and his triglycerides are SKY HIGH. They couldn't read his Chol or LDL, but HDL was good. The doctor said he needed to decrease his carbs dramatically, and he has one month to see what a diet change does.
Since I'm not a nutritionist, I couldn't figure out how lowering carbs would lower a fat in his blood. But thanks to Dr. Google, now I know why! My one concern is that the Atkins followers do fantastic, but not so much on a "good carb" diet. Really, it looks like avoiding grains and most fruit (and high fat dairy). I'm really wondering if our favorite good carb veggies should be okay for him...especially beans!
Is there anyone on SBD that can rattle off bloodwork improvement on triglycerides while following this? Any tips? I'm sure there's stuff in the archives, but this is a great subject anyway. The lowering your carbs to lower your blood fats is an interesting concept to me.
I must admit, one part of me is quite happy....he's going to follow my diet now! WOO HOO! He has a habit of getting a milk shake weekly while going to the dairy, he gets sticky buns every friday (and a donut), he has no veggies before dinner, and one banana as his fruit (maybe an apple). I think it will make it easier when he's not having ice cream in front of me! Of course, I'm worried about his health too, heart disease is a strong force on his mom's side of the family. It's a bit of a wake up call for him, he's always been able to *mostly* eat what he wants without putting any/much weight on.
Any input from my lovely chick friends?