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Posted by Meaghan Bethany, 29 April 2013 · 224 views

I've recently gotten into a new relationship with a guy and over the span of four months we just started saying i love you. So that was one obstacle overcome! But now i have realized a new bump in the road is creeping up on me once again, annually. After not worrying about it in the winter as much as i would in the summer because i don't sweat, I have just started to worry about my make up use. Not only am i worried about the upcoming heated months of the summer but i am also worried about showing my real skin to my beloved boyfriend whom i don't want to lose over something as simple as this. Although it isn't really that simple, i just don't want my relationship to unfold because of this. If my relationship is going to unfold it should be about a real problem. But my worries are still there in the back of my head, haunting, taunting and telling me that he will leave once he sees that he is the beauty and i am the beast. My fears are consuming me and now i am going to try to start a new path and i would love for some of you to join me and lets see how we do!Posted Image  I am going to start to go on the typical water diet which i am sure most of us have tried but it is true that soda and all of the artificial drinks are bad for your skin. I have recently heard that GLUTEN FREE foods do help in getting rid of acne and acne scars. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley, rye and triticale. So, diet is a big factor, being natural is very important and taking care of your skin is ideal. I believe that people started getting really bad acne when artificial foods came to be. I like to think that cavemen and women didn't have this problem since they were all natural. Why would they have the problem when they don't have anything fake in their body? Anyway, here is a list of some GLUTEN FREE foods to try and lets start this journey together before the hot summer months spring up on us. Its time to have fun in the summer and not worry that our make up is going to get smudged or melt off. Also, men feel free to comment and don't be scared off by my mentioning "make up" because thats just my problem. You can share your progress too! I am sure that if we have a few people doing it we can support each other and we will be more likely to follow through with it. Posted Image
I have gotten most of my information from other websites so i do not own all of my information.
 
Gluten Free FoodsPosted Image
 

A list of gluten free foods will include foods that were made with these grains, instead of wheat, rye or barley:
• Amaranth
• Arrowroot
• Corn
• Buckwheat
• Bean Flours
• Millet and Millet flour
• Nut Flours like Almond Meal
• Potato
• Quinoa
• Brown Rice and Brown Rice Flour
• Wild Rice
• Soy
• Sorghum
• Tapioca
• Tef
 
Now for the list of all the foods you can eat! Posted Image Be prepared because its long. 
 
 

 
 
 

 

