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#61 sadcaroline

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 01:53 AM

im staying away from soup and any 'liquid' type foods right now,,, because the regimen im doing is helping so much.. i dont wanna take any risks lol smile.gif

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 02:12 AM

Mums making me have soup for dinner. sad.gif

Guess i'll start tomorrow then.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 02:14 AM

aww hehe.. i am a soup lover as well.. hope it works for you smile.gif

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:37 AM

probiotics are pretty good for repopulating the bowel with good bacteria and killing off candida. Kinda freaky swallowing a pill that says "1 billion live friendly bacteria per capscule" I haven't been taking them for a while - but when I did it completely killed off indigestion that I suffer from every now and then.

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:45 AM

Probiotics seemed to help with my digestion too, Frances. I'm still taking them.

I keep wanting to try your regimen Caroline, but I keep eating soup... it's just so yummy and it's winter here...

Hope it's still going well for you, sweetie. smile.gif

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 03:04 PM

**UPDATE** today i realized 'that time of the month' was here..lol.. the ONLY breakout i got was one tiny cyst, and about 5-6 tinyyyyyyy pimples.. a HUGE change from 10-12 cysts, and like 15 large scarring white heads... so needless to say im still very impressed with this, this will be one of the only times ive gotten my period without getting more scars smile.gif looking at my face u wouldnt know it was that time of the month, when usually people in texas would know :eek: this has not cleared me 100%, but it has gotten me so close that i think with continued changes with my life style i can soon be 100% clear... hope everyone is doing well- caroline

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:28 PM

wow this sounds awesome..i cant wait to start!!! im goin shopping 2nite 2 buy the foods that u eat. i really really hopes this works...ive tried about everything except for accutane which i dont wanna do. but anyways ill see how this goes!! biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 06:47 PM

Caroline, I'm so impressed with your discipline. Good for you! I went carb crazy today-ravioli, breads, sweets, cheerios. I had a stressful day and I'm getting my "friend". I'm going to get rid of all bad stuff I have around the house and starting fresh tommorow. Have you lost weight as well? A while ago I did a similar regimen for two weeks and dropped about 7 pounds and felt like a superstar. I'm starting first thing tomorrow no excuses or cheating and I'll post in one week. By the way, do you eliminate dairy too?

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 08:49 PM

hi beka & ditee smile.gif i hope it works for you too beka, its really helping me!! an ditee, i am a severe carbaholic, but for some reason this time ive been able to kick the habit. its interesting, i havent been trying to lose weight at all, but ive been on this water regimen/ diet for almost 2 weeks, an ive shed 10 pounds without even trying. im feeling so good. i do eliminate dairy, but i eat lots of marinated chicken that i buy from the grocery store, an my favorite flavor is lemon butter smile.gif thats basically the one thing i still continue to do, i always get marinated chicken.. it tastes soo good an is really not jepardizing the diet... but i mean you have to be reasonable about it.. honestly i couldnt do it if it werent for marinated chicken..lol.. good luck! if you have any questions pm me anytime smile.gif

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 09:15 PM

hey everyone.. i noticed some people are going to try the diet i am on, so i thought maybe i should list exactly what i eat.

as soon as i wake up i will eat a fillet of salmon with a salad (usually spinach, with onions cucumbers califlower) with oil an vinegar dressing.

drink loads of water (sometimes 5-6 glasses) 2 hours later.

2 hours after water intake i will have a grilled lemon pepper chicken breast with another salad or steamed collard greens.

2 hours later i drink another huge amount of water

2 hours after this i have another meal (salmon, turkey, or grillen marinated chicken breast) with a salad or a veggie. ( my veggie choices are zuchinni, asparagus, onions, collard greens) i dont eat a wide variety of foods because i have food allergies on top of being horribly insulin resistant, so even veggies with small amounts of carbs make me so tired.

Then of course 2 hours later i drink loads of water again, i always make sure i have had alot of water before i go to bed. I do pee alot though, but im learning to deal with that smile.gif Now I must make a point that im not 100% clear, but the results ive gotten are astonishing. Im starting zinc an evening primrose oil today in hopes to get even clearer.

i think soon im going to split these 3 meals into 6 tiny meals a day, i will have to test my water method by stopping drinking water only 10 min before i eat anything, an waiting only an hour after i eat to drink anything. we'll see how it goes.. good luck everyone!

