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I don't necessarily think its the stress. Its the lack of sleep + diet. What do most students do the night before studying? Eat a shitload of sugary foods to stay energized

All we need to get rid of acne caused by diet then is something that lowers the over active insulin response to carbs and sugar or something to that interrupts whatever the bridge is that leads the insulin to androgens to our skin making sebum in a safe manner. Some sort of pharmaceutical I guess or something to made to increase insulin sensitivity.

Interestingly most acne antibiotics actually increase insulin sensitivity due to their impact on our gastrointestinal organs. Here's the study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/2374516/

Here's a study saying that vitamin A improves insulin sensitivity: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/21466649/

I don't know if that's why these products work for most for acne but they effect insulin sensitivity in a positive way: minocycline, accutane, tetracycline

Might as well just put this out there:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1998014/?page=4

Paper from1939 where doctors show that women tend to get acne around there period and one doctor says it is a simple fact that patients clear up with a proper diet and lifestyle. He also states that acne patients have a problem with insulin as it causes them to metabolize sugar too fast and causes comedogensis. So 74 years ago they were the connection of diet, insulin, sugar metabolism with acne and some doctors even stated that a proper diet will clear acne. But today doctors will not even admit that diet can cause acne and diet changes are not prescribed for acne. I'm sure that it was just an accident that they overlooked the results of the paper and insulin-diet-acne connection for the last 74 years.

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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

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Do you breakout a lot if you skip meals or mildy?

Also, what do you typically eat?

skipping meals or Intermittent fasting is supposed to be healthy

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Thank you for this post so imformative i wrote a similar one to this talking about dairy products being a culprit dieting and such...At the moment i amchucking back water like i think its the last gallon of it on earth lol i've been drinking 3 liters minimum a day i am gonna try up the ante now am going take out gluten out of my diet.Seems the holistic approach is the only one i haven't tried i am going to see where it takes me because i am sick of these treatments you have to keep buying and buying and buying and its been so many years...sigh!

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Yes. How have you gotten rid of your acne?

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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

I am not usually stressed, but when it happens I feel it in my stomach first, then bad digestion occurs, and then acne likely flares out.

One thing that is really weird about me, some days let's say I hear a weird noise in the walls, or from my PC, or any other random noise that sounds like something not working properly, I feel something going on on my cheeks where I usually have acne, sort of like a little tingling. Not sure why, difficult to explain how it feels.

Oh and if I skip meals, I feel terrible, my stomach goes crazy, and I get loose stool afterwards. Usually followed by breakouts. I can lose weight very quickly if I skip meals and it's never been good for my acne.

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chocobot, what about stress. How does it effect your acne?

I am not usually stressed, but when it happens I feel it in my stomach first, then bad digestion occurs, and then acne likely flares out.

One thing that is really weird about me, some days let's say I hear a weird noise in the walls, or from my PC, or any other random noise that sounds like something not working properly, I feel something going on on my cheeks where I usually have acne, sort of like a little tingling. Not sure why, difficult to explain how it feels.

Oh and if I skip meals, I feel terrible, my stomach goes crazy, and I get loose stool afterwards. Usually followed by breakouts. I can lose weight very quickly if I skip meals and it's never been good for my acne.

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That sounds like my acne. It's so annoying how after 1 pimple clears another forms. It's ridiculous. That is amazing that you have cleared your acne so much and is a great accomplishment to have done that by yourself with dietary changes. I have done the same thing and it has taken months or research and experimentation.

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acne is alright today. still getting some new acne but i have been hitting the gym hard lately so it might have to do somewhat with all the hormones from that. i have gone back to my 20% diet and i am trying to limit my carbs to 140g a day or less hopefully. my back is still clear which is great and the acne on my face is small and dries up really fast but i have about 5 acne pimples on my face. what i am really happy about is the control i feel over my acne. i feel like if i can monitor it through my diet and lower it if i want or keep it at a certain level in order to enjoy certain foods.

here is my diet right now:

-2 eggs (140 cal)

-1 sausauge, 140 cal

-olive oil, 240 cal

-chicken, 350 cal

-1 cup sunflower seeds, 800 cal

-2 slice almond bread, 120 cal

-peanut butter, 180 cal

-3 turkey jerkey strips, 240 cal

1 orange, 60 cal?

-1 avocado, 300 cal

12 brazil nuts, 300 cal

bean chips, 200 cal

hummus, 160 cal

vegetables

almond milk

pretty similar to before

the majority of my carbs come from the orange, sunflower seeds, and bean chips

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make the post heading "low carb diet" instead of "no carb diet" - it will make sense better and also not scare people who are afraid of extreme diets.

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How many times a day you wash your face bro? And only with water ?

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here are pics of today

hmm they are kind of hard to see. so i think i will take some with my iphone

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did u have mild/moderate or severe acne?

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these look better too lol

did u have mild/moderate or severe acne?

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do u have the then pics?

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actually he's on low carb.not no carb.

but even then the amount of low carb gotta rise a lil' more for long term route.

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See the fact is that a low carb diet is not only good for a clear skin, but also for keeping away excess weight. But, the only issue is that it has been observed that a low carb diet is not really sustainable in the long run. Most people, who follow this diet, end up having craving for carbs and more often than not end up binge eating.

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See the fact is that a low carb diet is not only good for a clear skin, but also for keeping away excess weight. But, the only issue is that it has been observed that a low carb diet is not really sustainable in the long run. Most people, who follow this diet, end up having craving for carbs and more often than not end up binge eating.

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Keep smiling! But make sure you're giving your body what it needs. Carbs from vegetables should be plenty sufficient for humans, however it depends on the individual. Gradual change will help in the long run. Don't just go extreme and expect to stick with it if you can't. And make sure you get a physical blood test done whenever possible :3. Food diary may not be such a bad thing either.

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I too have the same issue. I break out each time I have too many simple carbs or even carbs in general. Which is why I stick to a high protein, high fiber diet and it works for me.

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i'd like to revisit this post. i stopped this diet about 3 months ago when i started using chromium picolinate. It was working quite well for a long time and still does mostly. however, i have ramped up my sugar addiction with yogurt, "nutrition bars", starbucks coffee everyday. I have been having about 5 pimples a day now and i am not happy because it is spreading to my neck my back is the worst acne i have ever had. I have decided that I can not follow this diet again but i am going to go ahead and limit my sugar. I calculated that I am averaging 110 grams of sugar a day. I am cutting it to 50 by removing starbucks and my nutrition bar. I am replacing the nutrition bar with tortilla chips and salsa which is against my 99% carb diet but tastes great. I am in college now and it is almost impossible to ever follow this diet at this moment in my life. Plus i like eating good food. But i know i have a problem with the sugar. I will continue eating all the other junk that is high glycemic but i will limit my sugar. I am posting some before pics right now and i will see what happens in like 2 weeks.

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another update in better light:

it actually looks pretty good . someone gave me lots of chocolates yesterday and ive been eating them and i have 3 new whiteheads today not on this picture

i guess this just goes to show how powerful the chromium that i have been on the last 3 months is.

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