Over these past few weeks, I've be wanting to watch my diet carefully, so I scale myself every day. I noticed that before dinner, I was 140, but after dinner, I was 143.5. Why is that? I am sure I didn't instake 3 pounds of food...
I'll check the USDA in a minute. And for more detail.The average American consumes 2-3 pounds of food per day.
According to the USDA itself, in 1994 the average American ate the following:
* 586 pounds of milk and dairy products
* 394 pounds of vegetables
* 199 pounds of meat, and
* 193 pounds of products containing flour and cereal
* 121 pounds of fresh fruit.
That totals over four pounds of food per day per person -- and nearly forty percent of that is milk and dairy -- which makes one very lopsided food pyramid!
Can't it be both? :tongue: :rofl: I might've if a similar question was asked before.honestrosewater said:Ah, am I crazy or have you -Moonbear- made almost the same exact post before?
Well, since he said he was watching his diet, I was assuming that meant he was paying attention to how much he was eating during that meal. 3 lbs of food would be pretty hefty for a single meal (not that I haven't seen people pack that much down), but if you count in drinking a lot of water, it doesn't seem so unreasonable.Oh, and 3 pounds of food doesn't sound like an unreasonable amount, though maybe in one sitting?
Yeah, I already found it: https://www.physicsforums.com/showpost.php?p=526840&postcount=15Moonbear said:Can't it be both? :tongue: :rofl: I might've if a similar question was asked before.