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  1. Anybody else on tretinoin? I'm on my 7th week, with the past two having experienced heavy purging. I've noticed that I usually break out during the day and I'm trying to rule out if it's because of the tret or some other factor. I feel like with tret, if it is the reason why the breakouts are happening, then some residual effects are being carried out throughout the day that are the cause of the breakouts that happen during the day. Is it usual to break out during the day? This is when I've noticed breakouts. At night it seems like breakouts are less severe.
  2. Calculating the glycemic load of a whole meal

    I have taken those measures and have seen improvement. I care, because I hypothesize that by switching to foods which have a lower GL, my acne will be less triggered. Numbers are important to establish a baseline. I have never seen the advertisement of high-tech food-related products when looking at glycemic index/load, and there's quite a bit of research that details the relationship between acne and diet. I prefer not to go over those things here.
  3. So it's fairly easy to calculate the glycemic load of a food given its glycemic index. What if, however, you had two food items added together? Would their respective GL's be added to give the total glycemic load of the meal? Say, for instance (according to this table) you had two wheat tortillas (total GL of this is 16) and 150g of baked beans (GL = 6), would the total GL of this be 16 + 6 = 24? Or would it be the higher of the two GL's?