Hi buns, thanks for stopping by, I was reading some of your journal; flylady changed my work around the house habits a lot. There is so much good information on this board. I read a post by Katydid which reminded me how tris work, I was going to quote it here but couldn't find it again.
Tris are pretty much energy balance. When we eat fat, chylomicrons pick it up from the gut and deliver it directly to fat cells for storage, like little 'C' delivery trucks on a highway (the blood stream). When glycogen storage is full, the liver makes triglycerides (fat) from starch. 'T' delivery trucks are loaded up at the liver to take it to fat cells for storage, and to other cells. For people with a 'good' lipid profile, all is well; for some of us the highway is crowded with 'T' delivery trucks and our fat cells are slow to take the delivery. Then the fat winds up in other cells (as in fatty liver) and causes problems. So fat cells that are reluctant to make us fatter turn out to be not such a good thing.
So there are two points under our control to lower triglycerides. One is eating less
, or at least less calorie density or fasting, so less triglycerides are produced by the liver. The other is to exercise more
which uses the glycogen and causes other beneficial changes.
There are some T2diabetes drugs which help increase uptake by fat cells, they have the unpopular side effect of weight gain. I don't have T2D and don't expect to thanks to this WOE.
I have been working on these two things, so far it seems to help. I have found that my usual oatmeal and fruit breakfast hold me until lunch, I eat lunch when I am hungry and the amount varies. My problem is we eat dinner late, it is the largest meal of the day and often I don't move much after dinner. This is followed by an overnight fast, but my levels are not so low in the morning. I need to eat less at night and maybe eat earlier. Exercising is just a matter of setting some goals and exercising. It takes time but I need to do it.