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In Topic: 5ive's Personal Regimen Log - Mild Acne on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR)

16 September 2013 - 10:55 PM

Decided to check in. I have honestly fell off the train a bit. My boyfriend came back home and I've been working a lot. I was in such a good place for a long time and decided to reward myself on multiple occasions with food. And by multiple, I mean almost everyday.


The result was a few pimples here and there. I would get one on my shoulder. Or one on my chin. They were always just whiteheads, never super inflamed. 


But then I indulged some more and had ice cream and fries. I ended up with a CYST under my eye that is SO PAINFUL. It's been there for 3 days, and showing a few whiteheads. It's embarrassing.


Honestly, it's just SO hard to stay on a dairy/gluten-free diet. I feel really amazing while on it, so much energy. But it is HARD cooking for yourself all the time and avoiding foods and living a "normal" life. I guess everything in moderation and cheating once and awhile is normal. But I always take it too far and pig out sometimes!


Anyway, I decided to add Vitamin D3 in my diet, around 5,000 IU a day. I noticed that my skin when I eat badly gets oily. Like, I feel the oil slicking on my face. It's not a nice feeling. And this leads to break outs.

When I eat properly, the oil dramatically decreases. I started back on the gluten/dairy-free diet and already have notice a difference, and maybe the D3 is helping, too.


The reason why I started D3 is because I seriously feel like I'm lacking sunlight in my life. I live in Canada and our days are getting shorter and the sun is weak. Last year after Christmas I got a big breakout, and it had everything to do with the sugary treats my family stuck in my face that I couldn't resist and also the lack of sun. 


I notice a huge difference when I get a lot of sun. In Australia and in Phoenix when I visited, my acne cleared right up. I don't have time to try to get adequate amounts of sunlight in Canada's winter. So here's to supplementing this year!

In Topic: Quitting Dairy Is Difficult...

14 September 2013 - 10:24 PM

I was totally just thinking the same thing. The only thing that has even helped my skin be clear is diet. And it's so hard to stick to. I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. It just takes a ton of practice and knowing what to eat.


The past week I slipped up at least once everyday. I ALWAYS tell myself it will be worth it, or I shut the voice up in my head that tells me to stop eating it. But I end up doing it and then regretting it later. I was flirting with disaster for awhile since my motivation to eat dairy/gluten-free has been lacking. I've been having more and more smaller breakouts. Today I notice a larger cyst developing on my face.


So yeah, back to eating dairy-free. It always seems to go in this cycle. I really wish I could stop.

In Topic: Sweet potato rediscovered....

19 August 2013 - 01:58 PM

Never look back with this recipe:


Cut sweet potatoes thinly, microwave for 10 minutes, salt.



In Topic: Success Compilation Thread

02 April 2013 - 09:21 PM

After years of being on the regime and seeing great results but still getting pesky breakouts especially if I didn't follow it exactly, I decided to try a low GI diet. Hence why I'm checking in because I cleared my skin with diet, too! My log is in my signature.


I still follow the regime but I also now avoid dairy and refined grains. I do have them on occasion although I really shouldn't because it sometimes leads to a binge and a breakout. But nonetheless, I go right back on the diet and my skin clears right up. Sticking to it 100% and 24/7 is very hard but well worth it.


I also supplement with green smoothies that is basically a way for me to eat more fruits and vegetables since I lead a pretty busy lifestyle and don't want to be in the kitchen all day.


I will say this: the diet is more effective than the regime. And I really, REALLY wish there was more research but telling you to not eat cereal or drink milk doesn't necessary help sell products.


I suggest everyone give it a shot!

In Topic: 5ive's Personal Regimen Log - Mild Acne on Dan Kerr's Regime (DKR)

14 January 2013 - 09:22 PM

@thereisalwayshope thanks for the reply!


Basically I just cut out the crap and ate better and adjusted my regime.

I am completely clear as I was before the holidays. I really think my skin is connected to diet. I pretty much have to eat like a diabetic.

I think anybody who is serious about getting it under control should start researching diet. I think I wasn't eating enough Vitamin C and eating too much dairy. The day I started eating more Vitamin C the breakouts stopped and I started to feel a lot better. Definitely going to keep up the green smoothies!