The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics: A Philosophy for achieving a Radiant Mind and a Fabulous Body
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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.
nature, the world becomes a more peaceful place. These days, we need macrobiotic foods and principles more than ever. I have known Jessica Porter for more than ten years; she is a performer, a teacher, and a very funny lady. Because of her playful spirit, she has the ability to communicate macrobiotic ideas to those who learn through laughter. I trust you will enjoy this book, and I wish you congratulations as you embark on your wonderful macrobiotic adventure. Michio Kushi Becket,
Argue with me. Argue with this book. Look around and find the evidence or lack thereof. Ask yourself how your hair grows and intestines glurg away, without your effort, thought, or direction. Where is all that energy coming from? What is its source? What pushes the moon to control the tides to lap at your toes on the beach? After eating whole grains for a while (which are themselves natural and united), your perceptions may change. Have fun. Live. Don’t be a slave to this book, or any other. In
slightly alkaline condition. To make that happen, chewing is necessary. When you chew a mouthful of rice one hundred times, it becomes sweet because it is breaking down into glucose in your mouth. What you’re left with is an exceptionally sweet liquid with little bits of fiber floating in it. The liquid is perfect fuel for your body. It will be absorbed magically and happily by your small intestine, elevating your blood sugar in a smooth and balanced way, allowing your pancreas a rest, and it
boring pudding made of watered-down apple juice and some crazy seaweed was handed out to all the students. Some of the participants were as annoyingly alive as the teacher, smacking their lips and cooing over the pathetic health-food Jell-O. I couldn’t stand them. One woman wore a turban to cover up what I assumed was chemotherapy-induced baldness. At the time, she gave me the creeps. I had heard that people came to macrobiotics to cure illness, but it just seemed too weird at the time. I know
stew. Simmer 5 more minutes. If the stew is too thin, add a little more thickener. If too thick, add more cold water for desired consistency. SERVES 4–6 on tofu hot dogs, veggie burgers, etc…. When at a barbecue, I go for the tofu hot dog or the veggie burger in a flash. At this point, my digestion can handle them much better than it could real meat. However, I have to continually remember what my friend Lisa tells her classes: “If you can’t pronounce it, you probably have no business