Macrobiotics For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2009 - Health & Fitness - 384 pages
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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

  

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User Review  - RebeccaAnn - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Indybooks - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Getting Started with Macrobiotics
7
Choosing the Macrobiotic Path to Healthy Living
9
Applying Macrobiotic Principles to Your Daily Life
21
Applying Macrobiotic Food Principles to Your Daily Diet
41
Macro Boot Camp Basic Training
61
Macro Boot Camp Nutrition in a Nutshell
79
Whole Food Templates Customizing Your Food Plan
113
Setting up and Stocking Your MacroFriendly Kitchen
221
Cooking Tips for Macrobiotic Newbies
233
Morning to Evening Recipes Your Dietary Path to Wellness
245
Best Breakfasts and LipSmacking Lunches
247
Appealing Appetizers to Divine Dinner Recipes
273
Delectable Desserts and Beverages
303
Making Healthy Restaurant Choices
321
The Part of Tens
327

Healing the Macrobiotic Way
133
Laying the Groundwork for Macrobiotic Healing
135
Macrobiotic Healing from the Inside Out
149
Healing Common Diseases and Conditions Macrobiotically
167
The Ultimate Recipe for SelfHealing
193
Planning and Preparing Your Macrobiotic Adventure
209
Transforming Your Current Lifestyle into a Macrobiotic One
211
Ten SureFire Ways to Handle Your Sweet Tooth
329
Ten Tips for Prompt and Permanent Weight Loss
333
Appendixes
339
Sample Menu for One Week
341
Macrobiotic Pioneers
345
Index
351
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About the author (2009)

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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