Taking on a new eating pattern is always a challenge, but going on a stringent diet that requires discipline and a keen observation of what you eat is on a whole new level. If you’re ready to take on a diet plan that requires a strict observance of rules and you’re looking to try a new way of eating healthy, then the macrobiotic diet might just be for you.
What Is The Macrobiotic Diet?
The macrobiotic diet is a diet that emphasizes on the consumption of grains, cereals, vegetables, fish, soy, and legumes in order to have what the diet considers to be a healthy. The diet also requires that you include some meditation in your lifestyle and to live life on a slower pace than you normally would. Eating a diet that consists of organic food is also very important in the diet as well as the use of specific tools in cooking your food such as the use of wooden, stainless steel, and glass cooking apparatus and utensils because they consider these to be the best way of showing respect for the food.
The macrobiotic diet incorporates elements of buddhism in it as it considers food to be sacred and one that should not be rushed whether in preparing the food or in the consumption of it. The diet intends to cultivate a calm and balance way of living that begins with food and moves into the rest of the way that you live your daily life. The diet encourages you to avoid artificial and/or chemically-laden products not only those relating to food but also extends to encompass personal hygiene products and things used around the home.