Nadia Sawalha strongly opposed the government initiative to include calorie information on menus when she told the Loose Women panel that she had been a “victim” of calorie counting for years.
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Nadia Sawalha talked about how calorie counting has made her obese as she debated the government’s inclusion of calorie information on Loose Women’s menu on Friday.
Changes introduced in the UK last week mean it is now legal for businesses with more than 250 people to display calorie information for unpackaged food and beverage. available – this change will affect cafes, restaurants and fast food joints.
The presenter, 57, strongly opposed the initiative to prevent obesity when she told the panel she had been a “victim” of calorie counting for years.
Nadia talks about how she calculated her calories and ended up being overweight after Lady Lehurr, real name Melesha Katrina O’Garro, said she struggled with weight gain.
Nadia said: “I’m against this. Been a victim for many years, and I must say a victim of calorie counting for many years.
“I can still remember the calories in almost anything, you can ask me something and I’ll be able to tell you [clicks fingers]. I will make crazy decisions.
“It’s about nutrient-rich food [not calories]. A burger might have 100 fewer calories than something healthy…so I’ll go for the burger.
“Do you know where calorie counting has led me?”
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Meanwhile, Lady Leshurr said: “I think the waiters in every restaurant should ask ‘do you want a calorie menu or a zero-calorie menu? ” so you can’t watch it if you don’t want to.
“Because, for me, it’s like I know someone who’s like, ‘Oh, I can’t have that and that and I can’t drink tonight because then I’m going to have to go to the gym,’ that gives me anxiety but then I reverse because I’m trying to gain weight,” she continued.
At that point, the rest of the council was heard gaping as Sunetra Sarker replied, “What?!”
“Look at me! How can you ask what? Look at me! My clothes are falling off me!” Lady Lehurr joked.
She then explains: “In general, I never look at what I’m eating and I have a fast metabolism, which is good.”
Lady Leshurr went on to say that people sometimes call her a “lucky one” for being able to eat what she wants, but then she insists: “I really want to gain weight!”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/nadia-sawalha-says-calorie-counting-26727652 Nadia Sawalha says calorie counting has made her obese as she issues a stark warning