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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (246 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jessica Porter Narrator: Jessica Porter Publisher: Just In Time Productions, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 oldest, yet most popular, diets. She explains that by eating good quality whole foods, any woman can experience physical, sensory, emotional, and intellectual freedom.

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 minds and bodies through food.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Amy | 2/18/2014

    " I am someone who is generally prone to jump on health food bandwagons, I practically eat a vegan diet as it is. But this woman is nuts. Wacko. For instance, the idea that celery "balances" carrots because one grows skyward, and the other earthward ... and that, well, "macro people generally don't eat potatoes, tomatoes and eggplant, because they leech vitamins from your system" (not an exact quote but that was the idea). Macrobiotics looks to me like a constructed, fictionalized justification for what would be a vegan, traditional Japanese diet - and I currently enjoy traditional Japanese dishes with sea vegetables & such - it's the bullshit about chewing each mouthful 100 times, that I can't buy. Wacko. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen | 2/14/2014

    " There is something to be said for this fad, I think, given the fact that there is so little food in our food today, and so much toxic sludge. If you want an introduction to macrobiotics, I would recommend this book. If nothing else, it educated me about many different foods I had never even heard of. It was fun going to Whole Foods afterward and spotting things I otherwise would not have noticed. Kale is yummy! I'm looking forward to trying out some of the recipes. The author is pretty funny, and I like the spiritual lessons herein, the explanations of yin and yang with regard to food and more. I would never be able to go whole hog with this (no way I'm giving up dairy), but feeling very yang this morning...maybe I'll go eat a carrot top, hold the carrot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Áine | 2/10/2014

    " By "I liked it," I mean this book totally depressed me, but it gave me the kick in the butt I needed to re-commit to my resolution not to have refined sugar. And to venture into the world of sea vegetables... The funny writing style made it an accessible introduction to macrobiotics. If that's something you're looking for, I'd pick this up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yasmin | 2/6/2014

    " This book seems like it might be a Sex and the City approach to macrobiotics, but it isn't really. Lots of information about the macrobiotic philosophy (yin and yang) that guide the diet. I'd recommend it if you're interested in macrobiotics specifically or just being healthier. "

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About the Author

Jessica Porter is a macrobiotic chef, cooking instructor, and hypnotist. She completed her macrobiotic training at the Kushi Institute in Beckett, Massachusetts. She hosts a weekly radio show in Portland, Maine; has written and appeared in Zen Comedy, her own one-woman show; and has been featured in Simon Doonan’s book Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women.