We recently learned of a new photo project by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio documenting individuals' daily meals across many countries. While the former post gave averages, the photographs in Menzel and D'Aluisio's new book, What I Eat, offer data points. What one person reported eating in one day. They are suggestive of the range of caloric intakes, intersecting with genetics and physical activity, that make each individual body unique.

Menzel and D'Aluisio, through Tawanda Kanhema, gave us permission to share these three examples with you; you can see a larger sample at TIME.

How Calorie Counts Vary Around The WorldSaleh Abdul Fadlallah (Egypt), 3200 calories


How Calorie Counts Vary Around The WorldRick Bumgardener (Tennessee, USA), 1600 calories

How Calorie Counts Vary Around The WorldCurtis Newcomer (Fort Irwin, California), 4000 calories



For more from Peter Menzel, visit our posts on family food for a week and family belongings across the globe. And also see Mark Menjivar's You Are What You Eat.

Visit Menzel's blog here.

How Calorie Counts Vary Around The WorldThis post originally appeared on Sociological Images. Republished with permission.

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