How Many Calories Does A Human Eat In Their Lifetime?

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

This answer varies between each individual as everyone eats a different amount of calories every day, therefore we will go off the recommended amount of calories for each age gap. This will follow a males calorie intake from birth to 80 years, assuming each day the recommended calorie intake is met. The activity level will assume he is lightly active throughout life. So, just how many calories does a human eat in their lifetime?


Birth To 3 Years Old


At birth, the required amount of calories depends on the weight of the newborn. But a guideline is 100 calories per kg of body weight each day.

Total calorie intake from birth to 3 years

By 3 years old, eating the recommended amount of calories the child would have eaten 1,251,700 calories!


4 Years To 8 Years Old


From 3 years to 8 years the recommended calorie intake is 90kcal per kg of body weight.

Total calories consumed from 4 years to 8 years old

At 8 years old the child will have consumed 4,661,530 calories!


9 Years To 12 Years Old


Children ranging from 8 to 12 years old require a calorie intake of 60-80 calories per kg of body weight.

Total calories consumed from 9 to 12 years old

At 12 years old the child will have consumed 8,143,995 calories!


13 Years To 16 Years Old


Teenagers aged 13 to 16 require a daily calorie intake of 45-60 calories per kg of body weight each day.

Total calories consumed from 13 to 16 years old

At 16 years old the teenager has consumed 12,764,295 calories!


17 Years To 30 Years


Males aged 17-18 should aim for at least 2,600 calories a day. The intake is reduced at age 19 upwards.

total calories consumed at 17 to 30 years old

At 30 years old he has consumed 25,101,295 calories!


31 Years To 40 Years


The calorie intake for an adult male aged 31 to 40 with light activity is 2,400 calories per day.

total calories consumed at 31 to 40 years old

At 40 years old he has consumed 33,861,295 calories!


41 Years To 60 Years


The calorie intake for a male aged 41 through to 60 years old is 2,200 calories per day.

total calories consumed at 41 to 60 years old

At 60 years old the man has consumed 53,133,295 calories!


61 Years To 80 Years


From 61 years old and upwards the calorie intake recommendation is 2,000 calories per day.

At 80 years old he has eaten 67,733,295 calories!


Conclusion


Please note this is not meant for real-life reference, this is based on a male human eating the recommended daily intake of calories from birth up until 80 years old.


The total amount of calories eaten in a lifetime varies between individuals as each day a different amount of calories may be consumed.


In total, a human from birth up until 80 years old eats a whopping 67,733,295 calories in their lifetime!


For reference this equates to:


• 11,288,882.5 large strawberries

• 1,505,184 large cucumbers

645,079 medium bananas

• 239,340 large potatoes

• 149,852 whole pineapples


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