- Understand the central dietary principles, nutrition, and foods of a macrobiotic lifestyle
- Prepare macrobiotic menus and recipes
- Reduce your cravings for unhealthy foods
- Prevent or relieve numerous ailments with a macrobiotic diet
The definitive guide to incorporating a macrobiotic diet into your daily life
Do you want to make the most of macrobiotics? This practical guide uses a body, mind, and spirit approach to introduce you to the basics of this popular diet. You'll see how to use macrobiotic principles to enhance your health and happiness; prepare the right foods to increase your energy and fight off disease; and make lifestyle changes to support your new way of eating.
- Begin on the path to healthy living understand the science behind macrobiotics and how to apply the principles to your daily life
- Heal the macrobiotic way discover the foods and nutrients that influence good health and heal common diseases
- Plan for successful, non-stressful change create a macro-friendly kitchen, shop smart, and introduce new foods to the family diet
- Make marvelous macrobiotic meals prepare delicious,easy-to-follow recipes from breakfast to dessert and plan your weekly menu
- Take it on the road make healthy restaurant choices
- Round out your macrobiotic lifestyle get tips for exercise, creating a more nourishing environment, and developing a self-healing personality
Open the book and find:
- The basics of macrobiotic nutrition
- How to marshal your body, mind, and spirit to renew your health
- Ten tips for prompt, permanent weight loss
- Practical ways to eliminate cravings for unhealthy food
- More than 50 healthy, tasty recipes
- Time-saving cooking techniques
- Tips on managing your blood sugar with macrobiotic foods
- The right tools and equipment to stock a healthy kitchen
- A sample macrobiotic menu
About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroduction.
Part I: Getting Started with Macrobiotics.
Chapter 1: Choosing the Macrobiotic Path to Healthy Living.
Chapter 2: Applying Macrobiotic Principles to Your Daily Life.
Chapter 3: Applying Macrobiotic Food Principles to Your Daily Diet.
Chapter 4: Macro Boot Camp: Basic Training.
Chapter 5: Macro Boot Camp: Nutrition in a Nutshell.
Chapter 6: Whole Food Templates: Customizing Your Food Plan.
Part II: Healing the Macrobiotic Way.
Chapter 7: Laying the Groundwork for Macrobiotic Healing.
Chapter 8: Macrobiotic Healing from the Inside Out.
Chapter 9: Healing Common Diseases and Conditions Macrobiotically.
Chapter 10: The Ultimate Recipe for Self-Healing.
Part III: Planning and Preparing Your Macrobiotic Adventure.
Chapter 11: Transforming Your Current Lifestyle into a Macrobiotic One.
Chapter 12: Setting up and Stocking Your Macro-Friendly Kitchen.
Chapter 13: Cooking Tips for Macrobiotic Newbies.
Part IV: Morning to Evening Recipes: Your Dietary Path to Wellness.
Chapter 14: Best Breakfasts and Lip-Smacking Lunches.
Chapter 15: Appealing Appetizers to Divine Dinner Recipes.
Chapter 16: Delectable Desserts and Beverages.
Chapter 17: Making Healthy Restaurant Choices.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Sure-Fire Ways to Handle Your Sweet Tooth.
Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Prompt and Permanent Weight Loss.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Sample Menu for One Week.
Appendix B: Macrobiotic Pioneers.