|Photo: Courtesy of Mark Bittman, food columnist for the The New York Times|
See, America, why we're being passed up on all revolutionary fronts? Why didn't we think of this, first?!
While the titled-approach seems oversimplified in addressing any "obesity epidemic," England's Health Secretary, Andrew Langley, is charging fellow citizens with watching what and how much they consume:
"Being overweight or obese is a direct consequence of eating more calories than we need. Increasing physical activity is a part of the equation but reducing the amount of calories we consume is key." [Read Full Article Here]Yet, while the government is calling for people to eat less, the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), a cabinet within the same government, raised the recommended daily calorie intake for both men and women; saying average men should eat 2,605 calories, up from 2,500 and the intake for women also nudging up slightly to 2079 calories.