The coco de mer produces the world's largest wild fruit and the world's heaviest seeds. A single seed may be 12 inches long, nearly 3 feet in circumference, and weigh over 40 pounds (20 kg). The seed may take six to seven years to mature and a further two years to germinate. ReFED estimates that US households waste 76 billion pounds of food per year. 45 Approximately 40 to 50 percent of food waste (including 51 to 63 percent of seafood waste 46 happens at level of the consumer. 47 In the US, an average person wastes 238 pounds of food per year (21 percent of the food they buy), costing them $1,800 per year.
Shedding 40 pounds of fat is no small task, but clocking in time on the elliptical is a great place to start. The elliptical machine is especially great for people with significant amounts of weight to lose because it's naturally no-impact – so you won't get the same repeated stress on your joints as you would from, say, running.