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Old 06-06-2014, 06:16 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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No, the problems that could occur without vegetables in your diet would be worse.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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hmm....rather be manly than get sick lol..

That said, I think much of what we deem normal in modern society is just the liberal elite/intelligentsia saying as such. Many people DON'T eat healthy on a regular basis, kind of figures given how high KFC and Subway's revenues are.
Wow, you even turn nutrition into something political.
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Old 06-06-2014, 06:49 PM
 
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My carnivore boyfriend agreed to be a vegan for 3 weeks! I'm working really hard to make meals that he will like and find interesting. It's going GREAT!!! We're eliminating animal fat from our bodies. (Dr. Barnard's diet)
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:53 PM
 
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Performative masculinity is a hell of a toxic thing.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:28 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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I think a preference for meat goes back to caveman days, it's an evolutionary thing. Men did the hunting for the most part and ate meat while away, while women circled around on long paths eating leaves, fruit, and roots until the men came home. Then when they were together they ate a mixed diet. This same pattern is seen in modern hunter-gatherers.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:46 AM
 
Location: Pacific NW
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The only thing that seems un-manly to me is anyone thinking eating one thing or another makes you manly or not.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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?"
well if it is unmanly, my father and the Spoiled brat are really not manly at all. I learned to eat veggies from my dad and spoiled brat learned to eat them the right way from me. He loves almost all of them. A night never goes by we don't have a green veggie or some kind and usually the same at lunch time. In fact he loves it when I serve bagels. with crème cheese, tomatoes, onions and cukes for breakfast or put spinach and peppers in his omelet.
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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What a person eats has nothing to do with how masculine or feminine a guy or girl is...
agreed
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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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?"

On the contrary....my description of a REAL man, would include words like intelligence, wise, mature, etc. Intelligent people, who understand the benefits of a healthy diet, are eating a diet which is loaded with fruits and vegetables.

If it's considered "manly", to eat the typical SAD diet, which will destroy your health, well then...you're unmanly. If it's considered "manly", to eat a healthy, balanced diet, rich in simple carbs, high in fiber and MANY phytonutrients and antioxidents, then you are!

OP.....it's just plain, simple commercialism and frankly...for some, the shoe fits and they wear it. I don't know, maybe it's because the men in MY life have always eaten fresh vegetables. They are ALL manly men and they LOVE vegetables. They think men who eat nothing but processed "man foods", are ...well...stupid. Of course, MY men are all strapping...strong as oxen, sturdy, hard-working men. They see their health and physique, without weight lifting, dieting, supplements,etc.....and they see "other guys'" health (the ones eating "manly" foods) ....and yeah, they definitely understand that there is a correlation between our high protein, high fiber, low processed carb diet and our health/strength.

So.....is health, strength and intelligence "manly"? Yes, IMO...it is....you manly man you!
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Old 06-07-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I think a preference for meat goes back to caveman days, it's an evolutionary thing. Men did the hunting for the most part and ate meat while away, while women circled around on long paths eating leaves, fruit, and roots until the men came home. Then when they were together they ate a mixed diet. This same pattern is seen in modern hunter-gatherers.
It made perfect sense, to simply "graze" while harvesting. Many of us home gardeners still do the very same thing. That's why it's important to grow pesticide/herbicide free foods at home.
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