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Over 7 hours of macrobiotic fact, fun, commentary and training
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Vibrant health, dazzling beauty, a great body, fulfilling relationships, amazing sex and inner peacewhat woman wouldn't want these things? But chasing the latest diet craze and burying ourselves in beauty products isn't really helping us achieve better bodies and minds. It's time to trade in the fads and expand your healthy lifestyle beyond yoga and pilates with one of the most enduring and popular diets in the world.
For women for whom looking good means feeling good, macrobiotic chef and cooking instructor Jessica Porter offers fresh, contemporary, and accessible insight into a dietary practice that has been invigorating women's health for generations. Cooking tips and recipes are combined with Jessica's no-nonsense philosophy and witty anecdotes to create a book that will inspire you to hit the kitchen armed with the tools you need to strengthen your mind and body through food.
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Praise for The Hip Chicks Guide to Macrobiotics
"Porter's dry wit and in-your-face narrative cuts to the very heart of [macrobiotic] philosophy. May this be a macrobiotic manifesto for a new generation of empowered hipsters."
—Lee Gross, macrobiotic chef to Gwyneth Paltrow
"Informative — and a great laugh!"
—Mayumi Nishimura, macrobiotic chef to Madonna
"What a blast! I laughed a lot and learned a lot, too."
—Christina Pirello, author of Cooking the Whole Foods Way and Christina Cooks
The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics
There is no right or wrong way to approach this book. One of the things I love about macrobiotics is that there is a food piece and a philosophy piece; theory and practice tucked side by side on your fork. You can start with your brain or with your belly. This book is formatted in “phases” that sketch out a reasonable path for a person to follow, but may not be your destiny at all. You may want to jump straight to a de-sludging diet tomorrow or just read some of the philosophy over brown rice and see what happens next. Either way, you will learn what you are meant to learn on your personal timetable. I believe that if you are intrigued at all by either the cooking or the theory that your intuition will guide you like a benevolent dominatrix.
Take in the philosophy at your own pace. I found that I needed to eat whole foods for a while before the big ideas really started to sink in. If you’ve already been dabbling in Eastern thought, you may dive straight into yin and yang very easily. I have inserted funny little stories within the philosophy to give your mind a break from all the thinking. But whatever you do, don’t ignore the philosophy completely. It is very important in helping to keep you inspired and to fuel your inner freedom.
Please keep studying macrobiotics. Buy other peoples’ books. Get a personal consultation. Go to cooking classes, dinner lectures or start a potluck. Yin and yang will keep you interested and awake for a lifetime, and there is no end to what they can teach all of us. Meet others who practice macrobiotics. Seek out those with gleams in their eyes, and senses of humor, and learn from them. If you need help from a therapist or a support group to help move through heavy feelings or issues, by all means, seek it out. I certainly did. But always remember that your intuition, as it is strengthened with macrobiotic food, will eventually become your ultimate authority.
Finally, I hope you make friends with this book, referring to it and rereading it whenever necessary. May it feed you, inspire you, and make you laugh ‘til the carrot juice spews out your nose.