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NFA [TotalFark]
2011-12-31 12:24:25 PM  
"Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.
 
2011-12-31 12:28:38 PM  

NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.


You are not being very patriotic.

USA USA USA
 
2011-12-31 12:44:06 PM  
If you start with dairy, we consume about 630 pounds of milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream per year. About 31 pounds of cheese alone sailed down our gullets.

If they're counting milk, I would assume that they're counting soda and other beverages, so 5+ lbs a day is very attainable.
 
2011-12-31 12:51:55 PM  

NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.


Yesterday I ate a 3 entree meal, 2 egg rolls and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like me make up for people who don't.

I'm 6'2'' 197lbs, I don't get it either. Two nights ago I got drunk and ate about a quarter of a 13 pound spiral cut ham. You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.
 
2011-12-31 12:59:28 PM  

mitchcumstein1: NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.

Yesterday I ate a 3 entree meal, 2 egg rolls and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like me make up for people who don't.

I'm 6'2'' 197lbs, I don't get it either. Two nights ago I got drunk and ate about a quarter of a 13 pound spiral cut ham. You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.


Can you loan me half your thyroid?
 
2011-12-31 01:04:50 PM  

kronicfeld: If you start with dairy, we consume about 630 pounds of milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream per year. About 31 pounds of cheese alone sailed down our gullets.

If they're counting milk, I would assume that they're counting soda and other beverages, so 5+ lbs a day is very attainable.


Also think of the obesity rates. Something like two thirds of the country is overweight or obese, and it takes a lot of food to maintain a three hundred plus pound figure.
 
2011-12-31 01:07:06 PM  

BKITU: Can you loan me half your thyroid?


If I could figure out how to market my ability to eat and not gain weight I would so do it.
 
2011-12-31 01:20:30 PM  

mitchcumstein1: NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.

Yesterday I ate a 3 entree meal, 2 egg rolls and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like me make up for people who don't.

I'm 6'2'' 197lbs, I don't get it either. Two nights ago I got drunk and ate about a quarter of a 13 pound spiral cut ham. You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.


Yup. I've already eaten my third meal of the day and got up in the middle of the night for a protein shake last night.
 
2011-12-31 01:29:58 PM  

mitchcumstein1: it's staggering.


I imagine "running to the shiatter every 45 minutes" comprises a significant percentage of your calories burned.
 
2011-12-31 01:32:14 PM  
Nope, not buying it. According to the Air Force I am well overweight and I don't eat anything even remotely close to 5 pounds of food a day. I wonder who eats the 10, or even the other 4 that eat 8 pounds of food or more per day to make up for me, since we're talking about averages and all.

Oh, wait. Does soda count? If so, people like me who chug down Diet Pepsi like it's water definitely consume 6 pounds of "food" per day. Somehow I don't think that's what they're going for here, though, so I reiterate my previous claim of shenanigans.
 
2011-12-31 01:38:42 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Does soda count?


From TFA:

The 141 pounds of sweeteners (including 42 pounds of corn syrup a year)

They're probably counting the sweetened portion of soda but not the actual water content. Dairy shows nearly 1/3 the total weight because of the high water content.

Surprisingly, they didn't factor in alcoholic beverages, unless the non-water portions of beer gets lumped under the grain weights.
 
2011-12-31 01:45:36 PM  

kronicfeld: If you start with dairy, we consume about 630 pounds of milk, yogurt, cheese and ice cream per year. About 31 pounds of cheese alone sailed down our gullets.

If they're counting milk, I would assume that they're counting soda and other beverages, so 5+ lbs a day is very attainable.


The numbers linked to in TFA don't seem to include soda as a weight, but rather the sugar and sweeteners in the soda. So those of us who only drink water are underachievers.

Also, it's rather sad that the average man (5'9", 190lbs) has a BMI of 28.1, which is closer to obese than normal.
 
2011-12-31 02:07:45 PM  

markie_farkie: mitchcumstein1: it's staggering.

I imagine "running to the shiatter every 45 minutes" comprises a significant percentage of your calories burned.


Eight times a day is normal, isn't it?

Seriously though, I've just always been able to eat massive amounts of food and not gain weight.
 
