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How Many Calories Should I Eat Today?

Most People Don't Know, Survey Shows

Carbohydrates and Sugar Blues

In addition to calories, the survey found that there is still much confusion about the role that carbohydrates play in a healthy diet.

Three out of four people surveyed said they were trying to eat more high fiber and whole-grain foods. Almost the same number said they are trying to reduce the intake of refined sugar in their diets.

Other survey highlights included:

  • Three-quarters of those surveyed described their overall health in positive terms ("good" to "excellent"), but only slightly more than half (54%) said they were satisfied with their overall health.
  • 38% report being active for health reasons three to five days a week, but 36% reported that they are not active.
  • Three out of four people said they were trying to eat more fiber and whole grains, and 44% said they were trying to eat more omega-3 fatty acids.

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