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My journey to a healthier, clear self by implementing the Paleo diet, exercise, the regimen and saw palmetto

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Yay, for the first time in a looong time, I ate meatballs. It was the first time I ate grass-fed. Expensive but worth it. For the longest time, I would avoid red meat due to all the negative claims out there but I think it boils down to where the meat comes from. The marinara came out delicious (if anyone needs the recipe, let me know!) and it's great to know I am getting plenty of lycopene, which is good for acne. Hopefully, I will see improvements soon. :)

What I ate:

Breakfast:

scrambled eggs (1 yolk),w/ spinach

1 banana

Lunch:

tuna salad (w/ homemade mayo, mustard, onion, spices)

broccoli

1 apple

Dinner:

grass fed meatballs (w/ bell pepper and onions)

homemade marinara

zucchini for 'spaghetti'

Salad (w/ romaine, tomatoes, cucumbers, EVOO, balsamic vinegar, spices)

Snacks:

carrots + salsa, turkey, salad

Exercise:

Cardio, 50 minutes

Lower body strength training, 35 minutes

Day 2:

What I Ate:

Breakfast:

2 eggs, spinach, 1 banana

Lunch:

tuna salad (w/ homemade mayo, onions, mustard, spices)

broccoli

1 apple

Snack:

small salad (w/ EVOO, balsamic vinegar, tomatoes, butter lettuce, cucumber)

Dinner:

tilapia, sweet potatoes, olives, spinach

Snack:

turkey

some raisins

Exercise:

cardio

upper body strength training

Log:

I was craving something sweet, so I just had to have some raisins. At least they are still considered paleo, as long as I limit them, I should be fine. I ate pretty much the same as yesterday. I need to go shopping for some more food soon, I have some interesting recipes on mind.

As far as my skin, I did wake up to a new zit, which was odd considering the time of my cycle. sad.png It's small but pretty red. I think it was from all the stress and lack of sleep from last week (midterm week). Hopefully it will go away soon.

Hello! Welcome to my new blog. smile.png

Introduction

Some months ago, I decided to go back on The Regimen after quitting it for some time to try natural alternatives. Overall, it has helped clear some of my acne, but not all of my acne -- specifically, my hormonal acne. I tend to break out right before my period. Thus, I have started taking Saw Palmetto (Clearetto brand) to help inhibit DHT synthesis. It's too early to say that it has been working but once my next period comes around, I should find out.

Additionally, I have just started the Paleo diet. Before, I was eating fairly healthy (no refined sugar, dairy, gluten) but now I am going to take it one step further and go Paleo! Basically, I will eliminate the corn, legumes, dried fruit, nuts and seeds that I was eating before. I do not agree with a lot of the evolutionary claims behind the Paleo diet (e.g. mutation rates are NOT constant, rapid evolution does happen). However, the diet itself seems pretty healthy and others have had success on it. So, now, it's my turn.

Furthermore, I want to get in better shape for summer. I am planning on a new fitness regimen. That is, adding in some more weight training and cardio daily. Hopefully, all these things will contribute to a healthier, clearer me.

What's on my menu:

Meat (salmon, tuna, tilapia, chicken, grass fed beef, turkey)

Eggs

Vegetables

Fruit

Almonds

Tea

Stevia

Supplements:

Organic ACV (2 tbsp)

Clearetto

Fish Oil

Vitamin D

Turmeric (occasionally)

Topicals:

Dan's BP

Dan's AHA

Jojoba oil

Cetaphil cleanser

Neutrogena sensitive skin moisturizer (w/ spf)

Fitness Regimen:

Cardio daily

Abs + Hips/Thighs/Buns (every other day)

Chest/Back + Shoulder Arms(every other day)

Day 1:

Breakfast:

Scrambled eggs (1 yolk) & spinach

1 Banana

Snack:

Turkey

Lunch:

Tuna salad (w/ homemade mayo, onions, mustard, spices)

Broccoli

Apple

Snack:

Salad (w/ butter lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices)

Dinner:

Tilapia

Sweet Potatoes

Spinach

Snack:

Salad (w/ butter lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, spices)

Exercise:

Cardio

Abs + Hips/Thighs/Buns

Log:

Yay! It's spring break and I feel motivated and so healthy after today. Hope I can keep it up!

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