2011-12-31 02:07:52 PM  

The Onion is prophetic: Also, it's rather sad that the average man (5'9", 190lbs) has a BMI of 28.1, which is closer to obese than normal.

...according to outdated and scientifically questionable body mass index charts.

I am 6'3", 44 years old, weigh 210 pounds, ride a bike 10 miles everyday, am a near total vegetarian, don't drink alcohol or soda and quit smoking seven months ago. Most of my friends consider me "slender" (at best). Yet, those same gov't BMI indices say that I am overweight and near borderline obese. Complete and utter bullshiat.

Making a ruler 10 inches long and saying it is as foot doesn't make it a foot. The gov't can produce all the charts they want, but until they develop one that is representative of the truth, all of the "obesity epidemic" stories based on BMI results should be taken with a grain of salt.

/ but just a grain, too much salt really is bad for you
 
2011-12-31 02:12:27 PM  
Ever jump on a scale before and after a movement because you think you might be baking a record?

We all have.
 
2011-12-31 02:37:45 PM  
How many beers is that?
 
2011-12-31 02:40:30 PM  
Hey, I eat a lot of vegetables!

Granted, it's pizza, sure, BUT THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKIN' TO IT.
 
2011-12-31 02:40:52 PM  
Yay! Cheetos thread!

futuregiraffes.files.wordpress.com
 
2011-12-31 02:44:34 PM  

thermo: How many beers is that?


ok, I started NYE early, clearly 2000 lbs would be 2000 16oz beers which is only 5.6 a day, every day, for a year. Easy.
 
2011-12-31 03:38:58 PM  

fluffybunny: Yay! Cheetos thread!

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Nuh-uh!

www.geeksaresexy.net

Pork Rinds FTW!
 
2011-12-31 03:44:15 PM  

TheOther: fluffybunny: Yay! Cheetos thread!

[futuregiraffes.files.wordpress.com image 497x352]

Nuh-uh!

[www.geeksaresexy.net image 586x758]

Pork Rinds FTW!


Yuh-huh!

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2011-12-31 04:15:03 PM  
shiat, a gallon of agua weighs 8 pounds. Are they counting that?
 
2011-12-31 04:43:09 PM  
ITT: First-World Problems™
 
2011-12-31 04:45:05 PM  
How else am I to fuel this sex machine?
 
2011-12-31 04:46:13 PM  
It would be 500lbs of food, but Subby's mom had to go and skew the national average.
 
2011-12-31 04:46:28 PM  

thermo: thermo: How many beers is that?

ok, I started NYE early, clearly 2000 lbs would be 2000 16oz beers which is only 5.6 a day, every day, for a year. Easy.


Those are by volume, not weight...right?
 
2011-12-31 04:49:44 PM  

bssrf4: thermo: thermo: How many beers is that?

ok, I started NYE early, clearly 2000 lbs would be 2000 16oz beers which is only 5.6 a day, every day, for a year. Easy.

Those are by volume, not weight...right?


An ounce of liquid weighs an ounce, usually. The word "pint" comes from the word "pound".

/tmyk
 
2011-12-31 04:50:17 PM  

NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.


RTFA they're counting liquids in the totals.
 
2011-12-31 04:51:39 PM  
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Must be bankers to afford it all.
 
2011-12-31 04:58:50 PM  
Beer is a food group right? Because that's the only way I could get near 2000lbs in a year.
 
2011-12-31 05:01:33 PM  

Man On A Mission: ...according to outdated and scientifically questionable body mass index charts.

I am 6'3", 44 years old, weigh 210 pounds, ride a bike 10 miles everyday, am a near total vegetarian, don't drink alcohol or soda and quit smoking seven months ago. Most of my friends consider me "slender" (at best). Yet, those same gov't BMI indices say that I am overweight and near borderline obese. Complete and utter bullshiat.


Bingo.
I'm 55 years old, 5'9, 174 (have not varied more than 2-3 lbs in the last decade), treadmill and cycle regularly. Yet according to the BMI foolishness, I'm 'overweight'.
CDC says 'normal' for my height is 125-169. I haven't weighed 130 since basic training. And I was a damn skinny kid,

But hey....if we tell everyone they are sick and overweight, we can increase our sphere of influence (and funding).
 
