(NEW YORK) — Guys, eating like a real man might make a woman out of you.
That’s the theory behind the Men Only Weight Loss program, concocted by founder Wendy Meyers who argues that certain things men eat regularly are “feminizing foods.”
According to Meyers, stuff like processed foods with preservatives, dyes or soy and favorites including breads, desserts and beer are “the equivalent of several female birth control pills on a weekly or monthly basis.”
She says these foods mimic estrogen, causing lower testosterone, not to mention lack of energy and weight gain.
If that isn’t enough to make a guy break down and cry, Meyers believes that these “feminizing foods” are responsible for loss of sex drive and bigger breasts on men.
Meyers’ Men Only Weight Loss program gets men to wean themselves off these foods, replacing them with proteins and produce, and it’s supposedly done without calorie counting or portion control.
Registered dietician Penny Wilson isn’t all that wound up about Meyers’ theory that today’s diet “is emasculating men,” but she does think the alternate food choices are a step in the right direction.
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