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Old 02-19-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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High triglycerides while on Atkins?

Hi everyone,

I just got my blood test results back from a recent doctors visit and he said everything was perfect except for high triglycerides levels.

Isn't Atkins supposed to help with this? Could this be caused from going on and off the diet when I briefly fell off the wagon?

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Old 02-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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I wonder what your # was and also what the falling off entailed and how close to the blood work draw was? Tryglicerides are quite quick to fall on a low carb woe and I would assume the opposite is true as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:51 PM   #3
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yes, the relevant thing is your carb consumption for only about three days prior to the test. and yes, it normally goes WAY down when low carbing. how close to the test was your carb binging?
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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I think the person on the phone told me it was a little above 170 or something? I'm going to have to call them up tomorrow and write it all down. She called me at a time I couldn't really talk earlier.

I think at the time of the test I have been on Atkins for about 3 weeks? The last cheat day I had was about a month ago. The cheat day only lasted for 1 day and I was back on Atkins all the way to the test which were on Feb 8th. The lady on the phone said the doctor said everything looked fine though and he knows Im on Atkins and supports it...so yeah, maybe my next test will show much better.

I'll get all the information tomorrow and report back

Josh

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Old 02-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #5
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Well I think 150 is normal so you should be fine!
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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I think the person on the phone told me it was a little above 170 or something? I'm going to have to call them up tomorrow and write it all down. She called me at a time I couldn't really talk earlier.

I think at the time of the test I have been on Atkins for about 3 weeks? The last cheat day I had was about a month ago. The cheat day only lasted for 1 day and I was back on Atkins all the way to the test which were on Feb 8th. The lady on the phone said the doctor said everything looked fine though and he knows Im on Atkins and supports it...so yeah, maybe my next test will show much better.

I'll get all the information tomorrow and report back

Josh
Josh,
From what I understand, 3 weeks is way too early to test the true, wonderful effects of LC. Some people do so much better 6 to 9 to 12 months.

Dont lose faith....keep working your lifestyle (notice I didn't say diet)and retest.

Trigs are greatly effected by carb intake.

Well wishes!

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:00 AM   #7
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I think the person on the phone told me it was a little above 170 or something? I'm going to have to call them up tomorrow and write it all down. She called me at a time I couldn't really talk earlier.

I think at the time of the test I have been on Atkins for about 3 weeks? The last cheat day I had was about a month ago. The cheat day only lasted for 1 day and I was back on Atkins all the way to the test which were on Feb 8th. The lady on the phone said the doctor said everything looked fine though and he knows Im on Atkins and supports it...so yeah, maybe my next test will show much better.

I'll get all the information tomorrow and report back

Josh
170 is not high. It may be slightly higher than normal but it's not high. My triglycerides run in the 500s - now THAT is high! I just started induction so I'm hoping to bring that number way down. Sounds like you're doing great - keep up the good work!
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I had my triglycerides immediately before and then 3 months after starting LC and yes, my levels did drop by alot.
I think you need to know what your levels were prior to going lc and then your 170 will have a context....if it's going down then you are on the right track and should stay the course with confidence.
Keep us posted this info is very interesting.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:57 AM   #9
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I had my triglycerides immediately before and then 3 months after starting LC and yes, my levels did drop by alot.
I think you need to know what your levels were prior to going lc and then your 170 will have a context....if it's going down then you are on the right track and should stay the course with confidence.
Keep us posted this info is very interesting.
Excellent point!
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