Actual adults have a "fat tooth" not a "sweet tooth" commonly found in children less than 12. Even though you can temporarly satisfy your craving with sugary items; the body is never satisfied therefore requests more. Its the fat content we crave. Why do you think so many people are addicted to fast food, and other food options they know are wrong and will kill them eventually, but eat it anyway? Its because they cannot overcome their fat tooth cravings.
I learned this from a health care conference for healthcare professionals such as myself.
If you try to eliminate the sugar your body will crave more fat, and or attain its sugar from fructose. Now, that becomes a problem if you have a fructose intolerance/sensitivity as I do. But you are choosing to eliminate that too...
Not saying this can't help but... its extreme and the odds are against you.
Let me give you an analogy so to speak.
One could assume that the reason patient X has Diabetes type I because he drinks a Coke a day since he was 5 years old.This assumption is wrong because Diabetes Type I is autoimmune disorder in which the body does not produce insulin (its congential-born with it). Eliminating sugar will do nothing for this patient- they will continue to have high blood sugar from lack of insulin. The same goes for Diabetes type II often mistakenly reffered to as "sugar diabetes". Elimminating sugar *might help* but will not resolve the problem. Diabetes type II is caused from the body's own tissues being resistant to its own insulin or from lack of insulin production. Education on nutrition is a must for both clients as the majority of blood sugar rise comes from carbs, not sugar, especially the empty simple carbohydrates. Eliminating these will help, but wont cure. Its chronic.
Now, your plan to me anyway sounds like my analogy. Sounds convincing, and good, but its not entirely correct. Elminating the junk will help, but all sugar is not practical; o healthy. Your body runs off it; it needs it.
It also still doesn't address the underlying problem. Which will be evident if you continue to break out.
Eat nutrient dense foods in moderation, skip the processed goods. Heck, white bread along has more sugar than a snickers candy bar. Choose wisely and eat smart.
So, just a for warning.
Sorry, not interested in a lecture. I've given up debating or discussing diet with others as everyone seems up their own ass on their opinions, which admittedly, you came off as.Some points you make are valid, others I disagree entirely. Regardless of how certified or educated you say you are. This was not meant to incite the opposition to respond, so this is completely inappropriate. Like I said in my original post, this is a support thread.
By the way, blood sugar rise comes from sugar. Monosaccharides. I'm sure you realize carbohydrates are broken down into oligosaccharides and then monosaccharides. I also eat low carb high fat already (cyclically I get a large low-fructose high glucose bolus from starches), and I'm aware of fructose malabsorption. That's very widespread. The body will attain glucose from gluconeogenesis if need be.
You have Diabetes Type I and Type II backwards.
most here already do limit sugar consumption. That's basic to health and acne.
Most "here"? As if this isn't a huge forum, and many or most of whom visit this site do not have some special diet for their skin. Color me in a sour mood but this post was inappropriate as well.
I've had this on-again off-again thing with sugar. I have a major sweet tooth, to put it lightly. But I want it gone. I'm getting rid of sweets in ALL forms: no baked goods, no soda, no diet soda, no ice cream, no sweetened starbucks, no fruit, no sweet potatoes, no honey, agave... nothing sweet.
This is obviously the most extreme version of a "no sugar" elimination, but all my past efforts of no-sugar have failed, and I think it's in part due to allowing myself to have sweet things WHILE going through this process, but after I stop having cravings, I'll add in things like fruits and sweet potatoes.
If you're interested in doing some variation of sugar detox, I'd love the support. I started a thread in personal regimen logs and maybe you could post in my log and it'll be dual/multiple-person log on going no-sugar. The log currently has a few ramblings on going no-dairy as well, but I'm mainly focusing on sugar at this point (having no dairy is easy for me now).
Please let me know! We could also just have this be an update thread as well. But I'm not interested in debating back and forth on whether or not diet affects acne. Just a support thread. Makes no difference where the thread is located.
I will just say this is very illogical.
I'm disheartened to only receive negative responses but found this to be the least productive.
Edited by Vanbelle, 31 October 2013 - 05:41 PM.