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.