Synopses & Reviews
A modern girl’s guide to the secrets of eating for health, beauty, and peace of mind.
"Part Joan Rivers, part Mahatma Gandhi, Jessica Porter makes macrobiotics meaningful, hilarious, and totally life-changing."
Simon Doonan, creative director, Barneys New York and author of Wacky Chicks
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 most popular diets that is based on century’s old principles. She explains that through the right balance of food, women can find balance in every aspect of their lives—improved health, weight loss, or fulfilling relationships.
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 mind and body through food.
Speaking to the generation of young women looking to extend their healthy lifestyles beyond yoga and Pilates, macrobiotic chef and instructor Porter offers fresh, contemporary, and accessible insight into one of the world's oldest, yet most popular, diets.
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 her own one-woman show, Zen Comedy, and has been featured in Simon Doonan’s recent book, Wacky Chicks: Life Lessons from Fearlessly Inappropriate and Fabulously Eccentric Women.
Table of Contents
The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics Foreword
Life Lessons: The 12 Laws of Change of the Infinite Universe
1. Laws 1, 2, and 3
2. Laws 4 and 5
3. Laws 6, 7, 8, and 9
4. Laws 10, 11, and 12
Becoming a Macro Chick
5. Phase One: Going with the Grain
6. Phase Two: Cupboard Conversion
7. Phase Three: Going Whole Hog
8. More Recipes
9. Beyond the Diet: Desludging and the Yin and Yang of Love
Glossary of Terms