A Worldwide Day's Worth of Food

What I Eat Around the World in 80 Diets
© Peter Menzel / What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets

California, USA, The Iraq War Veteran
Name: Felipe Adams
Age: 30; Height: 5' 10"; Weight: 135 pounds
Caloric value of food this day: 2100 calories

BREAKFAST: Quaker instant oatmeal, maple and brown sugar flavored, 1.5 oz. (dry weight). Apple, 7.7 oz. Coffee, 2 fl. oz.

LUNCH AT PETITE SARA CAFÉ: Chicken sandwich: toasted wheat bread, 4 oz., grilled chicken breast, 6 oz., grilled onion, 2 oz., lettuce, 1.5 oz., mayonnaise, 2 tsp., mustard, 1 tsp., butter, 0.5 tsp. Fruit plate of cantaloupe, grapes, kiwi, orange, pineapple, plum, strawberries, and watermelon, 7.9 oz. Honest Ade drink, orange mango, 16.9 fl. oz.

DINNER: Chicken breast, 4.5 oz., with Tapatio hot sauce, 0.5 tsp. White rice, 4.9 oz. Salad of lettuce and tomato (tomato not in picture), 1.4 oz. Salt, sprinkled over everything, 0.5 tsp.

AT NIGHT BEFORE BED: Dannon Activa yogurt, vanilla, 4 oz. Prune juice, 6 fl. oz.

SNACKS AND OTHER: Doritos tortilla chips, nacho cheese flavored, 1 oz. Trident Minty Sweet Twist gum, 18 pieces. Kirkland Signature bottled water, 2.6 qt.

U.S. Army infantryman Felipe Adams was paralyzed from the waist down by a sniper's bullet at the beginning of his second tour in Baghdad. Because of the paralysis, Adams has had to learn to fuel his body differently. "I'm a big fan of steak," he says, "but it causes problems." Also, he no longer feels hunger the way he used to. "I just know that at certain times of day I've gotta eat."

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