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  1. Soylent-based diet

    I suggest you examine your assumptions and attitude and how they are expressed in the tone of your posts. If anyone does have any experiences as described above, please do share!
  2. Today I decided to test a few fruits I may be allergic to: carrots, bananas, peaches, and melons. The last two produced notable effects on my tongue and the rest of the tissues in my mouth after eating them; most of my mouth felt a little bit swollen and itchy. The first two did so as well but to lesser degrees. Almost unnoticeable. Does allergy = food intolerance? Would it be safe to consume the ones I'm less allergic to in smaller amounts, or would it be wiser to phase them out completely?
  3. Soylent-based diet

    Hello everyone. Does anyone have any experience with having a Soylent-only diet? Has using Soylent increased your acne, whether or not you used it exclusively? I was thinking about starting dieting using only Soylent and nothing else; was curious about others' experiences using it as their sole food source or as a supplement.
  4. Determing GL threshold

    If one of the things that matters considerably in acne breakouts is glycemic load (GL), would there be a way to determine at which point the amount of food you eat (together with knowledge about its properties) will cross a (personal) threshold, that, once crossed, will result in a guaranteed acne breakout? Say you know your number that you determine through experimentation. If you cross such a number, all other things being equal (e.g., that it's not as offensive as foods like dairy which in addition to their hypothetical GL, cause acne due to other factors ) then you know you'll be breaking out. I think it'd be a useful metric to establish some kind of baseline to avoid eating X amount of food/calories whenever you ate.
  5. Hi alternativista,

    I've read some of your posts on here and was asking myself what the meaning of "nutrient dense" was across the posts I've looked at:

    > "What's required for clear skin and health is real, whole nutrient dense foods in low to moderate glycemic impacting meals, drinks and snacks that consist of more anti-inflammatory foods than inflamatory, and that doesn't include anything you have an intolerance for."

    By nutrient dense, are you talking about having a high amount of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats...) or some other kind of nutrient category I may be missing?

    I notice you haven't visited this site in a while. I'll keep looking around, however.

    1. alternativista

      Macro & micro nutrients.   As opposed to food that is mostly empty calories.  a whole food vs a heavily processed food.    Raw, fermented or quickly sauteed vs deep fried, or over cooked until nutrients are destroyed.  A sweet potato vs a slice of bread or pasta.