Changing The Way Men Eat
Worried about the way that you eat? Want to know if there’s another plan, system, and guide for eating that might work better for you? Well, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Yes, it seems the world of nutrition, meal plans, and diets has several different ways of eating and life that men can try. There are the typical and more common routes like going vegan or vegetarian, but there are some lesser known eating systems out there too. Again, we’ve listed up five simple examples to share with you manly eaters out there.
Let’s get the easy ideas out first. The first route is simple but effective. Going vegetarian. There are many reasons that you could consider becoming a vegetarian. Maybe you wish to lesson some of the pressure from your carbon footprint. Stop enabling the grossly mishandled food industry by not eating meat. Or maybe, you have health reasons for going vegetarian. Red meat does weigh down the heart. Plus, this is possibly the easiest dieting plan to work with. After all, you’re only dropping meats from your menu and you can easily find other resources for protein. Look up a few vegetarian recipes and give this diet a try.
Or maybe you want to take things a little bit further. If so, going vegan is also an option. Veganism is often looked down upon by our society, but there’s a lot of plusses that come with it. Veganism is an attempt to exclude all forms of animal cruelty. While that first means not eating animal products like meat, eggs, or dairy, some also take that to mean being cautious in the clothing they wear, the cologne they use, etc. As for those health benefits, vegan diets have been known to help with heart health, reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and more.
Of course, maybe you don’t want to stop eating meat. If that’s so, there are other options out there for you to try. For instance, you could try the Paleo diet. The Paleo diet is a sort of umbrella diet that aspires to eat like the cavemen once did. The idea is that humanity has ended up eating a bunch of foods that were didn’t evolve into eating. So all those heaps of sugar, carb-based foods, and questionable chemicals are unnecessary for our lives. Instead, focus on low-carb foods and foods that can naturally be found in the wilderness. Think meats, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs, spices, healthy/natural fats and oils, and stuff in that vein.
Or, maybe you want to the opposite end of the vegan/vegetarian diet world. If so, try the carnivore diet. The carnivore diet is a restrictive diet where people eat only meat, fish, and other animal food products like eggs and dairy. This means throwing out all other foods like fruits, vegetables, seeds, etc. This diet stems from the same mindset as the paleo diet, that our ancestors only at these types of food and that high carb diets are the cause of many health problems. Of course, this diet is extreme, so we don’t recommend following it every day for the rest of your life. Maybe it out when you want to bulk up or as a personal health challenge. But not as your typical routine from here on out.
Lastly, there’s the ketogenic diet. The ketogenic diet is another low-carb diet but this time it focuses on low-carbs and high fats. By reducing carbs and increasing fats, your body goes into a metabolic state called ketosis. This makes your body become incredibly efficient in burning fat for energy. Plus, your liver turns fat into ketones, which creates energy for the brain. Keep in mind, everyone’s body is different so this diet may take longer to get to the ketosis state and may act on the body in differing ways. Be mindful of that.
Diets and Food Systems
So, which food system sounds right for you? Would you like to eat like a caveman or focus on fighting against animal cruelty? Pick the diet that seems best for you and try it out for a week or two. Then, adjust in whatever ways fits right for you, your life, and your body.