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How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow. On Thursday, eat the meals that will be posted on Wednesday.  Eat sensibly the other days of the week.  That’s it.  Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Robert Frost wrote that ‘good fences make good neighbors.’  And to an extent, that’s true. The poem Mending Wall is about not building fences.  Pope Francis said that we need bridges to bring people together instead of walls to try to keep them out.  Some walls and fences make sense.  Others don’t.  What do you think? Let’s eat some Mexican food today!

Here’s some food for thought while you think about your diet.  Weight-Loss Tips: 10 Ways You Can Cut 500 Calories Each Day

Mexicali Bake:    271 calories  7 g fat  3.8 g fiber   13 g protein    38.7 g carbs    234 mg Calcium PB GF  The bright pickle flavor and the creamy cheese compliment each other deliciously.  Mexicali Bake w: grapes                                                                                                                                                                                   1 two-oz egg                                                                                                                                                               2 Tbsp Mexican Pickles                                                                                                                                         2 Tbsp Cheddar cheese, grated                                                                                                                         small pinch cumin + small pinch oregano [Mexican oregano if you have it]                                             1.5 oz grapes OR 2 oz pear OR apple slices OR unsweetened applesauce                                                                          nearly black coffee or tea or lemon in hot water                                                                                          6 oz green or fruit smoothie or natural apple cider

Spritz a ramekin with oil or non-stick spray and set the toaster oven at 350 degrees. Put the pickles in the ramekin and cook in microwave for 30 seconds. Sprinlke the cheese over the pickles. Whisk the egg and pour into the ramekin. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, brew the hot beverage, shake your smoothie, and plate the fruit. What a bright and delicious day this will be.

Seafood Tacos:   266 calories   2.6 g fat    3.6 g fiber     23 g protein    37 g carbs  118 mg Calcium PB  The food truck staple is now available for a Fast Day. Add more spices to suit your taste.seafood tacos w: slaw & salsa

two 6” corn tortillas                                                                                                                                                             3 oz cooked fish HINT: next time you grill or broil fish, cook an extra 3 oz for this recipe. Wrap, label and store in freezer until needed.                                                                                            ½ cup tomato, cubed                                                                                                                                            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. A simple summer dish!

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