This lighthearted book demystifies the macro craze, explains the theories behind the diet and provides...recipes...to please your...palate. -- Harper's Bazaar, November 2004
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.
Jessica Porter (Biography)
Jessica Porter is a macrobiotic chef, cooking instructor, and hypnotist. She completed her macrobiotic training at the Kushi Institute in Beckett, Massachusetts. She insists that eating well, and eating consciously, is the single most transformative thing you can do in the world. It's not just about "being healthy", it's about EVERYTHING. If you've ever wondered "What the heck is macrobiotics?" you've come to the right place. Her goal in writing The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics was to answer that question for all the hip chicks who have heard about this strange diet, but need to get the nitty gritty.