Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Burning brownies

They say that a person has to perform a certain amount of exercise (ten laps, for example) to burn off the calories from a certain portion of food, say, a brownie.

I wonder if any studies have been done to compare the efficiency of the human engine to an automobile engine in this regard. How many calories does it take for a human to travel one mile, compared to the "calories" of gas burned to propel a vehicle one mile?

I'm just curious.

3 comments:

leslie said...

It takes almost a whole party bag of M&M peanuts to drive 600 miles.

eastcoastdweller said...

Oh, You are good, Leslie, You are good. (o:

leslie said...

And that data is based on empirical evidence...