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Old 06-05-2014, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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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?"
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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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?"
No, not even a little. Not eating them is stupid.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:59 AM
 
Location: CA
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Her boyfriend is an idiot.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:03 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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The "unmanly" one is a bit childish me thinks! Not eating veggies would be "un" wise.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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Real men get scurvy.
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Old 06-05-2014, 12:09 PM
 
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What a person eats has nothing to do with how masculine or feminine a guy or girl is...
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Parker, CO
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I agree. Nothing about the health problems brought on by poor diet scream "manly" to me.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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Real men even eat quiche in my neck of the woods.
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:14 PM
 
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More manly to eat them! Don't you remember Popeye the Sailor Man!?!
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Old 06-05-2014, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Sometimes I lurk on the diet forum here, and it always cracks me up when a guy posts something like, "My doctor says I need to eat healthier, but don't tell me to eat crap like vegetables because I am a MAN." It's dumb.
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