Simple Ways To Get Him To Eat Healthier

August 9, 2018  |  
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For some reason it is much more difficult to get a man to pick up healthy eating habits than it is to get a woman to. I actually know what some of the reasons are. For starters, women invest a lot more of their sense of self worth in their body image. We shouldn’t. We don’t want to. But we have this idea that we should, shoved down our throats since we are little girls. We work hard to exorcise that idea from ourselves throughout our lives but, it’s hard to shake entirely. So, there’s that—we are pretty conscious of what we eat for that reason. Women also tend to be more aware of their digestive health than men. In fact, irritable bowel syndrome is more common amongst women so, we don’t have much of a choice. For these reasons and others, it’s just easier to get women on board with healthy eating than it is for men. Men also seem to be fed the idea that eating meaty, fatty, heavy dishes is “manly.” Naturally, getting your partner to eat healthier can be an uphill battle. But here are simple ways I get my partner to eat healthier.

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Grilling

Grilling can be very healthy if done right and, since my boyfriend is the only one between the two of us who knows how to use our grill, it gives him a sense of power over the meal. So we grill chicken and veggies, and put baked potatoes on the grill, too. That’s a healthy meal that doesn’t feel too “feminine” because there is fire and tools involved.

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