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My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 53

42-17244849Weight: 153 lb (155 lb two days ago)

Transgressions: none

Exercise: none

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I weigh myself first thing in the morning right after emptying my bladder, before getting dressed.  Part of my weight being down 2 lb over the last two days likely reflects a degree of dehydration: I slept 12 hours last night.  It’s so dry in the Sonoran desert that we lose quite a bit of water through respiration (water vapor).  Water losses through respiration and sweating are called insensible losses.

Why is it that so many essays on the health benefits of fish consumption are accompanied by a photo of a cold dead fish, head and fins still on, by itself on a white plate?  Usually a trout.  I like fish as much as the next guy, probably more so, but that photo always turns me off!  Who eats fish like that?  The French? 

Nocturnal leg cramps returned last night.  I thought my magnesium oxide supplement—250 mg—had them under control.  Those cramps could, however, just reflect my hour-long hike up and down Pinnacle Peak yesterday.  I’m used to walking briskly on the flat for 30-45 minutes.  Everybody gets muscle cramps now and then, especially after unaccostomed physical activity.

Steve

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