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Macro on Macrobiotic Diet

What is this?

Macrobiotic diet, in short, is about balance.  Eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thirsty, don’t do either in excess, and don’t do it with the wrong things.  But simple moderation is not the only challenge to overcome on the journey to wellness and longevity, and the macrobiotic diet provides a strategy to achieve maximum health without falling into a cycle of yoyo diets or strange pre-packaged foods.

Water Water Everywhere, But Not Too Much

Eating when you’re bored, or drinking high sugar drinks out of habit can lead to poor health outcomes regardless what else you’re consuming.  Also, people adopting this diet are urged not to mindlessly hydrate either.  Drink when you’re thirsty, but not compulsively.  There is no quote.  Getting eight glasses of h2o a day is not as vital as once thought.
 Drink when you need water.  It's not more complicated than that.

What Do I Eat?

Fundamentally this is a pescatarian diet that can be easily modified to accommodate vegans and vegetarians.  Followers of the diet tend to avoid meat, dairy, refined sugars, tropical fruit, or anything processed.  Spicy food and alcohol are also frowned upon, so maybe don’t start this diet around Cinco De Mayo or 4th of July.  Coffee is another item to avoid on the macrobiotic diet, and, as you might have guessed, the diet stresses that food be locally sourced and organic.

Is It hard?

Yes.  Wooo boy, yes.  But fortunately, the degree of difficulty is mostly dependent on your level of interest in the philosophy.  Incorporating some aspects while dismissing others can still contribute to improved health.  And even if you opt not to commit fully to the lifestyle, the small changes you’ve made in the right direction will have an impact.  Sometimes creating good habits is the first and most important lesson on the path to wellness.  Many followers of the macrobiotic diet only use clay utensils and dishes and won't own a microwave… but obviously this isn’t required to enjoy the immediate benefits of eating more a balanced, vegetable oriented, organic diet.

Who's Is Doing This?

Madonna.  Madonna is doing this.  What else is there to know?

Oh not enough?  How about this: World Famous Model Giselle and NFL Champion Tom Brady follow a strict macrobiotic diet with the help of a traveling chef that prepares every last one of their daily meals.  So maybe that’s a little out of reach for most people, but even moderate adjustments toward a more balanced lifestyle and locally sourced organic foods will have a noticeable impact on your health.  Everyone from Cross Fit loving moms-of-five to Firefighters are getting Macrobiotic!!  Promoting health from a position of balance is a lifestyle that appeals to people from all walks of life, and depending on your interest, the diet can be easily tailored for just about anyone.