I’ve not read the guide yet, but I’m very familiar with Darya’s work at Summer Tomato. I’m sure her guide is well done and her suggestions would be a vast improvement over the standard American diet (SAD).
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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.
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