Losing weight with a macrobiotic diet

December 11, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Want to lose weight and look 10 years younger? We have a simple way of eating that gives you complete freedom over your diet, while saving you money and improving your health and physical image. Father and son macrobiotic experts, Kaare and Alrik Bursell, explains how it's done.

Major benefits of eating a macrobiotic grain and vegetable diet:

  • Permanent weight loss.
  • Emotional calmness and stability.
  • Cleansing and tonification of skin.
  • Increase in vitality and stamina.
  • Marked improvement in mental clarity.
  • Disappearance of chronic pain.
  • Deep and restful sleep

Recipe: A basic macrobiotic meal to last you through the week

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Short Grain Brown Rice
  • 2 Cups Lentils
  • 3 Carrots
  • 3 Leaves of Kale
  • 3 Celery Sticks
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Broccoli Bunch
  • 1 Diakon Root

Instructions:

Take the 3 celery sticks, 1 carrot and half of the onion and dice them up into small pieces. Put them into a pan together and turn the flame on high and sautee them until they are only half cooked. Save them for later.

Take the 2 cups of lentils and add 4 cups of water in a pot, bring to a boil. Stir to make sure the lentils are not sticking, cover the pot and then bring it down to a low simmer for 20 mins. Then take the half cooked veggies and throw them into the lentils and mix them altogether, feel free to add salt, pepper, cumin and herbs as desired.

Take the 2 cups of short grain brown rice and mix with 4 cups of water and 1/2 Teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, cover the pot and bring it down to a low simmer for 40mins.

Take the 2 remaining carrots, broccoli, diakon and half onion and cut them into about inch long slices. Sautee with water and a dash of salt in a pan until they are soft.

Take the 3 leaves of kale and cut them down the stem and dice into quarters. Put in a pot with a little water and bring to a boil, let them steam until they are soft and crunchy.

Make sure to start the lentils and rice first so that you can cook the vegetables and kale while the rice and lentils are simmering. If you time this right, when the lentils and rice are done you will be finished with your vegetables. Feel free to garnish the vegetables with seseme seeds, pickles or other item as desired.

This will make enough food to have a plate for your self, then take the remaining food and put into tupper wear. You can then prepare the left overs as lunches for work and dinner throughout the week. The rice and lentils will last you the longest, allowing you to add fresh vegetables to make a variety of dishes, such as stir frys and wraps.

This basic recipe can be altered in anyway, if you don't like any of the vegetables or there is another whole grain you perfer, you can always mix and match. Also, if you want, you can supplement with dairy and meat as you desire.

About Kaare Bursell:
Kaare Bursell has been a macrobiotic chef and counselor for 30 years. He has counseled thousands of people and has given lectures at macrobiotic conferences all over the country. Kaare Bursell currently lives in Carson City Neveda, with his wife Patricia.

Bursell's book, "The End of Medicine" describes the process whereby all illnesses arise in the human individual. It details the illness process in terms of macrobiotic theory and concepts. The book also describes how this process can be self-diagnosed by any individual, how to treat the process so illness can be reversed and the individual heal him or herself. The author has been using the methods described in the book for over 27 years and has counseled thousands of people.

Web site: www.alchemycalpages.com


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