I have some diet questions but first a little bit of background about myself...
I'm 16, 5'7, 136lbs., I love to exercise and lift weights. I'm trying to build muscle over the summer and get a nice physique.
I took accutane (40mg for 5 months) 10 months ago and I was clear for a little while. Recently i've been having breakouts around my cheeks especially in that area between my cheeks and chin parallel to the edges of my lips. I have acne on my chest and the back of my neck (accutane cleared up my back, it's still clear). I am hygienic and always keep myself clean.
I know diet and acne have a correlation. I tried the 75% raw vegetables diet (organic vegetables) and found my skin looking better. But i felt the diet was low in protein and since i'm a growing adolescent who is trying to build muscle i found the diet was hindering my overall growth.
The Ketogenic Diet
I stumbled upon the Ketogenic diet a few days ago. The diet changes the way our cells get energy by using a lot of FAT to fuel them. I thought fat caused breakouts, but apparently the diet changes the way we use fat by activating ketonen cells in our bodies. These cells fuel the brain more efficiently than glucose does (I'm studying for SAT over the summer so i want my brain to stay focused and not get foggy). The diet consist of mostly fatty meats and some green vegetables. Calories are 75%fat 20% protein and 5%carb. The diet is also suppose to help people lose weight and gain muscle. Once in a ketosis state, one can benefit from intermittent fast without feeling drowsy. On the diet, people consume bacon and eggs along with things like grass-fed cow butter. I don't think i'd have difficulty eating these items. Supposedly the diet doesn't cause an increase in heart attacks because empty carbs and high sugar cause the arteries to become inflamed thus eating no carbs will not cause the arteries to become inflamed. I have not conducted enough cardiac medical research to be able to agree with that statement.
The Diet Claims to;
-improve mental clarity
-lose body fat
(sounds pretty good)
She has tons of energy, a great body, and is 46 years old!! Skin looks good for not having make up on. Check out the entire video, only 4 minutes long. She poses some positive reasons why the diet is beneficial. I've checked out quite a few of her videos and the science behind the diet.
So my biggest questions are;
Has anyone tried the Ketogenic diet?
Does it work for acne? Does it give one more physical energy and mental focus?
Any acne free protein shake?
How can i get glowing skin and slow down aging with a diet that is good for muscle building?
All constructive advice is appreciated!!
Thanks for your responses