The Incredible Growing Baby

A newborn baby consumes approximately 100 calories per kilogram per day…which tranlates into a 500 calorie per day diet for an 11 pound baby.  If your average adult had the same metabolic needs as a newborn, we would need to consume 7,000 calories per day (here’s looking at you, Michael Phelps) to survive!  Don’t we all wish we still had a metabolism like that…


~ by jtgoldman on March 5, 2009.

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