  • Butter. Naturally gluten free if there are no additives.
  • Milk. Naturally gluten free if there are no additives, otherwise check with the company.
  • Cream. Naturally gluten free if there are no additives, otherwise check with the company.
  • Buttermilk. Naturally gluten free if there are no additives, otherwise check with the company.
  • Cheese and cheese spreads. Cheese by itself should be naturally gluten free unless something was added. I use Organic Valley Raw Cheeses.
  • Cheese alternative. Try looking for gluten free labels to be sure.
  • Cottage Cheese. Also need to check for other ingredients, unless it states gluten free
  • Eggs and Egg Substitutes(list of gluten free foods). Always look for gluten free labels on these.
  • Half & Half. Naturally gluten free but always look for additives.
  • Hummus is a great source of protein. Naturally gluten free. We like Trader’s Joe Hummus and Pride.
  • Margarine and Spreads. Even though naturally gluten free, look for gluten free brands only.
  • Milk Chocolate(list of gluten free foods). Always look for gluten free brands here. Very often you may find gluten ingredients
  • Sour Cream. Most of the time sour cream is naturally gluten free unless something else was added, so look for other ingredients.
  • Soymilk is on top of gluten free food lists. Not my choice of food for many reasons, but naturally gluten free but look for gluten free brands because often will find gluten ingredients.
  • Yogurt is part of gluten free food list. Very often now you may find wheat and gluten in yogurts, so look only for gluten free brands.
  • Some beers. Yes, there is gluten free beer for those who like beer. Naturally beer is NOT a gluten free product.
  • Most carbonated drinks. Always look for gluten free label here. Quite often you will find wheat flour additives.
  • Coffee drinks and mixes. Same for coffee drinks, you need to look for gluten free brands, but coffee by itself is a naturally gluten free product.
  • Chocolate Drinks. These have to be verified with the company or just go with gluten free brand.
  • Apple Cider is on top of gluten free food lists. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Creamers and Flavorings. Always look for gluten free brands here.
  • Energy Drinks. You want to make sure that there is no additives with wheat or gluten.
  • Flavored Water. Most of the time it’s gluten free unless wheat or wheat products were added.
  • Hot Cocoa and Chocolate Mixes. Many brands have gluten free labels for hot chocolate, but original hot chocolate recipes were gluten free.
  • Juice Drink Mixes. Most drink mixes won’t have gluten but always read the labels.
  • Juice and Fruit Drinks. Same would go here.
  • Smoothies and shakes. If you make it at home from homemade ingredients then you know it gluten free. Otherwise, look for gluten free labels.
  • Sport Drinks. Most of these are gluten free but always read labels.
  • Protein Powder. These you would absolutely want to have gluten free labeled.
  • Tea and Tea Drinks and Mixes. Look for ingredients in the mixes. If not sure, get a gluten free box.
  • Baking Chips and Bars. Chocolate baking chips or bars are naturally gluten free but look for ingredients like wheat, rye or wheat products, etc.
  • Baking Mixes. Always buy gluten free baking mixes. There are no options here.
  • Baking Soda and Powder. Naturally gluten free, but even here look for other ingredients just in case.
  • Bread Crumbs. Only gluten free labels, no other options.
  • Cocoa Powder. If only cocoa powder is the only ingredient, it should be gluten free.
  • Coconut is part of gluten free food list . Naturally gluten free food.
  • Corn Syrup. Look for gluten free label because it can have gluten ingredients.
  • Cornmeal is on top of gluten free foods list. Naturally gluten free flour substitute for gluten free diet.
  • Flax Meal is a part of gluten free foods list. Naturally gluten free product. Make sure there no other ingredients added.
  • Flours and Flour Mixes. Only gluten free flours and four mixes are your choices here. I love Bob’s, Storybook and Trader’s Joe gluten free mixes.
  • Food Coloring. Look for other ingredients to make sure or just get gluten free product.
  • Frosting. Quite often you will find gluten containing ingredients in frostings, so if you really don’t know choose Betty Crocker Vanilla Rich & Creamy Frosting which is considered gluten free product..
  • Honey. Naturally gluten free unless cross contaminated. Check labels.
  • Marshmallow. Always look for gluten free labels when getting marshmallows.
  • Milk is part of gluten free food list. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Molasses. Only gluten free brands will suit you here.
  • Oil and Oil Spray. Most of oil is gluten free unless there was cross contamination.
  • Pectin. Look for other ingredients, if not sure get Williams brand of Jel Ease-Pectin.
  • Rice Syrup. Your great choice here would be Lundberg Family Farms organic sweet dreams rice syrup.
  • Spices. Look for gluten free brands.
  • Sprinkles. Only gluten free brands would be your options like Cake Mate sprinkles.
  • Sugar( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free product.
  • Starches. Cornstarch is naturally gluten free. A great choice would be Bob’s Red Mill starches like arrowroot, corn or potato starches.
  • Whole Grains. Only go with gluten free whole grains like brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, arrowroot, etc.
  • Yeast. Look for gluten free brands.
  • Beans( list of gluten free foods ). Beans are naturally gluten free foods.
  • Bouillon. Look ONLY for gluten free brands.
  • Broth. Same thing, look for GF labels.
  • Chili. Look for gluten free unless you made it yourself.
  • Cranberry Sauce. Naturally gluten free food, but double check other ingredients.
  • Fruit is a part of gluten free foods list. All fruits are naturally gluten free.
  • Meat( list of gluten free foods ). There is no gluten in the meat.
  • Seafood. Natural seafood has no gluten. Imitation seafood almost always has gluten ingredients.
