i too for many many years believed my acne was related to my diet. i have tried cutting out everything and guess what i still had acne at 35 years old. the last 16 years of not eating this or not eating that has given me a paranoia about food in the sense that i cant go out and eat pizza or have a piece of cake or ice cream for fear that my acne will get really bad. in reality i know its all hormones for me because my skin always breaks out right before my period no matter what i did. so now i am on spironolactone and am finishing off a course of keflex as well as i use benzaclin daily and that has done more for me than changing up my diet ever did. i am 5'5" and used to weight around 132 but i now weigh 116 because i still cant let myself eat dairy or gluten or even eggs for that matter as well as sugar. i kept blaming myself for something that i have no control over and now i know that the only thing i can do is just try to eat healthy and not stress too much about food as well as to take good care of myself by working out and getting enough sleep. i do agree diet can help some people but its definitley not the be all and end all of acne. if it was i would have the best skin thats for sure!
Edited by tracy521, 25 March 2013 - 12:47 PM.