how often can we indulge?
Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:31 AM
Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:05 AM
Hey guys, a quick question: how often can we indulge in 'treat' foods? most nutritionists suggest 1-3 treats per day, but does that differ for those of us with spots? i have been very strict with my diet for 8 months and only now am i beginning to crave some foods and realise that enjoying food is a great part of life....i cant remember the way i used to eat and how often i consumed chocolate, for instance. any help or reference to your own diets would be greatly appreciated!
Well, last week I had my first "indulgence" dinner for a holiday, and while I thought I'd broken out a few days later, I'm pretty sure it only turned out to be irritated redness from a topical I was using. Meanwhile, I also had a bit of ice cream (dairy!) and I've yet to see a reaction ( ) so I think it's ok to indulge yourself at least once a week. Lots of people have "cheat meals" twice a week.
Posted 20 April 2006 - 07:20 AM
i also ensure that i drink plenty of water, exercise regulary and supplement with zinc and probiotics.
with this regimen i stay at least 95% clear.
Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:16 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 10:10 AM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 07:04 AM
Whilst it did help, you have to treat yourself to some things.. Anyway i stopped that and eat crap mainly, but still try to say away from sweet stuff IF possible.
Posted 22 April 2006 - 08:24 AM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 09:03 AM
Over the past couple of weeks I've indulged more. I've ate a few cookies and ate out a few times. Why not? I cut these foods out of my diet and still had acne, so why deprive myself of the pleasure of eating things I enjoy?
Posted 22 April 2006 - 11:16 AM
Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:46 AM
i think indulging once in a while is not bad when u have a good diet and healthy life otherwise.but not over-doing it is the key.
even when u've not had junk or rich food for a mnth,u should not eat loads of eat at once.moderation is needed.
and i guess aloe juice,cucumber juice and green tea should help too!(going by logic!)
Posted 30 March 2013 - 08:51 AM
You really have to figure it out for yourself.
Posted 30 March 2013 - 06:24 PM
I would say a "cheat" meal once or twice a week is perfectly reasonable.
What type of diet are you on? How restrictive is it?
I have found getting off dairy and cheese was pretty hard so I compromised. Milk only in tea. Sometimes strict diets are hard, so we have to find ways to compromise. For example, I love spaghetti so I switched to whole wheat pasta...now I love it and almost like it more than regular pasta. I also love enchiladas but it uses cheese, sour cream, and flour tortillas a lot. So now I experimented and found a good recipe for corn tortilla enchiladas with no cheese and its actually better than the ones I used to eat. Experiment, look up recipes, substitute items, make the diet work for you so it doesn't seem so difficult.