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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 unique dietary needs. While I’m not a guy, I did watch my husband start the diet and have 8 years under my belt with feeding him and my growing boys.

I met my husband in 2011 after being on B.E.D. for a year. I was a single mom healing a stubborn case of systemic yeast overgrowth and deeply committed to healing. Then, I met Tomas who was smoking, drinking beer, and eating junk. He walked in with many health issues and a wide-open mind to doing the diet. 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.

Dancing In The Kitchen 💃🕺

I learned as I went and when I got overwhelmed, Tomas encouraged me with his desire to get healthy; mainly to stop smoking and heal his oral health. We were both trained therapeutic cooks and made a good kitchen team; we danced! If I was cooking, he washed the dishes and vice versa. 

I was in charge of food prep though and kept the wheels moving …. soaking grain, making cultured veggies, young coconut kefir, and waffle batter was all on my shoulders. This period of life helped me to become more grounded in the ‘body ecology’ way of eating and definitely improved my ability to menu plan! Tomas and I have been married 8 years now and doing well 🙂


Things I notice about men and food:

  • Men like salty
  • Men like BIG (think cheeseburgers, sandwiches, pizza slices with toppings)
  • 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 this is generalized. Yet, I think most agree that men are inherently more masculine with a need for more minerals, salt, flavor. Energetically, they extend themselves outward in world with more energy and force. They tend to have a higher metabolism, unless more sedentary, then you have a different picture.

Find Your Rhythm 

My husband is 6 feet tall and an engineer/building contractor. He’s on his feet all day; measuring this, lifting that. When he comes home, he sits at his computer to design, order material, veg out. This is his rhythm.

Your rhythm plays a big part in the kind of food you need. Do you have a health issue? Tomas’ kidneys always call out for attention. When he started B.E.D. he also struggled with oral health and gaining weight. In this way, I customized my cooking for him. How old are you? Are you big or small? What do your taste buds like? In this way, you can find the best food for your body.

Listen & Observe

If you, the reader, are a man cooking for yourself or perhaps you are a woman cooking for a man in your life, then listen to him, observe him. Listen to yourself too as you move forward on the diet. Step one. Then act accordingly while you live life and be in love.

A gut healing protocol, like B.E.D., is not meant to rule your life or define who you are. Rather, this holistic way of eating can enhance life. Take time to weave in the traditional principles that Donna Gates, author of B.E.D., has laid out to follow. Let them be your guide-posts whenever you are not sure which way to go. Live life to the fullest!

B.E.D.-friendly food ideas to get your 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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