Literally, the title means ‘love of self’ implying vanity and selfishness.  But it can also mean ‘self-respect.’  Many people want to lose weight so they will like themselves better. Like yourself enough now, so that you will want to stay with the Fasting Lifestyle and lose those extra pounds. If you aren’t happy with yourself now, losing weight won’t help.

Coddled Eggs 280 calories 6.3 g. fat 10 g. protein 16.6 g. carb  PB GF if using GF breadcoddled egg w: yog blueberries

one 2-oz egg                                                                                                                                                              1 ½ tsp grated Parmesan cheese                                                                                                                           other seasonings to taste                                                                                                                                   ½ slice 70-cal bread                                                                                                                                               ¼ cup berries                                                                                                                                                          2 tsp plain nonfat yogurt                                                                                                                          blackish coffee or blackish tea or lemon and hot water                                                                           5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie or cider

Bring a small pan of water to a simmer. Use enough water to cover the egg coddler by 1” or to come ½ way up the custard cup. Spritz some cooking spray into an egg coddler or ramekin or custard cup. Break the egg into the coddler or ramekin, and add and salt/herbs to taste. IF USING A CODDLER: Screw on the lid of the coddler and lower it into the water. IF USING A CUSTARD CUP OR RAMEKIN: carefully place the custard cup into the water and adjust the water level so it comes up half-way. Put the lid on the pot. Simmer 4.5 minutes then turn off the heat and leave the eggs in the water for about 3 minutes more. Toast the bread and serve with mixed fruit/yogurt. Pour your hot breverage, and the smoothie. You will feel coddled and cossetted when you treat yourself to this breakfast.

Seafood Tacos:    270 calories    2.1 g. fat 2   3 g. protein    36.4 g. carbs          PBseafood tacos w: slaw & salsa

two 6” corn tortillas        I like Ole brand                                                                                                            3 oz cooked fish HINT: next time you grill or broil fish, cook an extra 3 oz for this recipe. Wrap it and label it and store in freezer until needed.                                                                                 ½ cup tomato, cubed  and drained                                                                                                                                          ½ cup cabbage, chopped                                                                                                                                         1 oz red onion, sliced                                                                                                                                                 1 Tbsp lime juice or salsa verde [Herdez brand is good]                                                                         pinch chili powder + pinch cumin                                                                                                                    1.5 Tbsp plain yogurt

Combine the cabbage, tomato, and onion in a bowl with the lime juice and spices. Heat a large griddle or cast iron pan and put the tortillas in it until they are warm, pliable, and beginning to brown. Remove to your plate. Spread the tortillas with the yogurt. Divide the fish between the tortillas and add a splash of lime juice or salsa verde. Top with the vegetable slaw. If there is too much slaw to fit into the tortillas, serve it on the side.

Do you like yourself enough to take action for your health? Start following the Fasting Lifestyle and read the following link:                                                                                                          8 Things You Can Do on Sunday to Lose Weight All Week

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