According to the American Society for Microbiology, when it comes to eating habits, men and women are very different – according to scientific research. In general, men are more likely to eat meat and poultry items while women are more likely to report eating fruits and vegetables. Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/03/080319120318.htm
In Kenya, this distinction is well pronounced in a University setting where you can observe the eating habits of mass populations and postulate your hypothesis to support or negate. While you are more likely find men who will gobble up meat than women, ladies seem more concerned more about balancing their diets while at the same time, watching their calorie intake.
Another amusing distinction that passes as eating habits for me is the manner in which this food is acquired. Men are less likely to cook (especially bachelors). Men are more likely to buy light snacks than prepare food for themselves and as usual, once they are out there, they will consume chicken (when their pockets are full) and gradually transition in to chicken products i.e. eggs (as the depth of their pockets dwindles), and by mid semester, they feed on chicken food e.g. Kale, as by now, they are short of money.
Women on the other hand, appear to exhibit more discipline on money management or may have multiple sources of income all through the semester, and are therefore not subject to a similar decline as men. However, you will notice that most women prefer to cook for themselves. They have the grace and the determination to purchase the prerequisite ingredients and to cook food, day after day. In addition to this, you will always find fruit & vegetables in their food stock. On this issue, I must say, I respect and honour women deeply. I can barely cook for myself for two consecutive days.
I am certain that once men marry, they cannot believe how they survived life without that special woman in their lives. It suddenly dawns on them there is barely existing life and then, there is LIVING LIFE. Until we speak again, I am your host Mitchell Odhiambo. Welcome to a man’s World. To get a female perspective on this, please read my colleague, Mercy’s post HERE
Sources: Mitchell Odhiambo, Sciencedaily.com