PART 4 IN OUR SERIES: A Woman's Guide To Healthy Eating For Fast Weight Loss
The Macrobiotic diet is considered to be one of the healthiest eating regimes that aim to promote a holistic approach to achieving optimum health. Since the 60’s it has evolved from the hippest to the healthiest diet – helping a huge amount of people all across the world deal with their health diseases. It is especially recommended to help solve weight problems. However the macrobiotic diet should be taken as a whole lifestyle for best results because it stands for healthy living by means of eradicating processed foods as well as meats, dairy, refined sugars, chemicals and many other detrimental substances from one’s life.
Breakfast is the perfect time to indulge in some whole grains and vegetables. The recipes are pretty simple. You can go for quinoa, barley, millet, oats, brown rice, etc. And then top it with some extra seaweed or any steamed or slightly boiled vegetables that you like.
Whole Oats & Seaweed: Whole oats can be very tasty if topped with some seaweed or any other vegetables that you like. You can sautee some carrots and add them to your bowl.
Quinoa Salad: Add quinoa to your slightly sautéed carrots and radish. Sprinkle some spring onions and add lemon juice.
Oat Sticks: Add some oats and roasted peanuts and add rice syrup. Put it onto a tray and into the oven for 10 minutes.
Between breakfast and lunch you can have some whole grain snack with a little sweetener such as rice syrup or cinnamon.
Given that this lifestyle excludes almost all fruits (only a few per week), you should go for a lot of vegetables (boiled or steamed, or sautéed only in vegetable oil) together with grains as well. However, you can always have a miso soup with a salad on the side. Soups are recommended and you can make it with vegetable stock or miso paste based on your own liking.
Vegetable Noodle Soup
Add spring onions, mushrooms, and potatoes to a pot and boil it. Then add some noodles to taste and cook for another 15 minutes.
Add miso paste to your vegetable stock, spring onions and some greens. Potatoes can be an addition.
You can cook some salad made of greens and mostly green foods so as to ensure a healthy weight loss process. Here you can opt for green onions, regular onions, dandelion, seaweed and more, upon your liking.
As a snack between lunch and dinner you can opt for several fruits (not exotic), and only 2 to 3 times per week. You can go for pears, apples, plums, etc.
For dinner you can go for a more sophisticated and substantial recipe.
Quinoa &Crispy Tofu: Quinoa plus tofu makes the perfect combination if topped with some lime juice. Tofu has to be a bit crispy. You can also use some vegetables on the side to perfect the dish.
Roasted Vegetables & Lentils: Roast some sweet potatoes, cauliflower as well as dukkah and then mix it with lentils. The dish will end up perfect if you top it with some dressing on the side.
Roasted Nuts & Brown Rice: Sautee onions, add brown rice and cook until ready. In another pot add some nuts and roast them until ready. Add to the rice and put some vegetables on the side.
Pro Tip: Sometimes you can go for baked apples topped with cinnamon as a great snack after dinner.
To help you even further in your macrobiotic journey, here are a few excellent recipe books that you can buy from Amazon:
- Mayumi's Kitchen: Macrobiotic Cooking for Body and Soul
- Modern-Day Macrobiotics: Transform Your Diet and Feed Your Mind, Body and Spirit
- Macrobiotic Diet Cookbook: 50 Macrobiotic Recipes for Holistic Wellness and High Energy Levels
These recipes should serve as a great way to start your macrobiotic diet journey if you want to go for a high quality lifestyle and lose considerable amount of weight at the same time. You are highly encouraged to try them out and you will most likely continue with the lifestyle for an extended period of time!
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Author: Amna El Tawil
Author Bio: Amna is a Health & Fitness Editor at Nutrition Souq. Her specialties are health eating, diet, weight loss and fitness activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. She has contributed to several publications sold on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo in addition to two self-help books for the John Maxwell Organization. She also worked as a full time journalist for the largest media network in the Middle East: MBC.
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