Posted 18 March 2014 - 08:10 AM
I know that sucrose has no nutritional benefits and that it's terrible for my skin and my weight. I am willing to try eating no added sugar in my diet, it's going to be so hard and I'm not sure what I actually need to avoid. :I
I don't really eat a conventional diet to begin with, I don't eat pasta, very rarely eat bread or cereals, very rarely consume dairy products, no red meat, quite a lot of fruit/vegetables, and loads of sugar. I'd like to cut out the last part, I'm pretty much fine with everything else.
Am I still okay to eat honey and fruits and the occasional dairy product or anything else with natural sugars? I know dairy is meant to be bad for acne but I very rarely eat it.
Start with drinks. No drinking sugar. And that includes juices, especially when not with a meal that would lower the glycemic impact. If you really love juice, water it down. Also try iced hibiscus tea. Best kept secret in the beverage world. And very beneficial. A major component in Republic of Teas expensive Get Gorgeous tea.
What kind of sweets do you eat? We can suggest substitutes. And how strict you need to be varies from person to person and with what else you do. Physical activity, muscle, sleep, and all kinds of nutrients affect how well you metabolize sugars. There are also many substances that help slow down absorption of sugar like fats, fiber, vinegar, etc.
Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.
[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.
Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.
Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!
For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*
When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!