Thursday, 1 February 2018

The consequences of PHE's calorie propaganda

When Public Health England started lying about nutrition and setting fictitious limits on snacks and meals, I mentioned an obvious unintended consequence:

People will not come to any harm if they restrict their alcohol consumption to 14 units a week. They will come to harm if they consume 1,600 calories a day. This is totally unscientific and highly irresponsible advice (think of the anorexics, for example). PHE are no longer pretending to be a source of accurate advice. They are in the business of nudging, manipulation and deliberate deceit.

Now, via the BBC, I see that there has been a backlash, particularly from people who have experience of eating disorders. The video below is an absolute must see.

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