When we first began counseling nutrition we learned quickly that just as a picture is worth 1000 words, providing a week of meals combined with counseling was 1000 times more effective than counseling alone. After eating a week of meals clients would tell us in sessions all the benefits they had noticed while experiencing this new way of eating and out of that came excitement and motivation to improve further because they already knew first-hand what was possible.
We have created two programs, one with a weight-loss menu, and one with a menu promoting detox, that we combine with an hour of counseling that can be split into two sessions if desired. The benefit of counseling is that it can help you to understand better what changes you can make in your own diet beyond eating the meals we provide. This can enhance your experience and also help you to maintain the benefits you achieve when eating on your own.*
I was having severe pain in my abdomen and my doctor diagnosed me with having gall stones. I did not want to have surgery, at least at that time, and she suggested a change in diet might help.
My doctor introduced me to Jeremy and Maria (J&M), who introduced me to the macrobiotic way of eating. They immediately e-mailed information to read about macrobiotics, and sent several simple recipes to get me started.
My husband was willing to change his way of eating with me... and so we started immediately. The recipes from Jeremy and Maria were simple, and once I found the ingredients, with help from J&M, were simple and quick to make. The most difficult part for me was cooking a new way, but once I settled in my mind to look at this as learning to cook for the first time, it became easier. The pain I was feeling in my abdomen was almost gone. J&M spoke with me weekly, encouraged me constantly.
As the weeks went by, more recipes arrived by e-mail, and J&M kept in touch with me. What was helpful is they asked me to keep a journal of what I was eating daily, e-mail it to them, along with questions I had, and they would respond letting me know what I was missing in my diet, and foods to add to it. Recipes were a constant, delicious, easy to make, and very much appreciated.
Soon, my husband and I noticed we were losing weight - what a bonus, especially for my husband who has always struggled with his weight and constantly trying new diets. The bonus.... this wasn't even a diet. We were enjoying what we were eating. We found we had more energy. We never felt that bloated feeling you have when you eat too much at dinner. And some of the recipes were so delicious, that we did eat a lot - just never felt bloated.
Jeremy & Maria taught us how to change our diets without having to become fanatics. We do not miss the foods we removed from our diet, don't even think about them.
J&M taught me a lot about the foods we eat, and how our system digests and uses the nutrients from them. We feel lucky to have met Jeremy and Maria, they have changed the way we look at food, and what to look for when checking ingredients. We are happy to have changed our way of eating and feeling much better about it. Can't even imagine eating the way we used to.
As I look back, J&M made the change in eating go quite smoothly.*
After personally experiencing three months of rapid weight loss and failed diagnoses, my primary care physician suggested I try eating a macrobiotic diet. A daily journal of my eating habits and poor health events suggested my body was reacting as though everything I ate was an allergen. Biopsies eventually confirmed the widespread inflammation.
My physician put me in touch with Jeremy and Maria who helped me tremendously. Their insight into what changes in one’s lifestyle must take place, their availability and their patience and nurturing along the way, week after week, made the transition actually do able for me.
They supported me with readings, recipes, anecdotes and respect. The changes in my eating are still taking place as I come to accept that I must be fastidious in my dietary choices in order to maintain my health. I was unable to work for 3 months. I am now back at work and approaching the level of stamina I had previous to my body’s attack on me.*
I had a consultation with Jeremy & Maria over the phone and they designed a meal plan to target my specific conditions and then setup to have their personal chef start preparing the food they recommended for me.
I was worried about liking the food, but as soon as my first week of food was prepared for me, my fears went away. The recipes were so delicious that some of them (like the veggie burgers), I loved so much that I was hesitant to share them with my family. I also was not hungry ever and so the experience was not like with diets I had tried in the past. I had so much food, actually, that my daughter even started taking my leftovers to work for lunch. Once she tried the food, she realized, as I did, that it was as enjoyable as eating the food we used to eat before, but with added health benefits.
The improvements in my health were quick to come. At the end of just the first week of food from the meal service, my arthritis pain had significantly improved. After eating like this for a month and a half, I lost 19 lbs. Now after 4 months I have lost 26 lbs. I had suffered for a long time from a lot of pain in my stomach and lower digestive tract. That has completely stopped. I have had trouble for the past few years with my liver and now my tests are suddenly improving as is my diabetes control. The only change I have made is how I eat. I also have developed an overall sensation of feeling better that I found totally unexpected and is almost the best thing I have gotten out of changing the way I eat. From these improvements I am convinced that this is the best way I can be eating and plan to continue eating this way from now, going forward.
After just four weeks using the Macro-Mediterranean personal chef service I now feel well enough to go to the store and cook for myself and my family. Through using the personal chef service I now feel familiar with the food and feel confident that I can learn to make it for myself. I have been given a new lease on life and am enjoying every minute of it.
I hope that my story can help someone else who was suffering like me to get the help they need.*
Before I consulted with Macro-Mediterranean, I was completely ignorant about a macrobiotic lifestyle. Now I understand the importance of incorporating whole grains into my diet and the significance of avoiding processed foods.
When I shop, I purchase seasonal, locally grown produce. Although my husband and I still eat conventional foods (some fish, lean meat and poultry), overall we are eating a much healthier diet. My husband, who is predisposed to abnormally high cholesterol levels, has reduced his cholesterol level during the last few months.*
Chi-Noa Breakfast Smoothies
Chi-Noa is Macro-Mediterranean’s exclusive dairy-free & soy-free, super-food smoothie you won’t find anywhere else!
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
Relax and enjoy as we provide you with a different selection of weight loss or detox dishes from our fresh menu of the week each time you order.
Our set menu for both our Intensive and Detox programs is 100% plant-based and offers great value to those willing to be adventurous, and who do not have special dietary requirements.
All our 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 menu for you based on our current selection of fresh, and fresh-frozen dishes each time you order.