I read this story in the Daily Mail (click here for story). It suggests that the reason 2 thirds of the UK population is overweight or obese, is because of central heating. The thinking goes, if we are in a warm cosy environment (like a centrally heated room) our bodies don’t have to burn so many calories to keep us warm. Now that is a very good theory, and it sounds totally plausible to me. It is true, the colder your body, the more calories it burns to maintain your body temperature…BUT GET REAL!
Have you noticed this story (click here)? It is asking if we should change the way calories are marked on food labels. It is an interesting read. It mentions how some foods are processed differently in the body, so this affects how many calories we get from them. There are 3 bits in it that caught my eye: