My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 60 + Zucchini

MPj01779580000[1]Weight: 153 lb (69.5 kg)

Transgressions: blew it big time!

Exercise: 60 minutes horse grooming and trail riding



In an effort to add variety to my diet, I ate zucchini with my breakfast eggs.  Sautéd this summer squash in 50:50 butter and extra virgin olive oil.  A small serving of raw zucchini—100 g—provides 1 g fiber, 2 g digestible carbs, 7% of the Daily Value for vitamin K and folate, 8% of riboflavin, 9% of manganese, 11% of B6, and 28% of vitamin C.  Many very low-carb diets by themselves don’t provide enought vitamin C to satisfy most dietitians.  28% is a good start on reaching 100% naturally. 

You can look at various individual foods in detail and find some that are high in this, low in that.  Eating a great variety of foods will make it easier to get all the nutrients you need for optimal health.  The food database at NutritionData will give you a breakdown of 30-40 nutrients in most foods.   

Darya Pino at Summer Tomato has great ideas on choosing and preparing fresh vegetables.

Today’s Transgressions

We had another family celebration today.  I had mentioned to my wife four months ago that I wanted an ice cream/cake combo from Baskin-Robbins: chocolate cake on the bottom, mint chocolate chip ice cream on top.  My son also remembered that I love candy corn, so he got me a bag.  Overall today I ate 2,970 calories, including 240 g of digestible carbs.  I’m not proud of my behavior, but I’m not going to beat myself up over only my second major “cheat” in 60 days of very low-carb eating.  Tomorrow’s a new day!

I may have someone hide the candy corn.

Going Forward . . .

I’ll not be reporting in this fashion daily anymore.  I plan on sticking with very low-carb eating for a while longer, partially to encourage someone I love to stay with it.  I don’t expect to lose any more weight.  The question is, what will happen now that I’m stopping my compulsive record-keeping?   


Update October 31, 2009

Weight today is 155.5 lb, up 2.5 lb after my carb overdose yesterday.  There’s a lesson here.

Update November 1, 2009

Weight: 155 lb


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3 responses to “My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 60 + Zucchini

  1. Wow. 2.5 lbs in one day? Presumably that’s water retention, but jeez. I thought I totally pigged out last week and lost .2 lbs. I now weigh less than I have since high school–totally unintentionally. Thinking about getting me some of that ice cream cake.

    Thanks for the shout out 😉

  2. 2 transgression in 60 days? I’m happy if I don’t cheat 2 times in 6 days.