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Macrobiotics For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-52642-2
384 pages
April 2009
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Learn to:

  • 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
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Table of Contents


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.


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Author Information

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.

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