When dining out, choose restaurants that focus on natural organic and/ or local foods. Clear your kitchen and pantry of all "junk" foods, including highly processed packaged foods, sugars and sweeteners, food products with and artificial or chemical ingredients, commercial condiments, dressings, sauces, etc. Replace the above items with whole, natural food ingredients, including whole cereal grains (brown rice, millet, barley, quinoa, buckwheat, etc), dried beans, dried sea vegetables, and plenty of fresh vegetables including leafy greens, root vegetables, and brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage).
Make the best, healthiest choices you can in any situation, but don't stress yourself out.
Whole grains and whole-grain products such as brown rice and buckwheat pasta (soba), a variety of cooked and raw vegetables, beans and bean products, mild natural seasonings, fish, nuts and seeds, mild (non-stimulating) beverages such as bancha twig tea and fruit are recommended.
Some Macrobiotic proponents, including George Ohsawa, stress the fact that yin and yang are relative qualities that can only be determined in a comparison.
Maybe the only way to go, if you are vegan / vegetarian!
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Specialities may include tempeh with ginger, seiten stew, or 'soufflé au tofu', with salads, vegetables, rice and millet and luxurious deserts.The dietary templates seen in many books are general guidelines not prescriptions for a specific person.