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Member Since 21 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 22 2014 08:44 PM

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In Topic: Looking At Your Skin Really Close

22 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

I try not to because I have trouble leaving things alone, and that's how I used to end up squeezing everything and turning mere blackheads into large, painful zits.  I don't even turn the bathroom light on.


My skin has seemed to age very rapidly and obviously in the past couple of years, but people somehow occasionally still think I might be a minor (I'm 28), so that reminds me that others probably don't see everything I do.  I know I have some degree of acne scarring, too, but my mom has commented on how my skin "isn't even all scarred up."

In Topic: Glycemic Load Help

22 July 2013 - 07:15 PM

Eating fat and protein with your high carbohydrate foods will lower the glycemic load.  Fiber and acidic things (vinegar, lemon juice) might also help somewhat.  Nuts have protein, fat, and fiber, so you could try eating some nuts before your cookie or fruit or whatever (nuts first so they're already in your stomach when you add the extra carbs).  Bread eaten with butter or cheese would have a lower glycemic load than plain bread eaten alone, so pizza is already at least better than plain bread.  Perhaps eating vegetables with the pizza to add fiber would help.

In Topic: How Long Does Dieting Take To Work?

21 July 2013 - 04:43 PM

For me, avoiding processed sugar and high glycemic foods seems to be the most important thing (although I made other changes, like eating lots of vegetables, quitting coffee, and lowering my omega-6:omega-3 ratio).  It took several months for my skin to really clear up.