If biscuits are made smaller, then we’ll just eat more

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I also discovered this week that there is apparently a government plan to cut the size of biscuits and other fatty products in an effort to slim down the nation.

Errrm. Isn’t this missing the obvious?

By that I mean people (including me) will simply eat more of whatever food is on offer.

If the biscuits are made smaller, then surely there are less calories in each one, so that’ll be six then please.

We won’t just eat fewer of them.

There is no simple answer to the obesity problem. What needs to happen is for each individual to take responsibility for the size of their own buttocks. As in getting off them.

But as I well know, this is one of the hardest things in life to do.