Patient Comments: Triglyceride - Diet


What dietary changes are you using to help lower your triglycerides? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Russell 79 , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: May 09

My triglycerides were at 4425. The ICU in used IV insulin to drop my readings to 500. I’m now eating low carb with high protein. I will find out my triglycerides on the 15th. I was born with a normal triglycerides range of 400 to 600. I wonder what this is called medically.

Comment from: Steve, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 21

I eliminated carbohydrates and ate only animal products and reduced my triglyceride count from 200 plus to 78. My recommendation is get off the high carb diet. Also, my HDL went from 44 to 50.

Comment from: Chris, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I am reducing my carbohydrate and trans/saturated fat intake to lower my triglycerides. I am taking fish oil supplements, and have increased my consumption of certain fruits and vegetables - leafy vegetables and fruits with high water content. My animal protein mainly consists of chicken and tuna. I'll update with how much it lowered my triglycerides. My most recent was 300, up from 150 a year ago.

Comment from: DannyR, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 19

My triglycerides were at 336 two years ago. I started on an eating plan that was low carbohydrates high fat (LCHF); 75 percent fat (yes, even saturated fat), 20 percent protein, and 5 percent carbohydrates. My triglycerides have gone to 57, HDL up to 79. I eat no sugars, no starches, and nothing that is derived from grains. I keep carbohydrates to less than 20 gm/day. I had coronary heart disease and had 3 stents put in just before beginning this plan. I have discontinued the statin drugs as my total cholesterol was too low (166). Apo B/A-1 ratio is .34. And I feel great.

Comment from: JOHN, Male (Patient) Published: August 01

Fenofibrate and lots of water with fruits brought my triglycerides down! Also a little bike riding.

Comment from: Henry, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 16

I am borderline diabetic. I usually have 2 to 3 light beers a day. From the triglyceride stand point, I wonder how this is affecting my triglyceride level, which my doctor said is on the high side.

Comment from: Ramana, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 25

I have reduced the intake of rice and increased the consumption of wheat.


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