AUS­TRI­ANS EAT MORE THAN AMER­I­CANS ... AND EV­ERY­ONE ELSE

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Aus­tria over­took the United States in food con­sump­tion and now has the high­est kcal per capita in the world, ac­cord­ing to Max Roser’s Our World in Data plat­form. On av­er­age, Aus­tri­ans take in 3,768 kcal per day, com­pared with 3,682 kcal for Amer­i­cans; that’s a big break­fast (700 kcal), soup and schnitzel with pota­toes for lunch (1,400 kcal), a hearty Jause in the af­ter­noon (1,000 kcal) and de­li­cious, sugar frosted Kais­er­schmarrn for din­ner (668 kcal). In­ter­est­ingly, how­ever, only 14.7 per­cent of Aus­tri­ans are obese, com­pared with 38.2 per­cent in the U.S. Within a healthy, bal­anced diet, a man needs around 2,500 kcal a day to main­tain his weight. For a wo­man, that fig­ure is around 2,000 kcal. Mahlzeit!

NEED TO KNOW

Aus­tri­ans can seem­ingly eat and stay slim – so dig in! But don’t for­get to go ski­ing or hik­ing once in a while.

WHAT OTH­ERS SAID

“Serve the Spritzwein!” – Michael Häupl, Vi­enna’s mayor and in­fa­mous gour­mand, af­ter coali­tion ne­go­ti­a­tions con­cluded for the city gov­ern­ment in 2010.

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