The usual western diet is an extreme diet high in saturated fats, animal products, refined foods and stimulants such as chocolate, strong spices, sugar, coffee, and alcohol, which energetically speaking removes us from our core.
Although a vegan/vegetarian diet removes the animal products and much of the saturated fats, it often keeps the other extremes, which results in an idealistic approach to life, rather than an inside driven approach.
A macrobiotic diet aims to recreate balance by serving a more centered – and simple – diet, consisting mainly of whole grains, vegetables, seaweed, beans, seeds, berries, nuts, herbs and fruits supplemented with a small amount of animal and refined foods. Such a diet has been the foundation of mankind for centuries before the industrial revolution, which made refined foods a part of our daily diet.
Some people experience the change in diet as challenging, as it sometimes brings them in contact with issues and emotions that hasn’t been dealt with. Other people experience it as a solution to issues that they sometimes have gotten so used to that they’ve forgotten it could be any different.