Macrobiotics and Weight Loss

Posted on by Denny Waxman

Food is our strongest desire. No one can conquer his or her appetite. If you eat in an imbalanced way, your appetite always wins. For example, if you take something salty, you are forced to drink. You can’t escape because the salt needs the water to make balance. If you eat something dry, you have to drink. With the best modern packaging, we still can’t keep pretzels dry. It is impossible, because the dryness seeks moisture, seeks liquid. If you eat salty pretzels you seek liquid.

We can say, who is thirsty? Are you thirsty or are the pretzels thirsty?

When you eat the pretzels it is the same thing. There is no difference anymore.

If your condition is not balanced, then you can’t control your appetite. Even though you know what to do, you can’t do it. The secret is learning how to make a balance for your condition, so that you can naturally start to control your appetite. Everything changes to its opposite. The current approach to losing weight is restricting yourself. But when you restrict yourself, you want to eat. Of course to lose weight we have to have some restriction, but the overall approach has to be one of not restricting, of satisfying ourselves.

1 Comment | Tags: Adjusting Your Diet, Macrobiotic Diet, Macrobiotic Philosophy, Mental Health, Weight loss


  1. Kathryn L. says;
    07 May 2010 - 19:58

    My question concerns staying full…I’ve recently finished radiation after a breast lumpectomy for stage 1 tubular cancer. I’m working with a certified macrobiotic counselor near me and am feeling great with the grain based diet. I realize my diet will widen over time but for now, I’m having a very hard time with hunger though I eat large portions of my recommended foods. What can I do? I’ve lost 10 pounds and was already thin.

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