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Man Food on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.)

This is for all the men who want to tailor The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to their needs. Though I am not a guy, I did watch my husband start the diet. It has been 7 years since that time and I can see how different he needed things to be compared to me. 

I met my husband when I was a single mom healing myself with B.E.D. after recently being diagnosed with systemic yeast overgrowth. A year into the diet I met Tomas. He walked into my life with health issues and an openness to starting the diet. I went from making food for myself and the kids to cooking feast after feast for a man who was hungry day and night.

I learned as I went and when I felt overwhelmed, Tomas encouraged me with his desire to get healthy – mainly to stop smoking and clean up his oral health. Oddly enough, we were both trained macrobiotic cooks and made a good team in the kitchen. We danced! If I was cooking, he would wash the dishes and vice versa. 

Usually though I was the one in charge of food prep and keeping the wheels moving. Soaking grain, making cultured vegetables, cracking coconuts for young coconut kefir, and preparing waffle batter was on my shoulders. This period of life helped me become grounded in the diet. If nothing else my ability to menu plan kicked up a notch! I have been married to Tomas for 7 years now and still cook for him and love doing so. 

Here are a few things that I have noticed about men…

  • Men eat more food
  • Men often do more physical labor
  • Men like food salty
  • Men like BIG food – think dripping and cheeseburgers, sandwiches, pizza slices
  • Men like sweet stuff
  • Men like fried stuff 
  • Men like flavor
  • Men like more meat and grain on the plate
  • Men don’t seem as interested in healing themselves

Sound like any man you know? I don’t want to get too detailed as much of the above is generalized, yet I think that most would agree that men are inherently more masculine than women and need more minerals, salt, and flavor. Energetically, I see that they tend to extend themselves outwards to the world; pushing out a lot of energy and force. They tend to have a higher metabolism, not always of course, but often. If you are a more sedentary man than you are looking at a different picture.

My husband is 6 feet tall and is an engineer and building contractor. He is on his feet most days to measure this or lift that. He is busy and when he comes home he sits at his computer to design, order materials, and veg out. This is his rhythm.

Your own rhythm plays a part in what kind of food you need. Do you have a health issue? My husband’s kidneys always call for attention and when he first started on B.E.D. he struggled with his oral health and to gain weight. In this way, you customize how you cook depending on your age, size, taste buds, health issues, etc. Overall, I find my husband wants his food on the salty ‘n sweet side and lots of it.

If you, the reader, are a woman cooking for your man then listen to him; observe him. Listen to yourself too as you move forward on the diet. That’s step one. Then act accordingly while you live life and be in love. A gut healing protocol, like B.E.D., isn’t meant to rule your life or define who you are. Instead I see the diet as a holistic way of eating that can enhance life. Take your time to weave in the 7 traditional principles that Donna Gates, author of B.E.D., has laid out to follow. Let them be your guideposts when you’re uncertain as to which way to go. Otherwise, live life to the fullest!

B.E.D.-friendly food ideas that always get my man salivating for more 💋

Note: Serve the above with plenty of vegetables; including a scoop of unsalted cultured veggies

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A word of thanks to my husband, who loves me enough to let me write about him so that others can glean from our experience on The Body Ecology Diet. This blog post contains affiliate links, you can read here to learn more.

May all bellies be happy!

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