According to a survey from Consumer Reports, 9 out of 10 Americans give themselves credit for a diet that is "at least somewhat healthy".
But...here is what some of them owned up to:
- 43% drank at least one full calorie soda or Carmel Frappuccino per day (even those who said they were "dieting")
- 58% said they got the recommended five or more servings per day of fruits and vegetables, but when presented a list of 33 veggies-15 of them were described as 'rarely' or 'never' eaten. Contrary to the CDC's September report that showed that two thirds of Americans eat only 1 serving of fruit and vegetables each day-or skip them entirely.
- 36% were overweight, according to BMI; 21% were obese. 1/3 of people who said they had a healthy weight were actually in the overweight category (according to the BMI chart)
This poses questions of what Americans think a 'healthy diet' consist of! Do you eat healthy? Do you consider yourself normal weight...or would you like to know what category you fall into? Hop on over to the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute and figure out what your BMI is! We can help you if your BMI is outside of the normal range. Call us today 317.489.4817!
To read the document in length or learn more about the Consumer Reports survey go HERE.