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I am very glad diet worked for you. My question to you is how sustainable is no carbs for the longterm? Do you eat root vegetables?

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Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.


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I am happy for you! :) Just be careful about elimination carbohydrates long term. I assume your eating carbs from vegetables, right? Your avoiding breads and bakeries and cereals and processed carbs that have a high glycemic index and load, right? Have you considered complex carbs such as sweet potatoes?


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

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My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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Congratulations. I find it hard to make dietary changes due to living with my parents and having to eat what they do. Plus they buy foods that just make me fail to temptation.

For 2 weeks I was basically living off chicken and vegetables and I felt great, but I think I took the wrong approach and didn't really look into how to make it interesting (adding flavour without it being considered unhealthy). I added spices, but I found everything I was eating was really dry. I caved in after the 2 weeks and my diet is now back to its former self. It's not terrible, but the dairy, gluten and sugar is back.

Hope one day I can achieve the same results as yourself! :)

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Thanks Lewis! It is really hard and a lot of the time I wonder why I even do this but the results keep me doing it. I live with my parents too and it is really hard to get them to buy what I want. I think that diet changes take a really long time. I really started this a year ago when I removed foods like Doritos and cheese it's from my diet. It has progressed slowly and it is kind of crazy where I am now. Like you said, the food becomes very bland when we restrict our diets. I just hope that I grow out of my acne soon so I can go back to eating how I did before because eating delicious things is really pleasurable. Haha we only know how good it is once we restrict our diets. Today I did make some changes to my diet to make it more tasty. I think that since low carb has worked so well for me maybe I can switch the very few carbs I have for a different type. I hope it does not back fire but I switched my low glycemic bean chips and plantain chips for high glycemic pita chips. Anyway, good luck with whatever you do! And I am sure you will achieve it because everything takes a really long time and we just have to keep trying

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here are some pics that whoarttho1 requested. these are of right now with no editing*

Photos please...

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I am happy for you! smile.png Just be careful about elimination carbohydrates long term. I assume your eating carbs from vegetables, right? Your avoiding breads and bakeries and cereals and processed carbs that have a high glycemic index and load, right? Have you considered complex carbs such as sweet potatoes?

i get my carbs from bean chips, plaintain chips, and fruits. i avoid high glycemic and low glycemic carbs other than those bean chips, plaintain chips, and fruits. i used to eat oatmeal and once i cut it out a lot of my acne went away. i used to eat sweet potatoes but i got sick of them

here is my daily diet:

-2 eggs

-1 cup sunflower seeds

-1/2 cup brazil nuts

-20 plaintain chips

-10 bean chips

-a little turkey jerkey

-2 tablespoons peanut butter

-2 almond flour bread slices

-1 teaspoon apricot jam

-1 avocado

-1 cup chicken(lunch)

-spinach

-1 cup chicken or lamb (dinner)

-3 cups no sugar almond milk

-veggies like spinach, brocolli

-4 oranges

i usually get to 2500 calories a day and if i want 2800 i will eat some pistachios and more meat.

here is what my acne looked like about 9 months ago. this is not me. this is what it looked like. i would have about 30 whiteheads a week.

http://www.celibre.com/Celibreblog/image.axd?picture=pigmentation-from-photodynamic-therapy.jpg

they will not let me post any pictures so here is the link to what it looked like. not me.

i'll post a pic of me in a couple hours of right now


08/20/13: Acne is gone!! Success thread here --->

--------------------

My Regimen: NO Dairy, Sugar, and *most* High GI/GL foods.

My Previous Regimen Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/topic/288705-how-i-cleared-my-acne-after-26-years-try-it/ 
My FAQ's Are Written Here: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/gallery/image/46898-day-one-my-faqs/ 

My Experiences with Dan's Regimen Here:


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Really? Wow they work for me on my comp and iPhone. I'll work on it tomorrow guys

It probably works now

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Thanks. About 1 year ago my skin looked so bad. I should have taken a picture. It just look cut up and super red like pizza sauce. It has healed really slowly but I am using Manila honey which seems to soothe the redness. My body acne was probably a 5 out of ten at worst compared to other types of acne. I would have about 6 large sized pimples filled with pus on my back and small reddish pimples ony chest. About 6 months ago when I removed the things like dairy and Doritos my chest acne went away. That has been clear for 6 months. I have had the back acne as long as the face acne. It just went away 2 weeks ago. It was only moderate acne at worst though. No cysts. Just really big pimples. When I say at worst, it basically would cycle. Some weeks I would be clear and most weeks I would have acne.

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dude your skin is great.. you shouldnt be worrying about acne at all lol. Maybe get a haircut haha, but yeah good skin and nice smile no homo :P Honey really is the way to go, best topical on planet for acne and scars, redness, etc imo.

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heyy man, how much carbs/proteins/fats you consumed?

And did you used to have oily skin??

Reaaal nice skin bro!

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What is your breakfast like? That's the one most difficult to keep carb free to me.

