A new study carried out has revealed that men only eat healthy at home to keep the peace. Once away from home they will fill themselves with junk. Now there was me thinking that my other half was happy and contented with the food I prepared LOL. Would you really eat what’s on your plate even though you don’t enjoy it just to keep the peace? I know I certainly couldn’t.
To find out more about this study I have taken the following from the Telegraph.co.uk
Study Reveals Married Men Eat Healthy At Home To Keep The Peace
Researchers at the University of Michigan in the United States find that wives make their husbands eat healthy food at home, often not even consulting them about what they would like.
Men are willing to put up with low fat meals or salads even of they do not like them to “keep their wives happy.. and maintain marital harmony”.
However researchers found that men often compensate by heading to an all-you-can-eat buffet for a “landslide of food” after a tasteless home-cooked meal.
Professor Derek Griffith, who led the research team, said: “The key to married men adopting a healthier diet is for couples to discuss and negotiate the new, healthier menu changes as a team.
“I think at dinner a lot of men are eating healthier, but they compensate for the dissatisfaction of not eating what they want by making unhealthier choices outside the home.”
Prof Griffith said that a compromise could be reached between a wife’s desire for health and a husband’s desire for tastiness if the couple sit down and talk.
“Doctors could suggest that men have a tactful conversation with their wives in a way that ensures the husbands aren’t sleeping on the couch that night,” he said.
If couples discuss their dinner plans, then this could stop the man from eating unhealthily when he is away from home, the research concluded.
Researchers conducted focus groups with 83 men in south-east Michigan.
The men said that there were “traditional gendered food roles” in their homes, with wives playing a “dominant role in household food preparation and decision making”.
While men were appreciative that their wives cared about their health, they were rarely consulted and often disliked the healthy changes their wives made. Original article published here.
In my household it’s a completely different story, and I’m not married, well that could explain a lot lol. Although I don’t always consult my partner on every meal we have, we both have a good understanding of what good tasty healthy food taste like. I would hate to make a meal that I know he wouldn’t enjoy and with all the experimenting in cooking that I do, he is the one person that I know will give me a good honest opinion on whether a meal is tasty or not.
Do you believe that this is true in your household, that your man is only eating healthy to keep the peace? Or do you know that he genuinely enjoys all the low fat healthy meals that you cook each day?
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