The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics: A Philosophy for Achieving a Radiant Mind and Fabulous Body

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Penguin, 2004 - Cooking - 289 pages
48 Reviews

A modern girl's guide to the secrets of eating for health, beauty, and peace of mind.

"Part Joan Rivers, part Mahatma Gandhi, Jessica Porter makes macrobiotics meaningful, hilarious, and totally life-changing."

Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys New York and author of Wacky Chicks

Heralded by New York magazine as one of the city's most popular diets, macrobiotics has become the latest trend in dieting, thanks to high-profile supporters like Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Speaking to the generation of young women looking to extend their healthy lifestyles beyond yoga and Pilates, macrobiotic chef and instructor Jessica Porter offers fresh, contemporary, and accessible insight into one of the world's most popular diets that is based on century's old principles. She explains that through the right balance of food, women can find balance in every aspect of their lives—improved health, weight loss, or fulfilling relationships.

The effects of eating a macrobiotic diet can extend beyond basic health to weight loss, beauty, better sex, and peace of mind. Cooking tips and recipes are combined with Jessica's no-nonsense philosophy and witty anecdotes to create a lifestyle book that will inspire women to hit the kitchen with an understanding of how to strengthen their mind and body through food.

  

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Really good introduction to macrobiotics. - Goodreads
Recipes are delicious! - Goodreads
It's a fun read with humour and great advice. - Goodreads
It is a good introduction, but that's where it ends. - Goodreads
I'm looking forward to trying out some of the recipes. - Goodreads
Filled with recipes. - Goodreads

Review: The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics

User Review  - Blanche - Goodreads

Through my health journey I've read some really awesome materials. Porter's book on Macrobiotics is my new favorite resource. It's a fun read with humour and great advice. What I like most about her ... Read full review

Review: The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics

User Review  - Emily Crow - Goodreads

I liked Jessica Porter's writing style, and I felt this book is a good introduction to the theory and practice of macrobiotics. The book did not convince me of the benefits of actually eating ... Read full review

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Contents

life lessons the 12 laws of change of the infinite universe
13
1 Laws 1 2 and 3
15
Snack Break
28
2 Laws 4 and 5
32
McHeartbreak
38
3 Laws 6 7 8 and 9
44
Rice Break
51
4 Laws 1O 11 and 12
58
Cupboard Conversion
95
Going Whole Hog
147
8 More Recipes
184
Desludging and the Yin and Yang of Love
242
Conclusion
274
Glossary of Terms
276
Bibliography
280
Resources
282

becoming a macro chick
69
Going with the Grain
71

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About the author (2004)

Jessica Porter is a macrobiotic chef, cooking instructor, and hypnotist. She completed her macrobiotic training at the Kushi Institute in Beckett, Massachusetts. She hosts a weekly radio show in Portland, Maine, has written and appeared in her own one-woman show, Zen Comedy, and has been featured in Simon Doonan's recent book, Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women.

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