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I've read that in terms of mechanical efficiency, our bodies use only 25% of the energy supplied to our muscles. The rest is lost as heat. I would imagine Space Marine bodies would be much more efficient and converting a greater amount into actual mechanical energy and not wasteful thermal energy.
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Well, I may not be a space marine, but I am 7' tall and I work in construction. I need to eat 4500 - 5000 Calories per day to maintain my weight and muscle mass. I would say that I have a medium-high activity level at work. I'm guessing that a space marine would probably require double to triple that. So I'd say 15000 Calories/day while in combat/training.
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Remember also that Space Marines can control their metabolism to some degree--the Sus'an Membrane implant allows them to induce a state of suspended animation in themselves that's basically a "burn nearly 0 calories" hibernation. I believe that one Marine survived for around two hundred years in that state...

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Remember also that Space Marines can control their metabolism to some degree--the Sus'an Membrane implant allows them to induce a state of suspended animation in themselves that's basically a "burn nearly 0 calories" hibernation. I believe that one Marine survived for around two hundred years in that state...
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When I was doing forest fire fighting last summer as a job, I was eating around 16,000 calories a day and drinking a gallon of water and still losing weight. The hyped up military rations we were issued helped, as each one had around 6,000 calories. Speaking from experience I would say that the space marines must have some sort of killer supplements and some really awesome synthetic source of nutrition. I mean to move all that muscle, support all the extra organs, plus other assorted marine stuff would take a TON of calories. Lets be honest, a guy all stuffed with that much food isn't gonna be very good in a fight, so they must be using a good system of delivery so they can have all those calories and not have that much matter in Their stomachs causing them to be sluggish. (they also probably digest and absorb their calories with a lot better efficiency than us)

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I'm not trying to stop anyone discussing fluff, but Jezus Christ (PC-Spelling) people talk about the most bizarre things.

Do you seriously think people at GW or BL Head Quarters are all sitting around discussing how many frickin calories a day Space Marine needs. What is this, 40k or You Are What You Eat.

What is Gillian McKieth going to lead in Loken, Abaddon, Ahriman, Kharn, Lucius etc and say, "Right guys, we have layed out all the food you eat in a week here, what do you all think? Aren't you ashamed? You in particular Horus, thats right don't think I've forgotten about you. Now everyone lets go over your stool samples ..."

For goodness sake folks, talk about something useful lol, not debating the calorie count for a Space Marine like a bunch of women lol.

Loken "Hey Aximand do you think my bum looks big in this armour"

Aximand "Oh definately, the way you've been eating lately, your piling on the pounds"

Abaddon "Aximand, your such a b*tch"

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Seriously, c'mon people!!!
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For goodness sake folks, talk about something useful lol, not debating the calorie count for a Space Marine like a bunch of women.
I was curious and posted a thread. Obviously others have thought about it a bit. If you've nothing to contribute, or have no interest in the thread, why bother posting? At least this is all about 40k, as opposed to all those "SM v Ewok" or "Batman v Old One Eye" threads.
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I'm not trying to stop anyone discussing fluff, but Jezus Christ (PC-Spelling) people talk about the most bizarre things.
Seriously, c'mon people!!!
Fuck off then.

A thread like this does no harm and instead explores elements of the background that wouldn't normally be explored- it's not like there is a post/thread limit on Heresy, this topic isn't bringing us closer to some mythical borderline.
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Fuck off then.
That was a good one!

This thread is actually quite... Interesting...

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