So while searching the net, I came upon the carbohydrate and insulin connection (the links are at the end of this post) and I was skeptical to say the least b/c I've tired cutting out all kinds of food in the past, (Dairy, meat, salt, sugar) but I read it b/c I was desparate and so I tried it. Well to make a long story short, it was the best decision I've ever made b/c 5 months later my face and body is smoother than a baby's ass. No zits, pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, no oil, no redness, no blotchyness. And damn am I happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took about 2 weeks to see major improvment when I started and it's even harder to fight the cravings and also come up with food to replace the crap I used to eat. Here's what I've done to keep my face clear:
1. I cut out all simple carbs... refined sugar and flour and also potatos. So NO pasta, bread, crackers, donuts, potato chips. I cut out all foods high on the Glycemic index.
2. I eat lots of fruit, vegtables, dairy and protein (Chicken and fish mostly) I drink water or unsweetend tea, NO SODA not even gatorade.
3. Even though it never helped my acne before, I also take a GNC multivitamin for men and an antioxidant pill just to be sure I have what my skin needs.
4. After a while I added back some carbs in the form of whole grain breads and protein pasta but in small amounts ... and I always eat them with something else, never by themselves, b/c of the blood sugar and insulin raising effects. And I always watch my portions and I always read labels.
All this may sound like a pain in the ass to do but after awhile I got used to the change and I even felt better overall.... less anixety... I never feel the urge to pick at my face, I sleep better, I never feel depressed, and have more energy and at the gym I seem to put on muscle easier and I'm much more cut with much less effort. I know this maybe hard to believe and I might not have believed it either 6 months ago but for the first time in my life I'm free of acne and I've never been happier with myself and it's all b/c of this diet. Simple as that. And it really beats the hell out of putting BP on my face all the time and bleaching the collar of all my blue shirts.
Here are the two websites that really inspired me to try this out. Read them and see what you think.... If it doens't make any sense to you.... try it anyway. I've totally become a believer in the power of a healthy diet and I'm definately going to stick with it for the rest of my life.
This is kinda long and the guy tries to push his own supplements but the rest of the info it brilliant.
This isn't the original PDF I found on the subject but it sums up the one I have. It's just some evidence of the diet and acne connection.
If you want more info just google: Acne and glycemic index
THANK YOU for your post! My son is seeing such success. I am amazed everyday.
I feel like a missionary of sorts wanting to share this with others, but many just feel I am pushing a snake oil of sorts. Your post helps others see I am not some quack. Thanks again, and whoever is reading this - why not try this? It is working for many.