How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow, for a calorie total of less than 600. On another day this week, eat the meals from a different post, another day of eating 600 calories or less. Eat sensibly the other days of the week. That’s it: a simple way to lose weight and be healthier.

Tomorrow will be the birthday of Tycho Brahe, born 1546 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  The son of a wealthy merchant, he grew up to be a rock-star astronomer — the most famous in all of Europe.  While still a young man, he discovered a ‘Stella Nova‘ [what we call a Supernova] where no star had been seen before.  This called into question the idea that all the Earth and Sky had been created at once.  The discovery made him a house-hold name, and he lived LARGE at his Uranibourg Research Station [first in Europe] on the Island of Hveen. Scientists from all over would come to study with him. He lead a wild and crazy life, all the while contributing to the study of weather, chemistry, and astronomy. Happy Birthday, Tycho.  If it weren’t a Fast Day, we’d raise several glasses of wine to you. You would like that.

Danish Omelette:   294 calories  10.7 g fat  2.4 g fiber   17.6 g protein  34.6 g carbs  242 mg Calcium  PB GF  This breakfast is in honor of Tycho Brahe, famous astronomer and Denmark’s pride. The taste of the sea, the bleu cheese, the star in the apple: all sing praise to him.

Danish Omelettte

1 ½ two-oz eggs HINT: If you are serving one person, crack three 2-oz eggs into a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Whip up those eggs and pour half of their volume into a jar with a lid and put it in the ‘fridge for next week                                                                              1/4 oz  bleu cheese, Danish if you can find it                                    ½ oz herring marinated in wine                                                                                                                          1 oz apple, sliced so you can see the star inside                    Optional: 5 oz fruit smoothie or berry-yogurt smoothie [88 calories] Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or mocha cafe au lait [65 calories] or lemon in hot water 

Mince the herring. Crumble the bleu cheese and whisk with the eggs. Hold the apple on its side and slice it so that the star of seeds and core in the middle is revealed. Cut a slice parallel to your cut to end up with a slice that weighs 1 oz. Spray a frying pan with non-stick spray and put the minced herring in the pan. Quickly pour the egg-cheese mixture in the pan. As the egg begins to set around the edges, lift the egg with a fork or spatula and tip the pan so that uncooked egg flows underneath. Continue like that until the bottom is fully cooked and the top is set. [Flip the omelette if you dare, or put it under the broiler if you like your eggs well cooked.] Slide the eggs on to the plate with the apple, pour the beverages, and meditate on the wonders of astronomy.

Baked White Fish with cheese:  for the fish & cheese only:   145 calories   5.9 g fat   0 g fiber   33 g protein   0.2 g carb   129 mg Calcium PB   GF    Another winner from the Fast Diet book.                     

Baked fish w: cheese; snap peas, toms:basil

6 oz firm white fish fillets such as cod or haddock                         1/2 oz cheddar cheese, grated                                                                                                                                   Your choice of vegetables to add up to 125 calories:                       ½ cup pickled beets [74 cal]                                                                                                                                 3 oz green beans [26 cal]                                               ½ cup peas [62 calories]                                                                                                                                     ½ cup carrot coins [12 cal]                              3 oz broccoli florets [30 cal]                                                                                                                                  2 oz parsnip, sliced as coins [42 cal]                         1 cups salad greens + ½ tsp lemon juice + 1 tsp olive oil [48 cal]                                                                       3 oz tomatoes [15 cal]                                        1.5 cup whole sugar snap peas [39 cal]

Heat the oven to 400° F. Put the fish in an oven-proof dish which has been lightly smeared with olive oil.  Season the fish to taste.  Sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables of your choice. How easy it is to be healthy!

Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion

1 two-oz egg1 two-oz egg
 Parmesan cheese onion   +  broccoli
 lots of chives blueberries + melon
 kiwi fruit ricotta  + mozzarella
 reduced fat cottage cheese Jarlsberg cheese
optional smoothieoptional beverage
optional beverageoptional smoothie

Dinner, single portion:

Cooked chicken meatwhite/albacore tuna
 Strawberries + 1 kiwi fruit lemon juice, ground ginger
 1.5 cups fresh spinach avocado, celery
 poppy seed mayonnaise
 Slivered almonds baby spinach, bean sprouts
 Dried mustard cherry tomatoes
Red wine vinegarSparkling water
 Sparkling water Sriracha or other hot sauce

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