When you put in the hard work dieting, losing a stone (14lb) in weight is a pretty exciting landmark.
Units of weight can be difficult to comprehend in terms of a visual amount, so for a bit of fun, I’ve put together this article to help you to compare your weight loss to some everyday food and drink items.
Each item is compared to stone multiples from half a stone to five in charts, so you can quickly find the information you’re looking for.
What is a stone?
A stone is a unit of weight that is mainly used in the UK and its one that has been used across the years as a weight-loss marker.
Losing a stone is a big achievement and a landmark in a weight loss journey where you have multiple pounds to lose to reach your desired target.
Simply put, one stone in weight is equal to:
- 14 pounds (lb)
- 6.35 kilograms (kg)
- 224 ounces (oz)
- 6350 grams (g)
1- There are 25.4 blocks of lard in a stone
Being a block of fat, lard is often used as a comparison to weight and fat loss.
The average block of supermarket lard weighs 250g (8.8oz), so one stone is equal to 25.4 blocks in total.
The table below converts more stone values into lard, depending on what you need to know:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in lard (250g blocks)|
|Half a stone||12.7 blocks|
|One stone||25.4 blocks|
|Two Stone||50.8 blocks|
|Three Stone||76.2 blocks|
|Four Stone||101.6 blocks|
|Five Stone||127 blocks|
2 – There are 4.2 bags of flour in a stone
Flour is sold in various bag sizes, however, the most common size is 1.5kg (3.3lb), based on this size, there are 4.2 1.5kg bags of flour in a stone.
Use the table below for more flour to weight loss conversions:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in flour (1.5kg bags)|
|Half a stone||2.1 bags|
|One stone||4.2 bags|
|Two Stone||8.5 bags|
|Three Stone||12.7 bags|
|Four Stone||16.9 bags|
|Five Stone||21.2 bags|
3 – There are 18 cans of fizzy drink in a stone
Although they vary in size, an average 330ml fizzy canned drink weighs around 355g/12.5oz (including the can). Based on this figure there are just under 18 cans of fizzy drink in a stone.
For more drink cans to weight loss conversions take a look at the table below:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in cans of fizzy drink|
|Half a stone||8.9 cans|
|One stone||18 cans|
|Two Stone||35.8 cans|
|Three Stone||53.7 cans|
|Four Stone||71.5 cans|
|Five Stone||89.4 cans|
4 – There are 6.4 bags of sugar in a stone
This figure is based on 1kg (2.2lb) bag of sugar, which is the most readily available size sold in supermarkets.
Using the assumption that a bag of sugar weighs 1kg (2.2lb), there are 6.4bags of sugar in one stone of weight.
Take a look at the table below for more sugar to weight loss conversions:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in bags of sugar|
|Half a stone||3.2 bags|
|One stone||6.4 bags|
|Two Stone||12.7 bags|
|Three Stone||19 bags|
|Four Stone||25.4 bags|
|Five Stone||31.8 bags|
5 – There are 12 bottles of beer in a stone
You’ve heard of a beer belly, so why not compare weight loss to bottles of beer.
I weighed an unopened bottle of beer (including the bottle) and the total weight is 527g/18.6oz, this means there are 12 bottles of beer in a stone.
Use the table below for more beer bottle to weight loss conversions:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in bottles of beer|
|Half a stone||6 bottles|
|One stone||12 bottles|
|Two Stone||24 bottles|
|Three Stone||36 bottles|
|Four Stone||48 bottles|
|Five Stone||60 bottles|
6 – There are 26 McDonalds Big Macs in a stone
When you think of junk food, a burger always springs to mind and what better than the iconic McDonalds Big Mac.
The average Big Mac Weighs around 240g in total, this means that there are around 26 Big Macs in a stone.
Use the table below to see more Big Mac to weight loss conversions:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in Big Mac’s|
|Half a stone||13 burgers|
|One stone||26 burgers|
|Two Stone||53 burgers|
|Three Stone||79 burgers|
|Four Stone||106 burgers|
|Five Stone||132 burgers|
7 – There are 33 average-sized oranges in a stone
Oranges are one of the most popular fruits worldwide and it’s fairly consistent in size.
Assuming an average weight of 190g (6.7oz) per orange, there are around 33 average-sized fruits in a stone.
For more orange to weight loss conversions, see the chart below:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in oranges|
|Half a stone||17|
8 – There are 124.5 Mars Bars in a stone
For the chocolate-loving dieters who’ve had to cut down on their favorite sweet treats, comparing a stone in weight to Mars Bars can make it all seem worthwhile.
A standard-sized Mars Bar weighs 51g/1.8oz which means there are 124.5 bars in a stone in weight.
For more Mars Bar to weight loss conversions, take a look at the chart below:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in Mars Bars|
|Half a stone||62.3 bars|
|One stone||124.5 bars|
|Two Stone||249 bars|
|Three Stone||373.5 bars|
|Four Stone||498 bars|
|Five Stone||622.5 bars|
9 – There are around 19 pizzas in a stone
An average 12 inch (dinner plate size) thin-crust pizza weighs around 330g (11.6oz).
Based on an average-sized pizza weighing 330g, there are around 19 pizzas in a stone.
For more pizza to weight loss conversions, take a look at the table below:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in pizza|
|Half a stone||9.6 pizzas|
|One stone||19 pizzas|
|Two Stone||38.5 pizzas|
|Three Stone||57.7 pizzas|
|Four Stone||77 pizzas|
|Five Stone||96 pizzas|
10 – There are 1587.5 sugar cubes in a stone
The average sugar cube weighs 4g (0.14oz), which means there are 1587.5 sugar cubes in a stone.
Take a look at the table below for more sugar cube to weight loss conversions:
|Weight Loss||Weight equivalent in sugar cubes|
|Half a stone||794|
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