Obese People Clueless About Their Weight Problem, Survey Reveals

Filed under: Study — @ August 2, 2006

Dr. David Schutt from the healthcare research firm Thomson Medstat conducted a random telephone survey from January to March with over 11,000 people, of which about one-third (3,100) were obese or morbidly obese and other 4,200 were considered overweight, and made some startling discoveries about the reality and severity of their weight problem according to their answers.

Here are some of the key findings:

- Over three-fourths of obese Americans say they eat healthy
- Nearly 40 percent of obese Americans say they do “vigorous” exercise a minimum of three times a week
- Of those who ate out at restaurants, 41 percent of the obese people said they ate every morsel of food put in front of them compared with 31 percent of the normal weight Americans.

Dr. Schutt says the results of his survey show that obese people are clueless about their weight problem and in obvious denial about just how serious the issue is. But these people are in for a rude awakening someday.

bq. While this survey shows obese people don’t want to own up to the fact that they are fat, the truth is they are and it’s time to do something about it. Stop making excuses and start losing weight right here and right now. Make today the first day of your commitment to lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life. It’ll be one of the greatest decisions you have ever made in your life and you will never be the same again.

Click here to read more about this shocking survey and what it means to the ever-increasing obesity population.


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