Monday, 26 July 2010

Are You Average?

I found this visual representation of what the average American eats in a year while browsing the Crossfit Boston site...and to tell you the truth, I was actually surprised. I prepared myself for the worst, but what I saw in this chart was even more atrocious than I expected.

Of note:
  • The average male is 5'9" and weighs 190lbs, while the average female is 5'4" and weighs 164lbs.
  • The average American consumes 600.5lbs of non-cheese dairy products per year.
  • The average American eats about 142lbs of caloric sweeteners per year (including 42lbs of corn syrup)
It's eye opening and scary to see these stats laid out like this...

Were you surprised at any of these findings?

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