Most obese people think they eat well and exercise enough

No wonder the problem isn’t going to go away soon:

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.

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