How this Fast Diet Lifestyle works: Eat these meals tomorrow. On Monday, eat the meals that will be posted on Sunday. Eat sensibly the other days of the week. That’s it. Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.
On March 29, 1912, English explorer Robert Falcon Scott wrote in his diary, “The end is near.” He and his men were camped on Antarctica after a failed attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole. Discouraged after being beaten to the Pole by rival Roald Amundsen, the British Antarctic Expedition members were exhausted after dragging their equipment for 1000s of miles on scant rations. A blizzard trapped the three remaining team members in their tent only 11 miles from a food cache. Although they died of hypothermia, frostbite, and malnutrition, a major contributor to their deaths was scurvy. It was known since the 1700s that citrus fruits cured and prevented scurvy. British sailors were given juice from fresh lemons and then limes [British sailors were known as ‘limeys’] which removed the scourge of scurvy by adding Vitamin C to their diet. Had Scott’s men had access to Vitamin C [onions, cabbage] and fresh meat [as Amundsen’s crew did]; had the weather not been dreadful; had their fuel tins not leaked, they might have survived. Today, we will eat citrus fruit and ponder the sad deaths of members of the Antarctic Expedition.
Citrus Breakfast: 290 calories 1.6 g fat 3.6 g fiber 21 g protein 48 g carbs [38 g Complex] 289 mg Calcium PB GF Is this the breakfast you imagine when you think ‘go on a diet’? Does it look like starvation rations? Banish those thoughts! Delicious, nutritious, and filling, this is a great breakfast for anyone, anyday. And it has tons of Vitamin C and A and D, from the food as well as from the fruit smoothie and the milk in the coffee.
½ cup reduced-fat cottage cheese 2 Tbsp fat-free French Vanilla yogurt [our favorite is Stonyfield brand] 1 clementine, peeled and sectioned 2 Tbsp black currants 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or green smoothie blackish coffee, blackish tea, or lemon in hot water
Combine all the dairy and fruit [or combine the dairy and garnish with fruit after plating]. HINT: Knowing that I would have a busy morning, I did this the night before and refrigerated it. Great for a grab-and-go meal. With the hot beverage and smoothie, it is a vitamin-blast.
Chicken with Limes: 283 calories 7.2 g fat 3.3 g fiber 23 g protein 35 g carbs [29.5 g Complex] 61 mg Calcium GF Limes, chicken, and pineapple were added to the ecosystem of Tahiti by various visitors, and were promptly incorporated into the cuisine. We served this at a dinner party and no one would guess that it was a Fasting meal. Here is the one-serving method for Poulet avec Limettes.
3 oz chicken breast, boneless, skinless, and cut in 2 pieces across the width 1 lime: ½ of it zested and juiced; ½ of it sliced ¼ cup chicken stock ½ tsp sugar 1 tsp cornstarch [cornflour] ½ oz heavy cream 3 oz slice of pineapple, fresh or canned thyme, salt, pepper ¼ cup brown rice, cooked
Marinate the chicken in the lime juice, zest, salt, pepper, and thyme in the ‘fridge for at least 2 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and put 1/3 of the liquid into one small container and the remainder into a sauce pan. We grilled the chicken briefly and then removed it to a plate while the pineapple grilled. If you are not grilling today, put the pineapple under the broiler until hot all the way through. Meanwhile, add the stock and chicken to the pan with the marinade and heat it until the chicken is mostly cooked. Remove the chicken and keep warm. Bring the liquids to a boil and reduce by 1/3 of the volume. Combine the sugar, cornstarch, and remaining marinade. Reduce the heat and heat until thickened. [this happens rather quickly] Return the chicken to the pan, add the cream, and stir to combine and to coat the chicken with the sauce. Plate with the rice and pineapple and lime slices for a taste of Tahiti.
Ingredients for next week: breakfast, single portion
|1 two-oz egg||1.5 two-oz eggs|
|kiwi fruit||prepared horseradish|
|ricotta cheese||beets, cooked fresh or pickled|
|Parmesan cheese||applesauce with cinnamon|
|Whatever you need for your smoothie||Whatever you need for your hot beverage|
|Whatever you need for your hot beverage||Whatever you need for your smoothie|
|ham from a roast||salad greens + parsley|
|asparagus||celery + walnut halves|
|Béchamel sauce with cheese: see Sidekicks I, Sept 17, 2017||apple|
|Yorkshire Pudding batter [ Not by Bread.. Feb-7-2018]||hard-boiled egg|
|fresh pineapple||cooked roast lamb|
|Swiss cheese||horseradish dressing: for recipe, see SAUCY Dec 6, ’17|
|Sparkling water||Sparkling water|