Counting macros diet is too complicated and stressful. Not only are calculations required to create a daily calorie intake plan and track macronutrients, it is also essential to keep a food journal and weigh your food. For this reason, it becomes an all-consuming diet that loses the enjoyment of food and sharing a meal with friends and family. It is just not a way to live. This type of structure does not lead to longevity.
Alternatively, macrobiotic diet and lifestyle wants everybody to spend quality time with family and friends, eat without any distractions during meal time. Common point of longevity is eating together.
Macro diet focuses too much on one nutrient – protein, fat, or carbs. The problem with this approach is missing important nutrients, minerals, and vitamins in one’s diet. Instead look at food as a whole. The best way to live healthy and get everything your body needs is eating a variety of vegetables, grains, fruits, nuts, seeds, and naturally pickled and fermented foods.
Furthermore, our bodies pick up or make the nutrients it needs and discards what it doesn’t need. Fat can transform into protein or carbohydrates. So there is no need to do any complicated calculations or count macronutrients.
Macrobiotic diet is not a long term diet solution. Can you imagine yourself writing down, weighing, and scaling all your food for you entire life? It is just not realistic. Food should be enjoyed and satisfying. Cannot get satisfaction from food with structure and counting calories.
Overall, macrobiotics is the best choice because when it comes to long term health, lifestyle is just as important as a diet. The macro diet neglects social or lifestyle factors that create longevity, happiness and vitality.