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What Foods Are You Positive That Breaks Or Doesn't Break You Out?

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Some things only bother me in large quantities, like yogurt or dairy or oats.

Sugar usually breaks me out, unless it's natural sweetners like milk.

I think xylitol breaks me out too, which is weird. tomatoes also.


What doesn't break me out:

- sweet potatoes

- regular potatoes

- potato chips

- zucchini



- garlic

- parsley

- some cereal

- vodka

-rice burgers

- organic salmon burgers (I think,not 100% sure)

I'm sure there's others, but these are my staples

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1)  Most sugar.  Organic cane sugar is okay.  Agave bothers me also...

2)  Oranges

3)  Dairy

4)  Using vegetable oil to cook.  I use grapseed oil or coconut oil now.

5)  Chocolate (Even raw dark chocolate)

6) Junk food

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No foods break me out. What breaks me out is if I don't eat enough for 3+ days, my body goes into panic mode and I guess the stress causes acne. 

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i know for certain that overly processed foods mess up my skin. i recall going wild and eating pizza, chocolate box made cookies (with hershey kisses in them), and cuban pastries some time last year...


my skin was like, "wth?"


so, yeah, i just stick to foods that i've made or that aren't overly processed to keep my skin happy.

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Things that seemed to contribute to breakouts:


1. Dairy, especially skim milk and 2%. Whole milk seems to settle with my skin better. Commercial "common" mass-produced cheeses such as cheddar, provolone, swiss are the devil. This is just your typical commercial brand at the grocery store. I never really tried going all organic pasture-fed on all my dairy products so I can't common that. 

2. MSG. It also consistently gives me a raging headache.

3. Soy milk. Only tried one or two brands and they definitely weren't organic. 

4. Caffeine.

5. Chocolate. 

6. Peanut butter.

7. B vitamin supplements (except B5, which actually helped)

8. Sugar, high carbs

9. Eating too much in one sitting

10. Eating only 3 times a day

11. Canned tuna

12. Most brands of mayonnaise and miracle whip (based on soybean oil)

13. Soybean oil

14. Whatever the hell they put in sweet and sour sauce


Things that don't seem to make me breakout:


1. Although most dairy is on the other list...I don't have reactions to specialty cheese such as Gouda and Feta. Full-fat authentic organic Greek yogurt seems to be fine as well. 

2. Eating smaller meals throughout the day

3. Meat, even though I'm not currently buying pasture-fed organic meat or anything like that

4. Mayonnaise without soybean oil, I use an olive-oil based one now

5. Never pinpointed a reaction on any fruits or veggies

6. Really most food not on the first list I can tolerate


Hi GreenGables... How did you go about identifying which foods caused breakouts? I am on a food elimination diet right now - not eating any dairy, gluten, soy, nuts, nightshades, etc so I would be interested to hear what you did.

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