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Paleo Ponderer questions Triglycerides

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 25, 2012 at 1:08 PM

I am a 60 yr old woman, Paleo for 9 months. Lost 35 lbs in first 4 months (starting at 197) but I have been stuck at 162 + or - 2 lbs ever since. I have started using MCT oil, and I follow a pretty strict eating plan. No starch, no sugar (except naturally found as in fruit), cleanest raised protein and eggs I can find or afford. Very little dairy, pastured butter and some yogurt because I use the whey to ferment some foods.

I have a physically demanding job, as I work in the flooring dept of a DIY store. Lift, pull, tug, push, anywhere from 50 to 75 lbs . Lots of walking and stair climbing.

Triglycerides 72, Cholesterol total 273, HDL 85 and ratio of 3.2.

What else can I do to better my numbers...although I don't put much value on the "numbers" but I would like to take off 20 more lbs. I feel so stagnant and not energized. I supplement with: Raw multi vitamin, krill oil, MCT, curcumin for arthritic problems, kelp for iodine, Vitamin D, as there is no sunshine in Ohio in the winter.

Occasionally I use the mini trampoline and bounce for 10 minutes but no other "exercise".

Why am I stuck? Is there any truth to the "carbing up" for one day a month to trigger a reset?

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 26, 2012
at 01:51 AM

No doubt...and each person will have their own metabolic issues to deal with as their bodies see fit when provided with adequate building blocks, less toxic exposure, and time.....At least that is what I have come to see in this process.

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(10601)

on February 25, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Try eating bananas for breakfast and cut back some of the fat. http://morningbanana.com/morning-banana-diet-rules If bananas aren't paleo enough do it with mangos, papaya or whatever.

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(10601)

on February 25, 2012
at 05:15 PM

My N=1 weight loss was nearly linear at this rate over a somewhat wider range than this. It involved both increasing calories eaten and increastng exercise duration to 2-3 hours a day at the end. I don't have any desire to lose any more, but I know I could pick up where I left off.

6670b38baf0aae7f4d8ac2463ddc37c0

(3946)

on February 25, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Try dropping the fruit until you lose the weight you want to lose.

Dea5f440698f5488b975ada2f61daa0d

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on February 25, 2012
at 01:53 PM

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do have two suggestions. 1) Make sure you are getting Vitamin D3. 2) Use more coconut oil in your life. It's great for your skin. Try oil-pulling with coconut oil. Cook with coconut oil and sautee at a low temperature.

Dea5f440698f5488b975ada2f61daa0d

(393)

on February 25, 2012
at 01:53 PM

I don't know the answer to your question, but I do have two suggestions. 1) Make sure you are getting Vitamin D3. 2) Use more coconut oil in your life. It's great for your skin. Try oil-pullihg with coconut oil. Cook with coconut oil and sautee at a low temperature.

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 25, 2012
at 02:41 PM

Judging by the ratios rather than the totals your numbers should make you happy :). Your triglyceride/HDL ratio is under 2 which puts you in the "ideal" camp. This seems to be the most relevant ratio in terms of risk.

I would not sweat it, but something you can consider adding in is resistance exercise. It is excellent not only for these ratios, but for bone density which is quite important as we age and is a part of your lean body mass. Your day to day looks like it involves a decent amount of movement, but structuring a program can still have benefit. No, I would not worry about carb cycling at all.

In addition weight loss and/or health gain is not a linear process. You will see plateaus in weight, but remember even in these stages your body is likely making repairs at a metabolic level to a variety of previously injured processes. Keep up the good work!

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(10601)

on February 25, 2012
at 05:15 PM

My N=1 weight loss was nearly linear at this rate over a somewhat wider range than this. It involved both increasing calories eaten and increastng exercise duration to 2-3 hours a day at the end. I don't have any desire to lose any more, but I know I could pick up where I left off.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 26, 2012
at 01:51 AM

No doubt...and each person will have their own metabolic issues to deal with as their bodies see fit when provided with adequate building blocks, less toxic exposure, and time.....At least that is what I have come to see in this process.

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E0250b1e6dc5ec1539ffb745042b4d80

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on March 02, 2012
at 01:00 AM

I'm not sure I see the problem. I would focus on the trig number alone and it's great. I don't think those numbers contain the answer.

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(10601)

on February 25, 2012
at 04:10 PM

All that activity and feeling stagnant. I'd suggest replacing part of the fat with carbs isocalorimetrically and see what you feel like. If you don't like the results go back to Plan A. Your TG's and weight might go up - I think that a few carbs added to a high fat diet supply the missing glycerine needed to make fat deposit - so watch the scale and the tape measure if you try it.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on March 02, 2012
at 12:14 AM

You may like to try Moringa in Zija. It works for a lot of people to improve their health.

Please visit my blog http://allnaturalremedy.blogspot.com for my story and contact me if you need further help.

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