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 02:29 AM

Thank you sadcaroline for bringing this up!!! :clap:

I have now tried this for 1,5 weeks and it is actually working! Or at least I think it's working. Haven't had a single break-out since I started, and I usually get at least a couple of new pimples every week.

I'm not as disciplined as sadcarline - I use the 10min before and 1hr after method. And I don't eat at regular times, but I do have at least 4 meals per day. It's working for me!

I'm so happy! :dance:

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 04:40 AM

sadcaroline your diet is SO healthy very similar to how I eat and how I was eating when I felt great and my skin was clog free...i am eating well again and YUP, fewre clogged pores....but I wait maybe an hour max after eating depending on how big my meal is i have a HUGE appetite and not insulin resistent but I don't eat refined carbs or gluten which BOOST my energy level.

BTW collard greens rock>green veggies are so good for the body/skin

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 06:52 AM

mbeat yay!!!!! that has made my day, im so happy for you.. smile.gifsmile.gif i agree chloe, im a huge fan of collard greens as well... im hoping this will shrink my pores an reduce oil for me as well, i still am an oil well lol.. do u know how long it usually takes for a diet to reduce oil? have a good morning everyone! smile.gif

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 09:09 AM

hey,

well, i took accutane six years ago, so that may have something to do with it>however I had to go on the med because an underlying condition caused by my diet basicallymade me get cysts and my breakouts took forever to heal (stupid ass docs who deny it and me for eating that way! boo hoo)...But now and for the past several years, my diet's great and i mainly had clogged pores or blackheads...A LOT of these went away after i upped my water drinking to three liters a day>this took a couple weeks>but after just a few days i noted an improvement.

Of course i just ate five gluten free chocolate chip cookies (gotta live a little : ) and it's that, ahem, time of the month!

also, try some witch hazel astringent....it cleans so well, it's cheap and you can get it at any drugstore.

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Posted 28 July 2004 - 10:02 AM

Yesterday at my derm they gave me a green CO2 mask. My face looks soo good 2day biggrin.gif im actually happy this morning guys!!!! im gonna start getting this antibac peel once a week and see what that does...my derm says it really really helps. last night tho i pigged out..and no break out!? some ice cream, cereal, cinnamin roll, completely junk! and this morning im starting fresh on my diet--lots of protein..no dairy!! + this water thing caroline is doing. im so excited. im getting a chemical peel tomorrow then im off to see my bf in texas on monday. maybe my skin will be clear! :wink: i cant wait to find out. and wow loosing 10 pounds on this type of diet?? ive been on weight watchers for 2 months and have lost 10 pounds...maybe i'll shed even more. thanks sooo much guys! Have a great day/week! :dance:

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 05:22 PM

sadcaroline- what about juice? Not with meals, but can you drink it instead of or in addition to water 2 hours after a meal?

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Posted 29 July 2004 - 07:41 PM

sludge- thats a really good question, and honestly, i just dont know. i dont THINK it would matter, because the instructions i have say just to 'not drink anything with meals, before, during, and after' it didnt say you have to drink only water or anything, so i would think juice is ok. but you may wanna try it with just water for the first week or so, then add in whatever drinks you like. hope that helped! smile.gif caroline

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 10:30 AM

Hi Caroline, how are you? Hope your skin is doing well. smile.gif

I've started using the 2 hour rule when eating and drinking like your suggested. I started today, though I ate soup today so it might not count. However, I'm making sure I leave 2 hrs between eating and drinking and I take supplements so it's a bit tricky. I'm managing to swallow all my pills without water, kind of with food. The crazy things we do for acne!

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 03:49 PM

I'm going to try it, may as well what have i got to lose. I'm slightly concerned about not drinking anything for four hours though, it seems like an awful long time! Do you think an hour either side of eating would be effective?

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Posted 31 July 2004 - 03:57 PM

Also, surely the amount you drink before and after would affect it. You say you shouldn't drink for 2 hours before but surely if i did the 10 minutes before method but only had say a few sips of water then this wouldn't be too bad to ensure you don't feel really thirsty