I have been eating this way for 3 years. Before starting this WOE, all of my numbers were in the "normal" range but we all know those are set too high. Everything but triglycerides dropped considerably once I started eating this way and now my cholesterol is 132! My triglycerides have remained high the entire 3 years usually around 170 - 180. I didn't have any weight to lose so that wasn't the issue. My glucose has been fine the entire time. I've played around with my eating but I can't pinpoint anything I am really doing wrong (rarely eat out, only use sugar on the major holidays at best, no caffeine ever, whole grain, plant based, starched centered). My triglycerides have basically not budged in 3 years and they were normal before this WOE.
In January, I had to get blood work done because we switched life insurance policies. My triglycerides came back at 179. I was ticked! All my other numbers were perfect, by the way.
So at the end of January, on a whim, I added walnuts to my diet. I have not consumed any nuts in the past 3 years. I did not change a single thing about my diet except the nuts. I had my physical a few weeks ago and my triglycerides were 119!!
My concern: I went from a diet that was between 8 - 12% fat to a diet that is between 18 - 20% fat. Too much?