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Eating and Losing Weight Like a Man

Macho Maneuver #3: Men Pooh-Pooh Perfection

Sure, you’d love to go for a walk, but you don’t have any walking shoes. So you head to Foot Locker, but it’s closed so you decide not to take that walk after all.

Women tend to be perfectionists. Men, on the other hand, don’t get bogged down in the details. They just take action. “Men go to the gym and do their thing and it doesn’t matter to them what they look like,” says Pamela Peeke, Ph.D., M.P.H., a metabolism expert in Bethesda, Maryland.

How to Master This Man Move: Don't Think, Just Do It

Dr. Peeke suggests that women take what she calls the Peeke Pledge: I will try not to ruminate, stress over or get anxious about taking care of myself. Instead, I will just do it. “There is healing in action. You don’t heal by ruminating, you heal by doing,” says Dr. Peeke. “Take a first step and don’t worry.”

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