We probably can’t tell our stomach from our toes.
This study showed huge gaps in what Americans should or think they know, and their actual behaviors. Only 11% of Americans know how many calories they should consume daily to maintain their weight.
While 84 percent said they were physically active at least once a week for health benefits, only 44 percent said they “balanced diet and physical activity” for weight management. “That concept of calories in, calories out isn’t quite making the consumer radar screen,” Borra said. “That’s another big disconnect.”
How knowledgable are you? Test yourself at www.mypyramid.gov.