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My Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet: Day 4

42-16033273Weight: 165 lb

Transgressions: none

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

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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. 

-Steve

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