How Much Food People Eat Per Day

Monday, June 23, 2014

Maria Ermelinda Ayme Sichigalo, Mother of Eight, Ecuador – 3,800 Calories

Coco Simone Finken, Vegetarian, Canada – 1,900 Calories
Solange Da Silva Correia, Rancher’s Wife, Brazil – 3,400 Calories

Saleh Abdul Fadlallah, Camel Broker, Egypt – 3,200 Calories

Leland Melvin, NASA Astronaut, Outer Space – 2,700 Calories

Nguyen Theo, Rice Farmer, Vietnam – 2,500 Calories

Bruce Hopkins, Bondi Beach Lifeguard, Australia– 3,700 Calories
Noolkisaruni Tarakuai, Third Wife of a Maasai Chief – 800 Calories

Marble Moahi, Mother Living with HIV/AIDS, Botswana – 900 Calories

Lan Guihua, Farmer, China – 1,900 Calories

Din Memon, Taxi Driver, Chicago – 2,000 Calories

Curtis Newcomer, US Army Soldier, Mojave Desert – 4,000 Calories

Ahmed Ahmed Swaid, Qat Merchant, Yemen – 3,300 Calories

Imagine if someone asked you to pose for a photo with all the food you eat each day - what would be on your photo? Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio did just that. The awesome duo travelled the world to ask people from different walks of life to pose for a photograph with their daily diets in front of them. The interesting part is that they calculated each person’s calorie intake per day and the difference is shocking!

Honestly, I have no idea how much calories I intake daily but certainly more than 900. You? xo

P.S:  It reminds me of Peter's other genius project, the hungry planet.
P.P.S: From grandma with love :)

(via Dose)


Anonymous said...

900 is so little and 4000 seems awfully much. I'm consuming about 1900 c daily.

Mandy Doornenbal said...

Wow what a big diffrences. I think I eat like 1700 cal. a day.

Art Farm said...

So interesting to see all of this! I have no idea what my average daily calorie intake is, definitely more than 900. xo, Katie

Elsa de Diego said...

Wow, this is so interesting! :) Thanks for sharing! XOXO

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

This is really interesting. I know that people in Nepal or the UAE eat more savory food - like camel milk with a high fat content - but they also work a lot and have to endure crazy climates. That´s way different from our western work situations, isn´t it.

I don´t count calories either but I try to steer away from packaged stuff and eat more "real" food which isn´t that hard in the warmer months of the year - lots of fruit and veggies for me ;)


Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, true!

Diana Mieczan said...

Katie, I can't get over how different the numbers are.

Diana Mieczan said...

Martie, good point and yes "real food" is always the best!

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