Master Cleanse: Too Many Calories!?

June 29, 2006

As of today, I am almost finished with my second bottle of maple syrup. They aren’t large bottles, but Kevin was (jokingly) worried that I was getting “too many calories”. Seeing as the maple syrup is literally my only caloric intake, I did some math. The bottle is 12.5 oz. A serving size is 1/4 cup and there are six 1/4 cup servings per bottle. Each 1/4 cup of maple syrup is 200 calories.

If I drink the minimum amount of lemonade per day, at six servings, I use 12 tablespoons of maple syrup. Using a little Google finesse, I found that 4 tablespoons equals 1/4 cup. So, therefore I am using 3/4 of a cup of maple syrup a day. So, if 1/4 cup of maple syrup is 200 calories and I’m having 3 of them per day, I am consuming 600 calories total per day.

The average human consumes 1,500 calories a day. The average American consumes 2,100 calories a day!

“Too many calories”, my ass! :-P

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