My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 4

42-16033273Weight: 165 lb

Transgressions: none

Exercise: 30 minutes brisk walk (3-4 mph) in 90 degree heat


Melanie at Dietriffic got me motivated to exercise today.  Average caloric intake over first three days of diet was 1515 cals/day.  Some experts suggest that ketogenic diets work purely because of caloric restriction, having nothing to do with carbohydrate physiology.  A bit of muscle aching and lightheadedness yesterday—easily tolerable—but the unsuspecting should know it can happen with very low-carb diets.  Had to leave the house in a hurry to get to the hospital, so I threw together a quick salad (romaine lettuce, green olives, spinach, olive oil vinaigrette), added 5 oz canned tuna.  Grabbed an ounce of almonds and 2 oz cheese to eat in the car until I had time to sit and enjoy the salad. 



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2 responses to “My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 4

  1. Hey Steve,
    I’m glad my post inspired someone!! Thanks for the mention.

    I am slightly concerned about the effects from this diet–as a MD don’t you feel these signs and symptoms are a signal that something isn’t right??? Just wondering, not trying to influence you! 🙂

  2. Steve Parker, M.D.

    Thanks for the concern, Melanie. I’m thinking the mild on-and-off symptoms will be temporary, and they’re not affecting my sleep, job performance, or energy level. Overall, I feel good am and still excited about the project. I judge risk to be minimal. These symptoms convince me this very low-carb diet is altering my physiology (internal chemical environment) in ways not seen with mildly calorie-restricted balanced diets.