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

This is for the men who want to tailor The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) to meet their needs. I’m no guy, but I did watch my husband start the diet and now have 8 years under my belt of feeding him and my growing boys. 

I met my husband in 2011 as a single mom healing myself with B.E.D. from systemic yeast overgrowth. I was committed to healing with a natural approach. A year into the diet I met Tomas. He walked into my life with his own ball of wax health issues and a mind that was wide-open to the diet I was on. And so, I went from making food for just me and my kids to cooking feast after feast for a man who was hungry day and night.

I learned as I went and when I got overwhelmed, Tomas encouraged me with his desire to get healthier …. mainly stop smoking and heal oral health. Oddly enough, we had both trained as therapeutic cooks and made a good team in the kitchen. We danced! If I was cooking, he washed 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 in a general sort of way:

  • Men like salty
  • Men like BIG …. think cheeseburger, sandwich, pizza slice
  • Men like sweet 
  • Men like fried 
  • Men like flavor
  • Men like more

Sound like any man you know? I don’t want to get too detailed as much of the above is generalized, yet I think most agree that men are inherently more masculine than women and need more minerals, salt, and flavor. Energetically, I see they 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 a 6 feet tall engineer and building contractor who is on his feet all day; measuring this and lifting that. When he comes home, he sits at his computer to design, order materials, and veg out. This is his rhythm.

Your rhythm plays a part in the kind of food you need. Do you have a health issue? My husband’s kidneys always call for attention and when he first started B.E.D. he struggled with oral health and gaining weight. In this way, I customized how I cooked for him. What are your age, size, taste buds, health issues, etc? I find that my husband wants salty food on with a touch of sweet woven in.

If you, the reader, are a man cooking for yourself or perhaps a woman like me who is cooking for your man … 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 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.

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