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dude your skin is great.. you shouldnt be worrying about acne at all lol. Maybe get a haircut haha, but yeah good skin and nice smile no homo tongue.png Honey really is the way to go, best topical on planet for acne and scars, redness, etc imo.

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heyy man, how much carbs/proteins/fats you consumed?

And did you used to have oily skin??

Reaaal nice skin bro!

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Its good that your not zero carbs.. do some research people have got really messed up from eating no carb, get hypothyroid, circulation problems, kidney problems bunch of other stuff. Yeah you have a pretty strange diet its funny how you count like 10 chips and such lol.. but you'll prob mellow out in time and figure roughly what works and what doesnt.

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Its good that your not zero carbs.. do some research people have got really messed up from eating no carb, get hypothyroid, circulation problems, kidney problems bunch of other stuff. Yeah you have a pretty strange diet its funny how you count like 10 chips and such lol.. but you'll prob mellow out in time and figure roughly what works and what doesnt.

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Lentils are great, don't spike blood sugar and are recommended for people with insulin resistance. And easy to digest. Soak overnight to break down and remove lectins and for easier digestion. Moderate sweet potatoes, low sugar fruit bananas work for me and are high calorie with a large banana being 120 cal, I juice in the morning and then have like 3-4 bananas which is about 400+ cal, then like an hour later have sunflower seeds with chia seeds and coconut oil thats like 1000 cal, and then I have two meals, biggest one at lunch and then medium at dinner. And I eat chicken, eggs, lentils, sweet potatoes, organic salad spinach/herbs, with olive oil, real salt, organic pepper and turmeric. And I will do a little cheating here and there with healthy food, still have alcohol about once a week.

Has kept me basically clear now for a couple years as well, stress is so huge though.. like I said in the other thread you can only do so much, eat healthy/find what works for you, and then just dont worry.. go about life not caring about your skin, if you get a breakout be like whatever.. if you stress about it, it will turn into 3 breakouts etc.. I seriously believe so many peoples acne is highly stress related especially people who already eat healthy/sleep well but get frequent breakouts.

One cup of lentils is 600 cal, and one cup of sunflower seeds is about 700 calories. Every tbl of oil is usually 120 cal, good things to keep in mind when your trying to up calories. Just like banana being 120 cal..

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Its good that your not zero carbs.. do some research people have got really messed up from eating no carb, get hypothyroid, circulation problems, kidney problems bunch of other stuff. Yeah you have a pretty strange diet its funny how you count like 10 chips and such lol.. but you'll prob mellow out in time and figure roughly what works and what doesnt.

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Lentils are great, don't spike blood sugar and are recommended for people with insulin resistance. And easy to digest. Soak overnight to break down and remove lectins and for easier digestion. Moderate sweet potatoes, low sugar fruit bananas work for me and are high calorie with a large banana being 120 cal, I juice in the morning and then have like 3-4 bananas which is about 400+ cal, then like an hour later have sunflower seeds with chia seeds and coconut oil thats like 1000 cal, and then I have two meals, biggest one at lunch and then medium at dinner. And I eat chicken, eggs, lentils, sweet potatoes, organic salad spinach/herbs, with olive oil, real salt, organic pepper and turmeric. And I will do a little cheating here and there with healthy food, still have alcohol about once a week.

Has kept me basically clear now for a couple years as well, stress is so huge though.. like I said in the other thread you can only do so much, eat healthy/find what works for you, and then just dont worry.. go about life not caring about your skin, if you get a breakout be like whatever.. if you stress about it, it will turn into 3 breakouts etc.. I seriously believe so many peoples acne is highly stress related especially people who already eat healthy/sleep well but get frequent breakouts.

One cup of lentils is 600 cal, and one cup of sunflower seeds is about 700 calories. Every tbl of oil is usually 120 cal, good things to keep in mind when your trying to up calories. Just like banana being 120 cal..

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i also break out from bananas because they are high glycemic if they are ripe ones. i personally have on average 2 tablespoons of olive oil a day which is 240 calories.

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Im eating bananas right now haha. Love em so much. They dont break me out at all, some days I have 6 bananas. Bananas dont spike insulin, a guy on the 30bananas a day site went to a doc and they checked his insulin after 1 banana all the way up to 15 bananas and it never spiked his insulin. They are perfect for in the morning and before or after a workout.

I dont eat many sweet potatoes at all.. I go through phases with them, I get sick of them after a little bit and they are a pain to be skinning all the time. But when I do eat them I only eat like one a day. I have 2 tbl of olive oil with each meal, so 4tbl, which would be 480 cal of olive oil a day.

As for keeping food interesting, I dunno Im just so used to eating this way I actually dont mind it and do enjoy it. I also use nutiva hemp oil which creates different taste, and "Real Salt" tastes really damn good if you dont know what it is go to a health food store and look for it they will have it, suppose to be a lot better then other salts even Himalayan. Should also mention I take 500mg B5, 25mg Zinc, Chromium and 10,000 iu Retinol Vitamin A as well as a digestive enzyme after dinner. Digestive enzymes are huge for me helping my digestion and breaking down and food that gets in the blood stream which can lead to toxins coming out your skin = acne.

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