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I was meandering around the zero carb forum and they have an area where people post their blood work…

I noticed that some people end up with higher triglyceride and blood sugar levels AFTER being on ZC.  (Not that many people listed blood sugars but most list triglycerides).  It seems like they should go down not up, I don’t understand that.
Example of one person’s tri level to show what I’m taking about…was 53 on the Zone and 76 on ZC. 
Not out of normal range, just higher.
One person explained it like this…
“Plus, as you lose weight, more fatty acids are freed from fat tissue and those triglycerides get broken apart into their parts (three fatty acids, one glycerol molecule) and therefore there is more in your bloodstream which will make it appear as though your triglycerides are higher. Once you arrive at your body's regulated weight, there will be less in circulation and you'll get a better picture of your triglycerides. That assumes you're losing weight, of course.”

Is that true?  I’ve never heard of tri levels staying high until a person reaches an ideal or lower weight… which is what he means by regulated, I guess.  I thought tri levels would probably drop as you lose while eating ZC.

If you don’t eat fruit and veggies does your body replace the fat and/or meat in some way that compensates for the lack of carbs to recalibrate body function, so to speak, for survival (or something)? 
Hmm, so maybe if your tri and BS levels get to low for lack of carbs, the body kicks in and over compensates some what if eating meat and fat only for long periods of time?  In other words, maybe this gets you through winter until the next fruit and veggie season comes on and they were eaten again?

Is part of it related to exercise, or rather the lack of enough?  I know you don’t have to exercise to lose weight if you eat well, but would their levels be lower if they did get more?  I’m thinking even in winter with no fruit and veggies, you’d get some good exercise from hunting at least, so would exercise make a difference in lowering out those higher numbers then? (I have no idea if the people I was looking at exercise or not).

Or is there some other reason this would be happening? 
What are your thoughts?  This is just curious to me because I would have expected the tri and BS levels to go down, not up.

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