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Being a vegan does not mean you have great health. With misinformation about food, it is easy to create bad habits and still cook unhealthy meals. Understanding what to eat, is the biggest struggle. However, it does not have to be. If you follow simple meal guidelines, you can build a strong macrobiotic vegan diet.

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Benefits of a Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

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.

Tips on How to Have a Healthy Macrobiotic Vegan Diet

  • Plan every meal around cooked grains and grain products
  • Familiarize yourself with the variety of grains available at health-food stores.
  • Eat at least one vegetable dish with every meal.
  • Eat a wide range of vegetables
  • Use different vegetable combinations and cook them in a variety of ways
  • Try to eat an equal amount or preferably more vegetables than grains.
  • Incorporate a variety of healthy foods into your diet
  • Eat one small bowl of soup every day.
  • Eat naturally pickled and fermented foods
  • Remember that you do not have to eat meat, poultry, or dairy for complete nutrition. Plants, not animals, are the best source of protein and other essential nutrients.

Why Eat a Variety of Foods

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.

Macrobiotic Vegan Lifestyle

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.

For more interesting articles about nutrition, macrobiotics, and living a healthy lifestyle, please visit Denny’s macrobiotic blog.