Posted 31 October 2004 - 12:23 PM
Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:05 PM
So how did you radically change your diet?
What did you stop eating?
What did you start eating?
What did you start eating more frequently 3 - 6 weeks ago?
Posted 31 October 2004 - 01:35 PM
Posted 31 October 2004 - 02:41 PM
I ask because I started breaking out badly after I had been clear in certain areas and I tracked it down to my increased nut consumption. Yet I was still breaking out a bit, and so I did more research and discovered that plums/prunes, peaches & nectarines were all apart of the Almond Family. As soon as I dropped all nuts & associated fruits....the new & stubborn cystic acne stopped. Same goes for corn syrup.
Posted 31 October 2004 - 03:50 PM
Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:03 PM
I'm sorry, but how can you say you are interested in learning more about the "Evil" Lectin Free Diet and then you turn around and say something like that?
Posted 01 November 2004 - 09:55 PM
LOL, I understand about the weight, but I gave up on that (we'll be grateful when we're older). I've tried for sooooo many years to gain weight myself, but honestly, I didn't lose any weight when I switched my diet. If you are losing weight they say it's because you aren't eating enough or enough calories. If you enjoy avocado, try eating some of that as it's got the fat & the calories (it's actually thought of as a meat in some places).
Try eating seeds, such as sunflower, pumpkin, etc, but for now drop the nuts. I think it makes a lot of sense that if your acne is WORSE now and you are frequently eating something now (that's considered an allergen) that you weren't eating very often, that there may be a connection. So drop all nuts for a few weeks (3 - 4) and if it's the nuts, you'll notice that the cysts will start to go away and new ones will stop coming.
If that does happen then try adding in one nut at a time. Eat each nut as frequently as you were, daily, for 4 weeks to thoroughly test it out. If there's no problems, keep it in your diet, and add in a new nut each month. You may want to start with Brazil nuts as they've got selenium (helps exfoilate skin), and officially aren't actually nuts but are considered seeds!
Oh and other food suggestions would be, to wait at least a month, while you test the nut theory, before adding in or increasing your current food intake, particularly of grains. If you can't wait that long, then add in red meat, and eat more GF grains, and....do you eat potatoes? Also, why are you avoiding red meat?
Posted 02 November 2004 - 10:31 AM
Hmm, for me I see an increase in my acne every time I eat brown rice pastas. I think it might be because of their very high Glycemic Index.
Posted 02 November 2004 - 11:50 AM
It's always possible. Some people aren't meant to have any grains =( Yet do you eat the pasta alone or do you add some sort of sauce with it?
Posted 02 November 2004 - 05:09 PM
Ã‚Â Ã‚Â It's always possible.Ã‚Â Some people aren't meant to have any grainsÃ‚Â =(Ã‚Â Yet do you eat the pasta alone or do you add some sortÃ‚Â of sauce with it?
I usually eat it with a tomato sauce(which could also be a cause since I've read nightshades are known to cause acne too), or a mustard sauce which might be too spicy. There are just a lot of factors to keep track off :/.