  • Soups. If you make that soup yourself then you know it's gluten free. If you are buying in the store look for gluten free labels. If you are in the restaurant always ask.
  • Stews. The same as soups. Most restaurants make stews with wheat flour for thickness. Always ask. Look for gluten free labels when buying un the store.
  • Tomato Paste. Should be gluten free, but always double check.
  • Vegetables. Naturally gluten free.
  • Bread. When looking for gluten free bread, you have to only get bread with a GF label. We like gluten free bread options like Glutino or Udi’s Whole Grain Gluten Free Bread.
  • Cereals And Granola. Only gluten free cereals and gluten free granola are your gluten free options. We like Erewhon gluten free rice cereal.
  • Pasta and Noodles. Only gluten free brands are suitable like Notta Pasta.
  • Pizza Crust. Only gluten free pie crust would do.
  • Polenta. Naturally gluten free, like Trader’s Joe.
  • Potato. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Rice and Rice Mixes. Look for brown rice and gluten free.
  • Taco Shells. Naturally gluten free but look for GF label.
  • Tortillas and Wraps. The gluten alternative would have brown rice flour.
  • Barbeque Sauce. Look for gluten free brands.
  • Tamari Sauce. Make sure that there’s no added wheat.
  • Chocolate Syrup. Naturally gluten free unless other ingredients added.
  • Dip and Dip Mixes. Always look for gluten free options.
  • Horseradish. Naturally gluten free food but double check the ingredients.
  • Hot Sauce. Look for gluten free brands.
  • Jams, Jellies and Preserves. Always look for gluten free options.
  • Ketchup. Only gluten free brands will suit you here.
  • Marinades. Look for gluten free brands.
  • Mayonnaise. Only gluten free brands will suit you here.
  • Mustard. Look for other ingredients to make sure or just get gluten free product.
  • Nut Butter. Naturally gluten free, but some companies add other ingredients including wheat flour.
  • Olives. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Peppers. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Pickles. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Picante Sauce]>. Try looking for gluten free labels.
  • Salad Dressing. Gluten free brands will suit you here.
  • Salsa( list of gluten free foods ). Most of the salsa brands are gluten free.
  • Sauerkraut( list of gluten free foods ). Sauerkraut is naturally gluten free and really good for you. Most of the brands do not add wheat ingredients.
  • Sloppy Joe Sauce. Always look for gluten free options.
  • Steak Sauce. Always read the labels and make sure there’s no barley syrup added.
  • Taco Sauce. Only gluten free brands will suit you here.
  • Vinegar. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Worcestershire Sauce. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Applesauce( list of gluten free foods ). Always read the labels and make sure there’s no barley syrup added.
  • Beef Jerky. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Candy and Chocolate. Most of the chocolate is gluten free.
  • Cheese Puffs. You have to check the labels here.
  • Chips and Crisps. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Cookies. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Crackers. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Fruits. Naturally gluten free food.
  • Dried Fruit. Naturally gluten free food. Always read the ingredients
  • Fruit Cups. Read the ingredients. Some companies add barley syrup or wheat starch.
  • Gum. Read the ingredients.
  • Nuts, Seeds and Mixes. Nuts and seeds are naturally gluten free but mixes can have bits and pieces of wheat pretzels or wheat rods.
  • Popcorn. Read labels.
  • Pretzels. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Pudding. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Rice Cakes. Look for gluten free labels.
  • Trail Mix. Many trail mixes have wheat ingredients.
  • Baby Juice. Naturally gluten free. But always double check.
  • Frozen Yogurts. Read the labels.
  • Ice Cream( list of gluten free foods ). Look for gluten free labels since some companies add wheat ingredients.
  • Frozen Foods( list of gluten free foods ). Look for gluten free labels.
  • Potatoes( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free food.
  • Bacon( list of gluten free foods ). Look for gluten free labels. Some brands add wheat starch.
  • Beef( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free food. If you are not making it at home, ask the chef not add any flour.
  • Chicken( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free food. If you are not making it at home, ask the chef not add any flour.
  • Bologna( list of gluten free foods ). Check the ingredients. Some brands add wheat flour or starch.
  • Hot Dogs and Franks( list of gluten free foods ). Always check the labels.
  • Salami( list of gluten free foods ). Look for gluten free labels.
  • Sausage( list of gluten free foods ). Look for gluten free labels.
  • Tofu and Tempeh( list of gluten free foods ). Most of the time tofu and tempeh are gluten free. But always verify.
  • Turkey( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free food/meat. If you are not making it at home, ask the chef not add any flour.
  • Fish( list of gluten free foods ). Naturally gluten free food. If you are not making it at home, ask the chef not add any flour.
  • Agave syrup is naturally gluten free. Most agave syrup labels say: gluten free; but double check.
  • Vegetable chips and potato chips are naturally gluten free. You should read the ingredients for added wheat or other gluten ingredients.
  • Sunflower seeds should be naturally gluten free. But I found a package of roasted sunflower seeds with wheat flour to make it less greasy. Read your ingredients, please.
  • Vanilla Extract should have "gluten free" labeling, because of wheat, grain based alcohol concern.
  • Raw Kale Chips are naturally gluten free.
  • Raw Cookies made by "Go Raw" company are gluten free.

