On a daily basis, the average world citizen consumes around 2,870 calories. Over here in the U.S., we consume about 3,641 calories daily. That’s 771 more calories than the world average. That would be like eating an extra Big Mac (530 calories) and a 32-ounce vanilla iced coffee (240) from McDonald’s every day.
Or about three additional slices of Pizza Hut’s hand-tossed medium pepperoni pizza (230 calories each) a day.
Maybe even scarier, 37 percent of Americans’ calories come from sugar and fat. That’s 17 percentage points higher than the world average, and 27 percent higher than Vietnam and North Korea, which have a lowly 10 percent daily fat and sugar intake, by far the lowest in the world.
At least it’s another thing we’re leading the world in. ‘Murica!