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#41 sirios

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:29 PM

Hi!
How are all you doing?
Sasch how is your Paleo going? How's your skin.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:42 PM

Hi!
How are all you doing?
Sasch how is your Paleo going? How's your skin.


Paleo is going.....it hasn't helped my skin AT ALL so i am going to be adding back in occasionally quinoa and brown rice (sparingly). I believe this diet helps a lot of people but it is not 100% cure for everyone (and i hardly consume nuts and excess fruit so.....) . My skin is a hot mess sadly. How's it going for you?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:43 PM

Four days only and I have seen improvement in the blackheads of my nose, although some new pimples are forming again... We'll see.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:01 PM

I'm back. Went on Diane for a few months and started to lose hair, so I stopped almost 2 months ago, and have taken a low dose of accutane for a month after. Still losing hair, by the way, hoping things will settle.

I'm now back on Paleo this past week and only eat meat, veggies and fruit. So, I will be tracking my progress to see where I have gone wrong.

Had a break-out mid-week, but no new actives this morning, just marks. Still feeling a bit blah from the change of diet, very little energy.

I won't be doing eggs, sweet potatoes and nuts this time around.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:36 AM

Are you using any topical along with the diet?



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:43 AM

Hi Helton, I don't use any topicals. Just my normal Environ skin care range.

Breakfast: Lamb and veggies.
Lunch: Free range chicken livers, cauliflower head, a small papaya.

Two black coffees.

Tired and feel somewhat depressed. Skin clear, but not in good condition.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:51 AM

Hi Lilo, welcome back!  I'm sorry that B wasn't a good match for you and hopefully with time, the hair loss will stop.  Accutane should work in the long run but give it 6 months.  How low of a dose are you on?  Good luck with paleo this time around.  I stopped last year and restarted it this year but after a few months with little to no progress, i am back to my regular diet of eating dairy and gluten free.  I am also trying make root vegetables more of a staple than brown rice.  Over all, i think i am doing a good job of not going overboard.

 

Good Luck and keep us posted



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:00 AM

Hi Sasch83, thanks, Accutane actually works 100%, but only while taking it, and I have been on so many courses that I have lost track. So, I don't want to do it anymore, my health must surely be suffering as a result.

Good luck to you too, I enjoy eating this way for the moment. Will have to see how fruits affect my skin in the long run, still too soon to tell.

I have a bit of break-out, 5 small actives, not bad considering I had to refrain from my diet for a meal on Friday and one Yesterday due to work and family affairs I could not get out of. It was predominantly meat with veggies, but with sauces etc. Had some red wine too which I blame for the actives. Somehow I always break-out from wine, even though it is a dry red wine.

Lunch: sheep and veggies stew, 1 small papaya
Snacks: chicken livers, 85% chocolate (1 block)

Still tired and depressed, I'm hoping Paleo will also improve my mood due to a more stable blood sugar level. Tried a few AD this past year or so, but could not live with the side effects.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 10:10 PM

Dinner last night: lamb and veggies stew
Breakfast: chicken and veggies stew (starting to wonder if gf steel cut oats are really such a bad thing, finding it rather difficult to eat stew for breakfast, maybe once I get clear and remain clear for some time...)

Mood and motivation: 2/10, terrible this morning, wish I could play sick, hopefully it will improve later on, will update
Energy: 4/10
Actives: 2 small ones

Also not having regular BM on this diet, maybe once a week, need a good probiotic perhaps, any suggestions?

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 11:05 AM

B: grilled chicken, avo, strawberries, papaya, micro leaves salad
L: chicken and veggies stew
D: wild atlantic salmon and veggies (basically threw a side of fish in a pot with water, diced veggies and salt, cooked for an hour +, blended everything and wow, delicious)
Drinks: 3 black coffees, no sugar
Snacks: 1 block 85% chocolate, half a banana

Mood: 8/10, feel really good
Energy: 7/10
Skin: maybe 1 active, actually looks pretty good, almost softer and smoother, hope it lasts!

I have decided not to take any pills, so I'm not going to try probiotics yet.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

B: fish and veggies soup
L: cauliflower, avo, grilled chicken, micro leaves salad
D: chicken and veggies stew
S: strawberries, 85% chocolate block
And coffees

Mood: 8/10
Energy: 8/10
Skin: 2 small actives, hardly noticible; 7/10 (scale of happiness with my skin)

Edited by Lilo, 22 May 2013 - 12:57 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

B: fish and veggies soup
L: grilled chicken, avo, micro leaves, half papaya and half sweet melon
D: fish and veggies soup, piece of grilled chicken

Mood: 6/10, really a hard day at work, cant expect too much
Energy: 7 - 4/10, waining towards end of day due to too small lunch portion to sustain me, but guess what, I have lamb knuckles (fatty meat) and veggies in the slow cooker for tomorrow
Skin: no real actives, 7/10

Edited by Lilo, 23 May 2013 - 10:57 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 10:28 AM

B: lamb and veggies stew
L: lamb and veggies stew
D: chicken and veggies stew

Mood: 6/10, another hard day at work
Energy and motivation: 6/10
Skin: 7/10

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

how bad is ur acne?



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:54 PM

Not bad at the moment, but it can be bad, well, for me at least. No cysts, but a lot of whiteheads, blackheads and pustules, my forehead almost looked as if there was a rash or something at some stage. I'm not out of the woods yet, if I can keep this diet up for at least 3 months and remain relatively clear, will I believe that this has been a success.

Two weeks in and I'm really happy with my skin, but scared that things will change again. I have tried Paleo before without success, but with eggs, nuts and sweet potato. Now I only eat veggies, fruit, meat, chicken and fish. Fingers crossed that it will work this time.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:22 PM

I am also eating paleo, but way more strict now. Basically I am going to only eat veggies, meats, animal fat, and minimum amount of fruits. My fish consist of sardines and salmon.

 

No more god damn nuts or butter or ghee for me



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

Yep, in my case nuts and / or eggs gave me problems, will try eggs again at some stage just to make sure, I miss them.

B: lamb and veggies stew.
L: chicken, avo, sweet melon, papaya
Snack: chicken liver and cauliflower
D: bone broth and veggies soup (delicious)

Mood: had to work over week-end, therefore 6/10
Energy: 6/10
Skin: 1 active, 7/10

Other observations:
My body skin seems less dry, almost normal. Usually it flakes off pretty bad.
No bloating.
Sleep has improved.
Less sleepy during the day.

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

My skin does actually look worse than the 7/10, way more than 1 active, maybe too much fruit.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:19 AM

My skin is better this morning. I have a lot of congested pores, not good, not sure what to do about it. I have switced to Dr Hauscka's skin care range hoping that it may help.

B: bone broth and veggies soup
Snack: chicken livers and strawberries
L: bone broth and veggies soup

I feel a bit down today, but the reason could be that I have to work on a report, again.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:29 PM

D: steak and roasted veggies (my cheat meal for the week, 98% sure that it was feedlot meat, also not sure about the oil used on the veggies even though the menu said olive oil). Felt guilty for eating out and the food did not score more than 4/10. I could have prepared something much better.

I'm going away for work for three days, so I may struggle to find something suitable to eat.

Skin: no actives, but I do see a few bumps from clogged pores.
Mood: 6/10




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