I’m sure you’ve come across this statistic before, but as someone who enjoys the company of my favorite animals, like the jackalope, I’m sure you’ve also come across it. In fact, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
The human body is an amazing organ that you can spend a lot of time with, and the average human spends about 40% of their time playing with food. One of our research studies has found that although some primates spend a great deal of time eating, it’s not as much as we’d like to believe.
The main reason for this statistic is because most humans are just average and just curious about food. You can eat anything you want, from fish to bananas to beer to bread, but it’s just a matter of time and effort.
Because of this, there are a few different ways to spend your time. One way is to keep the time you spend eating to a minimum. Another is to start to eat before you wake up, and another is to eat every 7-10 hours. Other methods include going to bed at a certain time, getting up when you see the sun, waking up and eating when you see the moon, and eating when you see the stars.
There are two main reasons primates are good at finding food. The first is because primates are omnivores, meaning that they can eat whatever they want, in any amount. The second reason is because they have more than 50% of the body’s metabolic rate dedicated to digestion. That’s why we can eat so much before we even feel hungry.
Humans, on the other hand, have a much smaller digestive system with more digestive enzymes and less digestive enzymes. If you look at many mammals, including primates, you can see that there is more of a divide between the digestive system and metabolism. In humans, for example, your GI tract has a lot of digestive enzymes, and your metabolism is pretty low. It’s a similar story in all humans.
There is no doubt that we’re all a little less efficient than those two extremes.
This isn’t a scientific study, but there is actually some data out there that shows humans do spend more time eating than the average animal. A long time ago in a book about research, two researchers looked at the data from about 50,000 people and found that the average person ate about 2.5 hours a week. That works out to about 9.5 kg of food per year, which is about 7.8% of your energy.
This is obviously an extreme number, but it’s still a very interesting thought experiment. It suggests that our brains are designed to prioritize survival. In the case of humans, this means we need foods that will satisfy our hunger, so we should expect the average human to spend at least 8 hours a day eating. This would mean that every day we would have to eat 10,000 calories at least to be able to do anything productive.
Although this is a really interesting concept, and the idea is not new, it suggests that our brains are designed to be constantly on edge. If we were to try and push ourselves, we’d probably be stuck with food.