The ubiquity of new year diets and detoxes could extend beyond January and last all year, thanks to the Government’s latest suggested health guidelines.  Public Health England (PHE) is demanding a “calorie-cap” on supermarket ready meals and fast food dishes.
The suggested ruling, which may come into effect in March, would limit breakfasts to 400 calories and lunches and dinners to 600 each.
The plan is intended to combat rising levels of obesity in the UK, with latest NHS figures showing that more than half of the British population are overweight or obese.  This breaks down to 65 per cent of men and 58 per cent of women.
Public health experts estimate that the average UK adult consumes 200-300 more calories than they need on a daily basis, which they warn can lead to substantial weight gain over time.
Alison Tedstone, chief nutritionist at PHE, is working with major players in the food industry to reduce calories in everyday …