(Telegraph) Men eat healthily to avoid conflict, research finds
By James Hall, Consumer Affairs Editor 6:31PM BST 23 May 2012
Married men eat healthy food at home in order to keep the peace with their wives but gorge on junk food when they go out, according to a new study.
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.
On that note, have you seen Epic Meal Time?
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