1. What’s a macrobiotic lifestyle
The basic idea: It’s a plant-based diet made up of
organic whole grains, beans, vegetables, sea vegetables,
soups, some fruit, seafood – and no junk food.
it’s also about doing healthy things for your
body, such as eating three balanced meals a day, not eating
three hours before bedtime, getting exercise, chewing your
food well, eating reasonable portions, and – actually
sitting down and taking your time to eat!
healing diet, like I followed initially, has strict limits.
For healthy people, a wide variety of good foods – far wider than the typical American’s
diet – are enjoyed.
2. How does a person start eating this way?
You can take a simple step today toward creating a more
balanced, healthy body. Have oatmeal for breakfast! Or
some carrots and broccoli or steamed cabbage with brown
rice for dinner. Becoming Whole contains
lots of great recipes and a month-long menu planner – as
well as a directory of macrobiotic experts – to get
you started. You might consider taking a macrobiotic
cooking class, or consulting with a macrobiotic counselor – there’s
probably one nearby.
And please visit my
blog for more resources
3. Why is it called macrobiotics?
A lot of people ask that question! “Macro” means “large” or ”long,” and “biotics” means “life.” So
think of it as a way toward a “longer, larger life.”