Boston Marathon

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. Welcome to ketogenicexplained and Baha Health Club who are now Following.

The late 1800s brought a renewed interest in all things ‘Classical‘ — from architecture to art, from mythology to legend. Anyone [of course, that means white males, mostly wealthy] with a university degree in an English-speaking country had read of the triumph of the Athenians over a superior force, and how a messenger then ran 25 miles from the Plain of Marathon to Athens to deliver the news. When the Modern Olympics were begun in 1896, one of the premier events — not part of the original Ancient Olympic games — was a ‘marathon’ run of 25 miles. Boston worthies conceived the idea of a similar event to coincide with the Massachusetts holiday called Patriot’s Day. This juxtaposition was because both the ancient Athenians and the colonial Americans were fighting for freedom against foreign forces. A 24.5 mile course was established to end in downtown Boston, the race finish capping off days of games sponsored by the Boston Athletic Association. Fifteen men ran that first race. The idea was so popular, that the race has been run annually since then — except for 2020, for obvious reasons since the race had grown to include tens of thousands of racers and viewers. The course was lengthened to 26+ miles in 1924, to fit IAFF guidelines. In 1966, Bobbi Gibb ran as the first female participant, despite being told that she was not permitted as women were “not physiologically capable of running 26 miles.” The Marathon is usually held on the 3rd Monday in April, on or about the date of Paul Revere’s Ride on the eve of the American Revolution. The dreadful bombing at the finish line of the 2013 Marathon increased peoples’ resolve to continue the race into the future. Wars have not stopped the race, only the 2020/21 Pandemic has done that. This year, the race is scheduled for October.

Before a marathon, runners often ‘carbo-load,’ stoking up on bread and pasta meals. As non-participants, we will start our day with lots of protein. After the race, a fine dinner of local seafoods: fish and crabmeat.

B-O-S-T ScrOmelette: 161 calories 7.6 g fat 1.5 g fiber 11 g protein 9 g carbs [8 g Complex] 220 mg Calcium  NB: Food values shown are for the ScrOmelette and fruit only, and do not include the optional beverages.  PB GF The beans are for Boston’s nickname: beantown. The green onions are for the ‘Green Monster’ wall at Fenway Park. The shrimp are for the strong maritime tradition of the port. The tomatoes are for New Englanders’ fervent wish to raise just a few ripe tomatoes before the end of summer.

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 Tbsp white beans, preferable small ‘navy’ beans 2 Tbsp green part of scallions sliced ¼ oz shrimp, preferably tiny Northern shrimp OR larger shrimp chopped 1 oz tomato, diced and drained in a sieve overnight 1½ oz nectarine slices  Optional: blackish coffee [53 calories] or blackish tea or mocha cafe au lait [65 calories] or lemon in hot water Optional: 5-6 oz fruit smoothie or berry-yogurt smoothie  [88 calories]

Put the beans, onion, shrimp, and tomato in a warm non-stick pan spritzed with non-stick spray or olive oil. Cook until warmed. Whisk the eggs with salt and pepper and pour over the other ingredients in the pan. Scramble or cook as an omelette. Pour the beverages of your choice, plate the fruit, and plate the eggs. 

CrabStuffed Flounder:  249 calories 6 g fat 3.4 g fiber 35 g protein 9 g carbs 67 mg Calcium   PB GF – if using GF bread  This is one of our favorite meals. HINT: Serves 2 [two] but recipe could easily be cut in half.

½ cup crab meat  
2/3 ounce [1½ Tbsp] egg white 
3 Tbsp scallion, chopped  
2 tsp Dijon mustard 
1½ Tbsp fresh bread crumbs  made with 70-calorie whole-grain bread
1½ chopped parsley
salt, and pepper 
Combine the crab, egg, scallion, mustard, bread crumbs, parsley, salt, and pepper.
1 tsp butter 
¼ cup white wine
Melt the butter in an oven-proof dish and take off heat. Stir the wine into the butter.
11 oz flounder or sole fillets. This must be as 4 [four] fillets to serve 2.
2 tsp chives OR shallots, chopped 
Lay two fish fillets in the dish and top with the crab stuffing. Lay the other fish fillets on top of the stuffing and lightly press down. Spoon some of the butter/wine on top of the fish. Sprinkle with the chopped shallots.
Bake at 400 F for 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked and opaque. When serving the fish, pour the pan sauce over top.

per person: 3 oz green beans OR 1 cup lettuce dressed with ½ tsp olive oil + ½ tsp vinegar + salt Prepare the green side dish and plate the fish. A delightful meal.

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