Macrobiotics For Dummies
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
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.
Verne Varona is one of the most energetic and dynamic health educators in the country. A nationally sought-after speaker, Varona has authored articles for natural publications such as Natural Health, Alternative Healing, Macrobiotics Today, and Healthy Body & Fitness, and is also the author of the bestselling Nature's Cancer-Fighting Foods.