I doubt the usual numbers touted for a meal on thanksgiving. Why? Because they don’t work..Do you know anyone who can eat a full pound of fat, such as a lb of pure lard or 1.25lbs of butter? I don’t. At 9 calories a gram, and~454g/lb that is 4086 calories fat is the most compact food form. When speaking of carbohydrates, it’s 1816 calories a lb. The human stomach of the typical person can hold a maximum of 2 quarts and you’d be very ill if you ate that much..I’ve even seen 10,000 calories claimed, which would be like eating 2.5lbs of butter or 9lbs of carbohydrates and it just doesn’t wash.
Nov 6, 2015