Good Intentions Aren't Enough

You're very committed to eating right. Isn't everyone? According to the latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration survey on health and nutrition involving 1,221 adult Americans, consumers don't always follow through on their stated goals.

Scientists found that women were more likely than men to recognize the importance of nutrition. Women were also more likely to identify themselves as overweight, despite that fact that more men actually fell into this category. Although people aged 18 to 34 were the least likely to regulate their consumption of cholesterol, salt and trans fats, the actual eating habits of all participants differed significantly from their expressed viewpoints.

The Bigger Picture: A full 90% of respondents stated that they were actively trying to eat a healthy diet, and 95% said that healthy eating habits were important. Then along comes the temptation of a double cheeseburger with fries and a malt. Exercising will power along with regular physical exercise will go a long way toward closing the gap between deeds and good intentions.
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