Take the 2-minute tour ×
Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When the average person overeats, how much food can he eat in a day? Which animal's average meal would that be equivalent to?

When documentaries are talking about animals feed, they usually say something like "The fish can eat 500kg of prawns in a day!" But when it comes to humans, they calculate in calories. Which animals are we closest to in terms of capacity?

Note: I think I can be slightly loose on the definition of overeating here. It can mean eating beyond the point of feeling full, or the human maximum stomach capacity.

share|improve this question

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.