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  • Have you ever wondered just how much food you will consume over a lifetime?

  • It's kind of mind-boggling because let's face it, just trying to calculate what you put in your mouth over the last month would be pretty difficult to do.

  • We are talking about averages, of course, since we all eat different things, but for many of you, this will be close to the truth.

  • Here goes, you will eat on average 5.5 pounds of food in a day.

  • That works out to 2,007 pounds of food in a year.

  • If you live until you are 78, this would mean you'll eat 156,546 pounds in a lifetime.

  • It will be less because of course you ate less when you were a kid, but this number will be pretty close.

  • Life expectancy may also be higher when you get older.

  • A large blue whale might weigh around 330,000 pounds, so you won't quite get through as much food as one of those weighs.

  • A really big African elephant might weigh 14,000 pounds, so you could go through quite a few of those.

  • In the USA, the average person will consume around 185 pounds of meat and poultry in a year, which if you're a grown man might be close to your own body weight.

  • Over a lifetime, that might add up to something like 14,430 pounds of meat.

  • So, you'll pretty much eat an entire elephant over your life.

  • Other sources state Americans will eat slightly more meat, 220 pounds a year.

  • And if we consider this amount of meat as burger patties then the average American would be on about 800 burgers a year.

  • That's 62,400 burgers in a lifetime.

  • According to the United States Department of Agriculture, people in the USA love their cheese.

  • And in a year, the average person might eat around 40 pounds of cheese.

  • If you keep that up throughout a lifetime, you might eat 3,120 pounds of cheese.

  • Dairy cows come in all shapes and sizes, but you will eat in cheese the weight of about three dairy cows in a lifetime.

  • The Washington Post wrote in 2019 that the average American will eat 279 eggs per year.

  • That's 21,762 eggs in a lifetime.

  • You might consume 144 pounds of milk in a year, too, and so throughout your life you will consume 11,232 pounds of milk.

  • The average American will eat about 200 pounds of wheat in a year.

  • That's 17,160 pounds of wheat in one lifetime.

  • People love their bread.

  • Thankfully, you'll also be consuming a lot of vegetables, and over a year you might go through 415 pounds of the things.

  • That's 32,370 pounds of veggies over a lifetime.

  • On top of that, you'll consume a lot of fruit, and that works out at about 273 pounds in a year.

  • In a lifetime, that's 21,294 pounds of fruit.

  • You'll also get down about 85 pounds of fats and oils in a year.

  • That's 6,630 pounds in a lifetime.

  • Sugar is in a lot of things, but all said and done, the average American will consume about 150 pounds (68 kg) of sugar in a year.

  • That's 11,700 pounds over a lifetime.

  • That is one giant amount of sugar.

  • The numbers we found online are all over the place on this one, but some studies revealed that the average American will drink about 487 cans of soft drinks in a year.

  • These are cans of carbonated, or what are sometimes called 'fizzy' drinks.

  • That's 37,986 cans in a lifetime.

  • If we look at that in weight, it would be 375 pounds of soft drinks in a year.

  • Over a lifetime, that would be 29,250 pounds of soft drinks.

  • You might enjoy one of those drinks with a bag of chips, and the average American might go through about six pounds of those in a year.

  • If we consider that a small bag of chips weighs about 48 grams, it would work out that the average American would eat about 56 of those small bags in a year.

  • Over a lifetime, that's 4,368 bags.

  • You may also like your drink with a slice of pizza.

  • This number is based on one poll alone, but that poll suggests the average American will eat 6,000 slices of pizza over a lifetime.

  • When it comes to chocolate, it's reported that the average American will eat 11 pounds of it in a year.

  • In a lifetime, that's 858 pounds of chocolate.

  • As for cups of coffee, statistics tell us the average American will have three cups a day.

  • We won't add that up in terms of weight, but will tell you that it's 1,095 cups in a year and 85,410 cups over a lifetime.

  • On average, a British person will drink about two cups of tea per day, which is 730 cups in a year and 56,940 over a lifetime.

  • Now go watch "This Will Happen In The Next 60 Seconds."

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  • See you next time.

Have you ever wondered just how much food you will consume over a lifetime?

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This Is How Much Food You Will Eat In Your Lifetime

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    Annie Chien posted on 2020/02/16
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