Edu: College (First year)
Acne Level: Low to Moderate ( Sometime Cystic, but rarly since I changed my diet)
Past treatments: S. acid, BP, Doxy Cyc, Joba Scrubs, Aloe Gel, BHA, AHA
Hobbies: Cooking, Weight Lifting, Eating food, Games.
Accutane Start: 2/28/13
Accutane End: N/A
I've not tried basic treatments for acne from the derm because of the sheer cost, thus I've invested the little money I have into the one treatment that is suppose to work.
How has Acne Affected me personally?
I've had the acne since early middle school. It was never really a major problem back then, but as I got older it changed a lot and got worse to the point that I began to worry about it more than school and friends. I've stayed in doors often and I do try to keep in and stick online at times that I can. Acne has overall killed my self confidence with woman, reduced my motivation to work out and lift wights, Affected how often I show up to college and the list can go one forever.
Bodybuilding Info/About me? (interesting read)
Let me start with some basic knowlege in BB. It requires Nutrition and the ability to never give up. Those are the two key factors that make muscle grow and thrive. BB requires in nutrition a lot of food in order to grow, this is called a surplus. Meaning that you wil be gaining weight, a mixture of fat and muscle fiber. There is no way to gain muscle, without gaining fat. I've always held a good "ability to never give up", but acne is the ONE thing that has caused me to skip my routine work outs. I've always gone to the gym during headaches, pains and survived everything, but acne is that one sheer factor that kills me. Now for nutrition, A surplus of food is needed, Meaning I must eat a certain amount of calories (energy) every day in order to grow. The calories are derived from the 3 Main nutrients: Fats, Carbs, Proteins. Most people Bulk (Gain surplus) on carbs, which mainly come from fruits, veggies, grains and dairy. Bulking on Carbs is the best because of the inexpensive cost and the food is great and it is one of the best fuels for lifting. Fats, They are a 'older' version of energy for our body. People do not mainly use fats as a fuel source, this is usually a last restort. Fueling the body on fats will result in a state of Ketosis or fat burning, this is a major help in the weight loss process. Protein, This is the WORST fuel source for the body. It is required to repair muscle tissue and it should not be used as energy. Do not ever bulk on protein. The body chooses which of these 3 fuels sources to use. It picks accordingly to which has been ingested the most. It is best to find out which you have ingested the most by keeping food logs.
Acne and my diet?
Acne seems to be affected by my diet. I've tried many diffrent test foods for months.
~First Diet: Eating Less of random Foods.
Why: Less food = Less energy = Less sebum = Less acne
Result: Improved skin, but very tired and non happy mood.
~Second Diet: Bulking ( eating lots) of Meat/Fats.
Why: More Meats/Fats = Less Carbs/Sugar = Less stress on insulin = Less acne
Result: Very little Cystic Acne, but acne still remains (Minor)
~Third Diet: Bulking on Fruits/Veggies.
Why: More Fruits/Veggies = Helps skin improve? = Lots of high carbs/Sugar = More acne
Result: Acne seems to be worse, I'm not sure how people say these foods help. Maybe Moderation was the key.
* I've kept a food log for everything I've eaten for the past year. This diet is how it affects me, it may not be the same for you.
-5 Month Total-
-Month1: 40Mg (1 Pill)
-Month2: 60Mg (3 Pills)
-Month3: 80Mg (2 pills)
-Month4: 80Mg (2 pills)
-Month5: 80Mg ( 2 pills)
-Month6: 40Mg ( 1 Pill)
-Month7: Chemical Peel for redness and left over
Overall Result: N/A
Slow month. Failed first Blood test, but passed the second. Acne was "semi" bad at first, but it took about a few weekes to clear that up. Got maybe 5 Pimples total as IB during the month and thats it. The pimples went away within days, but the red marks lasted about 1-2 weeks, which is annoying, but its alright. The end of the month I'm currently looking my best and clear!! TY 40Mg
Edited by omgmike4, 18 August 2013 - 01:16 PM.