Macrobiotics for Dummies, Paperback Book
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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


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Category: Diets & dieting
  • ISBN: 9780470401385

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One of North America's top macrobiotic health counselors and writers has created a user-friendly introduction to the macrobiotic diet and lifestyle. Verne Varona is informed, concise, occasionally humorous, and full of insight about the road to a healthier lifestyle. I recommend this book without hesitation.

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I've been a vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) for almost five years now, but I've always been interested in the macrobiotic (or whole food) diet. This book offers a great introduction to not only the diet, but the macrobiotic lifestyle. On top of that, there are some great looking recipes in the back of the book that I'm excited to try out. I don't think I'm ready to convert quite yet, but all in all, a very interesting read.