Research shows the unhealthy ones think they eat healthy:
About 40% of obese people also said they do vigorous exercise at least three times a week, the telephone survey found.
“There is, perhaps, some denial going on. Or there is a lack of understanding of what does it mean to be eating healthy, and what is vigorous exercise,” said Dr. David Schutt of Thomson Medstat, the Ann Arbor-based health-care research company that did the survey.
The survey also found that 28% of obese people reported snacking two or more times a day, only slightly more than 24% of the people with normal weight who said they did.
Here’s some food for thought. Your correspondent recently had an extensive discussion with nurses at the nursing station about food. His non-scientific, small sample findings: out of 5 nurses 3 had abysmal knowledge of nutrition.
(hat tip: Kevin M.D.)