Official guidance on how much we can eat each day has been underestimated for the last two decades, scientists have revealed.
The daily intake of calories - currently 2,000 for woman and 2,500 for men - could be increased by up to 16 per cent, the equivalent of cheeseburger or two packets of crisps.
An average adult could happily squeeze in an extra 400 calories a day and not pile on the pounds, Britain's leading nutritionists have admitted.
Who takes responsibility for that "Official Guidance", is it MacD or the Potato Farmers? May be Gordon!?