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Lockdown weight gain: telling people to eat less has never been the answer

By Myriam Wilks-Heeg, Lecturer in Twentieth Century History, University of Liverpool
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We ate a lot more during the pandemic. The latest figures by Public Health England suggest that more than 40% of British adults gained an average of 3kg during the pandemic. The reasons for the rise in body weights seem, at first glance, obvious. We tended to move less during prolonged periods of lockdown, with emotional eating and gym closures intensifying the trend.

A look at PHE’s…


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