Fooling Ourselves?

Are we fooling ourselves?

According to a 2010 Consumer Reports survey ( , ~90% of Americans considered their diet to be “somewhat” to “extremely” healthy with only ~11% saying their diet was “not very” or “not at all” healthy.

Based on self-reported heights and weights, 57% of this same survey group was overweight or obese with only 35% being considered an appropriate weight. Assuming all 35% of the appropriate weight group ate a “somewhat” to “extremely” healthy diet, then close to 85% of the people who were considered to be at an inappropriate weight reported that they too ate a ““somewhat” to “extremely” healthy diet with only about 16% of this group saying their diet was “not very” or “not at all” healthy.

It is assumed that many of these same people voted in the last election.

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