Our Nourish program is intended to help your body maximize and maintain its potential for vibrant health.
You start with a macrobiotic staple of miso soup and brown rice for breakfast and then follow with macrobiotically-balanced, whole-foods, plant-based meals for lunch and dinner.*
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.*
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.*
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!!*
I just finished a lunch of the Smoked Tofu Salad - delicious! So far so good with the cucumber. I'll let you know if that changes. It seems that your food has a magical effect on my digestion: to this point, I haven't gotten sick from anything.*
The Many Benefits of Miso
Miso & Brown Rice Breakfasts
Eating miso soup for breakfast helps wake up the digestive system after hours of rest, and the addition of soft, whole-grain brown rice stabilizes blood sugars, and provides lasting, integral energy throughout the morning.
An Eastern and Macrobiotic tradition. Our miso soup with kale and mushrooms is earthy and warming. It relaxes the stomach and aids in digestion. In the summer we also prepare a cucumber miso that can be enjoyed at room temperature.
Miso is one of the world’s oldest traditional probiotics. Regular consumption up to 3 times a day helps promote healthy intestinal flora that improve digestion, something which macrobiotics holds as fundamental to maintaining good health. Additionally, daily consumption of miso has been shown in studies to have significant protective effects against radiation, hypertension, and breast, colon, lung, liver, stomach and intestinal cancers .
Sample Menu Items
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 Nourish program is a 100% plant-based diet 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 plant-based menu for you selected from our currently available fresh, and fresh-frozen dishes each time you order.
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