New calorie math for the new year

Lots of people are starting new diets as part of their New Year’s resolutions. The Brits have some tips for us.

Public Health England has issued new guidelines to urge adults to reduce the amount of food to eat. For years, we've been told men should consume about 2,500 calories per day, and women 2,000 calories.

Nutrition Expert Beth Misner says PHE wants both men and women should aim for 1800 calories over their three meals a day: 400 at breakfast, 600 at lunch and dinner, then 200 for snacks.

“Certainly the Public Health England Organization is not telling adults they need to drop their caloric intake. What they’re doing is a Spring campaign trying to bring awareness to the Britains as far as how much they eat when they sit down to eat a meal,” said Misner.

She said this is intended to get people to consider how many calories they consume through food alone.

“Don’t eat more than 400 calories at breakfast, 600 calories at lunch, 600 at dinner, and then all your snacks and beverages will add up and you will hit your 2,000 mark for women or 2,500 mark for men,” said Misner.

This seems to be part of their advance advertising for the March 2018 campaign "One You".

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