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.
What does it mean ‘to play or to be a second fiddle‘? It means to be the assistant to the leader or boss, which is a good role but it means that you may not get your full share of the glory or fame from what is accomplished. Originally, it referred to seating in an orchestra: the head honcho is the Conductor, of course. The next most important person is the First Violin [the one who plays the ‘1st Fiddle’], and below that is the Second Violin. That’s the 2nd Fiddle: close to the fame with important work to do, but often over-looked. Tomorrow will be the birthday of an over-looked man: Roy Disney. He was co-founder and partner in the Disney organization, playing second fiddle to his younger brother, Walt the cartoonist and media visionary. Despite the fact that Roy was a financial wizard who brought Disney World into fulfillment and put Orlando, Florida on the map, the only human who comes to mind when you say “Disney’ is Walt. Side dishes play second fiddle to the main meal. That’s too bad as they can tend to be an after-thought: boil up some peas for something green on the plate. Let’s up our game and serve some side dishes that really add some zest to the meal.
CORN-TOMATO SALSA makes 1.5 cups 87 calories per 3/4 cup serving 1 cup corn kernels 1 cup diced tomato 2 Tbsp minced red bell pepper 2 Tbsp diced red onion 2 Tbsp cider vinegar 1/4 tsp dry mustard 1/8 tsp tumeric ¼ tsp sugar 2 dashes ground cumin
CUCUMBER RAITA use as a side dish or in wraps 1 cup non-fat yogurt 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 clove garlic, pressed 1 cup cucumber, seeded and diced ½ tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp ground pepper 1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped Combine all ingredients and use immediately or chill up to 30 minutes.
FRESH POLENTA 1 serving = 1/3 cup = 80 calories 1.25 cups corn kernels, fresh or frozen 1 tsp unsalted butter freshly-ground pepper + salt Puree the corn in a blender until smoother in texture [it won’t be like whipped cream, but you shouldn’t see whole kernels]. Put butter in a warm pan, then add the corn, pepper and salt. Cook about 30 seconds or until it becomes thicker. From Jacques Pepin, this is excellent served with a simply prepared fish.
SIDE SALAD Serves 1 = 36 calories, easily doubles or triples 1 cup lettuce, slice into <1/2” strips if leaves are large ½ oz grated carrots 1 oz tomato ½ tsp olive oil, plain or flavor-infused [ex: lime] ½ tsp flavorful vinegar salt and pepper to taste optional: 1/2 oz boiled, cubed beets [adds 6 calories]
Breakfast, single portion
|1 two-oz egg||1.5 two-oz eggs|
|1 felafel patty [Stocking Up 4-I-2018]||salami, thinly-sliced|
|tomato puree or crushed tomatoes||pear|
|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:
|6 felafel patties||pork tenderloin + honey + garlic|
|lettuce + tomatoes||fresh green beans + red bell pepper|
|carrot + beets + feta cheese||fresh ginger + soy sauce + canola oil|
|white wine vinegar + flavored olive oil||crushed red pepper + scallion|
|Sparkling water||Sparkling water|