Man Eating Myths

There is an old saying that, "the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This proverb hints at a truth that implies the idea that men like to eat and eat a lot. There are also cultural messages of “man-sized” portions or a “hungry-man” expectation that guides people’s behavior. It’s true that men usually require more calories than women, but the recommended breakdown of carbohydrate, protein and fat are the same. 

The essentials of a healthy diet for people are to:

  • Eat when hungry and stop when full. 
  • Choose fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, protein and dairy sources that are low in saturated fat. 
  • Avoid trans-fats, excessive sodium and added sugar. 

Shatter the myth that meat is manly, or overeating is masculine, and eat foods that will fuel a life you desire based on your personal values. 

"Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health."   Julie Childs