It is well known that meat and dairy are the main causes for the increasing numbers of degenerative illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. That is why the biggest benefit of a macrobiotic vegan diet is it can relieve symptoms and improve your current health. With whole-food, plant-based diet, our bodies can start healing naturally. In addition, macrobiotic vegan diet supports the environment and animal welfare.
When you include a variety of foods in your macrobiotic vegan diet, you will feel more satisfied and your meals will provide better nutrition. Start by adding a few new foods each week. The biggest mistake you can make is sticking to a few new foods you enjoy eating and eating them over and over. Even though this may be satisfying at first, eventually it will lead to boredom and dissatisfaction. It also could cause you to miss out on essential nutrients. Variety of foods keeps meals exciting, healthy and satisfying.
By doing this you will see your desire for unhealthy foods diminish. While your desire for fresh, healthy foods increases.
Building a strong macrobiotic vegan diet is great. But don’t forget – lifestyle is just as important as diet.
Here are easy lifestyle practices to include with your macrobiotic vegan diet to create long lasting health:
- Walk outside for 30 minutes everyday
- Eat without any distractions (includes eating without watching tv or reading)
- Take your time with meals
- Give yourself a daily body rub
- Eat at regular times (Keep to a meal schedule)
- Sit down while eating
Want to have a personalized health plan to help you feel better? Schedule a macrobiotic counseling session with Denny Waxman. Denny, macrobiotic counselor, has forty-five years of experience working with clients on their health. In one session, you will be able to discuss health problems, receive recommendations, and have a health plan specific to your needs.
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