2011-12-31 05:03:06 PM  
Drinks are included in that. They average it to 53 gallons of soda a year. A gallon of water weighs a little over 8 lbs and sodas are mostly water... so factoring in other water, that works out to be a 500 lbs a year of just basic drinks.

If you drink a lot of water or beer, that number can easily climb.
 
2011-12-31 05:04:48 PM  
Burp.
 
2011-12-31 05:05:31 PM  

mitchcumstein1: and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like m


Just wait until your tapeworm dies.
 
2011-12-31 05:08:24 PM  

NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.


Some people eat more... and under Rosie's many flabs, you may even find a whole roast chicken

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2011-12-31 05:08:42 PM  

mitchcumstein1: You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.


You go now! You been here four hour!
 
2011-12-31 05:10:34 PM  
It's all the fat chicks they scarf down 60 pounds of food a week, lots of Ding Dings and Zingers.
 
2011-12-31 05:10:50 PM  

gamergirl23: mitchcumstein1: NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.

Yesterday I ate a 3 entree meal, 2 egg rolls and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like me make up for people who don't.

I'm 6'2'' 197lbs, I don't get it either. Two nights ago I got drunk and ate about a quarter of a 13 pound spiral cut ham. You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.

Yup. I've already eaten my third meal of the day and got up in the middle of the night for a protein shake last night.


Go on...
 
2011-12-31 05:11:21 PM  

Trance750: Some people eat more... and under Rosie's many flabs, you may even find a whole roast chicken


pics.livejournal.com

What about four fried chickens... and a coke?
 
2011-12-31 05:11:34 PM  
Milk is food? 5.5 pounds a day. I'm EASILY over that if you include the 6 pack of diet soda I guzzle writing code.

Another Institute of made up numbers BS that no one can peer review
 
2011-12-31 05:11:48 PM  
Yes but I poop 2001 pounds per year so I'm well on my way to being the svelte devil I'm hoping to be.
 
2011-12-31 05:12:34 PM  
That's a lot of food to bring along to Mars...
 
2011-12-31 05:13:40 PM  

mitchcumstein1: NFA: "Over the course of a year, the average American consumes nearly 2000 pounds of food"

Bullshiat

There is no way the average American eats 5.47 pounds of food each and every day.

Yesterday I ate a 3 entree meal, 2 egg rolls and 3 crab rangoon from Panda Express for lunch. A chicken and steak burrito with extra meat, beans, rice, pico and corn salsa, sour cream and cheese, 3 chicken tacos and 3 steak tacos with cheese sour cream and a bag of chips from Chipoltle for dinner. People like me make up for people who don't.

I'm 6'2'' 197lbs, I don't get it either. Two nights ago I got drunk and ate about a quarter of a 13 pound spiral cut ham. You should see me at a buffet, it's staggering.


You're so awesome!

Meanwhile, I had to throw in the obligatory...

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2011-12-31 05:14:18 PM  

rhiannon: Yes but I poop 2001 pounds per year so I'm well on my way to being the svelte devil I'm hoping to be.


How do you measure? I used to use a strainer and then a food scale, but my stool has been really loose lately and it just slides right through the strainer.
 
2011-12-31 05:16:12 PM  
Strain'er? Not a problem with loose poop.
 
2011-12-31 05:16:16 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: rhiannon: Yes but I poop 2001 pounds per year so I'm well on my way to being the svelte devil I'm hoping to be.

How do you measure? I used to use a strainer and then a food scale, but my stool has been really loose lately and it just slides right through the strainer.


Use plastic bags silly, added bonus is you can keep a record of your logs (hah!) and refer back to them if your numbers need to be rechecked.
 
2011-12-31 05:16:25 PM  
Clearly there's a bell curve.
 
2011-12-31 05:24:02 PM  

Spoon over Marin: Clearly there's a bell curve.


Yeah a Taco Bell curve
 
2011-12-31 05:25:27 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: That's a lot of food to bring along to Mars...


Hah, the replicator will solve that problem.
 
2011-12-31 05:26:16 PM  
Is that before or after you get rid of the chicken bones?
 
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