Health and obesity experts aren't going to like it at all. But the rest of us might. The increasing of the recommended daily calorie allowance, that is, which is expected to be raised in the spring in a report by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN).
As a result, the official guidelines could be increased by up to 16% - that's 320 extra calories for women and 400 for men (the limits would become 2,320 and 2,900 for women and men respectively).
If they're right, it could explain why it can be difficult to stick to the current official calorie limits, especially if you're the kind of person who likes your food. So for instance, with an extra 320 calories a day you could eat a small bar of chocolate without the guilt (though that's by no means a recommendation from the MyDaily team, as we'll obviously be using our added calories wisely).
The SACN first angered health experts - who are understandably worried about rising levels of obesity in this country - when it published draft proposals to increase recommended daily calorie allowances over a year ago. According to critics of the report, raising the recommended daily calorie allowance will just give many people who are already overweight the green light to scoff more, when really they should be eating less.
Do you welcome the new calorie limits, or do you think raising them is a dangerous idea?
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