The evidence base for eating a healthy diet is compelling, and ignoring this advice increases the chances of becoming obese. Yet many people still find it difficult to eat a healthy diet. This is primarily because we are living in an obesogenic environment, where less than healthy choices are the default, whcih encourages weight gain and obesity.
The increasing consumption of out-of-home meals – that are often cheap and readily available at all times of the day – has been identified as one of the main factors contributing to rising levels of obesity. Public Health England estimated in 2014 that there were over 50,000 fast food and takeaway outlets in England. (taken from Public Health matters, Public Health England).
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