This Is How Much Food You Will Eat In Your Lifetime

Have you ever wondered just how much food you will consume over a lifetime? It’s kinda 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 55 pounds (25 kg) of food in a day That works out to 2,007 pounds (9125 kg) of food in a year

If you live until you are 78 this would mean you’ll eat 156,546 pounds (71,175 kg) 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 (150,000 kg), 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 (6,350 kg) so you could go through quite a few of those

In the USA the average person will consume about 185 pounds (84 kilos) 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 (6,545 kg) 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/99kg 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 (18 kg) of cheese If you keep that up throughout a lifetime you might eat 3,120 pounds of cheese (1,415 kg) 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 (65 kg) of milk in a year, too, and so throughout your life you will consume 11,232 pounds (5,094 kg) of milk The average American will eat about 200 pounds (90 kg) of wheat in a year That’s 17,160 pounds (7,783 kg) 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 (188 kg) of the things

That’s 32,370 pounds (14,682 kg) of veggies over a lifetime On top of that you’ll consume a lot of fruit, and that works out at about 273 pounds (123 kg) in a year In a lifetime that’s 21,294 pounds (9,648 kg) of fruit You’ll also get down about 85 pounds (38 kg) of fats and oils in a year That’s 6

630 pounds (3,007 kg) 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 (5,307 kg) over a lifetime That is one giant mound 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 (170 kg) of soft drinks in a year Over a lifetime that would be 29,250 pounds (13,267 kg) of soft drinks You might enjoy one of those drinks with your bags of chips, and the average American might go through about six pounds (2

7 kg) 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 (5 kg) of it in a year In a lifetime that’s 858 pounds (389 kg) 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 a day, which is 730 cups in a year and 56,940 over a lifetime

If you’re like us, you'll have eaten WAY more than 6,000 pieces of pizza in your lifetime, but where do you stack up? Tell us in the comments Now go watch “This Will Happen In The Next 60 Seconds” Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t forget to like, share and subscribe See you next time