John, now aged 18, goes out to work for the first time. Since he is working, and an adult, he can eat whatever he wants. He likes sugary drinks, chocolate, and crisps. He also gets less exercise than he used to at school. As a result of this lifestyle, his food calorie intake averages out at 100 calories more than he needs every day. The human body typically stores excess calories as fat.
Given that a rough estimate of calories per pound of human body fat is 3500, estimate John’s weight increase by the time he is 28, all other factors being equal.
Author: Leslie Green