Triglycerides

For as long as I can remember, my triglycerides number has been very troubling.  Always in the 300+ range and usually generally well into the 300s.  I think I actually had a number in the 400s at one point.

Try as I might, I could never get that number down to even a half way reasonable level.  Never.

But now I’ve been doing 18:6 intermittent fasting for about 12 months.  The entire purpose is to get the body to use ketones (body fat) and not just glucose.  The theory is that after 12 hours from your most recent meal, the body begins to use stored fat in addition to glucose, so with a 18:6 regimen, you get 6 hours with the body burning some stored fat. 

And surprise surprise my most recent triglycerides number is 103.  I did a double take when I saw the number — couldn’t believe it.  But it makes perfect sense — triglycerides measures fat in the blood, and the IF goal is to burn body fat.

 

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