CNN---Millions of Americans struggle with their weight. Most will say they know how to eat right, but a new study sheds light on how Americans understand weight loss.
Results from a Fat IQ survey shows a broad misunderstanding of how to lose weight. Dr. Andrea Klemes, Chief Medical Officer with MDVIP says that "over 85 percent of people thought they knew what to do and thought they knew about basic dietary facts, but in fact over half of America flunked."
The survey, conducted for personalized health care provider MDVIP, quizzed participants on their understanding of how weight is influenced by diet and physical exercise. Even if you think you understand how food impacts your body, talk to your doctor to determine what might keep you from your weight loss goals.
"Everybody's different." said Dr. Klemes, "Some people need to go low carbohydrate/higher fat. Some people need to do the opposite. But your specific body type your doctor will know best."
Weight loss plans aren't one-size-fits-all, everyone's diet and bodies are different.
So if you're trying to shed those extra pounds, make an appointment with your doctor.