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Americans in Denial About Diet

Americans in Denial About Diet - Who you calling fat?

Well, I'm not fat, and you think that you're not fat either.

Big-boned, of course. Full-figured, indeed.

MSBC.COM reports that only four in 10 people said in Consumer Reports survey that they were "somewhat overweight. Eleven percent said they were very overweight or obese.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 68 percent of us are overweight or obese.

And here's where the fat sizzles in the pan: Only one in 10 said they had an unhealthy diet.

Americans in Denial About Diet

"There does seem to be a disconnect," between reality and the answers most of us give when asked questions about our diet, how much exercise we get and our weight, said Molly Kimball, a registered dietitian at Ochshner's Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans.

Part of the disconnect, Kimball said, comes from the way foods are marketed to us.

"So many people think that what they're eating is healthy -- diet frozen dinners, fat-free ice cream, 100-calorie pretzel packs. Or they say, 'I never eat fast food,' but that doesn't mean they're not eating a lot of other unhealthy things," she said.

In her practice, Kimball said, people tell her all the time that they don't understand why they're not losing weight, because they believe they're eating healthy foods.

Source: http://blog.seattlepi.com/thebigblog/archives/234283.asp

Americans in Denial About Diet

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