Well the title certainly got my attention. I have yet to find a weight and acne link that really interested me, except that the most nutritious, fresh, and brightly color vegetable filled diets takes care of them both. If you want to talk about "skinny" people and how "lucky" they are, you should know that the worst acne suffers I've even seen in person are quite a bit on the thin/muscular side, so having both issues may be somewhat of a clue, but having just one of the issues might take a bit more tweaking around to figure out what you're sensitive to.
Most people in my family are partially obese or have slightly more weight than they prefer. I am the smallest and most mobile one of them all. They HAVE gone on diets before and HAVE lost their weight, but ironically when they felt pretty good about it they began feasting on things they shouldn't have far too OFTEN, so they gradually gained everything back. They're depressed about their weight every day yet refuse to do what works for them because "they had to walk around and prepare a lot of fresh food" or "they had to sleep too much" or they "didn't have time for their TV soap opera's", etc. etc. etc. If you ask me, we are all creatures of habit. When they broke the cycles that caused their weight loss, they unintentionally slipped back into their own habits even if they didn't mean to, and eventually their belts got tight again. They've all lost and gained weight at least 3-4 different times, but can't seem to loose their habits of not loading up on the sugary foods, which by the way, is a HUGE factor in the obese epidemic in this country here (1hr 30min movie):
See? Counting calories and fat are some of the most stupidest things I've ever heard of too! People who "claim" that they lost weight this way didn't check OTHER aspects as well, such that their foods aren't as sweet as most people prefer, or how much natural vitamins and minerals their other dishes had. If weight was just one sided, none of us would be having that issue.
I seem to be at what's considered "thin/normal". I've been 120 for the past 5 years or less, with an almost unnoticeable "tummy tuck" when I sit down, but gone when I stand up normally. I do loads and loads of work every single day both at work and home. Since I was 9 I've helped my family in the city, on the farm, in our forest preserves, and today maintain two different household standards/chores. I hate shopping for clothes, totally waste of time in my opinion, but the shirts I have all say "small" and the pants I have all say "0", "2", or "4", but some 2's are larger than the 4's depending on the brands... which I really don't pay attention to since I practically only shop at GoodWill, lol...
I usually snack throughout the day, I've rarely ever sat down and just feasted on something out of pure hunger. Most of my eating habits were developed by accident, I actually thought it was a terrible thing to eat constantly throughout the day (kind of was since I ended up having 12 cavities filled and 3 root canals done previously, lol). I was never a picky eater, I ate pretty much anything and everything, the only difference was that I never stuffed myself and was usually carrying 100 pounds of chores around 6-7 days a week. I'm also a caregiver, volunteer, and tutor, so food is hardly on my mind except that I need it to live. Most of my jobs and hobbies prefers me on my feet and constantly moving. I have slightly more muscular arms and back than most other women my age, so some of my weight may be skewed if you're just trying to see how much 'fat' I have. Make sure you're not muscular in other places too, or else you might me miss calculating your pure body fat.
There are just so many factors to consider with people who have a problem with weight that they leave out the logic of it all, so be careful:
Also, when it comes to my acne, I was full blown. I was literally WORSE than any other person in my entire high school. I was so bad my nurse pulled me out of class constantly just so she could put bandaids on my face and hand me kleenex for my randomly exploding cysts later on. I'd rather take extra weight than slimy, bleeding, bumpy, bacteria filled skin any day. However, many older women in my family are slightly obese and have severe acne themselves, but they often sit down most of the day and never sleep more than 3 hours without waking (bad REM sleep cycles).
One summer I twisted my knee and foot at the same time, so I sat down for quite a bit. I went all the way up to 137 in just 3 months, but gradually lost it before the winter, which is usually why I never refer to it in my health records. In fact if I hand't been bored and weight myself on the scale, I wouldn't have never noticed.
Edited by TreatAcne, 17 March 2013 - 05:07 PM.