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. Simple way to lose weight and be healthier.
If you say the name ‘Anthony’ to anyone from New England, it will generate thoughts of an old TV ad for a brand of pasta which showed Anthony’s mother calling him home to dinner. Or you may have heard of a St Anthony who’ll help you find lost objects. In fact, there are 23 Saints named ‘Anthony’ in the ‘Saints & Angels‘ list on line. Tomorrow will be the feast day of the original Anthony, a hermit who lived in the 5th century in Egypt. He is best known for his severe fasting [eating only every 3 days] and sleeplessness, imposed in an effort to quell his inner demons. One of the most repeated themes in art is The Temptation of Saint Anthony. Gustave Flaubert spent his life in the off and on writing of a novel by the same name. Saint Anthony’s attributes [the things a saint is holding when depicted in art] are a pig [representing domestic animals of whom he is the patron saint] and a staff in the shape of a Tau cross [known as St Anthony’s cross]. In addition to farm animals, Anthony is the patron saint of salami-makers. Going with that theme, breakfast is a scramble containing salami and dinner is a stir-fry of pork, for St Anthony’s Pig.
Salami Scramble: 299 calories 9.8 g fat 2.3 g fiber 18 g protein 30 g carbs 297 mg Calcium GF From the deli department to the breakfast table, salami makes for an easy breakfast.
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. ¼ oz thinly-sliced salami pinch of Moroccan spice + salt 1.5 oz pear or apple slices Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or mocha cafe au lait [65 calories] Optional: 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or berry-yogurt smoothie [88 calories]
Slice the salami slices crosswise, then into squares. Whisk the eggs with the seasonings, then pour into a hot sauté pan which has been spritzed with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with the salami before the eggs set. Flip the eggs over to cook to your preference. Slice the fruit, pour the beverages. Easy, yummy, satisfying.
Pork & Pepper Stir-fry: 211 calories 6.3 g fat 5.8 g fiber 24.3 g protein 16 g carbs [10 g Complex] 37.6 mg Calcium PB GF This stir-fry has a lot of preparation but the result is rich in the wonderful flavors of East Asia. The recipe does not include rice, but if you read on you will see totals with rice. HINT: This recipe makes enough to serve 2 [two] people. Food values above are for ONE serving.
6 oz pork tenderloin, sliced as matchsticks 1.5 tsp dark soy sauce + 4 tsp dark soy sauce ½ tsp honey + ½ tsp honey ½ tsp minced garlic + another ½ tsp minced garlic = one clove of garlic 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper 1 tsp peanut butter ½ c carrots, cut as matchsticks 1 tsp canola oil 5.5 oz green bell pepper matchsticks ½ lg red bell pepper matchsticks ½ tsp garlic + 1.5 tsp minced fresh ginger garnish: 2 sliced scallions Sriracha
First prepare a mise en place. Seriously — do it. Combine the pork, 1.5 tsp dark soy sauce, ½ tsp honey, ½ tsp minced garlic, and the red pepper flakes in a bowl and stir to combine. In a microwave-safe custard cup combine 4 tsp dark soy sauce, ½ tsp honey, and 1 tsp peanut butter. Microwave it briefly and stir to combine. Put the carrots in a small pan of boiling water and cook for one minute. Drain the carrots and save the water. Heat a wok or cast iron skillet over high heat and add the canola oil. Add the pork mixture and stir-fry for one minute. Remove the cooked pork to a clean bowl and stir in the soy-honey-peanut mixture. Put the carrot-cooking water in the dish that had the soy-honey-peanut mixture and swirl it around to get those flavors in the water. Pour the flavored water into the wok and add the red and green peppers. Stir-fry for one minute, adding more water to keep it sizzling. Add the carrots, ginger, and garlic to the wok and stirfry with the peppers for one minute more. Return the pork to the wok and stir-fry until heated, about 1 more minute. Plate with optional rice [if using – see below], top with sliced scallion and some Sriracha, if you wish.
If using ¼ cup medium-grain white rice, then add these food values: 50 calories 0 g fat 0.3 g fiber 1.0 g protein 11 g carbs [simple] 0 mg Calcium
Breakfast, single portion Monday: single portion Thursday:
|apple + melon||Next week there will be an exploration of|
|plum + date + almond meal||‘foods in wrappers’|
|cider syrup + cinnamon|
|French-vanilla yogurt, low fat||Choose a favorite from the Archives|
|Whatever you need for your smoothie||Whatever you need for your smoothie|
|Whatever you need for your hot beverage||Whatever you need for your hot beverage|
Dinner, single portion Monday: Dinner, single portion Thursday:
|lamb shoulder + onion||Several options will be offered or|
|dry red wine + tomato paste||choose a favorite from the Archives|
|turnip + carrot + potato|
|pearl onions + thyme + bay leaf|
|Sparkling water||Sparkling water|