Posted 07 May 2010 - 09:36 PM
So what am I going to do about it? Vegan. Full vitamin supplement list including a 1 a day, Calcium, flaxseed oil, and V8 juice and black beens for potassium.
I shouldn't have any vitamin deficiencies other then maybe Vitamin K.(Just need to get broccoli)
There really isn't a point if I diet and not exercise...so...I will be trying to hit something around 2500-3000 calorie burn for 3 weeks while I take in 1100-1200 calories a day. Giving about 1300-1700 calorie deficit or 1LB lost every 2 days.
I am hoping this helps my acne. If this doesn't then I don't know what will. I will continue washing my face with special soaps and use BP for touch up on new spots that I get.
***Anyone have any experience for someone new going to a full vegan diet?***
By the way I love meat so this diet doesn't have any significant meaning morally. Just physically and health reasons.
Posted 09 May 2010 - 11:52 PM
Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:31 PM
Why I say this is because I've been dealing with the stuff on and off for 10 years now - was only really 100% clear after doing a cycle of Accutane but it ended up coming back a year later - and have only now gotten it back under control. I only get one or two zits every week or so and even if I do they're very small and go away very quickly. What am I currently dealing with though, is trying to get rid of scarring and red marks. =/
Anyways, in the past I used to spend hundreds of dollars buying all tons of expensive supplements, face washes, cleansers, masks, peeling lotions etcetc. and nothing every really seemed to fix up my skin. Now I only use hot and cold water in the morning, and a simple face wash in the evening followed by coconut oil as a moisturizer.
I ensure I drink a cup of vegetable juice (one of those which are meant to replace your daily intake in one glass), two cups of aojiru (a Japanese health drink), lots of water/rooibos tea, and some calpis water throughout the day. I also eat yogurt in the morning and a ton of vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, spinach, celery, carrots) at lunch and dinner. I don't restrict myself in terms of dairy, types of meat etc. and I don't break out even if I go drinking. I also eat whatever I want when I go out (although its not like I'd purposely go out of my way to pick the unhealthiest food options available).
I try to walk 10,000 steps a day (yay for cell phone being able to count that stuff for me), run + swim 3~4 times a week, and on weekdays, try to sleep by 11 pm or midnight latest.
In answer to your question though, I think it took about 2 months or so for the highly increased veggie intake to have a positive effect on my body - or rather, for me to notice it. Good luck!
Posted 16 May 2010 - 05:52 PM
I did change locations from Wisconsin to Georgia. Not only the location change but I am spending nearly all my time out side in the direct sun, without a shirt. Needless to say I am getting tan and that is probably what is making everything look better. Acne is red, tan is red. Natural cover-up Haha.
Posted 16 May 2010 - 10:22 PM
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differin .03% gel
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