So suggets a new survey from the market research firm Mintel which finds that we think we're a whole lot healthier than we actually are. In our heads, we're a nation of skinny people who eat proper quantities of healthy food. In reality, we're a bunch of overweight folks who eat whatever we want and lots of it.
In the survey, 25 percent of respondents told Mintel they were obese or overweight. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 67 percent of Americans fall into one of these categories.
"Right now we say one thing, but then our actions contradict those perceptions and best intentions," senior analyst Krista Faron said in the press release.
More stuff from the survey:
Sixty-five percent of adults said they "try to eat healthier food these days," but nearly as many (59 percent) say they eat the foods they like "regardless of calories."
Seventy percent of respondents said they think they should exercise more. Just 37 percent say they exercise regularly and half of them only do it twice a week or less.