You may remember my previous installment of the absurd redundant advice of popular women’s “health and fitness” magazines.
This time, I thought I’d scope out some Men’s magazines to find out what advice men are getting these days.
Turns out, a lot of the same sort of stuff, and a lot of bullshit.
Keep a Food Journal: It’s an effective way to remind yourself how much you’re eating over the course of a day. University of Pittsburgh scientists found that dieters who simply wrote down the size of each meal (S, M, L, XL) were at successful at losing weight.
Really? Cause calorie counting is oh-so “femme”? Men have to grade their meals like its a T-shirt size in order to lose weight, apparently….
Only wear tank tops if you are in amazing shape: Or if you are from New Jersey and have the gravitas that goes along with that. Otherwise, follow your underwear mantra: plainly styled, subtly patterned, clean.
I understand this “tip” means well. But this is my personal opinion: even if you’re in “amazing shape” (and I wish they would be a little more specific), a guy wearing a skin tight tank top will still remind me of Kevin Federline or just a douche in general.
Call me old fashioned, but I always liked a plain old T-shirt.
To Make Women Swoon, Speak in a Deep Voice: According to a new study in Memory & Cognition, women had a stronger preference for hearing a deep-voiced man talk, and could better remember different objects if they were introduced by the same deep voice. Speak in a deep voice when you’re wooing a woman.
Sure, we may remember things better if told to us in an Isaac Hayes-ish tone, but that doesn’t mean we’ll necessarily mean we’ll want to throw ourselves at you. In fact, I’m sure most women will just think your creepy or pumped up with too much testosterone.
Don’t Share Your Food: Researchers observed that men who ate with a group of buddies downed 60 percent more calories than when they ate with a spouse or girlfriend. That’s because people often match their intake of food to that of their dining partners. Of course, you shouldn’t have to sit home on guys’ night out. Choose one reasonable entrée for yourself, and skip the communal foods—bread, nachos, wings, and pizza, for example—which encourage you to take your eating cues from pals.
This isnt going to happen. Plus, if you don’t share, you’ll look like a dick.
Have you heard any advice given to guys that you feel is off-base? If you are a guy, what do you think about the advice I found from the magazine? Is it absurd that I find this advice ridiculous?
For the food portion of today’s program, I thought I’d participate in Janetha’s “Breakfast Challenge”.
And truth be told, I tend to have redundant breakfasts, so I needed this challenge to kick my ass a little. Since I normally snub oatmeal I thought I’d just try to make it a little different. So I did! Here’s what you’ll need:
It serves one Eden (but I would supplement it with fruit cause I don’t think its enough for a “full” breakfast for me, personally)
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 egg (or two, I depending on how hungry you are)
- a few tomato slices
- a few chopped olives
- a few chopped peppers
- salt and pepper to taste
- parmesan cheese (optional)