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Are We Lying to Ourselves About How Well We Eat and How Much We Exercise? Study Says So

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:12pm

We're lying to ourselves.

We think we lead a healthy lifestylye by eating nutritious foods and exercising a few times a week.

Wrong, we're fooling ourselves.

So found a recent survey of 400 American men and women conducted by Kinetix Living, a company that seeks to offer "a realistic approach to healthy living," by offering customized fitness and nutrition plans, step-by-step exercise instruction, recipes, and continuous support.

Look if we really were as healthy as we claim to be, points out the Netherlands-based FoodIngredientsFirst.com, then we'd be more healthy and active:

"So how come research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that only three out of ten people really get the government's recommended amount of physical activity and 60 percent of us are considered overweight?

Well, I guess you could say that we're unknowingly hypocritical.

"According to our study, most people think they know what to do to be fit, but most aren't really doing it," Jamie Brunner, CEO and co-founder of Kinetix Living, said in a statement.

"But the reality is that, for most people, there is huge disconnect between what they think they do vs. what they really do. Our research shows that people think that if they eat generally ok foods and exercise a little, they are living a healthy lifestyle."

Hmm. I can see how people deceive themselves. Back in my sugar-addicted days back in 1998 (and earlier), I really didn't realize just how much junk food I was tossing into my poor body. It was only after a doctor woke me up that I recognized the error of my quickie-carb ways.

Hey folks, want some help facing your reality? Need some friendly, non-judgmental, supportive encouragement to help you cope with your sugar truth? Yearn for compassion and information at any time of day or night?

Then join my free, online KickSugar support group, where anyone--of any age, weight, or sex is welcome--and has been since I founded it in November 2002.

Our mission in KickSugar is to help you quit or cut back on sweets and refined carbs so that you can become more healthy, live longer, improve your moods, boost your libido, banish brain fog, peel off pounds, and more.

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