Even God rested on the seventh day. Even the most successful people waste a litle time now and then.
It's only human, and it's how we function. We aren't perfect.. but we try out hardest to be. And thats ok!
I say yes and no.
Yes - as in if your are going to do it, then plan ahead and stick with that plan. Make a day that you will fully induldge yourself with the finer (and perhaps greasier) pleasures of life, and see to it. Just make sure that on the 23rd hour and 59th minute of that day, your planning to go back to your old schedule.
Because if you don't.. you'll most likely let yourself get away with eating more greasy foods, even though internally your saying you wont.
In a nutshell: Yes, go ahead, relax for a day and feel free. Just make sure it's only 1 or 2 days out of your 7 day week and you allow no exceptions.
Wishing you luck - The king of acne.
i agree with what u've said.
actually i dont really indulge every week..unless u consider having simple white rice or one digestive biscuit !
(yes,am an indian that too from Bengal..rice is my staple diet.although i have it in small amount just in lunch..but i do it everyday.like i'd said earlier it's not possible for me to stop that for as it is am trying to gain a lil' wait..plus my mum would probably lose her head in rage =p)
some say total-no to any form of carb,which according to me is not right.
i eat balanced diet which included white rice(in small amount),roti(whole grain wheat),fruits(papaya,black/green grapes,apples,cucumber etc - i dnt care much about the sugar content here),fish(almost regularly - although salmon,tuna isnt common here but there's a wide range of fish here in bengal),chicken once in abt a week or two. etc
and i follow the above diet regularly.indulge very lil' may be a snack size or so about once or twice a month,
am sorry for the long post.
just making myself clear to u.=)
Do what works for you.
Personally, I consider refined sugar, gluten, or dairy poison for my body so I can never indulge in them, but I do occasionally (maybe once a month or even less often) eat other foods that are not part of my diet plan. Like tonight, for example: I went on a date and had beef and potatoes cooked in vegetable oil and refined salt - things I don't eat normally eat. It's all good, no big deal.
aanabill, I like that you seem focused on being healthy and eating properly. Good for you and keep it up! Go ahead and indulge once in a while - life is for living.
since am an indian..most curries or dishes has a lil' bit of sugar added but just as seasoning.so yes even home cooked main dishes have refine sugar.but that would be about 1 tbspn in a day.lol!
i'd stopped yoghurt(only dairy product i was regular with) and while i was restricting i broke out (two spots,which also happened to be before by periods though!).
after about a mnth,i had youghurt(simple home made one) twice a day for two days but nothing happened.
so i dont think it effects me much.
infact,i feel even carbs dont effect nor does small about of spicy food.
one prove is in my teenage years when i had junk i never had a single pimple.
it started when i was about 19/20 when i was in a bad phase and was depressed on and off.
but,i have decided to have a healthy life from now on..for overall benefit..to keep my body,mind and soul healthy and happy.=)
i eat balanced diet.including fruits like grapes or wheat and carb(white rice,whole grain roti or bread)
i avoid refined goods and aerated frink,ice-cream etc
but thats mostly because they are both bad for acne and my health..and i dnt mean to eat them even if i am clear.=)
i've noticed healthy life has a positive effect not only on ur body but also ur mind and soul.
so,how's ur life?
btw,i had stopped yoga about mnths ago.i am hoping to start tommrw onwards.=)
I indulge all the time I just mostly eat very well. And it's never all or nothing. Little in life is. You just have to weigh the consequences of what you choose to do. If you are really intolerant to something you should avoid it. But otherwise, don't worry so much.
i dont think am particularly allergic or intolerant to any food item.but i dont wanna take ant risk and i avoid peanuts.
i've had cashews and no they havent broken me out.
in fact,i somehow feel a healthy diet is good for the overall health not just my skin..for me atleast.and thats why i try living healthy.not just for acne.
i indulge about once or twice a mnth in a true way of indulging.
beside that i eat a balanced diet(like i've mentioned earlier to other mates here.=)
i eat carb and yogurt (white rice,brown bread,roti ,digestive biscuits and home made curd).
i avoid sugar cause i dnt like sweet much.
but u see indian curries too has sugar as seasoning.(like i've said before) so that's that.=)
p.s i've read several posts of urs.
sometimes i dont agree ,most of te times i do.=)
but i appreciate ur effort.i really like the fact that u're giving out as much as u can and more just so others can be clear too.
what exact diet do you follow to avoid acne?
like i've mentioned earlier i try to eat and live healthy for my over all health.
to keep my body,mind and soul healthy and happy.stress-free would also be the word!=)
i eat fruits like papaya,cucumber,apple,green/black grapes etc
i eat whole grain wheat(roti/chapati - oil free flat bread which is a indian staple),white rice, curry of vegetables and fish,whole grain brown bread,eggs.
i also try to have something bitter like neem leaves fry or bitter gourd(boiled and mashed)..not as a side dish but just a lil' before my lunch.
i have dal(pulses) and sauteed vegetables too(capsicum,carrots,beans,cabbage, etc etc)
lots of water and i have been on supplements for a mnth now.(zevit - multivitamin capsules).
i haven't been eating yoghurt a mnth now but i just had it a few days ago (twice a day for two days) and it dint effect me.so may be i'll yoghurt now.
(i have the simple home made curd which is unsweetened..so i use it to make a fruits salad .like a dressing...that way i wont need extra sugar or jaggery!)
another thing, i have a cup of warm water with more or less half a lemon in it 1st thing in the morning.
10-15mins later i have my breakfast.
u dont really need my exact chart,do u?
how's ur diet?
let me know.