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WHET the Macrobiotic diet?

I remember everyone talking about it back in the day.

by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 5:11 PM

The very definition of a fad.

by Anonymousreply 1Last Tuesday at 3:17 PM

Why though? It seems healthy, lots of whole grains and vegetables etc...

by Anonymousreply 2Last Tuesday at 3:58 PM

It was nutritionally sound but it was needlessly complicated. There are many equally (maybe even more) nutritious eating plans that don't take anywhere near the amount of planning and research that macrobiotic took. Waste of time. Strictly for people who enjoy making things as complicated as possible so they can brag about it.

by Anonymousreply 3Last Tuesday at 4:19 PM

My mum veered between vegetarian and macro my whole childhood and what I've noticed is that while fewer restaurants proclaim themselves macrobiotic now, a lot of the principles that people enjoyed have been absorbed by mainstream vegetarian/vegan restaurants whilst the unpopular ones (the weird rules about limiting fluid, lack of nightshades, saltiness, etc.) are only followed by the hardcore.

I need a deep breath after that run-on sentence.

The Buddha bowls being cradled in millions of Instagram photos are just a modern iteration of the old macro plate.

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by Anonymousreply 4Last Tuesday at 4:35 PM

Then:

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by Anonymousreply 5Last Tuesday at 4:40 PM

The endless chewing

by Anonymousreply 6Last Tuesday at 4:44 PM

I see your endless chewing and raise you one steaming cup of twig water.

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by Anonymousreply 7Last Tuesday at 4:50 PM

Twig water?

by Anonymousreply 8Last Tuesday at 5:04 PM

Kukicha tea is just roasted twigs from a tea plant.

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by Anonymousreply 9Last Tuesday at 5:11 PM
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