Our Extreme program as its name suggests is our most portion-controlled meal plan, but despite that clients generally tell us that it is not hard to follow. Since our meals work to stabilize blood sugars as they are consumed, the body doesn’t tend to feel as much discomfort when compared to traditional portion-control alone, while still receiving a gentle, but firm message that it needs to “make-up” the missing calories from its own stored-calorie reserves*.
We achieve this by providing the equivalent of one main meal per day (eaten all at lunch, or split into a half-serving eaten at lunch and dinner). You then eat 2 side dishes per day (either both for dinner, or one accompanying each main meal). With our 21-meal option you also have one of our unique Chi-noa smoothies for breakfast to round out your experience.
Everyone’s body and experience are different, but generally this is a great program for jump-starting a new weight loss endeavor, for help pushing through weight-loss plateaus, or for losing those last few pesky lbs.
We are happy to report that Richie received the results of his yearly physical. His blood was taken right after he completed four weeks of the macro-mediterranean diet. His previous blood was taken on October 21, 2008. Below are both results; his previous results are listed first, followed by the latest results after completing one month on the program:
Cholesterol - before: 205, after: 137
Triglycerides - before: 152, after: 105
LDL - before: 124, after: 72
HDL - before: 51, after: 44
Cholesterol/HDL Ratio - before: 4.0, after: 3.1
Richie also lost 12 pounds (without exercise because he hurt his foot) and his blood pressure went from 138/84 to 122/78. Pretty remarkable for one month! He is now a believer!!*
Earlier this week the drug regime that aimed at treating my persistent hypertension was changed. My physician dropped the drug, Diltiagem (180 mg daily), from my prescriptions. He feels it is likely that my 20lb weight loss, the consequence of my diet changes since early October 2007, is a likely reason my current blood pressure readings have been consistently normal for several weeks. Thus the decision to drop this drug from my medications list. The changes in my diet have been due to my working with Macro-Mediterranean Holistic Nutrition. They have helped me to achieve things I never would have thought possible at my age (77). I feel the best I have in years. The tireless energy and increased mental clarity have been things I wouldn't have expected. Thank You!*
Not only did I lose about 20 pounds, my LDL is 40 while my HDL is 75*.
I have lost 17 pounds since starting the program and I feel so clean inside. I just love what you are doing for me! You are amazing chefs. I tell everyone, there is not a dish that I have had that I didn't like. Lloret Verd, it was the best thing I have ever tasted in my life! Seriously.
I got into a size 12 petite pair of slacks this morning that I haven't worn in over 15 years and still had the tags on them. I just knew the day would come!
Thanks to Macro-Mediterranean and a new way of eating my dream of losing weight and feeling whole in body is realized.*
Chi-Noa Breakfast Smoothies
Chi-Noa is Macro-Mediterranean’s exclusive low-calorie, dairy-free & soy-free, super-food smoothie that is great for breakfasts and snacks!
Supercharge Your Morning
Get these important dietary goals out of the way with your first meal of the day:
- 20% – 25% of your recommended daily intake of Iron.
- 40% – 45% of your recommended daily intake of Fiber.
- 25%-30% of your recommended daily intake of Calcium.
- 120% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C (fruit varieties).
7 Delicious Flavors
We’ve got a flavor for each day of the week (none contain sugar or artificial sweeteners):
- Pure Vanilla.
- Vanilla & Strawberry (made with real fruit).
- Pure Cocoa.
- Cocoa & Raspberry (made with real fruit).
- Just Mocha (coffee-free).
- Raspberry Mocha (coffee-free & made with real fruit).
- Strawberry Mocha (coffee-free & made with real fruit).
Sample Menu Items
Our Chef’s Vegetables are great for use as side dishes to combine with your meals or as snacks.
Macrobiotics holds the plentiful consumption of vegetables as one of the pillars to maintaining health.
Our Chef’s Vegetables are different each time we cook, utilizing the freshest vegetables available to us.
An Eastern and Macrobiotic tradition. Our Miso soup is earthy and warming. It relaxes the stomach and aids in digestion.
Miso is one of the world’s oldest traditional probiotics. Regular consumption helps promote healthy intestinal flora, which macrobiotics holds as fundamental to maintaining good health.
Our Vegetable soup is our “soup du jour”, constantly changing with seasonal vegetables and the never-ending inspiration of our chefs.
Relax and enjoy as we provide you with a different selection of weight loss dishes from our fresh menu of the week each time you order.
Our set menu for the Extreme weight loss program is 100% plant-based and offers great value to those willing to be adventurous, and who do not have special dietary requirements.
All our weight-loss meals are vegan and dairy-free, but do you need to eat gluten-free, wheat free, nut free, or have specific ingredients you want to avoid?
Tell us your ingredient dislikes and we will setup a fully-customized weight loss menu for you based on our current selection of fresh, and fresh-frozen dishes each time you order.