“So how’s the coffee thing going?” he asked as he pushed on my back.
I can’t lie to him!
“Ummm….well…. Ok I cheated. But just a little! It was a really small cup! Green tea was making me sick!”
He smiled, “That’s ok!”
He’s so nice. Then he said, “I forgot, I didn’t tell you what to replace it with. You need to have good substitutes.”
He said to get Dandyblend or Roma (made from malted barley and chicory) at Essene Market where I happened to be heading right after practice to meet my wonderful new friend, Teresa. Teresa has battled breast cancer for over 10 years, both with conventional treatment and many additional holistic therapies.
Several people I greatly admire are on the macrobiotic diet, including both David (my yoga teacher) and Teresa. I keep going back to the idea. If anything, I think this will be a slow and progressive process. I’ll start by making some small additions to my diet: miso soup, vegetables with sesame oil, and steel cut oats.
Caitlin and my miso soup attempt – pretty good!
My main concern with the macrobiotic diet is having to limit my fruit and avocado intake... my favorite foods. I asked both David and Teresa about this today. David said, “No, don't eat much fruit. Maybe in the summer.” And avocados? “Well you can’t be too strict! If you want avocado, not a problem.”
Teresa eats fruit… and lots of it. “I’ll eat a whole carton of blueberries!” she said smiling.