for some reason i cant get past the "refined white sugar is ok" part. that is the only reason why i remain completely skeptical about this diet. refined white sugar is NEVER ok. refined white sugar is like cocaine. sure, u might be able to indulge every now & then & do a few lines of blow & never become addicted or have it affect ur health or ur life. but that doesnt mean it's "ok" to do cocaine.
refined white sugar = cocaine. user beware.
That was the funniest thing I've ever heard in my life!
No comment, really...
Or just one: you be careful with those drugs...
ETA: if ur concerned about parasites & bacteria on ur fresh fruit, like with strawberries, U can give them a vinegar bath. i forget where i read that but i believe they said that vinegar kills the bacteria & such.
Yes, vinegar wash is a great help with germs.
But what concerns me the most in no-peel fruits is not the germs, but the pesticides. And I guess vinegar doesn't work that well on those... so it's just better not to have THAT much. Like cocaine...
(sorry still laughing at it...)
Raw food is hard to digest plus its full of bacteria. You will slowly loose your digest power.
Raw food is hard to digest?
For an untrained organism, raw ANIMAL food is hard to digest.
After a few weeks of accomodation to it, not really. Even if it is, you only need like 100g a day. 100g of chese or ham are maybe harder to digest than 100g of raw animal food.
And raw fruit is THE EASIEST food to digest. And that's what 95% of this diet is about.
Instead of eating raw food just juice raw vegetables specifically carrot, celery, wheat grass to boost ur thymus gland. You should be all clear.
Why? Raw vegetables are much harder to digest than raw fruits.
And fruits are equally rich in vitamins and minerals.
i am questioning the use of fats in this diet. I have been on it for 13 days but i broke it yesterday because family were over. But why are fats best? I am reading a bunch of articles that say that the fruitarian diet is superior and that a low fat raw diet is what clears them of acne. And i didn't get 100% clear in those 13 days as many people said in 14 i would. I know i might be jumping to conclusions but is it possible that a low fat version of the wai diet would be better? because my results were good and i think this was obviously because i wasn't consuming gluten, dairy, candy etc.... only fruits, raw fish, egg yolks, berries, honey, olive oil. thats it. but have people experimented with lowering fat intake on this diet? it is said to eat fat with all fruits to prevent blood sugar spikes but the second post here says that as long as you don't have alot of fat, fruits are good. http://www.acne.org/...sugar-in-fruit/
thoughts? Im so confused on how to approach my diet. some say no fruits, some say no vegetables. right now im sticking with only fruits, raw fish, egg yolks etcc but im worried about my fat intake.
First of all, I'm glad your giving this diet a try
It's absolutely normal that you're confused, since nowadays there are millions of theories on these subjects on the internet, and few are based in clear scientific studies, like the wai diet is (check the free acne book, the wai diet theory book, and you can see all data is taken from studies published in PubMed).
Fat intake is absolutely necessary to overcome acne.
It's simple: when you eat a lot of sugars at a time, blood glucose levels tend to spike. This can temporarly increase water retention in the skin, and therefore cause acne.
Why fat helps? Because fat stabilizes the blood glucose levels. So, always eat fat with sugary foods (fruit).
And besides, fat is also essential for the organism in general. Not just for avoiding acne.
And if you're not clear yet, please give it 1 or 2 more weeks, and be sure to follow the rules strictly!
Edited by OlympusMons, 21 June 2012 - 07:28 AM.