"Guys will think I'm one of those girls if I only order a salad"
"So you mean a smart girl?" Bushard laughs, pointing out that you can set a good example. "Take pride in the choices you make and stand up for your health!"
Also, women have to be careful of matching men bite for bite, Albers adds. Research indicates that we tend to unconsciously match the way our eating partner eats, but your boyfriend and guy friends have higher caloric needs.
"Salad is a great option. Beef it up with a high-quality protein, steak, chicken, garbanzo beans, etc.. It's likely that you are more judgmental of what you eat than he is," Albers says.