Website: www.gluten-free-today.com


 


 


COMMENTS WELCOME! And don't be harsh this is a judgment free zone. I am new to this so i won't be right about everything!



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The hormones added in milk any dairy and meat can cause acne too! And junk food can cause acne too! I know when I eat really healthy my skin clears up a lot!

Hey Meaghan!
 
I know diet can often play a role. Pursuing an overall healthy lifestyle can combat the indirect causes of acne. But sometimes it's genetic (like mine), like usually it's overactive sebaceous glands in the skin. And I thought the same thing!!! My parents immigrated from Nigeria, and they always ate natural foods before they came to America because they did not have access to artificial foods. However, my dad had really bad acne as a teenager (before he came) an is still battling with it in his early 60s! I know I got it from him (I fear my future D:) I KNOW! I DON'T UNDERSTAND LIFE!
What is really bothering me is the make-up! I don't leave the house without foundation and its starting to heat up! I fear pools and beaches. I don't feel like I can pursue my crushes and I hate it if someone finds interest in me because I always dread the day I'll have to show them how I look without make-up! And what sucks is that I don't suffer from pimples as much anymore, I do from scarring, so so much scarring!! So its stupid discolorations! >.> 
I wish you luck with your boyfriend! Please tell me how it goes when you show him! You seem like an awesome person and I'm sure he'll love you for that! I want to have hope that not all men are superficial ;__;
And I wish you the best with natural eating! Hopefully it will help skin-wise, but if not you will still benefit from it amused.gif
anddd I'm sorry this comment was soooo long haha.

Haha no i love long comments it makes me feel like the person really cares :P and omg we are having the same problem! Foundation which takes forever to get on and you can't touch your face without smudging it. Forget kissing my boyfriend, it comes right off of my nose! i hate it because i really want to kiss him in public but i can't =/ I'm going to try tinted moisturizer i think you should too and maybe sun bathe a little? The longer you don't wear make up the faster your skin will clear up. If you don't wear make up for a week straight it will clear up that much faster! Because the make up clogs your pours it makes your skin harder to breathe D: And yeah i think mine is genetic too and hormonal because i break out more on my period but i think that happens with most girls. My mom had it BAD when she was little and my dad had boils! Ew >..< I just have scaring that i think is getting better since I'm taking my make up off before i go to sleep (which i never did and the make up lady at macys got mad at me haha) and i am taking two pills and using creams and I'm not using dove soap! I heard that dove soap leaves a film on your skin and it doesn't clean out your pours. I didn't know that and i used dove for YEARS! =/ UGH well better late then never i guess haha

But definitely drink water and try not to wear make up as much, believe me i know its difficult but summer is coming! We need to hurry!

