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