Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Ah, Sugar! A Math Quiz?

According to a story at News Target, the average American consumes 150 pounds of sugar each year. I read that and thought, "okay, so the average American east my body weight in sugar every year. Big deal."

Here's the quiz: how much sugar would you have to eat each week to make it to 150 pounds of the white stuff in a year?

Hmmm...150 pounds in 365 days is just under half-a-pound a day...or, one teaspoon of sugar every hour of every day for the whole year. Eeech!

Of course, one can of soda will give you several of your hours' teaspoons. A chocolate bar a few more. So you can sleep sugar-free.

And that's the average - some Americans eat much less sugar which means...others eat much more.

Pass the sugar-free potato chips, please.


Blogger Herbinator said...

Welcome back. Missed your acerbic wit.

September 09, 2005  

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