Just got my labs back after being pretty strict paleo for about 4 to 5 months.
*Component Your Value*
CHOLESTEROL (LAB) 276 TRIGLYCERIDES 39
HDL CHOLESTEROL 85
LDL CHOLESTEROL, CALCULATED 183 VLDL CHOLESTEROL, CALCULATED 8 NON-HDL CHOLESTEROL 191
A1C Fasting 5.9%
My previous labs a year ago were a TC of about 180 and Trigs of 100, HDL of 61 or so.
I'm about 5'7", frequently crossfit and have bodyfat easily down in the single digits. I think th.e thing that concerns me the most is the A1C results. My carbs are 99% veggies and I don't eat many. I occasionally take my FBG and it varies form 83ish up to 100 sometimes and everwhere in between. Post meal (1 hour) is a 100 or less on the few occasions I've checked it. Also, I had a major surgery about 7 weeks ago (hernia repair, I'm all healed up and back in the gym, but it was 5 to 6 weeks of misery recovering).
I have an appointment to see a my paleo friendly dietician who is pretty money, so i think he'll help me sort this out (e.g. test my pattern a/b), but I wanted to get input from the group on the following.
The A1C concerns me, could I be overdoing it with carb restriction? or do some people simply operate at a higher BG level and how reversible is this? Either way, this is my biggest concern.
- Can too much sat fat (e.g. coconut oil) have an effect on BG?
Tips on ways to lower LDL but keep the gains I've made on my nice low trigs, and good HDL numbers.
I've exchanged my "chronic cardio" of yesteryear for more Crossfit and some low intensity walking, should I entertain a little bit more running/cycling/swimming again?
I realize this is a lot and some of these items have been discussed, but I'm freaking out a bit, so some input would be great! Also I'm trying to understand where the "one number fits all" plays into this.