   Hey i'm not trying to be the guy that bursts your bubble but A LOT of those foods you listed that are safe, are definately NOT safe. Gluten is something you want to stay away from but jus because foods don't have gluten in it doesn't mean your not gonna breakout if you eat it. One thing I noticed right off the bat, you said milk is okay, well milk is one of the biggest no no's an acne sufferer can make. Think about female humans, they don't constantly produced milk, the only time they do produce milk is when they're pregnant, and HORMONES are telling your body to produce it, the only way to get milk whenever you want it is to introduce those same hormones you have going wild while your pregnant. Don't know if you've ever been pregnant but my sister just had her baby girl and during the whole time she was pregnant, and now, because she's still breast feeding, her acne was INSANE. I mean it to, like horrible nasty makeup can't cover type of acne. Hormones are the number one cause of acne, that's why acne is usally associated with teenagers, because they're going through puberty and hormones are goin crazy. Anyways "cow farmers" fill their cows with hormones to make them produce milk, not only that but to make them mature faster, so they can slaughter them quicker, and in higher quantities. So not only is milk from cows packed with the hormones they're being filled with in order to produce it, but their meat is too, hamburgers, steak, any kind of red meat is filled with hormones. I can't stress enough you need to stay away from milk, cheese, cottage cheese, chocolate, basically any kind of dairy product. Also try not to eat as much meat, i'm the type of guy that eats the fat off steak so staying away from meat is hard, but if I can do it you can do it too.

 

   Anyways off the cow subject... Other things you need to watch out for besides, gluten, dairy, and meat. Sugar. Another huge no no, because it causes your hormones to go wild, it's not filled with hormones but it causes your hormones to go out of whack, making acne wayyyy worse. So junk food is definately a no no, sugar comes from a plant called sugar cane, and it doesn't grow sugar, they do so much crap to sugar in order to actually make sugar itself, but also to make it taste good. Definately not natural, AT ALL. Here's what I do, if I read the ingredients on the back, and it has all these ingredients I can't even pronounce, I don't eat it. Plain and simple, seriously what's in lettuce, jus lettuce, not hydrochlorifidelcastro, dyes, artificial flavoring, corn syrup, which is also a huge no no. Processed food is horrible for you, if it's not completely all natural, your simply can't digest it right, which is exactly why gluten is bad for your skin, your body can't break it down, it's not meant to break down man made ingredients.

   Sorry i'm writing a lot, but you seem to be kinda clueless, no offense. I jus want to help because I know how stressful acne acn be, I mean seriously, I got a fucking sunburn and brokeout for a week straight. Oh and one more thing, carbohydrates, don't know the reason behind that but stay away from carbohydrates, if not because it causes acne, but it makes you gain weight lol, that should be enough for a girl to quit eating it, and don't drinky anything but water, if your bodys hydrated your skin's hydrated, so your body won't try to hydrate itself, causing increased sebum production, and hopefully you know that means more acne. Bacteria needs warm moist places to grow, a greasy face is the perfect candidate.

   Oh sorry lol, saw something else, butter is a no no, if it's greasy or slimy, don't put it into your body, it will come out in your skin, but the main thing I was gonna say, energy drinks, are insanely bad for your skin, you have no idea how much sugar and processed crap is in one single energy drink, I will try to post a picture on here for you real quick, jus to give you an idea of how much sugar is in the drinks your drinking, one gram of sugar is enough to make you breakout, so imagine what these can do to you. Okay I guess I can't post a picture on here but i'm gonna make a blog about it and put the picture on there, it'll be titled Suga Suga so watch out for it, it'll seriously give you some perspective to how much sugar your actually taking in.

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