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Old 06-05-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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"A" boy friend's opinion expressed through the other half of the equation makes your wonder if veggies are what >>> If you want to live your life around commercials be my guest.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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When I think of a vegetarian guy, I think of some dude who wears girl pants and thick glasses.

However, a guy who has a well balanced diet is not feminine. Vegetables are an important part of fitness and diet, meat only gets you so far.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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One of my roommates is the most masculine man I know! Gym buff, you name it. He eats nothing but chicken breasts and vegetables. I've never once thought of him (or any man) as unmanly for eating veggies.

Maybe your coworker needs to find a new man? lol
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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Maybe she was hitting on you
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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Yes. My heart sank and I felt sick to my stomach when my son asked for additional brussels sprouts. I'm not looking forward to when I will be invited to his ballet recitals and get stuck listening to his playlist of broadway classics when i drive him to his summer job in Provincetown.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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Real men get scurvy.
This cracked me up.

I do think marketing to men is usually meat, meat, meat, and more meat. However, if he had been raised with good eating habits and if he took responsibility for his health now that he's an adult, he would eat more veggies and not be worried about whether or not it was considered "manly."
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:32 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Do you consider eating vegetables to be "unmanly?"
And I suppose he feels getting a sunburn is "manly"?
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:42 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Well, real men eat potatoes (vitamin C) and sometimes mushrooms with their steaks, and usually tomatoes and lettuce in their sandwiches. Pizzas too. Plus ketchup and pickles on their burgers ...... those are vegetables, right?

Get 'em into a Chinese buffet when they haven't had any veggies lately. Give 'em a multivitamin. Meat really does have most necessary nutrients though, maybe with the exception of vitamin C - even that is present to some extent in liver (yeah I know, real men don't eat liver).
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:42 PM
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Disclaimer: I am a man in my late 20s.

Most days, I try to bring my lunch with me to the office. I usually pack a sandwich, sometimes a side (chips, yogurt, etc) and almost always try to include a fruit or vegetable (salad, carrots, an apple, etc).

Today during lunch, I had a coworker comment that I "always eat so healthy." She went on to say that she wished that she could convince her boyfriend to eat vegetables. Apparently, he doesn't like to eat vegetables and considers them "unmanly." I guess that I have never considered healthy eating to belong to one particular gender, but if you think about it, most food commercials targeted to men are more centered around meat (think... buffalo wings, bacon, BBQ). It makes you wonder if some men are afraid to incorporate vegetables into their diet because they fear that it makes them appear feminine (quite strange if you ask me).

Do you consider eating vegetables to be "unmanly?"

I've never heard such a notion. I wouldn't even call eating veg with a meal "healthy" - I'd just call it normal. Humans, unlike cats for example, don't make vitamin C - they have to eat it!

Her manly boyfriend should pick a fight with a gorilla. Gorillas only eat veg.

But lets face it - what kind of man is worried about what other people think about what he's eating? We're into anxious little girl territory there already.
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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I love my meats, but I love my veggies too. In fact, I try to eat 'well-balanced'- a pound of meat, a pound of veggies, and a pound of 'taters for dinner. I get my nuts and grains earlier in the day.

At 53, I still wear the same size jeans as I did when I was a freshman in high school (30/36)...but I wear larger shirts now- splitting 4-6 cords of wood by hand each year kind of adds a little something to the shoulders and pecs.
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