What I Eat Shows Us the Rest of the World's Daily Caloric Intake
Each photo is accompanied by a short profile of its subject that includes his or her height and weight, and the amount of calories consumed over the course of the day. Everyone from a Massai herder (800 calories a day) to a British binge dieter (12,300 calories a day) shows up, and the variety of subjects provides fascinating perspective for our own, government-recommended 2,000 calories-a-day regimen.
The book is the work of Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, a husband-and-wife team whose previous book, Hungry Planet, showed what families across the world eat over the course of a week. Looking at the photos has the same allure as peeking into somebody else's grocery cart, with the added bonus that you can stare without getting caught.
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