Macrobiotic weight lose diet is not just a diet plan. It is a way of life. If you are attracted to the concept of eating a natural, organic, plant-based diet (with a bit of fish) and adopt a Zen spirituality, both in life and food choices, then a macrobiotic diet this can be for you.
The macrobiotic diet regimen supports an Eastern philosophy of balancing foods to achieve a balance between yin and yang. To achieve this balance, foods are paired according to their tastes bitter, strong, characteristic salty, sweet or bitter.
The diet also allows you to eat certain fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers in limited quantities. Foods excluded are considered over-stimulation, or too concentrated and therefore are not able to achieve balance.
Food should be consumed in its natural state and processed foods are not recommended. Other items excluded are fatty meats, most dairy products, sugar, coffee, tea, caffeinated drinks, stimulants, alcohol, chocolate, refined flours, spices hot, chemicals and preservatives, chicken, potatoes and zucchini.
Breakdown of typical macrobiotic diet:
Whole grains, especially brown rice: 50% -60%
Vegetables and seaweeds: 25% -30%
Beans: 5% -10%
Fish, nuts, seeds, fruits, miso soup: 5% -20%
Soup (made from ingredients above): 1-2 cups a day