My husband on lfrv diet for about 2 years now. He had his blood test done,
which indicated high triglycerides level (4.27). We are trying
to understand what went wrong. The only thing we can
think of is that for last 2 months he was more physically active than usual running my son`s soccer team, not always having enough rest and
sufficient amount of calories. Any ideas ?
Ina, is your husband's weight in a healthy range?
yes he is 182cm tall and weights 90kg
182cm and 90kg on fruits and veg?
Was he 150kg 2 years ago?
High T's can be stress. Also high T's can occur when you are dropping a lot of weight.
Last couple of years his weight varies all the time. When we became vegans (5 years ago) he dropped two sizes with starting weight 100 kg and people who knew him said he got too skinny :-) (around 80 kg). Now everybody commenting that he started to gain weight. He is strong build, wide bones ...
It is a bit stressful right now for him - with coaching for first time our son's soccer team - not always eating enough, more physically active and worrying about games. Might be the reason.
Has he been 100% lfrv or does he eat cooked occasionally?
How many calories does he usually eat and what % from fat? Does he eat overts?
When was the last blood test and what were his trigs then?
For people who aren't familiar with trig levels, what is an acceptable range?
Also, inb4 someone comes in and says "there's a study that says something about fructose metabolizing in the liver and producing triglycerides, so maybe tell him to eat less fruit" XD
He is 100%lfrv, getting about 2600 calories per day. He eat overts, but not much, for example, a quarter of avocado per day. Last blood test was 2 weeks ago. The test indicated triglycerides 4.27 (normal < 1.71). His LDL cholesterol and sugar are normal, but HDL cholesterol is low.
Does he consume a lot of fruit juice? By removing the fibre from fruit you are causing the sugar to enter the blood stream more rapidly which spikes blood sugar levels in the same way that refined carbs do, regularly spiked blood sugar levels are associated with increased triglycerides.
He does not drink juices and gets all his fiber.