesses later in life. The officials made a decision to modify the eating guidelines after they discovered people ate between 200 and 300 calories more than they should.

"Calorie guidelines have not changed - it's still 2,000 a day for women and 2,500 for men".

The campaign is the latest bid to tackle obesity in the country.

Furthermore, obese adults are more than five times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related:

  • Palisade Capital Management LLC NJ Buys New Position in Amgen, Inc. (AMGN)

    Sun Life Finance stated it has 0.04% in McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK). ( NASDAQ:SNPS ), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System stated it has 0.54% in Amgen Inc . (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 19,682 shares.

    Asteroid To Skim Earth at 0.58 LD on December 28

    On Christmas Day, astronomers at the Mount Lemmon Survey near Tucson, Arizona, discovered an asteroid fast approaching Earth. Images from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico show a massive space rock's close approach to Earth on December 16.
    Why Californians may not be able to get property tax break

    Why Californians may not be able to get property tax break

    But that hasn't stopped people - those with the ability to come up with a few thousand dollars on short notice - from trying. Davis said people who do prepay should do so as soon as possible so payments are processed by the new year.
  • Apple logs $151 profit per handset in Sep quarter

    Apple logs $151 profit per handset in Sep quarter

    Oppo and Vivo captured fourth and fifth position in the global handset profit share due to their excellent performance in China. Apple continues to dominate the global smartphone profits in the third quarter of 2017, market research firm Counterpoint said.
    Anderson ball-tampering claims 'a beat-up'

    Anderson ball-tampering claims 'a beat-up'

    There were mutterings about two tactics apparently being used by England to rough up the ball in order to encourage reverse swing. He said: "The first innings we took six or seven wickets for not a lot of runs, so it is possible.
    Samsung Galaxy S9: Does Samsung Has An Answer For iPhone X

    Samsung Galaxy S9: Does Samsung Has An Answer For iPhone X

    The safe unit also had similar issues and the company had no option but to recall and discontinue the device. In the video, he explains that he has tried a few things to see if the phone turns on, including a reset.
  • When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

    When will Doug Jones be sworn in to the US Senate?

    Moore said that the results show "that I did not know, nor had I ever had any sexual conduct with any of these individuals". The special election was held to replace Jeff Sessions, who left the Senate to serve as President Trump's attorney general.
    Staying injury-free first and foremost for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

    Staying injury-free first and foremost for Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic

    I think it was a good first match of the season. "I want to be competing hard and trying to win the Australian Open in January". Open and dropped to 16th in the world rankings. "So, it would be a good way to return for both these players ", said Anderson.
    Tiger Zinda Hai Likely To Cross The Rs 200-Crore Mark Soon

    Tiger Zinda Hai Likely To Cross The Rs 200-Crore Mark Soon

    Tiger Zinda Hai opened to rave reviews, and witness mind-blowing collections at box office. All set to cruise past ₹ 200 cr mark today [Thu].
  • Reviewing the Insider Trends for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

    Reviewing the Insider Trends for Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE)

    Technical analysts may be interested in how Hewlett Packard Enterprise Comp (HPE) is trading in relation to some moving averages. In recent trading day Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (HPE ) stock showed the move of 0.20% with the closing price of $14.74.
    Khloe Kardashian tells fans she's nearly  six months into her pregnancy

    Khloe Kardashian tells fans she's nearly six months into her pregnancy

    According to Stage, she also received an intense criticism, but she chose to listen to her body and her doctor. And she is staying on track with her healthy lifestyle, recently sharing her fitness routine with her fans.
    Can't verify standards at CPRL outlets: McDonald's

    Can't verify standards at CPRL outlets: McDonald's

    Vikram Bakshi blamed McDonald's for the "abrupt supply disruptions" and partnered with a new logistics vendor ColdEX. CPRL managing director, Vikram Bakshi, dismissed the allegations.

Comments

Latest news

Bernstein Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Mastercard (NYSE:MA)
The firm has "Buy" rating by Axiom Capital given on Friday, November 13. (NASDAQ:FB) on Thursday, November 2 with "Buy" rating. Another trade for 16,298 shares valued at $2.75 million was sold by FISCHER DAVID B. $109.70 million worth of Facebook, Inc.

CEMEX, SAB de CV (CX) Consensus EPS Estimates
Diversified Investment Strategies Llc holds 4.52% of its portfolio in Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. for 113,875 shares. The sales growth quarter on quarter is at -3.20% while the total number of outstanding shares are at 1474.98.

UK's Kane Topples Messi and Ronaldo as Highest Goal-Scorer
Tottenham striker Harry Kane wants to be a 10-season wonder to shame the doubters and earn his place alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo .

Moto G5s Plus gets a price cut, now available for Rs 14999
The Moto G5S Plus is available exclusively on Amazon India and Moto Hub stores, in Lunar Grey and Blush Gold colour options. The phone comes with all-metal unibody build and features water-repellent nano-coating to protect the phone against spills.

LA psychologist claims credit in gifting box of manure to Steve Mnuchin
It turns out the package was not just addressed to Secretary Mnuchin himself but also to the president - although Dr. There was also an unspecified reference to the massive tax overhaul Donald Trump signed into law last week.

Analysts See $4.06 EPS for Lockheed Martin Corporation (LMT)
The stock of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, August 25. The stock of Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 27 by Argus Research.

Italian President dissolves parliament ahead of election
Gentiloni is the third prime minister since the last election in 2013, which also produced no clear victor . Since then, Renzi's popularity has plunged and the PD has splintered.

Trump Hits Out At China For 'Allowing' North Korean Oil Smuggling
Security Council, which squeeze oil imports and call for countries to repatriate North Korean guest laborers within two years. However, the country's records reportedly showed it exported no oil products to the North during the month of November.

Morata, Alonso lead Chelsea victory over Brighton
Albion held Chelsea to a first-half draw as the teams met competitively for the first time since 1989. We never want to concede that early in a second half but I thought we gathered ourselves after that.

Oil Prices Steady After EIA Reports Crude Draw
But stocks of all petroleum products, including diesel, jet fuel and propane, as well as crude, fell by 8.8 million barrels. Production edged lower in the most recent week, dropping to 9.75 million bpd, down from 9.79 million bpd a week earlier.

Black Mirror actor teases Jodie Foster's 'exquisite' season 4 episode
But still, you have to admire Foster's boldness in defending the medium she loves the best. It's trendy to say TV is better than movies.

Monterey County sees first flu death of season
This is up for 91 laboratory-confirmed cases with 26 hospitalizations and one death at the same time previous year . For up to date information on the flu in the state, visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health's flu website.

MMA Fighter Misses Weight By 28 (!) Pounds; Opponent Totally Freaks Out
Kandori weighed in under the 209-pound maximum at just 162.25 pounds making their weight difference almost 75 pounds. Garcia made headlines earlier this morning when she weighed in close to 27 pounds over the allowed weight.

Malaysian journalist detained in Myanmar to be released today, says report
Aung Naing Soe told Reuters that their early release was as much of a surprise as the initial arrest. The crew was shooting a documentary in Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.

Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor to pair up for Nawabzaade
Varun will next be seen in YRF's Sui Dhaaga opposite Anushka Sharma while Shraddha is all gearing up for her huge release Saaho . Remo D'souza who has choreographed the special video maintains, "Sometimes things just magically fall into place".

Other news