Monday, March 24, 2008

LLVLC On YouTube (Episode 30): An Update On Christine After Seeing The Dietitian

Last week I shared with you about my wife Christine's latest physical which found her triglycerides were elevated despite following a lower-carb diet over the past year. She dropped 35 pounds, saw her HDL increase slightly to 57 and her LDL plummet by 50 points to below 100. All in all based on those numbers, she's in excellent health. There's only one problem--her triglycerides are at 297! EEEEEEK!

In Episode 30 of "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube," we wanted to bring you up-to-date with this story I started in that blog post last week to let you know how our talk with the registered dietitian went, what plan of action we are taking to help bring those triglycerides way down, and to hear Christine's response to some of the comments that have been left about her health. It's good news because we now have a solid method for treating this rather than lamenting on what was done (or not done!) in the past.

Hear the surprising comments from Christine's dietitian in today's video:

We were kinda shocked to hear this dietitian talking about restricting carbohydrates and choosing good omega-3 fats to help lower triglycerides. YEAH!!! Maybe I've been too hard on dietitians in the past and there are a few diamonds in the rough (kinda like Monica Reinagel). While Christine's dietitian did spout the usual "saturated fat is bad for you" mumbo jumbo, she was dead on about carbs. It's a slow start, but I think the positive impact of livin' la vida low-carb among nutritionists is getting there.

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Blogger Sue said...

Did Christine have a lot of fructose in her diet?

3/25/2008 3:34 AM  
Blogger Sue said...

Dr Davis on triglycerides:

3/25/2008 3:38 AM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

THANKS Su! Not really. Her biggest thing was starchy, breaded stuff as I explained in my blog post about this last week. She's not a sweets person, so fructose wasn't an issue. Except for the HFCS in the M&M's.

I appreciate the link to Dr. Davis' take on triglycerides.

3/25/2008 8:29 AM  
Blogger Carly said...

Please let us know how Christine does!

3/25/2008 11:36 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

Yay! Thanks so much for sharing about this.
You go Christine!
Don't worry about getting a bit skinny - my mom is always telling me to watch out for that, but all I care about is being healthy (and fitting into those jeans that used to be too small!) :)
Also, when people see some of the stuff I eat (like giant omelets with sour cream), they are less worried about the weight loss. heehee.
AND once you start exercising, you'll build muscle and your weight will go up for sure (in a healthy way).
I'm excited for you because I am also a traditionally non-exercising type, but I just started a pilates class, in part because of being encouraged by Jimmy's posts on getting active.
Keep us posted about how exercise is going for the both of ya!

3/25/2008 5:45 PM  

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