Macrobiotic diet

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    Dec 26, 2010 12:31 AM GMT
    Is this a sensible diet for someone trying to lose weight?

    It is supposed to consist of mostly brown rice or whole grains, vegetables and small amounts of other foods (beans, fish, etc.)

    Link here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobiotic_diet

    My current diet is quite bad and I am a little overweight.

    Thanks for your advice.
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    Dec 26, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    Im thinking you should actually cut down on ALL the grains if you wanna lose weight
  • UnluckyTitan

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    Dec 26, 2010 1:20 AM GMT
    amar_m saidIm thinking you should actually cut down on ALL the grains if you wanna lose weight


    What he said. Just make sure you're using more calories than you consume.
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    Dec 26, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    Macrobiotics is a lifestyle, not a diet! extensive research is needed to follow the lifestyle, including know what pat foods are indiginous to your area, how to correctly prepare them, when to eat what. It takes YEARS of study to live a macrobiotic lifestyle.
  • DCEric

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    Dec 26, 2010 3:49 AM GMT
    If you are using the word 'diet' as a temporary way to eat until you are at you are at your desired weight you are not going to be at that weight very long. You need to change the way you eat food. Permanently. Anything else will be a life long battle.
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    Dec 26, 2010 4:47 AM GMT
    +1, all of the above posts. I haven't seen many people in North America pull it off healthily or successfully in the longterm, either.
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    Dec 26, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    Thanks for all your replies. icon_biggrin.gif


    The reason I considered this, is exactly because I am looking for a way to eat long-term that is feasible, and not a short-term crash diet.