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#1 frenchie86

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 12:10 PM

It was my birthday this weekend and on Friday I broke out like crazy, so by the time it was my birthday (Sunday), I was covered and miserable (ruined my special day).
It's now Wednesday night and its pretty much cleared up entirely thanks to the way I've eaten the past THREE days.
I see my boyfriend every weekend and I always end up eating junk food. When I arrive to his on the Thursday or Friday my skin is pretty much clear and by the time I leave on the Sunday or in the couple days after that I break out like mad!
I've decided to stick to healthy eating even when we are together as the breakouts stress me out so much (I have BDD!) and the food isn't worth it!
I need to point out that by junk food I mean lots of meat, saturated fats, sugars (biscuits, chocolates) and dairy.
Since Monday I've gone back to the diet I had before meeting him when I had better skin and its helped in 3 days already.
I have: porridge and soya milk, with fruit (banana, blueberry or raisins) and flaxseed for breakfast.
Sometimes I replace porridge with weetabix or shredded wheat!
I usually have fruit as a mid morning snack or rice cakes (love the marmite ones or salted kallo!)
A simple sandwich for lunch, whole meal bread or bagel with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and either avocado, ham or tuna.
I have fruit or rice cakes as an afternoon snack. Or nuts (un salted).
For dinner I have soup (dairy free/low fat/preferably vegetarian and full of vegetables) with bread (no butter) or a similar sandwich to the one I had for lunch.
Pretty repetitive but helps a lot with my skin. I also try to drink lots of water.
I basically avoid saturated fats, sugars, caffeine, meat (ham or chicken/turkey is ok if you can't do without) and no egg/dairy!
Anyone else on a whole food/vegan ish diet?

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:26 AM

I'm glad you've discovered this and good luck in your new lifestyle. But meat, dairy, & saturated fats aren't junk, at least not when it comes from animals that ate their natural diet and isn't made into industrialized crap. Refined grains, gluten grains and hydrogenated, trans fats and most PUFAs are junk. Like rice cakes, bagels and bread. Don't make them big parts of your diet. You named eating them up to 3 times per day. Better to have butter than all that processed grain.

That said, your diet should be mostly vegetables. The most nutrient rich vegetables like greens and brassicas, and very colorful red, orange, purple, ones like sweet potatoes, winter squashes, beets, etc.

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:29 AM

What carbohydrates would you recommend instead? Thanks

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 06:35 AM

What carbohydrates would you recommend instead? Thanks


Sweet potatoes, squashes other vegetables. you can have Grains and seeds in which the benefits outweighs the negatives like oats, buckwheat, quinoa. But those should still not be big parts of your diet.

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:24 PM

dont eat refined carbs like,, rice potatoes bread,,,replace them with brown rice, sweet potatoe, 100 %whole wheat bread



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 06:13 AM


dont eat refined carbs like,, rice potatoes bread,,,replace them with brown rice, sweet potatoe, 100 %whole wheat bread


But no grains of any kind should be big parts of any diet. After determining that you are not intolerant to wheat, gluten grains, etc, don't routinely have more than one serving per day. Don't fill up on grains. And ideally, make them the more benign and beneficial grains like oats, and grain like seeds like buckwheat.

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