Ever wonder how much food would be comparable to the amount of gas we use everyday? Okay, neither did we, but then we came across this infographic detailing just that. We may not eat as abundantly as the cartoon human (who’s surprisingly skinny considering all of the junk he’s consuming), but even that is no where near what it would take to fuel a car.

A car would need roughly 45,000 calories per day compared to our 2,000 calorie limit in order to get us where we need to go. This number is based off a gallon of gas being calculated as 31,268 calories and the average American using 1.4 gallons of gas per day. This may sound like a lot, but a car also sheds 1,125 calories per minute when traveling at 60 mph, compared to an average human’s 4.6 calories at 3 mph.

What this translates to is a bunch of numbers and conversions that would really lead us no where if we were to figure it all out. But the lesson learned in this whole thing is that if you want to eat even 1/15th of the amount of calories "consumed" by a man-made machine, then you better be ready to work just as hard to get rid of them.

Check out the rest of the infographic to get a more detailed breakdown of the fuel consumption comparison and remember to check back with us for our next installment in the Car Infographics series.

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What do you think?

(528) posted on 08.9.2011

I’m not surprised with this one. That was just a normal burning fat. In everything we do. We can burn fats, even driving. One more thing, I think it is not right to compare these two because they differ in many aspects.

(447) posted on 08.8.2011

I never thought that person can burn fat just by driving. According to my research it’s almost 136 calories.

(692) posted on 08.8.2011

haha. That statistic need to reconsider if the vehicle is gas guzzler or not. If not mistaken a stomach can hold up to three kilogram and that’s equal I think to 7000 calorie! Hell, that’s not even ¼ of 45,000 calories consumed by an average car.

(647) posted on 07.25.2011

Since driving can burn calories. It is a good exercise for those fat persons. However, it is a nice idea on comparing the human body with the car. It provides additional knowledge for us.

(401) posted on 07.19.2011

Nice topic you got here. It help me understand such thing as cars is almost like a human. I wonder how much calories can a human burn by just driving?

(399) posted on 07.18.2011

Agreed. Very interesting topic. The car needs a lot of fuel to keep it going as for human that use the convenience of machine to do whatever he likes. For a lazy bone human I bet it needs a minimum calories than required.

(434) posted on 07.18.2011

That’s quite an interesting comparison. Obviously, machine is far from the human body. Those two entities requires different needs. BTW, for a health conscious calories would be their bet enemy for it needs an hour in the gym to burn that all.

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